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Philly P’s Launches Bid to Reopen as Sandwich Shop

Georgetown students’ popular late night eatery, Philly Pizza & Grill, may be making a comeback in a different form. Over the summer, Philly Pizza’s owner Mehmet Kocak filed an application for a new certificate of occupancy with the D.C. Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs. The application is a request[Read More…]

by September 3, 2010 0 comments City News, News

D.C., Maryland Awarded $325M in Race to the Top

With the Obama administration’s presentation of $325 million to the District of Columbia and Maryland last Tuesday, public schools in the area received a needed boost toward improvement that could set the tone of the upcoming D.C. mayoral and Virginia gubernatorial elections. Ten states won more than $3.3 billion combined[Read More…]

by September 3, 2010 0 comments City News, News

ln Silver Spring Hostages Freed, Gunman Shot

Chaos erupted in Silver Spring, Md., around 1 p.m. Wednesday after a flurry of Twitter updates reported that a gunman had taken three hostages inside the headquarters of Discovery Communications. James Lee entered the building with four homemade explosive devices attached to himself, and was also seen carrying a rifle,[Read More…]

by September 3, 2010 0 comments City News, News

Sexual Assault Reported in Burleith

An unknown suspect sexually assaulted a Burleith resident on the 3800 block of S Street on Sunday morning, according to the Metropolitan Police Department. A white male allegedly broke into the Burleith house between 6:30 and 7:30 a.m. and began sexually assaulting the sleeping female victim, who is not a[Read More…]

by August 31, 2010 0 comments City News, News

District Provides Bicycle Rentals

Georgetown students will have a new way to leave the Hilltop and explore D.C. this fall, thanks to a regional bike-sharing program introduced by the District Department of Transportation and Arlington County in June. Four bike-sharing stations will open in Georgetown and Glover Park in September, according to The Georgetown[Read More…]

by August 31, 2010 0 comments City News, News

Fare Hikes Cushion WMATA Budget

The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority introduced a series of fare adjustments over the summer in order to raise $108.7 million in budget funding for the 2011 fiscal year. Starting June 27, the regular base boarding fare for Metrorail increased about 18 percent from $1.65 to $1.95. The Metrobus fare[Read More…]

by August 27, 2010 0 comments City News, News

Gray Leads in D.C. Mayoral Race

D.C. Council Chairman Vincent Gray has taken a five-point lead over incumbent Mayor Adrian Fenty in the race for the Democratic mayoral nomination, according to a new poll from Clarus Research Group. The primary is set to be held Sept. 14. Since all mayors of the District of Columbia have[Read More…]

by August 27, 2010 0 comments City News, News

DeGioia Announces New Dean of GU Law Center

On Tuesday, University President John J. DeGioia announced that William Treanor will serve as the new Dean of the Georgetown University Law Center, beginning August 16. Treanor will come to Georgetown having worked at Fordham University since 1991, where he acted as an Associate Professor and then Dean. He completed[Read More…]

by June 30, 2010 0 comments City News, News

Several Tax Raises Proposed in D.C. Council to Close Budget Gaps

A number of tax hikes could be in store for D.C. residents, as the D.C. Council prepares to vote on measures that would increase taxes on soda, liquor, health club memberships, parking and admission to museums and cultural events, as well as a higher income tax for wealthy residents. The[Read More…]

by May 21, 2010 0 comments City News, News

Washington Blade Returns

The oldest LGBT newspaper in the country will hit the stands again this Friday after going bankrupt in November 2009. It has been publishing under a different name since then. The Washington Blade has chronicled the gay rights movement since its inception in 1969. It is considered America’s gay newspaper[Read More…]

by April 30, 2010 0 comments City News, News