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Philly Pizza Open Illegally After Ordered to Shut Doors

Philly Pizza & Grill continues to operate and now faces legal action after being issued a “notice to discontinue illegal use of premises” late Friday afternoon, an order that enforces the D.C. Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs’ revocation of the restaurant’s certificate of occupancy. “Philly Pizza must immediately cease[Read More…]

by February 23, 2010 0 comments City News, News

GU Signs Sustainability Pact

University President John J. DeGioia reaffirmed Georgetown’s commitment to sustainable development and operations last week by signing the Sustainable Campus Charter at the 2010 meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. By signing the charter, Georgetown joins a group of 25 universities worldwide, including Brown University and University[Read More…]

by February 23, 2010 0 comments City News, News

GU Professor Nominated for UNICEF Executive Director

Anthony Lake, distinguished professor in practice of diplomacy in the School of Foreign Service, was nominated last week to be the next head of UNICEF. The news of Lake’s nomination came in a letter written by U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice and shared with the Associated Press.[Read More…]

by February 23, 2010 0 comments City News, News

DPS Receives Raise Under New Contract

Department of Public Safety officers will receive a $2.50 per hour pay raise as a result of an agreement between the university and Allied International Union, which represents DPS. The new three-year contract also increases the starting salary for new officers and provides new promotional opportunities, according to Andy Pino,[Read More…]

by February 19, 2010 0 comments City News, News

Philly Pizza Loses Appeal, Closure Date Uncertain

Philly Pizza & Grill has officially lost a four month-long battle with D.C. authorities and Georgetown residents. Pending a published final order from the D.C. Board of Zoning Adjustment, the late-night haunt will be forced to shut its doors, saying goodbye to a loyal student clientele. On Tuesday, in a[Read More…]

by February 19, 2010 0 comments City News, News

Students Tackle Real-World Challenges at Copenhagen

*As world leaders assembled in Copenhagen, Denmark, in December for the UN Climate Summit, three Georgetown students were also in attendance. One of them was Jessica Robbins (SFS ’12), a Science, Technology and International Affairs major with a concentration in energy and environmental studies. In addition to her course load,[Read More…]

by February 9, 2010 0 comments City News, News

GU Samaritans Lend a Hand

The Georgetown Samaritans, a new student organization first discussed as a possibility at the end of the fall semester, works in conjunction with Georgetown University Student Association to strengthen the bonds between Georgetown University and the local neighborhood. The Georgetown Samaritans is the brainchild of GUSA, according to James Wright[Read More…]

by February 9, 2010 0 comments Campus News, City News, News

Circulator Route to Rosslyn Approved

The D.C. Council recently approved the addition of a Circulator route that will run between the Dupont Circle and Rosslyn Metro stops starting in fall 2010, according to John Lisle, District Department of Transportation spokesperson. The service will replace the Blue Bus, or Metro Connection bus, that runs on that[Read More…]

by February 9, 2010 0 comments City News, News

ANC Talks Liquor License Policy

On Feb.1, the Advisory Neighborhood Commission 2E, representing the Georgetown, Burleith and Hillandale neighborhoods, unanimously passed a resolution that recommends the renewal of the District of Columbia Alcoholic Beverage Control Board’s moratorium for Georgetown, yet increased the maximum number of liquor licenses permitted in the area by two. According to[Read More…]

by February 5, 2010 0 comments City News, News

DPS Blotter

**Wednesday, Jan. 27** *Theft, Hariri Building, 12:09 p.m.* The victim’s personal checks were stolen from an office. The office door was reportedly secured. **Thursday, Jan. 28** *Theft, Poulton Hall, 2:50 p.m.* Unknown suspect(s) entered into an office and stole several pieces of electronic equipment. An investigation is ongoing. *Theft, Medical[Read More…]

by February 5, 2010 0 comments City News, News