Rose Park Is Buzzing With Activity

January 14, 2021

On Jan. 13, a warm winter afternoon in Georgetown, a lively, laughing masked woman — wearing a black robe covered with numbers and a bright red cap — cajoles a number of under-seven-year-olds sitting in colorfully chalked circles six feet …

Brooke Pinto on the Insurrection and the Council’s 2021 Priorities

January 13, 2021

At the start of the new year, the District Council gained its first female majority since the late 1990s and its first African American majority since 2012. With the elections of Janeese Lewis George (D-Ward 4) and Christina Henderson (I-At-Large), …

Tech Tip: The Dangers of Dropbox and Other File Sync Apps

January 11, 2021

If you’re using Dropbox, OneDrive, Google Drive or other consumer-grade file sync and sharing cloud applications, listen up. These applications pose a huge threat to your company, enabling company data to be spread far and wide without central oversight of …

Downtowner DC: Vaccine, Bus Fares, Boebert’s Glock


D.C. Sets COVID Vaccine Goals

D.C. officials have announced target dates for COVID vaccinations. Beginning this week, the first shots will go to residents aged 65 and older. Designees for the week of Jan. 25 are essential workers in public …

Spring Semester at Georgetown University


The spring 2021 semester at Georgetown University begins this Wednesday, Jan. 13. As announced by President John DeGioia in November, due to the winter surge of COVID-19 cases in D.C. and elsewhere, all undergraduate courses are being offered virtually. However, …

ANC: Former Latham Hotel Site Is ‘Blighted Property’

January 7, 2021

Warned and ready, Georgetown was spared a repeat of June’s street violence last night, Jan. 6, following out-of-town protesters’ assault on the U.S. Capitol. Today, as after the June incidents, new fences and shielding are going up on the Hill, …

Richard ‘Dick’ Thornburgh, 1932-2020


On the last day of 2020, in a nursing home near Pittsburgh, his birthplace, Richard “Dick” Lewis Thornburgh died at age 88 of natural causes.

The only Republican to serve two successive terms as governor of Pennsylvania, from 1979 to …

In Wake of Rioting, Bowser Declares, Then Extends Public Emergency


In reaction to the invasion of the U.S. Capitol by a ragtag army of supporters of President Donald Trump’s false claim of election fraud — many in sweatshirts printed with MAGA CIVIL WAR JANUARY 6, 2021 — D.C. Mayor Muriel …

D.C. Braces for Joint Session of Congress, Protests

January 4, 2021

Pandemic aside, anxiety levels in the District — and elsewhere — are on the rise during this first full week of 2021. Anticipating large-scale pro-Trump protests in downtown D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser on Sunday, Jan. 3, announced the activation of …

Kitty Kelley Book Club: David Rubenstein’s ‘How to Lead’


By Kitty Kelley

The Irish were the first to master the art of television conversation with “The Late Late Show,” moderated by Gay Byrne in Dublin from 1962 to 1990 and still running today with various hosts. Then came the …