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Ward 2 Council Candidates Debate, Minus Evans

Long-term Council member Jack Evans did not participate in the Sept. 26 debate, as he has not yet declared his candidacy for the 2020 race.

GU Parent Gets Jail Time for Admissions Fraud

A man who paid $400,000 to get his child into Georgetown University as a tennis player worth recruiting — which the young man was not — was sentenced to four months in prison.

Congress Asks Metro IG to Study Probe of Jack Evans

WMATA Inspector General Geoffrey Cherrington told the Washington Post, which first reported the story, that he was still reviewing the congressional request but planned to honor it.

Spotted in Georgetown: Big, Bad … Mountain Lion?

The cat was said to be too big for a domestic feline and its hair was too short. The Smithsonian National Zoo was contacted and said all of its animals were safe.

Ribbon Cut at Restored C&O Locks

There were several dozen attendees at a Sept. 12 ribbon cutting for two newly restored locks, numbers 3 and 4, on the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal in Georgetown.

ANC Meeting Erupts in Protest Over Jelleff Agreement

Signs reading “Make Jelleff Public,” passionate statements and a resolution created on laptops in front of a packed crowd dominated the Sept. 3 meeting of Advisory Neighborhood Commission 2E. 

Official Silence Surrounds Rape in Georgetown Apartment

At press time, no MPD officer or spokesperson had responded to The Georgetowner’s request for updates about the investigation, even to confirm whether or not an investigation was ongoing.

Back to New Schools: ‘Every Day Counts’

Mayor Bowser, Chancellor Lewis D. Ferebee and Principal Calvin Hooks presided over the ribbon-cutting ceremony at Hyde-Addison Elementary School on Aug. 21. 

ANC Meeting Heats Up Over Jelleff

Chairman Rick Murphy said he had just heard at 4 p.m. about decision by DC Public Schools to transfer to DPR its administrative oversight of the Duke Ellington School of the Arts playing field.

Evans Fails to Persuade Council With Vague Answers

Amid the questioning at the July 2 administrative meeting, Council members Charles Allen and David Grosso affirmed they want Evans to lose his chairmanship of the Finance committee.