In Berkley/Foxhall, the Second Time Around

January 11, 2021

The address seemed familiar, but I couldn’t place it. It didn’t help that the Lyft driver had trouble finding the entrance. So I approached via the back, up a staircase and along a wood deck on the side. When I …

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, …

ANC Monday: New Officers, Jelleff Center, Decks for Streateries

January 4, 2021

The January public meeting of Advisory Neighborhood Commission 2E will be held online via Zoom on Monday, Jan. 4, at 6:30 p.m. It can be accessed HERE. No fee or account is needed. Those without a computer or access …

Georgetown Suites: No More Rooms at the Inn

December 31, 2020

The Georgetown Suites hotel — which until recently was promoting inaugural packages and special reservation discounts — permanently closed its doors on Nov. 30.

Visitors to the website were greeted with this gnomic and unrevealing message: “It has been our …

The Life of Georgetown From 1620 to 2020, Part 3


It seems fair to say that most Georgetowners think of 2020 as the worst year in memory. This annus horribilis seems destined to be remembered as the year of the pandemic, the damages from the protests, school closures, the slumping …

The Life of Georgetown From 1620 to 2020, Part 2

December 28, 2020

It seems fair to say that most Georgetowners think of 2020 as the worst year in memory. This annus horribilis seems destined to be remembered as the year of the pandemic, the damages from the protests, school closures, the slumping …

The Life of Georgetown From 1620 to 2020, Part 1

December 24, 2020

It seems fair to say that most Georgetowners think of 2020 as the worst year in memory. This annus horribilis seems destined to be remembered as the year of the pandemic, the damages from the protests, school closures, the slumping …

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 …

Georgetowner Ed Emes Dies at the Age of 91

December 9, 2020

From the Emes family:

Edward L. Emes, Jr., 91, passed away peacefully at his home in Washington, D.C., on Nov. 27.

Born on April 23, 1929 in New York City to the late Edward L. Emes and Ruth Lippe-Detmold Emes, …

Q St. Skeletal Remains: Unanswered Questions

December 3, 2020

On the 3300 block of Q Street NW, assorted human skeletal remains of African Americans have been unearthed beneath Georgetown residents’ homes with curious frequency — in 2005, in 2012 and now again in 2020. The Metropolitan Police Department and …