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COURTESY OF TRINITY.ORG | Holy Trinity Catholic Church plans to expand programming to facilitate discussion with members of the LGBTQ community.

Holy Trinity Church Fosters Inclusion of LGBTQ Members

Holy Trinity Catholic Church hosted its first “Day of Reflection,” an event meant to create a more inclusive church environment for LGBTQ individuals, friends and family, on Sept. 14.  The event was the product of a small group of church members meeting over the past year to discuss ways to[Read More…]

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@WAPOEXPRESS/INSTAGRAM | The final issue of the Express was published Sept. 12, resulting in layoffs but also an outpouring of support from readers.

Washington Post Ceases Production of Express Paper

Twenty staffers were abruptly laid off from The Washington Post’s free commuter paper Express when the tabloid permanently ceased production Sept. 12.  The paper laid off the Express staffers with little prior notice when Executive Editor Dan Caccavaro called an unplanned meeting of the whole Express staff Wednesday, Sept. 11,[Read More…]

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@BID2RIDE/INSTAGRAM | Bid2Ride lets riders set a price that they want to pay, which drivers can see and then accept, a system that the company hopes will lowers prices.

New Ride-Hail App Promises Lower Prices

Bid2Ride, a new ride-share comparison app that allows users to place bids on prices for ride-share options, launched its flagship service in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 17 despite lacking an application to operate through the D.C. Department of For-Hire Vehicles. Bid2Ride lets riders set a destination and shows them the[Read More…]

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TWITTER | @GERMANYINUSA / Jelleff Field, located next to Hardy Middle School, is at the center of a debate about Maret School's privileged access to the field during after school hours.

Parents Fight Private School’s Privileged Access to Jelleff Field

Glover Park residents are pushing for the Washington, D.C. Department of Parks and Recreation to renege a contract with a prestigious D.C. private school after pushback from parents of public school students who also utilize the space. The newly renewed contract, which was first negotiated in 2009, grants the Maret[Read More…]

by September 13, 2019 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
Young Comedians Showcase Features 3 GU Students

Young Comedians Showcase Features 3 GU Students

Three Georgetown undergraduate students showcased their comedic talent at the local “DC’s Best Young Comedians” showcase held at Dupont Underground on Sept. 6. Student comedians Sahaj Sharda (SFS ’20), Gary Simons (COL ’21) and Daniel Ruescher (COL ’20) performed at the event hosted by entertainment agency Asteria Entertainment last week.[Read More…]

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Demonstrators Remember Ethiopian Airlines Crash Victims

Demonstrators Remember Ethiopian Airlines Crash Victims

Demonstrators gathered for a vigil in honor of the victims of March’s Ethiopian Airlines crash, which took the life of Cedric Asiavugwa (LAW ’19), outside the Department of Transportation on Sept. 10.  The vigil commemorated the six-month anniversary of the Ethiopian Airlines crash which killed 157 people March 10. Participants[Read More…]

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KENNEDY CENTER / INSTAGRAM | The Kennedy Center is debuting a new immersive performing arts center during a two-week-long festival that started Sept. 7.

Kennedy Center Debuted Outdoor Arts Space With Festival

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts will debut the Reach, its first major expansion since its opening in 1971, kicking off with a two-week-long festival that began last Saturday.  The Reach is an immersive arts center constructed in the green space next to the Kennedy Center building,[Read More…]

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DC EVENTS / INSTAGRAM | The vacant stadium has not been making money for the district, but officials have not decided what to do with the site after RFK is demolished.

RFK Stadium Scheduled for Demolition by 2021

Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium, a sports complex that formerly housed the Washington Redskins and D.C. United teams, is set to be demolished by 2021. The Washington Convention and Sports Authority, otherwise known as Events DC, conveyed the plan for demolition in a proposal released Sept. 5. The Washington, D.C.-based[Read More…]

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MONO DINER/FACEBOOK | The diner, which just opened a few months ago, closed amid wage disputes in August.

Mono Diner Closes Amid Allegations of Wage Theft

Former employees of Mono Diner on Wisconsin Avenue, which permanently closed Aug. 11, allege their employer committed up to $7,000 in wage theft.  The employees have teamed up with D.C. Industrial Workers of the World, an international member-run workers union, in an attempt to get paid for their completed hours.[Read More…]

by September 6, 2019 2 comments City News, News, News - Top
SKIPSCOOTERS \ INSTAGRAM |  After leaving D.C. amid a series of battery fires, dockless scooter company Skip returned to Washington.

Skip Scooters Return to D.C. After Operations Suspended

Skip dockless scooters resumed regular operations in Washington, D.C., Arlington and Alexandria on Aug. 31 after a Skip warehouse fire led the District Department of Transportation to suspend the company’s permit in June.  Arlington and Alexandria also discontinued Skip’s operations in their cities shortly after, according to The Washington Post.[Read More…]

by September 6, 2019 0 comments City News, News, News - Top