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ARCHDIOCESE OF WASHINGTON The names of 31 priests accused of sexual abuse of minors in the past 70 years were released by the Archdiocese of Washington on Oct. 15.

Archdiocese of Washington Names 31 Priests Accused of Sexual Abuse

The Archdiocese of Washington released the names of 31 priests who were considered “credibly accused” of sexual abuse toward minors in the last 70 years on Oct. 15. The list includes 28 ordained priests of the archdiocese and three religious order or non-diocesan priests, with details under each name revealing the actions[Read More…]

by October 26, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
KEENAN SAMWAY FOR THE HOYA D.C. is creating an office of nightlife and culture, after Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) signed legislation to establish it Oct. 18.

District Establishes New Office Of Nightlife and Culture

Washington D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) signed legislation Oct. 18, establishing the office of nightlife and culture to serve as the intermediary between residents and late night venues. The position was created in response to Washington, D.C.’s booming nightlife industry, which encompasses 2,267 bars and restaurants, rakes in $3.8 billion[Read More…]

by October 26, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
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City Council Chairman Phil Mendelson postponed the final vote on a bill to regulate Airbnb and regular services Oct. 16.

DC Council Postpones Airbnb Regulation Vote

Washington, D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson postponed the final vote on a bill limiting the use of Airbnb, a homestay service, and other short-term lodging services in the District Oct. 16, after financial analysis revealed the high costs of enforcing the measures outlined in the policy. The vote is set[Read More…]

by October 25, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
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Councilmember Mary Cheh is calling for increased safety regulations for bicycles and electric scooters following recent rider deaths.

Councilmember Pushes for Scooter, Bicycle Safety

Recent deaths of bicycle and electric scooter riders have prompted Washington, D.C. Councilmember Mary Cheh to call for stronger safety regulations as part of the city’s Vision Zero initiative. A 20-year-old man riding a Lime electric scooter was killed in a collision with an SUV on Sept. 21, and a 64-year-old[Read More…]

by October 24, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
Woman Shot in Georgetown

Woman Shot in Georgetown

A woman shot at the corner of Wisconsin Avenue and Water Street was located by police near 20th and L streets Oct. 11 around 10:30 p.m., according to Metropolitan Police Department Communications Director Dustin Sternbeck. The woman sustained non-life-threatening injuries after being shot while sitting in the passenger seat of[Read More…]

by October 24, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
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A teacher at Duke Ellington School of the Arts is on leave after allegations of sexual assault surfaced Oct. 14.

Duke Ellington School of the Arts Teacher on Leave After Sexual Assault Allegations

The chair of the literacy and media department at Duke Ellington School of the Arts is being investigated by Washington, D.C. police after allegations of sexual assault against a minor were raised Oct. 14. The school placed the teacher on leave and the Metropolitan Police Department is conducting an investigation[Read More…]

by October 24, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
SPENCER COOK/THE HOYA Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) announced 250 formerly incarcerated Washington, D.C. residents reobtained their driver’s licenses Oct. 4.

Program Helps Formerly Imprisoned Residents Obtain Driver’s Licenses

The Pathways to Work Reentry Program allowed its 250th previously incarcerated resident to reobtain a Washington, D.C. driver’s license, Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) announced Oct. 4. The Bowser administration established the program in November 2017 to help integrate returning citizens back into society, according to the Oct. 4 news release.[Read More…]

by October 19, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
AMEENERR TWITTER Rapper Kanye West delivered an impromptu speech at the Georgetown Apple Store after a White House meeting with President Donald Trump Oct. 11.

Kanye West Visits White House, Delivers Speech at Georgetown Apple Store

Controversial rapper Kanye West delivered a speech on a table at the Georgetown Apple Store last Thursday afternoon, while visiting Washington, D.C., to meet with President Donald Trump. It was unclear if West planned to give the speech or if it was an impromptu event, Sarah Hirshorn (COL ’20), who[Read More…]

by October 18, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
WILL HASKELL FOR CONNECTICUT Former President Barack Obama endorsed Will Haskell (COL ’18) in his bid for the Connecticut State Senate on Oct. 2.

Obama Backs Alumnus for State Senate

Will Haskell (COL’18) knows it may be hard for some to take a 22-year-old’s State Senate campaign seriously, but he has at least one supporter: former President Barack Obama. Obama tweeted his support for 260 Democrats, including Haskell, running in gubernatorial, U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Senate and state legislature[Read More…]

by October 12, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
KIRK ZIESER FOR THE HOYA Two Georgetown University medical students were victims of a hit-and-run incident in Tenleytown on Sept. 5. D.C. police are still investigating.

GUMC Students Hurt in Hit and Run

The Metropolitan Police Department is conducting an ongoing investigation in search of the driver responsible for hitting two Georgetown University medical students in a hit-and-run incident Sept. 5, according to MPD Communications Director Dustin Sternbeck. The two students, Rayva Khanna (MED ’22) and Areeg Abu El Hawa (MED ’22), were[Read More…]