Author Archive for Jeffrey Anderson

Chartwells Quits, Leaving DCPS to Find New Food Vendor for Fall

Chartwells' withdrawal follows a $19.4 million settlement last month of a whistleblower lawsuit brought by a former DCPS food services director.

What Will D.C. Lawmakers Do About DCPS’ Food Services Contract?

David Grosso is trying to persuade D.C. lawmakers who have opposed renewing a $32 million food services contract with Chartwells/Thompson Hospitality to withdraw their opposition.

D.C. Restores Millions in Improperly Diverted Workers’ Comp Funds

In 2011 and 2012, D.C. improperly diverted $37.9 million from workers' comp to the city’s general budget.

D.C. Government: Yes, Workers’ Comp Needs Better Oversight

At a hearing last week, city officials acknowledged some serious problems exposed by earlier City Paper reporting.

Is Stadium Club Strip Club a “Sexually Oriented Business Establishment?”

High-end strip club Stadium Club could lose its ability to operate under the zoning rules for its location, after the D.C. Court of Appeals vacated the club's status as a non-"Sexually Oriented Business Establishment" and sent it back to the Board of Zoning Adjustment to reevaluate.
A sexually oriented business wouldn't be permitted in the commercial [...]

D.C. Still Wondering How to Handle Workers’ Comp Cases Decided by Disbarred Judge

Reacting to complaints from injured workers, a judicial review board at the D.C. Department of Employment Services in April ordered new hearings in six cases decided by an administrative law judge who practiced for 16 years without a bar license.
But when workers already before the D.C. Court of Appeals challenged decisions by that same judge, [...]

Jury: Nonprofit Director Used D.C. Money Improperly

A D.C. Superior Court jury on Monday found that the nonprofit group Miracle Hands, Inc., and its executive director, Cornell Jones, improperly diverted grant funds intended for the District's HIV/AIDS program. The city has alleged the money went to pay for renovations at a former warehouse at 2127 Queens Chapel Road NE, the home of the [...]

Stolen Dog Had a GPS Device, and So Did the Thief

When Margo the now-famous cockapoo was stolen from her home near 14th and D streets NE last Thursday, no one could have imagined she had something in common with her captor: They both were fitted with electronic devices to track their whereabouts.
While Margo has an embedded microchip in case she is lost or stolen, the [...]