Post Tagged with: "mayor"

HANNAH LEVINE/THE HOYA Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) introduced The Ghost Guns Prohibition Emergency Amendment Act to ban the possession of undetectable plastic "ghost guns," unregistered firearms lacking serial numbers on Monday.

Bowser Proposes Legislation to Ban 3-D-Printed ‘Ghost Guns’

Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) proposed legislation to ban the possession of 3-D-printed plastic guns and other undetectable “ghost guns” on Monday. The Ghost Guns Prohibition Emergency Amendment Act will amend existing legislation to prohibit the registration and possession of ghost guns, or unregistered firearms without serial numbers, in[Read More…]

by September 21, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top, Uncategorized
MISSION FIRST HOUSING Plaza West, a new affordable housing community for D.C. residents offering 50 rental units specifically to grandparents raising grandchildren, opened Sept. 13.

DC Allocates 50 Affordable Housing Units to Grandfamilies

Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) opened 223 affordable housing units, 50 of which were allocated specifically to grandparents raising grandchildren, in the Mount Vernon Triangle neighborhood Sept. 13. The housing community, called Plaza West, is located at 1035 4th St. NW and 307 K St. NW. In addition to[Read More…]

by September 21, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
GLOBAL CLIMATE ACTION SUMMIT Washington, D.C. pledged to set standards for net-zero carbon buildings by 2050 and reduce waste sent to landfills by 2030 at the 2018 Global Climate Action Summit.

DC Pledges to Mitigate Climate Change Effects at Summit

The Bowser administration announced its commitment to several new initiatives to combat climate change, including a transition toward zero waste and the development of net-zero carbon buildings, at the 2018 Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco on Sept. 12-14. Represented at the San Francisco summit by Director of the[Read More…]

by September 21, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
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Mayor Muriel Bowser announced Sept. 5 that a new Inclusive Innovation Fund, in partnership with the Marathon Foundation, will invest in minority-owned Washington, D.C. businesses beginning in 2019

Innovation Fund to Invest in Minority-Owned DC Businesses

A new Inclusive Innovation Fund is set to invest in developing Washington, D.C. businesses owned by minority entrepreneurs, Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) announced Sept. 5. The fund, which is being organized in partnership with The Marathon Foundation, is meant to benefit people of color, women, members of the LGBTQ community,[Read More…]

by September 14, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
A $1.7 million grant will fund a downtown day services center offering resources and social services to adults experiencing homelessness.

DC Mayor Approves Grant for Homeless Resource Center

A Downtown Day Services Center that offers essential resources and social services to adults experiencing homelessness is set to open on New York Avenue by Nov. 1. The construction of the center will be funded by a $1.7 million grant announced by Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) on Thursday as part[Read More…]

by August 31, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

Bowser Addresses Citizens’ Rodent Concerns in Dupont Rat Walk

Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) led a demonstration in Dupont Circle to address the concerns of Washington, D.C. residents surrounding the city’s growing rodent and vermin population Monday. The walk, which attracted about 100 participants, was one in a series of “results walks,” in which Bowser, local leaders and agency officials[Read More…]

by November 17, 2017 0 comments City News, News
MAY: Pros Enter Political Arena

MAY: Pros Enter Political Arena

Kevin Johnson played for 12 years in the NBA as a point guard for the Cleveland Cavaliers and Phoenix Suns. He now serves as the mayor of Sacramento and has made the news for one of the wilder political incidents this year. A man unhappy with Johnson’s work as mayor[Read More…]

by September 27, 2016 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top
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D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) released a draft of a potential D.C. constitution, which will be finalized at a convention June 17 and 18 before a citywide vote in November.

Mayoral Initiative Supports Minority Students

Mayor Muriel Bowser launched the new “500 for 500: Mentoring Through Literacy” program in conjunction with D.C. Public Schools, the Metropolitan Police Department and Howard University on Sept. 28. The project aims to bridge the achievement gap between uneducated young men of color and their academic counterparts by enlisting 500[Read More…]

by October 9, 2015 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

Task Force Tackles Hypothermia

“DHS reports the Hypothermia Alert will remain on.” The message from the District of Columbia AlertDC system is casual, and for most students, it simply signifies another cold winter night. For the Georgetown students and staff on the Hypothermia Outreach Team, however, the alert is a call to action. As[Read More…]

by April 10, 2015 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
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Nationals Park, home of the Washington Nationals, will host the 2018 Major League Baseball All-Star Game, marking the first time the city has hosted the game since the Nationals came to the nation’s capital in 2005.

DC to Host 2018 MLB All-Star Game

Forty-nine years after Washington, D.C., last hosted the Major League Baseball All-Star Game, the annual festivities will return to the city in 2018 for the first All-Star Game to be held at Nationals Park. MLB Commissioner Robert Manfred Jr. announced the plans for the Nationals to host the 89th Midsummer[Read More…]

by April 10, 2015 0 comments City News, News, News - Top