A wrap-up of the CAG meeting on the 2010 Campus Plan, Part 1

On Monday night, the Citizens Association of Georgetown held its first public meeting on the 2010 Campus Plan since the final draft of the plan came out last Fall. And even though a lot of what was said has been said before—why neighbors dislike the 2010 Campus Plan, why students make awful neighbors, etc., etc.—this […]

Jake Sticka, who may be your next ANC Commissioner, faces an uphill battle

Georgetown University’s student Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner is a tough gig. Our commissioner doesn’t have many—or any—allies on the issues that matter most to students. If our commissioner is voting in our interest, he or she is probably voting alone. Even when student commissioners simply speak to their colleagues about the student perspective, we’re pretty sure […]

Georgetown announces community meeting for final draft of 2010 Campus Plan

Well, it wasn’t the late January or early February date they had hoped for. But the 2010 Campus Plan steering committee has announced the last community meeting it will hold regarding the 2010 Campus Plan before it files the plan with the Old Georgetown Board and D.C. Zoning Commission for approval. On Monday, April 26, […]

Georgetown crime rate lower in 2010 compared to first quarter of 2009

Despite the scary rash of robberies and burglaries that have hit Georgetown in the last month, crime in the first three months of 2010 is actually down dramatically compared to the first three months of 2009. Here are the figures, as reported by Georgetown Metropolitan: In descending order, thefts from autos (where items are taken […]

Stephanopoulos sells Georgetown home for a scant $5.45 million

Good Morning America‘s new anchor is starting life in a new house in New York, which means that the Georgetown neighborhood is now short one short celebrity. George Stephanopoulos has just sold his Georgetown home for $5.45 million dollars, a sum which, at 14 percent under the asking price of $6.35 million, sounds like a […]

Jennifer Altemus bashes virulent Vox comments in the Current

I hope you’re happy, students of Georgetown. Because remember that string of posts we ran a while back, about how the Citizens Association of Georgetown, led by President Jennifer Altemus (COL ’88), was raising funds to defeat portions of the 2010 Campus Plan? And how neighborhood blogger Carol Joynt thought Georgetown was too good for […]

GWU students dismay Georgetown residents, too

Residents of East Georgetown typically don’t partake in Georgetown student-bashing or get involved in the major campaigns against University expansion in any form. They’re just too far away from our noise, trash, and general aura to care. But they’re not too far away from George Washington students to complain about them. And on Saturday, when […]

After a gunpoint robbery in the Georgetown area, MPD steps up enforcement

Update 4:48—The Department of Public Safety has put out a PSA about this incident, which said that the victim is not believed to be affiliated with Georgetown. — This morning, a violent robbery at gunpoint that sent its victim to the Georgetown University Hospital took place in Burleith. This incident and recent burglaries has prompted […]

Burleith residents creating a database of noisy, messy Georgetown students

Spring is in the air, and Burleith residents are concerned that the noise from partygoing Georgetown students is, too. So the Burleith Citizens Association has offered new a way to combat students students’ noise and “nuisance properties”—a database where residents can make their complaints about noisy, unkempt, or trash-filled properties a ‘historical record.’ In an […]

Robbery at knife-point at 3100 block of O Street

On Thursday night at about 11, a suspect robbed victims by approaching them from behind and brandishing a knife. Victor Braschnewitz of the Metropolitan Police Department reported on a community listserv that the suspect ran east on O Street after the robbery, and is still at large. It is unclear how many victims the suspect […]

Where’s the 2010 Campus Plan?

The neighbors are mobilizing against it—they’ve even organized a monetary campaign to defeat it—but where is the 2010 Campus Plan, exactly? Well, although administrators said throughout the November draft presentation process that they were aiming to submit a final plan to the D.C. Zoning Commission by early February at the latest, the plan is still […]