Professors, Mayor Gray discuss 150th anniversary of D.C. emancipation

In recognition of the 150th anniversary of the signing of the Compensated Emancipation Act, which freed all slaves in the District of Colombia on April 16th 1862, a panel of history professors and local civil rights advocates discussed… Read More

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,… Read More

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…. Read More

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… Read More

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…. Read More

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… 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

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… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More