District Digest: Snakes at the zoo, students skip school

This week in the District, eight tentacled snakes were born at the Smithsonian National Zoo, D.C. Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson announces an “education crisis” in the number of students with unexcused absences, and a robbery in Dupont Circle… Read More

District Digest: Absentee woes and mystery patios

This week’s roundup of news in the D.C. area features a strange episode with a patio, a school board member who might not be reappointed for his views on multiculturalism, and the change that absentee ballots can be… Read More

Potty-mouthed D.C. Council racks up massive cell phone bill

While D.C. leaders have been touring the country, attempting to convince state lawmakers to help the District grow up and become a full-fledged state, the D.C. Council has been spewing profanity and piling up cell phone bills like… Read More

District Digest: Scandals galore

Editor’s Note: Every Friday, District Digest will bring you the highlights from this week’s news around D.C. and the greater metropolitan area. Weiner – with his creative use of twitter – is not even close to being the only… Read More

Jack Evans celebrates twenty years on D.C. Council

Mayor Vincent Gray and other colleagues joined D.C. Councilman Jack Evans (D-Ward 2) at an event last Friday celebrating his twenty years representing Ward Two, which includes Georgetown University and its environs, on the D.C. Council. Evans was… Read More

Georgetown gets $90 million to complete Science Center, renovate facilities

Last Friday, the D.C. Council voted to approve the University’s request for $90 million dollars in tax-exempt bonds. The money, when coupled with funds gained through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, will cover the cost of completing… Read More

Georgetown inches closer to $90 million in tax-exempt bonds

The University is one step closer to securing $90 million in tax-exempt bonds from the D.C. government. The request was introduced to the Committee on Finance and Revenue on October 1, and despite the ANC’s opposition the committee… Read More

City Council approves new Circulator route to Rosslyn through Georgetown

The impending snOMG, snowpocolypse, snowgasm—call it what you will—is nearing the District, and it’s guaranteed to seal you within the Georgetown bubble, and probably your house, too. But while you watch TV and drink for warmth, comfort yourself… Read More

D.C. Council measure may allow Circulator to extend route to Rosslyn

The D.C. City Council is considering a bill that would allow the Circulator—the frequent, clean, and inexpensive buses that link multiple core areas of the city—to run outside of the District. That measure’s approval, writes the Washington Post‘s… Read More

Former D.C. Councilmember suing Georgetown tattoo parlor for $5 million

Last year, former D.C. Councilmember Harold Brazil was charged with assault for getting into a physical fight with an employee at Jinx Proof Tattoo parlor.  Brazil, then 59-year-old, walked into the M Street shop with two women, one… Read More