Posts Tagged ‘david grosso’

Transgender Rights Advocates Rally for Repeal of Prostitution-Free Zones

A handful of transgender-rights advocates stood with signs in front of the Wilson Building today—the day that Monica Jones is set to go on trial in Arizona.  Jones, a black, transgender student at Arizona State University, is facing manifestation of prostitution charges, though she says she was arrested while walking to a local bar and [...]

Legislation Would Allow Non-Citizen, Permanent Residents to Vote in Local Elections

Councilmember David Grosso introduced legislation today that would allow foreign citizens who have permanent resident status to vote in local elections.
The bill would require green card holders to live in the District for at least 30 days prior to the election.
"Pot holes, community centers, playgrounds, minimum wage, taxes, supercans, snow removal, alley closings, alcohol license [...]

What Legalized Weed Could Look Like in D.C.

One Friday evening in the not-too-distant future, you leave the Metro after work and stop to do some errands on your way home. You pick up your dry cleaning. You swing by the grocery store to get some milk. And you’re going to a party later that night, so you stop at the liquor store [...]

The Council Network

Ward 6 Councilmember and would-be Mayor Tommy Wells will take his campaign to Reddit this week, with an Ask Me Anything discussion scheduled for Sunday. Which got us thinking: What would be the social networks of choice for other local political figures?

Who: Ward 8 Councilmember Marion Barry
What: Twitter
Why: From old SNCC photos to live updates [...]

The Needle: Whiteout

Demographic Developments: With the election of David Grosso, the D.C. Council is now once again majority white. +/-0
Votes Mapped: Speaking of racial divides, a map of Grosso votes compared to Michael Brown's votes reveals, predictably, that Grosso dominated the western part of the city and Brown the eastern portion. -3

District Line Daily: Four More Years

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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What a night, huh? The country kept the same president, but D.C. got a new [...]

Cocktail-Napkin Sketch: Grosso Headquarters

So far, "yes" votes have a slight edge in a referendum in Colorado to legalize marijuana. Attendees at D.C. Council at-large candidate David Grosso's campaign party react.

District Line Daily: Saucy ANC

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Something to ponder this Friday: A Columbia Heights ANC commissioner who spent 158 hours on [...]

District Line Daily: Dupont Developments

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Big news today: After eight months, Dupont Circle's southern entrance has reopened.
LEADING THE MORNING NEWS: [...]

Is the D.C. Urban Moms Chicken Crisis Over?

Since August, top judgment forum D.C. Urban Moms and Dads has been divided over the issue of backyard chicken raising. Is it a crunchy way to eat local and teach your kids about animals? Or is it, in fact, a sign of destitution not seen since the Dust Bowl?
But our long local nightmare may be [...]

The Needle: Teddy’s on a Tear

Roosevelt Rampage: President head Teddy Roosevelt won his third race in a row today. But after yesterday's loss, is Teddy cursing the team? +1
Donna's Debts: A disgruntled ex-employee of newly-anointed Esquire chef of the year Roberto Donna has created a website to draw attention to Donna allegedly being behind on payments to employees. +2

Small Time Crooks: The Life and Crimes of At-Large Candidates

Suspended licenses, evaporating campaign funds, "warrior lawyers"—incumbent D.C. at-large councilmember Michael Brown should be cruising to re-election, but he can't stop breaking bad news. And he's not happy that people are talking about it, tweeting yesterday that his opponents should be scrutinized, too.
Fair enough! The Washington Post ran a story this afternoon on past criminal [...]

District Line Daily: Grisly Georgetown

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Unusual goings-on in Georgetown: Long-buried human remains have been discovered there, again.
LEADING THE MORNING NEWS: [...]

One Question David Grosso Didn’t Answer on Reddit, and One He Did

Ignoring my advice to avoid Reddit users at all costs, D.C. Council at-large candidate David Grosso took to the site to answer questions yesterday, Barack Obama style. And while Grosso's chances in November may have evaporated the moment incumbent opponent Michael Brown made the ballot, the Reddit people seem to like him.
It soon became clear [...]

District Line Daily: Earthquake, a Year Later

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One year ago today, Washingtonians learned what an earthquake felt like. And today you can [...]

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