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Archbishop of Atlanta Reportedly Selected as Next Archbishop of Washington

Reports emerged Thursday that Pope Francis is set to appoint Archbishop of Atlanta Wilton Gregory to replace Cardinal Donald Wuerl as the archbishop of Washington, D.C., after the latter resigned following reports that he had mishandled sexual assault cases. The Catholic News Agency first reported on Gregory’s appointment; however, the[Read More…]

by April 3, 2019 1 comment City News, News, News - Top
FILE PHOTO: KIRK ZIESER/THE HOYA | The “LIVE. LONG. DC” initiative, which aims to cut opioid related deaths in Washington, D.C., in half by 2020, includes detailed procedures for the distribution of naloxone kits.

DC Police Officers to Carry Treatment for Opioid Overdoses

Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) plans to distribute 76,000 kits of naloxone, a drug used to counter opioid overdoses, to police officers and community health organizations by Sept. 30. The purchase of 76,000 naloxone kits marks an increase in the city’s efforts toward overdose death prevention, as only 2,396[Read More…]

by April 2, 2019 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
PETER NOUHAN/FACEBOOK | High school volunteers from SEED Tax Prep Ambassadors have assisted over 70 people in filing their taxes since the program's start.

GU Grad Student Founds Program to Provide Free Tax Assistance

Peter Nouhan (GRD ’19) started a new program that trains high school students for free to file taxes on behalf of low-income individuals in Washington, D.C., primarily within Ward 7. Nouhan founded SEED Tax Prep Ambassadors after receiving the 2018 Baker Innovation Grant, a $20,000 grant to fund social and[Read More…]

by March 29, 2019 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
MONO DINER/FACEBOOK | The Mono Diner, which seeks to recreate the atmosphere of Hollywood, opened on Wisconsin Avenue in Georgetown on March 4.

Late-Night Diner Opens on Wisconsin Avenue

Mono Diner, located on Wisconsin Avenue NW in Georgetown, unofficially opened March 4 following multiple cases of property mishandling, lawsuits and corporate conflicts over the past few decades involving its owner Mohammad Esfahani. The diner, which aims to recreate the atmosphere of the golden age of Hollywood, remains open from[Read More…]

by March 28, 2019 1 comment City News, News, News - Top
BRANDON TODD/FACEBOOK Washington, D.C. Councilmember Brandon Todd is the second councilmember to face accusations of misusing a government email to improperly exert influence.

2nd DC Councilmember Accused of Ethics Violation

Washington, D.C. Councilmember Brandon Todd (D-Ward 4) was fined $4,000 by the Office of Campaign Finance March 18 after he improperly used government resources in an attempt to influence the D.C. State Board of Education election last year. A number of Ward 4 constituents received a Nov. 30 campaign email[Read More…]

by March 28, 2019 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
MARYLAND SENATE DEMOCRATS/FACEBOOK | The Maryland General Assembly is set to consider a bill urging Congress to support Washington, D.C. statehood.

Maryland to Consider Supporting DC Statehood

A Maryland House of Representatives Joint Resolution urging Congress to grant Washington, D.C. official statehood is under consideration for the Maryland General Assembly, contributing to both regional and national pushes for D.C. to become the 51st state. The bill was first heard Feb. 25 but did not receive enough votes[Read More…]

by March 28, 2019 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
Bowser Promises to Extend Free Circulator Bus Rides Indefinitely

Bowser Promises to Extend Free Circulator Bus Rides Indefinitely

The D.C. Circulator Bus, which provides transportation across six different routes in the District and Rosslyn, Va., will continue to provide service to riders free of charge indefinitely, Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) announced during the State of the District address Monday. The Circulator began operating for free Feb.[Read More…]

by March 22, 2019 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
DC Employee Pleads Guilty to Bribery

DC Employee Pleads Guilty to Bribery

A former Washington, D.C., employee pled guilty to federal bribery charges for distributing $1.4 million in food stamp and temporary assistance benefits to individuals in exchange for $380,000 and sexual favors. Demetrius McMillan pled guilty March 14 following a yearlong investigation into federal fraud charges. McMillan had worked at the[Read More…]

by March 22, 2019 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
SENATOR CORY MCCRAY/FACEBOOK | A bill set to increase the  hourly minimum wage in Maryland to $12.50 by 2022 and $15 by 2025 passed the MD House of Delegates and Senate this week.

Bill to Increase Maryland Minimum Wage Awaits Approval

A bill raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2025 passed the Maryland House of Delegates and Senate this week and awaits the approval of Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R). The proposed legislation intends to raise the minimum wage initially to $12.50 from the current $10.10 by 2022,[Read More…]

by March 21, 2019 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
CAROLINE PAPPAS/THE HOYA | A proposal that would offer Metro riders an increased number of trains and extended service on the Red and Yellow lines gained initial approval March 14.

Metro Aims to Boost Ridership Through Increased Service

The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority plans to double the number of trains at approximately 12 stations to increase service amid historical lows in Metro ridership. There will be no fare increases or service cuts in other areas despite these extended service proposals. The proposal is part of a preliminary[Read More…]

by March 21, 2019 0 comments City News, News, News - Top