Posts Tagged ‘Adrian Fenty’

How D.C.’s Plan to Save Low-Income Housing Went Wrong

I thought New Communities would work. I was wrong.

District Line Daily: Is the Mayoral Race Heating Up?

A morning roundup of news, opinion, and links from Washington City Paper and around the District. Send tips and ideas to citydesk@washingtoncitypaper.com.

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The mayor's race between Muriel Bowser and David Catania is underway, with the Catania campaign distributing fliers east [...]

District Line Daily: The State of Vince Gray

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Mayor Vince Gray delivered his 2014 State of the District address last night, and began [...]

District Line Daily: Crime Watch

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Police Chief Cathy Lanier's popularity has made it difficult for Mayor Vince Gray's re-election opponents [...]

The Needle: You Booze You Lose

Thievery Corporation: D.C.'s attorney general under Mayor Adrian Fenty, Peter Nickles, told NewsChannel 8 that Mayor Vince Gray stole the 2010 mayoral election and said it's a "tragedy for the city." -3
You Booze You Lose: D.C.'s BYOB restaurants are now allowed to charge as much as they want as a corkage fee as long as [...]

The Needle: Fenty Dates a Billionaire Edition

Jobs Report: Ex-Mayor Adrian Fenty is dating Laurene Powell Jobs, philanthropist and widow of former Apple CEO Steve Jobs. According to a Post report, the couple met at a Houston education conference and "bonded over a shared passion for school reform." +2
Non-Cash Cab: Taxicab drivers want to extend the deadline to apply for an extension to [...]

The Needle: Griffining?

Cyber-Mayor: Adrian Fenty has started advising a venture capital fund. Our cryptic advice to the fit ex-mayor: You know what's cooler than a million triathlons? A billion triathlons. +1
Win for the 'Skins: New Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III justified a bit of his hype Sunday with a solid 40-32 win over the New Orleans Saints. [...]

Doing Jury Duty In D.C.

Someone over at LivingSocial's Social Studies blog got jury duty—which naturally means they had to write a cheeky guide to making it through the process.
Do you get to watch TV?
No.
Why not?
Because, as a court clerk explains, last year someone complained about the PG-13 nature of what was being shown on the TVs. Since then, the [...]

The Real D.C. Schedule Conflicts to Avoid

The big story for political operatives and reporters yesterday was the back-and-forth between the White House and Republicans in Congress over when, exactly, President Barack Obama would head up to the Capitol to make a speech about getting the economy back on track that the Republicans in Congress would then ignore.
Obama had proposed delivering the [...]

The Needle: Beef Futures Edition

Doin' It In The Park: Rock Creek Parkway runs, as its name implies, through Rock Creek Park, which is, of course, a national park. So it might be reasonable to expect that the National Park Service, which manages it, would follow environmental regulations when performing work on the parkway. Reasonable, that is, but apparently not [...]

Daycare Fight Emerges from “Purgatory”

Remember when a certain reformist-minded city administration went around closing stuff?
A group of  fired daycare workers and their union—the American Federation of Government Employees—certainly do. On Tuesday, they filed a $10 million lawsuit against the D.C. government, alleging city officials sabotaged the Department of Parks and Recreation child-care programs they worked for and illegally privatized [...]

Today in D.C. History: Renovated Eastern Market Reopens After Devastating Blaze

On June 26, 2009, hundreds of people waited in line to get their first look at the new and improved Eastern Market on Capitol Hill. More than two years earlier, a three-alarm fire blazed through the beloved Adolf Cluss-designed building, destroying much of the interior and its original vendor stalls, leaving behind a charred [...]

Today in D.C. History: Red Line Crash Kills 9 Near Fort Totten

On June 22, 2009, the deadliest crash in Metrorail's history occurred when two Red Line trains collided near the Fort Totten station, killing nine people and injuring dozens more.
The accident, and a subsequent National Transportation Safety Board investigation, offered a harsh assessment of Metro’s lax safety maintenance. That Monday just before 5 p.m., at the [...]

Today in D.C. History: Anthony Williams Takes Final Mayoral Cannonball Plunge

On June 21, 2006, Anthony Williams took his final cannonball plunge into a D.C. swimming pool as mayor, his traditional way to open the city’s pools for the summer. Williams' two terms as the District's fourth Home Rule-era mayor began with a splash in 1999, when he made his inaugural dive. In 2006, Williams, who [...]

The Needle: Myopic Little Twits Edition

Myopia Spreads: Washington Post columnist Courtland Milloy apparently couldn't beat Twitter; he's decided to join it, instead. The Post has Milloy and other writers taking social media training classes, and the man who coined the phrase "myopic little twits" will become one, himself, next month. Milloy says he may use the handle @gigabyteme, but alas, [...]

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