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National Park Service | Washington, D.C.'s Department of Transportation plans to hold the first of two meetings on the proposed Palisades Trolley Trail on March 7.

Residents Object to Proposed Bike Trail on Former Trolley Line

A proposed biking and walking path that would pave over a former trolley line has divided residents of communities near the path’s entrances, many of whom object over the development of the area. News of the path has been met with different reactions in the various communities possibly affected by[Read More…]

by February 22, 2019 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
BAKER CENTER | Ben Mindes (GRD ’19), founder of Observe D.C., a nonpartisan election observation initiative, testified Feb. 19 that the D.C. mayoral election was conducted fairly.

Testimony Verifies DC Held Fair Elections

Observe D.C. founder Ben Mindes (GRD ’19) testified that the Washington, D.C. Board of Elections effectively conducted the D.C. mayoral election in front of the D.C. Council on Feb. 19. “Overall, voters experienced an efficient and well-organized election day,” Mindes said in his testimony. The testimony follows a 14-hour-long observation[Read More…]

by February 22, 2019 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
ST. ANN DC | The Washington, D.C. Council is considering a bill that would raise the penalty for mandated reporters who fail to report a suspected instance of abuse up to a fine of $2,500 and 180 days of jail time.

DC Council Set to Consider Making Religious Leaders Mandated Reporters

A bill that would legally mandate pastors, rabbis and other clergy to report instances of child abuse or neglect is pending review by the Washington, D.C. Council. Under current D.C. law, teachers, school officials, medical professionals and daycare workers are mandated reporters for suspected child abuse or neglect. Mandated reporters[Read More…]

by February 15, 2019 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
AMBER GILLETTE/THE HOYA Anne Landre (SFS '21) was sworn into a two-year position on the Advisory Neighborhood Commission 2E, which oversees Georgetown and surrounding areas, Feb. 4. Landre joins Mathias Burdman (COL '21) who was sworn in earlier this month.

2 GU Students Sworn Into Local Government Positions

Matias Burdman (COL ’21) and Anna Landre (SFS ’21) were sworn into positions on the Advisory Neighborhood Commission 2E by Feb. 4 following a Nov. 6 election. Burdman and Landre replaced Zachary Schroepfer (SFS ’19) and Mara Goldman (SFS ’19), who have filled the seats for the last two years.[Read More…]

by February 14, 2019 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
CAPITAL ONE ARENA | A bill that would create a monopoly over mobile-based sports betting gained initial approval from the Washington, D.C. Council on Feb. 5.

Intralot Poised to Gain Sole Control Over Mobile-Based Sports Betting

The Washington, D.C. Council gave initial approval in a narrow vote to a bill that would allow Intralot, the operator of the D.C. lottery, to become the sole operator of a mobile sports betting platform Feb. 5. The bill, introduced by Councilmember Jack Evans (D-Ward 2), would give Intralot a[Read More…]

by February 14, 2019 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
Ted Leonsis (CAS ’77), center, founder and owner of Monumental Sports & Entertainment, The National Hockey League and MSE donated 300,000 dollars to help fund repairs  to the Fort Dupont Ice Arena.

Alum Raises Funds to Repair DC’s Only Full-Size Skating Rink

Ted Leonsis (CAS ’77), founder and owner of Monumental Sports and Entertainment, donated $100,000 to help cover the costs of conducting repairs to the Fort Dupont Ice Arena, Washington, D.C.’s only full-size skating rink.   The NHL and MSE, which owns and operates the Washington Capitals, D.C.’s professional ice hockey[Read More…]

by February 13, 2019 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
Spy Museum Set to Reopen at New Location

Spy Museum Set to Reopen at New Location

The International Spy Museum is set to move from its former location in Penn Quarter to L’Enfant Plaza in May to accommodate recently acquired artifacts as well as updated intelligence technology. The museum’s previous location closed Jan. 1. L’Enfant Plaza will most likely become the museum’s permanent location, according to[Read More…]

by February 13, 2019 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
@ELEANORNORTON/TWITTER | Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.) introduced  a bill requiring federal workplaces to set aside non-bathroom space for breastfeeding. The bill passed the U.S. House of Representatives on Feb. 6.

Bill Requiring Federal Buildings to Designate Breastfeeding Spaces Passes House

A bill that mandates federal workspaces to provide a designated nonbathroom space for guests and visitors to pump breast milk passed the U.S. House of Representatives on Feb. 6. The bill was introduced by Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.) on Jan. 30 and is the second breastfeeding-specific bill to ever pass[Read More…]

by February 13, 2019 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
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President Trump Calls for Unity in State of the Union

President Donald Trump called for unity across party divides while remaining firm on hardline stances on immigration in his second State of the Union speech before a joint session of the U.S. Congress on Feb. 5. Members of Congress can move the country forward if they mend division along party[Read More…]

by February 8, 2019 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
COMMUNITY CHURCH OF CHRIST | Temperatures  dropped to 10.4 degrees Fahrenheit on Jan. 29. The city gave a cold weather emergency alert because of the low temperatures, opening all low-barrier shelters during the extreme weather period.

Polar Vortex Temperatures Harm DC Homeless Community

Individuals experiencing homelessness in Washington, D.C., faced increased risk of hypothermia from freezing temperatures and extreme wind chill brought by last week’s polar vortex. The Arctic cold front plunged 72 percent of the continental U.S. population into record-breaking freezing temperatures, according to CNN. In D.C., temperatures dropped to a low[Read More…]

by February 8, 2019 0 comments City News, News, News - Top