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New Commander for MPD’s 2nd District

Duncan Bedlion was appointed commander of the Second District within the Metropolitan Police Department last week, succeeding Commander Melvin Gresham.

Women March in D.C. to Protest Trump and His Policies (photos)

This year's march came against the backdrop of a partial government shutdown, which began on Dec. 22 after the president refused to back down on his demand for border wall funding.

‘Town Crier’ Ray Kukulski Has Died

Kukulski collapsed suddenly at Sibley Hospital last Thursday, Jan. 10, apparently of an aneurysm or a brain hemorrhage. He had recently turned 77.

Wharf Hosts Ice House to Benefit Fuel Fund

The 10-by-20-foot structure, built of 98 large blocks (about 20,000 pounds’ worth) of ice, will be open to the public on Friday from 2 to 8 p.m. and on Saturday from noon to 8 p.m.

Inside the Confirmation Hearing for AG Nominee Barr (photos)

Nominated by President Donald Trump, William Barr previously served as U.S. attorney general under President George H.W. Bush from 1991 to 1993.

6-Year-Old Escapes Kidnapping Attempt on Dumbarton St.

The suspect, "a white female who is approximately 30-40 years old, 5’7”- 5’8” in height and has blonde hair which is in a Mohawk hairstyle," is at large and sought by the Metropolitan Police Department.

‘Snurlough’ Delights Most in D.C.

Have some cool shots of Georgetown in the snow? Email editorial@georgetowner.com with the subject line "Snow." Your photo just might get added. 

Tech Tip: Use Strong Passwords

Hacking software can guess a five-character password in under three hours. If you only use lowercase letters, it’s 11.9 seconds.

Mayor’s Agent Approves Partial Demolition of Heating Plant

The decision removes an obstacle to the developer’s controversial plan to build a high-end condominium building designed by architect David Adjaye overlooking a park designed by landscape architect Laurie Olin.

Shutdown Specials in Georgetown

The Georgetown Business Improvement District is promoting a slew of deals as part of its campaign to tell diners, shoppers and visitors that #georgetownisopen during the partial federal shutdown.