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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
@MARY CHEH/TWITTER | A bill that would enable minors to receive vaccinations without parental consent was introduced by Washington, D.C. Councilmember Mary Cheh (D-Ward 3) on March 5.

DC Bill Would Allow Minors to Receive Vaccines Without Parental Consent

Washington, D.C. Councilmember Mary Cheh (D-Ward 3) introduced a bill in the D.C. Council to allow minors to get vaccinated without parental approval March 5. The proposed legislation, entitled the “Minor Consent for Vaccinations Amendment Act of 2019,” would allow any minor who understands the need for and the nature[Read More…]

by March 14, 2019 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
DC Council Introduces Bill for Paid Election Day Leave

DC Council Introduces Bill for Paid Election Day Leave

Nine Washington, D.C. Councilmembers introduced a bill that would compel businesses to give workers two hours of paid leave on Election Day. The bill, called the Paid Leave to Vote Amendment Act of 2018, was introduced Nov. 20. If passed, the bill would grant workers up to two hours of[Read More…]

by November 30, 2018 1 comment Campus News, News, News - Top
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Councilmember Mary Cheh is calling for increased safety regulations for bicycles and electric scooters following recent rider deaths.

Councilmember Pushes for Scooter, Bicycle Safety

Recent deaths of bicycle and electric scooter riders have prompted Washington, D.C. Councilmember Mary Cheh to call for stronger safety regulations as part of the city’s Vision Zero initiative. A 20-year-old man riding a Lime electric scooter was killed in a collision with an SUV on Sept. 21, and a 64-year-old[Read More…]

by October 24, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
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Councilmember Cheh's legislation seeks to incentivize home composting systems for residents as part of a local government effort to reduce food waste by as much as 80 percent.

Councilmember Proposes Composting Rebates for Residents

Washington, D.C. residents who purchase home composting systems would receive a $75 rebate from the District government under a bill Councilmember Mary Cheh (D-Ward 3) proposed Oct. 3. The legislation seeks to incentivize home composting systems for residents as part of a local government effort to reduce food waste by[Read More…]

by October 17, 2017 1 comment City News, News, News - Top

A Majority of D.C. Public Schools are Failing District P.E. Requirements

All but ten of over 200 D.C. public and charter schools failed to meet the city standards for physical education set for grades kindergarten through eighth grade, according to a Washington Post review of school health forms released Sept. 5. The D.C. Healthy Schools Act, passed in 2010, requires all[Read More…]

by September 9, 2016 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
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21 residents of Ward 3 have banded together to file a lawsuit against Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) and D.C. Council about the pending development of a new homeless shelter.

Ward 3 Residents Sue Mayor, DC Council Over Proposed Homeless Shelter

Twenty-one Ward 3 residents in Washington, D.C., have sued Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) and the D.C. Council in order to stop the building of a homeless shelter in the area, alleging they were not consulted in the planning process. The lawsuit encompasses the complaints of 21 citizens living around the[Read More…]

by September 2, 2016 1 comment City News, News, News - Top

New Legislation Would Create Contracts for Artists

The Artist Protection Act of 2009, introduced by D.C. Councilmember Mary Cheh of Ward 3 and set to pass this Council session, seeks to guarantee the establishment of a legal contract between artists and art dealers who seek to sell their work, but the consequences for local art dealers remain[Read More…]

by September 28, 2010 0 comments City News, News

Several Tax Raises Proposed in D.C. Council to Close Budget Gaps

A number of tax hikes could be in store for D.C. residents, as the D.C. Council prepares to vote on measures that would increase taxes on soda, liquor, health club memberships, parking and admission to museums and cultural events, as well as a higher income tax for wealthy residents. The[Read More…]

by May 21, 2010 0 comments City News, News