Georgetown University’s Newspaper of Record since 1920

The Hoya

Georgetown University’s Newspaper of Record since 1920

The Hoya

Georgetown University’s Newspaper of Record since 1920

The Hoya

MAGGIE FOUBERG/THE HOYA | Many residents cited issues already present in the area, including lack of parking and already present foot traffic congestion as reasoning against the renovation plans.

Local Residents Vocalize Fears About Increased Canal Traffic

By Nick Verni November 15, 2019

A group of Georgetown residents expressed doubt that the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal can accommodate the increased traffic the National Park Service’s preferred canal revitalization plan could bring to...

Thousands have signed a petition opposing a National Park Service proposal to ban recreation on the grounds of the Washington Monument and other parts of the National Mall.

Plan to Ban Sports on National Mall Draws Backlash

By Matthew Larson November 15, 2017

The National Park Service plans to ban sports and other recreational activities on the grounds of the Washington Monument and raise rates for those who want to use other facilities on the National...

Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) announced Aug. 30, the second annual 202Creates initiative to celebrate arts and cultures in the month of September.

Bowser Requests Control of Federal Land Sites

By Marina Pitofsky April 4, 2017

In light of proposed budget cuts to the U.S. National Park Service, Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) formally requested that the federal government transfer oversight and management of five...

National Park Service Approves New Recreational Zone on Potomac

By Julianna Hoff February 17, 2017

After three decades of discussion and environmental concerns, the United States National Park Service approved a Potomac River recreation zone in Georgetown to support non-motorized boat activity Feb....

Georgetown Canal Faces 18-Month Restoration

By Grace Lobo October 18, 2016

  The historic canal in Georgetown will begin to undergo a major 18-month restoration project in order to address long-running maintenance concerns next month. Estimated to cost about $10...

Lincoln Memorial to Undergo Substantial Renovations

By Julia Anastos March 18, 2016

The Lincoln Memorial will undergo an $18.5 million renovation this year thanks to a donation from billionaire philanthropist David Rubenstein to the nonprofit the National Park Foundation. The renovation,...

Park Service Fills Boathouse Contract

By Ted Murphy March 2, 2013

The National Park Service awarded a two-year contract to B&G Outdoor Recreation, Inc. on Friday that would allow the Massachusetts boating company to open shop on the property along the Georgetown...

Is the Washington Monument Getting Shorter?

By The 4E Staff and The 4E Staff March 20, 2012

Bad news—the Washington Monument may be sinking. Our beloved 555-foot tall tower may now be 2 millimeters shorter. A recent study examining this possibility is currently ongoing, and its results will...

Admins Seek GU Boathouse

By Alexander Galan March 16, 2012

Georgetown will receive a verdict from the National Park Service on the possibility of building its own boathouse on the Potomac River — an initiative that has been in flux since the 1980s — by the...

Memorials on Mall to Remain Unlabeled

By Xiu Zheng Fang February 26, 2010

Last Thursday, the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts voted against putting stone labels on the major memorials on the National Mall, reported the Associated Press. The National Park Service proposed the installation...

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