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Bowser Addresses Citizens’ Rodent Concerns in Dupont Rat Walk

Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) led a demonstration in Dupont Circle to address the concerns of Washington, D.C. residents surrounding the city’s growing rodent and vermin population Monday. The walk, which attracted about 100 participants, was one in a series of “results walks,” in which Bowser, local leaders and agency officials[Read More…]

by November 17, 2017 0 comments City News, News
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The office of Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) invested $138.5 million in affordable housing programs in the 2017 fiscal year. The initiatives, funded by the Housing Production Trust Fund, intends to ensure that the city’s residents experiencing homelessness have safe and affordable places to live in all eight wards.

Mayor’s Office Invests $138.5 Million in Affordable Housing

Washington, D.C.’s Housing Production Trust Fund invested $138.5 million in affordable housing in the 2017 fiscal year, supporting more than 1,900 housing units across the city. This year, initiatives funded by the HPTF include acquiring and remodeling affordable housing units in the District, fueled by a $32 million increase in[Read More…]

by October 13, 2017 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
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Jason Resendez (COL ’08), speaking at a panel celebrating the 10th anniversary of the LGBTQ Resource Center, recalls his role in advocating for the center’s creation as a student in 2007.

LGBTQ Resource Center Celebrates Nine Years of Advocacy, Progress

A decade ago, LGBTQ students at Georgetown had few places to turn for support. Before the advent of the LGBTQ Resource Center in 2008, students could only go to informal social networks — usually in secret. Nine years later, the LGBTQ Resource Center celebrated its anniversary in a panel Wednesday[Read More…]

by September 29, 2017 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
TRADER JOE’S
California-based grocery chain Trader Joe’s is looking to open a store in Glover Park, in a renovated, mixed-use building that was occuped by hotel chain Holiday Inn until 2015.

Trader Joe’s Applies to Open Glover Park Location

Trader Joe’s, the California-based grocer, has applied for a license from Washington, D.C.’s Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration for a location in Glover Park. The application, scheduled for a hearing Nov. 27, cites 2101 Wisconsin Ave. NW as the address. The building, currently empty, was occupied by hotel chain Holiday Inn[Read More…]

by September 29, 2017 0 comments City News, News

Racial Income Inequality Broadens in District

Income inequality broadened between white residents and residents of color in Washington, D.C., in 2016, according to data from the United States Census Bureau’s 2016 American Community Survey. The survey, which tracks quality of life metrics like diversity and commuting length, found the median annual income of the average black[Read More…]

by September 29, 2017 1 comment City News, News, News - Top
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Law Center, Medical Center Formalize Legal Resource Partnership

The Georgetown University Law Center and the Georgetown University Medical Center formally launched the Health Justice Alliance, a partnership to share legal resources and medical research focused on low-income communities in Washington, D.C., at a panel on Wednesday. The Health Justice Alliance, which began research work in 2016, works to[Read More…]

by September 15, 2017 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
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The first cohort of principals from D.C. public charter and public schools returned to Georgetown to complete the Executive Masters in Leadership program. Classes began in January.

DC Principals Develop Leadership Skills in Program

The McDonough School of Business’s Executive Masters in Leadership program welcomed back the first-ever joint cohort of principals from Washington, D.C. public and public charter schools. The cohort, which began classes in January, comprises 10 principals from DCPS and 10 from public District charter schools sharing skills and knowledge while[Read More…]

by September 1, 2017 2 comments City News, News

Metro Proposes New Business Plan Amid Meltdown

Amid recent criticism for its labor policies and a meltdown on the Red Line on Thursday morning, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority General Manager Paul Wiedefeld announced plans to implement a new business model to increase WMATA’s budget by $500 million per year and cut worker retirement benefits April 19.[Read More…]

by April 28, 2017 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
Metro Expands Free Wi-Fi Services to the Red Line

Metro Expands Free Wi-Fi Services to the Red Line

Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority officials announced Monday its plans to install wireless voice and data services in the first tunnel segment of the Red line, covering stops from Glenmont to Silver Spring, in addition to 30 underground stations that will have free Wi-Fi service by the end of the[Read More…]

by April 21, 2017 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
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2016 Election and Policies Spark DC Demonstrations

“This is what democracy looks like!” Groups of demonstrators, most of them young and many of them Hoyas, chanted in unison as they marched down the streets of Washington, D.C., ardent in their protest. On election night, the first in a series of demonstrations changed the landscape of politics in[Read More…]

by April 20, 2017 0 comments Year in Review 2016-2017