Author Archive for Jeffrey Anderson

Mendelson to Introduce Bill Waiving Procurement Rules for McMillan

Questions remain about whether developer VMP ever

DCPS Still Doesn’t Have a Plan for In-House Food Services

One year after it settled a whistleblower suit over its meal contractor

Audit of Equipment Lays Bare D.C. Schools’ Problems in Kitchen, Again

“We witnessed inefficiencies and waste including equipment that we were told had been broken for a year or longer.”

City Tries to Lowball DCPS Whistleblower Jeffrey Mills

Mills is trying to recover what he claims is his lawful share of a multimillion dollar settlement resulting from his lawsuit against school food vendor Chartwells.

IG Report: Returning Citizens Office Lacks ‘Fundamental’ Ability to Help Ex-Offenders

A 52-page report raises serious questions about whether the Mayor’s Office of Returning Citizen Affairs is up to the task of helping ex-offenders.

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 [...]