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Homelessness remains a problem in the District of Columbia, and is “probably the most challenging issue D.C. faces,” according to Council member Jack Evans. During a Feb. 6 town hall meeting on homelessness, government officials and leaders from local homeless...
The return of streetcars to Washington, and to the neighborhood where Joe Gibbons lives and serves as an elected official, brings out the philosopher in the Georgetowner. “A streetcar has a bit of Norman Rockwellness to it,” Gibbons said. “It’s...
Tenleytown resident Judy Chesser has been a vocal opponent of the proposed Sunrise retirement home on Alton Place since the plans were announced in September. However, she understands why Wisconsin Avenue Baptist Church, the owner and occupier of the property...
Advisory Neighborhood Commission 3/4G (Chevy Chase) released a report Jan. 22 on the proposed Chevy Chase Community Center slated to replace the existing building sometime after 2020. The report offered specific recommendations for the new center, drawn from a survey...
The proposed merger of Washington Gas and Canadian energy company AltaGas has generated controversy over whether the move will be in the interests of District customers. The merger between WGL Holdings (the parent company of Washington Gas) and AltaGas is...
Clean streets are a desideratum in all cities, but the District government is giving the term a makeover as part of a push to keep people safe during special events. A new policy, called “Clean Streets,” requires the routes used...
In just his first season of varsity basketball, Georgetown Day’s Jordan Rayford is quickly making a name for himself. The freshman continued to make his DC presence known in a home contest with St. Anselm’s Abbey on Jan. 19 by...
The news that only 64-of-177 students from last year’s Ballou High School graduating class actually did their work and showed up for class did not sit well with Mayor Muriel Bowser on Jan. 16. She had some home truths this...
The Dupont Circle Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) had plenty on its agenda at its first meeting of 2018 on Jan. 10. However, before turning to it, the ANC laid to rest a controversy that had caused hard feelings and stormy...
Winter restaurant week makes its return to the greater Washington region Jan. 22 to Jan. 28. Roughly 250 restaurants in Washington, D.C., Maryland and Northern Virginia will offer multi-course $35 dinner, $22 lunch and $22 brunch menus. The full list of...

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