District Digest: Kwame’s crimes and misdemeanors

This week in D.C. news features Kwame Brown’s fraud charges, Capital Pride back in action, Corcoran Museum’s plans to sell the Beaux-Arts building and Councilmember Jack Evans getting a little feisty on Twitter. Kwame, Fully loaded Kwame “Fully Loaded” Brown pleaded guilty to one count of bank fraud, a federal felony, after resigning his City Council […]

Neighborhood buzzkill: ANC votes against later bar hours

In a unanimous vote at last night’s ANC2E meeting, Georgetown neighborhood leaders quashed an proposal for later bar hours during three-day holiday weekends. There are 19 three-day weekends, and the hours would be extended till 4 a.m. The idea was part of Council Chairman Kwame Brown‘s effort to raise $1.5 million in the District budget. Budget […]

City Council forum at Safeway

Washington D.C.’s City Council is having a special election on April 26th to fill the At-Large council position vacated Kwame Brown, who become Council Chair. Candidates include (clockwise from top left) Sekou Biddle, John Lopez, Vincent Orange and Jacque Patterson. The Georgetown Dish and The Georgetown Current are co-hosting a public candidate forum today at 7:00 p.m. at […]

Ward 2 Councilman Jack Evans will run for City Council Chair

With current City Council Chairman Vincent Gray having confirmed that he will challenge Adrian Fenty for mayor in 2010, Ward 2 Councilmember Jack Evans (D), who represents over a dozen nearby neighborhoods along with Georgetown, where he resides, has said that he will run against At-Large Councilmember Kwame Brown (D) to fill the chairmanship that […]

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 by thinking about all the extra mobility you’re going to have in the future, now that the […]

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 Dr. Gridlock, would mean that a new Circulator route running through Georgetown may take over the route […]

Oh wait, that was yesterday? D.C. elections roundup.

Four more years! 228,062 people, or 53.44 percent of registered D.C. voters, flooded the polls yesterday for the Nov. 4th general elections, and the D.C. Board of Election & Ethics handled them with less difficulty than we expected. This morning, DCBOEE posted unofficial election results, complete with an At-Large surprise: 92.46 percent of D.C. voters […]