Posts Tagged ‘Georgetown’

The Needle: Schweitzer v. Schweitzer Edition

Red Sauced: La Tagliatella, an Italian-style (but Poland-based) chain of pasta restaurants, opened a location in Arlington recently—and Washington Post restaurant critic Tom Sietsema says its eggplant calzone "does a great impression of a mummy," its minestrone seems to only contain peas and croutons, and its decor is "as over-the-top as Liberace." More zingers follow! So epic [...]

The Needle: Flaming Metro

Hot Car: Metro's investigation into yesterday's train fire at Silver Spring is aimed at the old 1000-series car involved. Conveniently, that model is going to be replaced in 2014. +1
Sausage Casing: Tony Kornheiser is no fan of Caps fans. -2

The Needle: Pricey Power

Zapped: Pepco wants to raise rates on D.C. customers. -1
Squeezed: Georgetown's fans say they'll unfurl what they claim is the largest homemade sign in college basketball history in the team's game against Syracuse on Saturday. +3

District Line Daily: Hoop Dreams

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In this week's Washington City Paper, in boxes now: as the Big East comes to an [...]

The Needle: Lowlight Reel

The Best of the Worst: A Sterling, Va., high school student may have put the best spin on a mediocre football career. +1
For the Dogs: Georgetown's 9-year-old bulldog mascot Jack will be celebrated at his last home game on March 9 against rivals Syracuse.  Georgetown spokeswoman Rachel Pugh tells City Desk that, after retiring later [...]

Georgetown Has Secret Society Scandal, Hilarity Ensues

Has Georgetown University's Ivy League envy reached an all-time high? Emails leaked today reveal that students who are members of a secret society called "the Stewards"—a sometimes-menacing, sometimes-comical group that surfaces every few years at the school—have thrown student government elections into turmoil, the Georgetown Voice reports.
It might be easy to dismiss the affair as so [...]

Dating App Tinder Burning Up D.C. College Students

He is in your ZIP code and thinks you’re hot—what else do you need? It’s not the most serious dating criteria, but then again, Tinder is not the most serious dating app.
Tinder allows users to find matches based solely on geographic proximity and appearance. It's not the first for straight-people clone of gay hook-up app [...]

Georgetown Cupcake: Tax Scofflaws?

Will the customers waiting in line outside Georgetown Cupcake soon be joined by tax agents? The Washington Business Journal reports that the District has filed a tax lien against the trendy shop for a whopping $189,282.71 in taxes, penalties, and interest. In other words, the equivalent of about 68,727 cupcakes.
According to the lien, available below, [...]

The Needle: Mudbowl

Mud: Super Bowl-bound Ravens player Ed Reed is no fan of the turf at the Pigskins' FedEx Field:
For all that money down in D.C. man, you'd think that field would be better. That field sucks," Reed said of the Redskins' home turf. "That field was all mud. It was like that guy was running on [...]

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M Street NW, January 22

Its Driver Inside, Car Falls Into the C&O Canal

A car was driven into muddy bed of the C&O Canal in Georgetown around 3 p.m. today, according to D.C. police.
As of 3:30 p.m., the driver was still inside the car, while the vehicle was on its side, according to  the Metropolitan Police Department's Officer Hugh Carew. That description jibes with a picture tweeted from [...]

The Needle: Closing Times

Layoffs Held Off: Layoffs that Fishbowl D.C. reports could eliminate a quarter of the Washington Times' staff are being delayed until January, either because of incompetent management or the CEO's wife's broken leg. Meanwhile, Times staffer Emily Miller accepted a $90 gift from Chairman Phil Mendelson. -2
Aloha: Goodbye to Daniel Inouye, Hawaiian senator and really [...]

Accused Murderer Albrecht Muth Is Praying to Die

Doctors for Albrecht Muth—the social climber and self-proclaimed Iraqi general accused of murdering his wife Viola Drath in their Georgetown home in August 2011—say that he is competent to stand trial, but he is still doing some pretty loopy things, according to a new psychiatric evaluation released by St. Elizabeths.
Muth, who is currently a patient at [...]

Georgetown Spooked by Brightest Young Things Prank

While the rest of us were hunkering down and eating junk food during Hurricane Sandy, a Brightest Young Things writer and his pals descended on Georgetown for some pumpkin-themed pranking. This is one of those quirky things that we see every so often in Washington that could be clever but verges on obnoxious.
In the case of [...]

Mayor Declares Schools Open Tomorrow, Halloween Back On

Bad news, kids: Mayor Vince Gray announced today that D.C. public schools are reopening tomorrow after being closed for two days for Hurricane Sandy. On the plus side, though, the mayor says trick-or-treating should be fine.
At an afternoon press conference, Gray said that there should be no weather issues tomorrow during what he described as [...]