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S St. Burglary Strips Residents of Valuables

A burglary occurred in the early hours of Thursday on the 3800 block of S Street. A laptop, two televisions, credit cards and other items were stolen while one of the residents was asleep, according to a Public Safety Alert issued by the Department of Public Safety on Saturday. The[Read More…]

by October 10, 2010 0 comments City News, News

District’s Aptitude Measured

Updated 4:58 p.m. Oct. 13 D.C. was awarded a dubious honor last week: While the District boasts the greatest number of college degree-holding residents, it also has the country’s highest illiteracy rate. The U.S. Census Bureau released data last week reporting that 47.3 percent of D.C. residents age 25 and[Read More…]

by October 8, 2010 0 comments City News, News

Metro Ridership Decreases

The Washington Metropolitan Area Transportation Association reported a dramatic loss of passengers on both buses and trains during the months of June and July. Though WMATA significantly increased fares during the summer, Metro officials denied a correlation. etrobuses had 11.66 million passengers in July, compared to almost 12.96 million passengers[Read More…]

by October 8, 2010 0 comments City News, News

Businesses Seek to Regulate Food Trucks

As food trucks become a common sight on D.C. streets, several established restaurants have lobbied the D.C. Council to create laws regulating when and where the trucks can operate. The laws, which the D.C. Council will vote on in a few weeks, would be the first of their kind in[Read More…]

by October 8, 2010 0 comments City News, News

Philly P’s Set to Reopen

Philly Pizza & Grill, the popular late-night eatery that was forced to shut its doors last spring, will return, albeit in a different form. On Sept. 22, the D.C. Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs granted a new certificate of occupancy to Philly Pizza, according to Kathleen Beeton, DCRA’s deputy[Read More…]

by October 8, 2010 0 comments City News, News

Area Hospitals Rank Lowest Nationally

The D.C. health system, which includes the Georgetown University Hospital, has been ranked last nationally in both hospital quality and customer satisfaction by a health care insurance services company, despite the positive reputation of many of the hospitals in the area. In addition, the Washington-Baltimore metropolitan area ranked 40th among[Read More…]

by October 5, 2010 0 comments City News, News

G.O.P. Victory Could Tighten Grip on D.C.

Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) has pledged to serve as the legislative roadblock to greater D.C. autonomy, pending a Republican takeover of the House of Representatives this November. As a ranking member of the House’s Subcommittee on Federal Workforce, Postal Service and the District of Columbia, Chaffetz has a direct role[Read More…]

by October 5, 2010 0 comments City News, News

Most D.C. Guns Imported

Almost all of the guns used in crimes in D.C. are imported from other states, a new report says, with Maryland and Virginia as the chief exporters. The report, published on Sept. 27 by Mayors Against Illegal Guns, a coalition of mayors founded by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg[Read More…]

by October 1, 2010 0 comments City News, News

Rally on Mall Supports Jobs, Justice, Education

Three weeks ago, Honest Abe watched as Glenn Beck and Sarah Palin led a Tea Party protest on the steps of his Lincoln Memorial. On Saturday, he got to watch another. The One Nation “March on DC” gathered at the foot of the Lincoln Memorial in support of “jobs, justice[Read More…]

by October 1, 2010 0 comments City News, News

Weekend Robberies Latest To Target iPhone Owners

iPhones were the primary targets in a string of robberies that occurred in the Georgetown area last weekend. Residents reported their iPhones were stolen from them as they were walking down the street, with at least one victim suffering severe injuries. The series of crimes has led local authorities to[Read More…]

by October 1, 2010 0 comments City News, News