Georgetown Costars in ‘Wonder Woman 1984’

December 28, 2020

If you spent the holiday weekend watching movies, chances are you checked out “Wonder Woman 1984,” currently available on HBO Max and in theaters — if you can find one that’s open.

The movie prominently features the D.C. area, particularly …

Tech Tip: Remove That Unwanted Freeware


Like it or not, PC manufacturers LOVE to stuff your brand-new PC full of “free” applications. They get paid to do it, so you’ve got a slim chance of getting one without a side of spamware.

But clutter is the …

Happy Birthday, Dr. Fauci!

December 24, 2020

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser proclaimed today, Dec. 24, Christmas Eve, Anthony S. Fauci Day in Washington, D.C. It’s the good doctor’s 80th birthday.

The son of pharmacy owners in Dyker Heights, Brooklyn — a neighborhood, incidentally, known for the …

Bowser Names Robert Contee New Chief of Police

December 23, 2020

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser announced on Dec. 22 that she has named 31-year Metropolitan Police Department veteran Robert J. Contee III as the District’s next chief of police.

In tapping Contee, 48, a native Washingtonian who began his career in …

New Life for Holy Rood Cemetery

December 21, 2020

Holy Rood Cemetery, located on a hill above Georgetown, has new life. Holy Trinity Catholic Church and Georgetown University have recently completed the long-awaited restoration of this beautiful, sacred space.

Holy Rood was established in 1832 as Holy Trinity’s parish …

Mayor Issues ‘Holiday Pause’ of Activities


D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser issued a mayor’s order to shut down certain activities from Wednesday, Dec. 23, at 10 p.m. until Friday, Jan. 15, at 5 a.m. The order also extends the District’s current state of emergency and public health …

Tech Tip: If You Installed It, You Must Update It — Right Away!


There are thousands of hackers who get up every morning with one goal in mind: to find a new vulnerability in a commonly installed software — like Adobe, Flash or QuickTime — to access your computer.

The big software companies …

Meetings on BID Proposal to Extend Use of Streateries, Dec. 21

December 17, 2020

“Over the last seven months we have created more streateries than any neighborhood in the city. The response to widening sidewalks for enclosed street cafes in Georgetown has been overwhelmingly positive, and we believe is the key to its recovery …

Plans Progress for Open-Air Market at Georgetown Gateway

December 14, 2020

Plans are progressing for an open-air market at Georgetown’s eastern gateway, on the triangle-shaped property where M Street and Pennsylvania Avenue converge, according to Ian Callender, founder of Suite Nation and Sandlot. The market concept was reported by The Georgetowner …

Tech Tip: Bookmark the Legitimate Websites You Frequently Visit


Here’s a sneaky trick used by many hackers: they purchase and set up a fraudulent website that is a close misspelling of a legitimate one. Example: www.faceboook.com (with an extra o in facebook).

All you have to do is accidentally …