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KEENAN SAMWAY FOR THE HOYA Muriel Bowser (D) became the first D.C. mayor to win reelection since 2002 Tuesday night.

DC Elections Dominated by Incumbent Victories

Incumbents picked up wins across major races in Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia on Tuesday, with Mayor Muriel Bowser (D), Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) and Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R) winning re-election. Georgetown faculty, students and alumni also won races across the city and country, including Matias Burdman (COL ’21)[Read More…]

JULIA ALVEY FOR THE HOYA The Prospect Street Citizens Association filed a proposal to recognize the Georgetown Exorcist Steps as a Washington, D.C. historic landmark. The D.C. Historic Preservation Review Board will hear the case on Nov. 15.

Exorcist Steps May Gain Historic Landmark Distinction

The Washington, D.C. Historic Preservation Review Board is set to vote Nov. 15 on an application for the Georgetown Exorcist Steps, an outdoor staircase connecting Prospect Street and M Street, to become a historic landmark. The Prospect Street Citizens Association filed the proposal Sept. 25 seeking to preserve the steps[Read More…]

by November 9, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
KEENAN SAMWAY FOR THE HOYA Muriel Bowser (D) became the first D.C. mayor to win reelection since 2002 Tuesday night.

Students, District Residents Head to Polls

Seven of the 13 seats on the Washington, D.C. Council are up for election on Nov. 6, as eligible voters will head to the polls in elections for the chairman of the council, the seats representing Wards 1, 3, 5 and 6 and two at-large seats. Led by the council[Read More…]

JULIA ALVEY FOR THE HOYA Over 90 families at the Duke Ellington School of the Arts have disproved false accusations of enrollment fraud after an investigation conducted by the Office of the State Superintendent of Education accused 164 Ellington students of skirting residency requirements in May.

Ellington Families Disprove Enrollment Fraud Accusations

More than 90 students at the Duke Ellington School of the Arts have been cleared of enrollment fraud, Ellington CEO Tia Powell Harris said in an interview with The Washington Post. An investigation launched in May by the Office of the State Superintendent of Education accused 164 Ellington students of attending[Read More…]

by November 2, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
KIRK ZIESER FOR THE HOYA Ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft will be restricted to five new pickup and drop-off zones in high-traffic areas of Washington, D.C., as part of a District initiative to increase pedestrian safety.

DC Designates Passenger Pickup and Drop-Off Zones

The District Department of Transportation announced five new pickup and drop-off pilot locations for ride-hailing services such as Uber and Lyft at locations across Washington, D.C., on Oct. 26. The designated pickup and drop-off locations will be implemented at centrally located, high-traffic areas where there is high demand for ride-hailing[Read More…]

by November 2, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
BRITISH PARKING Ford Autonomous Vehicles President and CEO Sherif Marakby (left) and Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) (right) announced a partnership to test autonomous vehicles in Washington, D.C., early next year. Ford will also run a training program for workers displaced by driverless cars.

Ford to Test Self-Driving Cars in DC

Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) announced a partnership with Ford Motor Company to begin testing “driverless” autonomous vehicles in Washington, D.C., early next year. The testing will begin in D.C.’s Ward 5 and will gradually expand to encompass the entire city, according to an Oct. 22 news release. Ford plans[Read More…]

by November 2, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
SIXTH & I The Washington, D.C. Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency announced funds to bolster security provisions at faith-based organizations. HSEMA will also offer security preparedness workshops.

DC Homeland Security Grants $1 Million to Religious Groups

Washington, D.C.’s Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency announced on Oct. 29 nearly $1 million in grants to improve security at D.C. religious institutions. The grants come as security concerns for local synagogues increase in the wake of the Oct. 27 mass shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue in[Read More…]

by November 2, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
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Healthy food advocacy nonprofit D.C. Greens organizes programs to develop urban agriculture and combat food insecurity in D.C.

DC Government Overlooks Food Insecurity, Health Advocate Says

Washington, D.C. lawmakers are neglecting the city’s problems with food insecurity, said Lauren Shweder Biel, executive director and co-founder of a healthy food advocacy nonprofit, at an event at the Georgetown Alumni House Oct. 25. Biel directs D.C. Greens, a nonprofit organization based in D.C. that aims to bring healthy[Read More…]

by November 2, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
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Georgetown University education, inquiry and justice professor Emily Gasoi is running to represent Washington, D.C. Ward 1 on the State Board of Education.

Professor Runs for State Board of Education

The race for Washington, D.C. Ward 1 representative for the State Board of Education includes Georgetown University education, inquiry and justice professor Emily Gasoi and alumnus Jason Andrean (MSB ’05). The Nov. 6 election also includes candidate Callie Kozlak, a former public school teacher. The elected candidate will sit on[Read More…]

by November 2, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
FEDERAL BUREAU OF PRISONS Beginning with the next contract-holder, the Bureau of Prisons’ residential re-entry management center must accept all high-risk prisoners.

DC Mandates Halfway Houses Accept High-Risk Criminals

Acting Director of the Federal Bureau of Prisons Hugh Hurwitz mandated that the residential re-entry management center that wins the next five-year contract from the BOP will be required to accept all high-risk prisoners, according to an Oct. 11 news release. The BOP addresses all issues related to the federal[Read More…]

by October 26, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top