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Georgetown Businesses See Decreased Revenue

Statistics show that business in the Georgetown area is down, with many stores closing and others turning significantly less profit. But while Georgetown is not immune to the recession, owners and retailers have hope that business will pick up with students’ return to campus. The Georgetown area had a net[Read More…]

by September 17, 2010 0 comments City News, News

Gray Still Leads, Election Tuesday

Four days before the Democratic primary, which will likely determine D.C.’s next mayor, D.C. Council Chairman Vincent Gray maintains a sizable lead in the polls over incumbent Mayor Adrian Fenty. Gray’s lead, however, has lessened in the past weeks. A poll released by The Washington Post on Aug. 29 gave[Read More…]

by September 10, 2010 0 comments City News, News

Potomac at its Cleanest in 60 Years, But Far From Pristine

Once deemed a national disgrace by President Lyndon Johnson, the Potomac River is showing signs of improvement after decades of trying to decontaminate the murky waters. A study released by the U.S. Geological Survey revealed that despite the Potomac’s still unsightly appearance, the water quality has improved enough for native[Read More…]

by September 10, 2010 0 comments City News, News

D.C. Proposes Art District

Two weeks ago, Bradley Cooper admitted he rarely left the small area bounded by Reservoir Road and M Street – the “Georgetown bubble” – while he was a student. If the same is true of students of the Hilltop, city officials are looking for a change with the creation of[Read More…]

by September 9, 2010 0 comments City News, News

Georgetown Real Estate

Housing in Georgetown is expensive: Current rates start at $175,000 for a studio apartment in Foxhall and reach $20 million for a mansion on Prospect Street. But that doesn’t necessarily mean it is selling well. “The market is decent,” said Darrell Parsons, the managing broker of the Georgetown office of[Read More…]

by September 3, 2010 0 comments Campus News, City News, News

Philly P’s Launches Bid to Reopen as Sandwich Shop

Georgetown students’ popular late night eatery, Philly Pizza & Grill, may be making a comeback in a different form. Over the summer, Philly Pizza’s owner Mehmet Kocak filed an application for a new certificate of occupancy with the D.C. Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs. The application is a request[Read More…]

by September 3, 2010 0 comments City News, News

D.C., Maryland Awarded $325M in Race to the Top

With the Obama administration’s presentation of $325 million to the District of Columbia and Maryland last Tuesday, public schools in the area received a needed boost toward improvement that could set the tone of the upcoming D.C. mayoral and Virginia gubernatorial elections. Ten states won more than $3.3 billion combined[Read More…]

by September 3, 2010 0 comments City News, News

ln Silver Spring Hostages Freed, Gunman Shot

Chaos erupted in Silver Spring, Md., around 1 p.m. Wednesday after a flurry of Twitter updates reported that a gunman had taken three hostages inside the headquarters of Discovery Communications. James Lee entered the building with four homemade explosive devices attached to himself, and was also seen carrying a rifle,[Read More…]

by September 3, 2010 0 comments City News, News

Sexual Assault Reported in Burleith

An unknown suspect sexually assaulted a Burleith resident on the 3800 block of S Street on Sunday morning, according to the Metropolitan Police Department. A white male allegedly broke into the Burleith house between 6:30 and 7:30 a.m. and began sexually assaulting the sleeping female victim, who is not a[Read More…]

by August 31, 2010 0 comments City News, News

District Provides Bicycle Rentals

Georgetown students will have a new way to leave the Hilltop and explore D.C. this fall, thanks to a regional bike-sharing program introduced by the District Department of Transportation and Arlington County in June. Four bike-sharing stations will open in Georgetown and Glover Park in September, according to The Georgetown[Read More…]

by August 31, 2010 0 comments City News, News