Top 10 Inauguration Moments

January 21, 2021

Yesterday’s inauguration ushered in a transfer of power, that long-standing American tradition, in a new way. This time around, Joe Biden and Kamala Harris got their turn to lead our country, symbolizing the start of an era that many were …

Mayor and D.C. Officials Reassure DC Residents on Inauguration Security Precautions

January 18, 2021

On the morning of Wednesday, Jan. 20, the 59th U.S. presidential inauguration is scheduled to take place outside the West Front of the U.S. Capitol building — site of a riotous insurrection that left 5 people dead on Wednesday, Jan. …

No Known Inauguration-Related Threats Yet in Georgetown


“There will be no camping allowed in Rose Park for protestors or others who come to D.C. to take part in inaugural activities,” Second District Cmdr. Duncan Bedlion of the Metropolitan Police Department affirmed at a virtual meeting with the …

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Is 10 Years Old


The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. would have turned 92 last Friday, Jan. 15.

D.C.’s parade, peace walk and other events in his honor took place virtually on Sunday. And though today, Jan. 18, is the official federal holiday …

Tech Tip: Don’t Use Public WiFi Until You Read This …


We’re all guilty of it: connecting to free public WiFi. Whether it’s at the coffee shop, hotel or airport, the temptation to check email and surf the web is just too strong to resist. But before you connect to any …

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, …