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Dupont Circle residents critical of plans to sell alcohol at the neighborhood Safeway turned out in force for a Monday town hall, continuing a “Food, Not Booze” campaign that’s attracted media attention from around the area. In June, Advisory...
A pair of Petworth traffic circles are under consideration for modifications as the D.C. Department of Transportation works to identify safety measures that won’t cause excessive traffic congestion. Grant and Sherman circles have wide travel lanes and high traffic...
Workers cleaning up a contaminated Spring Valley property were hospitalized last Wednesday after suffering symptoms of possible chemical exposure, according to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, which is overseeing the cleanup effort. In response to the Aug. 9 incident,...
Two people were rescued from a vehicle stalled in high water in 16th Street NW’s underpass below Scott Circle on Saturday night, and several other drivers were forced to abandon their vehicles and evacuate the scene. Although no one...
Georgetown Day School has revised its expansion plans, modifying the design of its planned lower/middle school and indefinitely suspending a proposed mixed-use development. The school had originally developed an ambitious proposal to transform the area around its 4200 Davenport St....
The first phase of the Beach Drive reconstruction project has concluded, and the newly refinished stretch of roadway from Rock Creek Parkway to Tilden Street and Park Road NW is scheduled to open fully by the end of August....
Following last month’s fatal shooting under the Whitehurst Freeway, officials are taking steps to improve public safety in the Water Street NW corridor, which include improving lighting and installing security cameras. While proposed changes often divide Georgetown residents, worries...
Last week, after spending two days examining trees in Georgetown for signs of gas leak-related decline, natural gas industry veteran Bob Ackley recorded 40 to 60 leaks in Georgetown and “many dying trees.” Ackley has claimed a connection between gas...
When Kimberly Martin became principal of Wilson High three years ago, she frequently took phone calls from lottery hopefuls across the city, fielding questions about their prospects for landing a place at the sought-after school. Martin no longer takes...
Plans for a large new downtown strip club have been withdrawn after opponents demonstrated that the proposal violated D.C. law. Attorney Stevan Lieberman had hoped to open the Effigy club at 1720 I St. NW across the street from his...

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