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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

Bookworms Head to Mall

Last weekend, visitors to the National Mall had the chance to peruse books and meet authors from across the country, as the National Book Festival celebrated its 10th anniversary. This year’s gathering, entitled “Celebrating a Decade of Words and Wonder,” brought more than 70 of the country’s top writers and[Read More…]

by October 1, 2010 0 comments City News, News

New Legislation Would Create Contracts for Artists

The Artist Protection Act of 2009, introduced by D.C. Councilmember Mary Cheh of Ward 3 and set to pass this Council session, seeks to guarantee the establishment of a legal contract between artists and art dealers who seek to sell their work, but the consequences for local art dealers remain[Read More…]

by September 28, 2010 0 comments City News, News

Campusfood Costs Business Owners Cash

In 1997, University of Pennsylvania student Michael Saunders grew frustrated with the inconvenience of ordering food over the phone. More than a decade later, he is now the president of Campusfood, a website that serves over 300 college campuses across the country – but local restaurants listed on the site[Read More…]

by September 28, 2010 0 comments City News, News

Fire Breaks Out Adjacent to Wisemiller’s

While many students and alumni watched the homecoming football game on Saturday afternoon, the bakery attached to F. Scott’s at 1232 36th St. caught fire. D.C. Fire and Emergency Medical Services arrived at the scene at about 2:45 p.m. and reported that there was damage to the exterior of the[Read More…]

by September 28, 2010 0 comments City News, News

Job Rate Unstable

The future of Washington, D.C.’s job market remains uncertain after a positive second fiscal quarter with increased job creation followed by a net loss of jobs in August, according to the District of Columbia’s Department of Employment Services. Most jobs that had been lost during the recession in D.C. were[Read More…]

by September 24, 2010 0 comments City News, News