Mayor Gray joins President DeGioia at annual holiday reception with the neighbors

Last night in Healy Hall, administrators, neighborhood residents and community leaders gathered for the university’s twelfth annual holiday reception with Georgetown’s neighbors. Notable attendees this year were University President John J. DeGioia, D.C. Assistant Police Chief Patrick Burke, ANC commissioner Ron Lewis, City Councilmember Tommy Wells (D-Ward 6), and after an hour filled with anticipation […]

ANC Wrapup: Mayor Gray and Cold (Curb) Cuts

Last night’s ANC2E meeting had a higher attendance than was usual, due to a visit by D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray. “We’ve had a standing invitation for months,” said Commissioner Ron Lewis, and it happened that last night’s meeting fit Gray’s schedule. By the start of the meeting, all of the seats in seats were filled, a sizable group […]

District Digest: A series of unfortunate events

This belated edition of District Digest (courtesy of crashed computer) includes a new kind of flash mob, foul play, more Council member corruptions, a bad birthday, and a terrible restaurant experience. Flash mobs of crime On Saturday, Mayor Vincent Gray announced that the District would crack down on flash mob robberies.  Thursday morning, about ten girls […]

District Digest: Making it rain… or leak

This week’s edition includes a promising soccer player, a mayor’s dirty past, liquor laws, and leaking gas lines. Rooting for the home team On Wednesday, U.S. Soccer’s Jurgen Klinsmann selected goalkeeper Bill Hamid of D.C. United to play for the U.S. national team. Hamid will face Mexico in Philadelphia on the August 10. Smelly money According to a Washington Post investigation, […]

Office of Planning, ANC collaborated on 2010 Campus Plan

Update: Click here to read the e-mails Vox obtained yesterday in a Freedom of Information Act request. The D.C. Office of Planning, Advisory Neighborhood Commission 2E, and the Georgetown community cooperated on the controversial OP report on Georgetown University’s 2010 Campus Plan, according to e-mails uncovered by student rights organization DC Students Speak and Vox Populi. […]

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 man in the District with a scandal. Political scandals in the D.C. government have been producing enough energy […]

Mayor Gray proposes longer hours for alcohol sales

Students running to Dixie Liquor at 9:55 p.m., rejoice! D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray’s proposed budget includes a one percent increase of the sales tax for alcohol—from nine to ten percent—but, in return, stores in the District would be able to sell liquor two hours later on Monday through Saturday. Stores that only sell beer and […]

Mayor, councilmen arrested during protest on Capitol Hill

At 6:05 PM yesterday, Capitol Police arrested Mayor Vincent Gray, Council Chair Kwame Brown, and Councilmen Tommy Wells, Muriel Bowser, Yvette Alexander, Sekou Biddle, and Michael A. Brown during a demonstration for D.C. voting rights and home rule. The lawmakers have been charged with “unlawful assembly” and face a $50 fine. The bright side: at least the […]

D.C. cab fares rise due to fuel surcharge

Late for work?  Stranded in Adams Morgan?  Loaded down with groceries?  If these situations spell out C-A-B for you, you better budget an extra dollar for each fare. Starting yesterday, tax rides in the District of Columbia have an additional $1 surcharge to aid taxi drivers with rising fuel costs. Mayor Vincent Gray signed an […]

Streets in Georgetown area to undergo renewal project

Mayor Vincent Gray joined neighborhood leaders this past Thursday morning to break ground on the street renovation project that will be taking place in Georgetown over the next year. The project is targeted at O and P Streets—both of which feature cobblestones and trolley tracks—and will also include the sections of 33rd through 37th Streets […]

Georgetown tops Howard as D.C.’s top employer

According to Washington D.C.’s 2010 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, Georgetown University was the city’s largest employer in 2010. Howard University, which was the largest employer in 2009, fell to fifth on the list. Howard’s fall is attributed to financial trouble and the early retirement of some of its staff members. At a jobs summit in December, […]