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Georgetown BID Seeks Community Input for 15-Year Plan

About 40 members of the Georgetown neighborhood community gathered Thursday evening under the auspices of the Georgetown Business Improvement District to discuss proposals to better the commercial functionality of the area over the next 15 years. Georgetown University’s Robin Morey, vice president of planning and facilities management, sat at the Getting[Read More…]

by June 17, 2013 0 comments City News, News
Boston Bombings Leave Nation Reeling

Boston Bombings Leave Nation Reeling

Two bombings at the Boston Marathon yesterday, which have left at least three dead and 100 injured, have stunned and devastated the nation and the Georgetown community. The explosions were the result of bombs that detonated near the marathon’s finish line around five hours after the race began, and police[Read More…]

by April 16, 2013 0 comments City News, News

Restaurant Closures Outpace New Arrivals

Despite the planned opening of five new restaurants in Georgetown this year, local blog The Georgetown Metropolitan reported that 13 closed in 2012. According to the Metropolitan, that number compares to 11 closures in 2011 and only five in 2010. Nancy Miyahira, marketing director of the Georgetown Business Improvement District, wrote[Read More…]

by March 19, 2013 0 comments News
Tackle Box Pays Contested Wages

Tackle Box Pays Contested Wages

Tackle Box, a seafood restaurant located at 3245 M St., agreed Wednesday to pay three former workers more than $4,000 to resolve allegations of wage theft. The conflict featured three workers, one who had been demanding his wages for 18 months and two who had been requesting their delayed pay[Read More…]

by February 8, 2013 0 comments City News, News

Gates Foundation, GU Partner in Africa

The Georgetown University Medical Center’s Institute of Reproductive Health was the recipient of a $2.8 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in early December to fund a project focused on using fertility awareness-based family planning methods in sub-Saharan Africa. The program, officially called the A3 Project: Expanding[Read More…]

by January 21, 2013 0 comments City News, News
Bowling Alley Wins Approval

Bowling Alley Wins Approval

Pinstripes, a chain that combines bowling and fine dining, scored a victory Tuesday when Board of Zoning Adjustment members unanimously approved its bid to open a location in the Shops at Georgetown Park. The BZA approval came less than two weeks after Advisory Neighborhood Commission 2E, which oversees the Georgetown area, opposed Pinstripes’[Read More…]

by January 18, 2013 0 comments City News, News
Green Options May Delay Water Tunnel Construction

Green Options May Delay Water Tunnel Construction

The District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority has proposed suspending multimillion-dollar construction on its tunnel systems project while it explores the implementation of more environmentally friendly options. The original project proposal, announced in 2003, called for the construction of three large tunnels to prevent sewage overflow during heavy rainstorms.[Read More…]

by January 18, 2013 0 comments City News, News

DC to Vote on Budget Control

Washington, D.C. voters will cast their ballots on a proposed amendment to D.C.’s home rule charter that would give the D.C. Council direct control over the city’s budget April 23. Currently, the District’s yearly budgets must be approved by Congress during the federal budget process, and supporters say that the[Read More…]

by January 15, 2013 0 comments City News, News

Professor’s Op-Ed Stirs Debate

Georgetown University Law Center Professor Louis Michael Seidman ignited a media firestorm after writing an op-ed about the pitfalls of strict constitutional obedience for The New York Times published Dec. 30. The article, called “Let’s Give Up on the Constitution,” has garnered at least 17 response articles and an article published Dec. 31 on[Read More…]

by January 15, 2013 0 comments City News, News

Hagel Nominated to Top Defense Position

Georgetown professor and former Republican Nebraska Senator Chuck Hagel has been nominated as President Barack Obama’s next Secretary of Defense. Obama made the announcement Monday morning, along with his choice for John Brennan as the next director of the Central Intelligence Agency. While Hagel has accepted the nomination, he must still be confirmed by[Read More…]

by January 8, 2013 0 comments City News, News