Post Tagged with: "mayor gray"

DC Braces for Possible Shutdown

With the possibility of a federal government shutdown looming Oct. 1, Congress is scrambling to negotiate a deal that would raise the debt ceiling. But with compromise in short supply on Capitol Hill and a deadline only days away, many are anticipating a worst-case scenario. Under a shutdown, only essential[Read More…]

by September 27, 2013 0 comments City News, News

University Partner Vies For Walter Reed Land

Georgetown University’s partner firm in master planning, Forest City Washington, is on the short list for redevelopment of the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. Mayor Vincent Gray will choose a developer for the 67-acre tract of land, located in the District’s Ward 4 near the Maryland border, that the[Read More…]

by August 27, 2013 0 comments City News, News

Support LRAA for a Livable DC

If Washington, D.C. is to be livable for all its residents, we and the District government need to take a stand to support living wages. The Large Retailer Accountability Act, which passed through the D.C. Council with an 8-5 vote July 26, would guarantee a living wage to thousands of[Read More…]

by July 24, 2013 0 comments Opinion

D.C. Mayor Plans to Make District Greener

Mayor Vincent Gray announced late February that he will pursue an ambitious sustainability plan that aims to make Washington, D.C., the most environmentally friendly city in the country by 2032. “In just one generation — 20 years — the District of Columbia will be the healthiest, greenest and most livable[Read More…]

by March 15, 2013 0 comments News

DC Offers College Scholarship To Local Low-Income Students

D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray recently announced a new scholarship fund for graduates of D.C. high schools who come from low-income families and will be attending universities in the District. Gray set aside $1.59 million in the District’s fiscal year 2013 budget for the fund and has given $1.2 million to[Read More…]

by October 19, 2012 0 comments City News, News
Tax Breaks Aim to Keep LivingSocial in District

Tax Breaks Aim to Keep LivingSocial in District

Mayor Vincent Gray has proposed tax benefits as a means of ensuring that LivingSocial, an online daily discount provider co-founded by a Georgetown graduate, keeps its headquarters in D.C. after the company failed to make a profit last year. Amazon, which owns 31 percent of the company, reported in February that LivingSocial incurred[Read More…]

by April 24, 2012 0 comments News
Gray Lauds Improvements in DC Public Education

Gray Lauds Improvements in DC Public Education

In his first State of the District Address, Mayor Vincent Gray spoke of progress in the District, while calling upon its citizens to work together to inhabit a more livable and prosperous “global capital.” The address was held in the theater of Eastern Senior High School in northeast D.C., which[Read More…]

by March 29, 2011 0 comments City News, News