Posts Tagged ‘Jack Evans’

District Line Daily: Who’s Tagging D.C.’s Bike Lanes?

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On the cover of this week's Washington City Paper: Jonathan L. Fischer investigates the friendly graffiti messages stenciled on [...]

Is The Already Crowded Mayoral Race Field Ready for Vince Gray’s Arrival?

Mayor Vince Gray's announcement that he's running for re-election means the contenders in an already crowded Democratic primary field now have the extra challenge of taking down an incumbent.
So how's the competition taking the news?
Candidates Vince Orange and Muriel Bowser say they're glad the mayor is running.
"Welcome to the race, I look forward to the [...]

Chatter: Jack in the Box

Can Jack Evans convince D.C. voters that they need him as mayor? With the mayoral race picking up its pace and more and more candidates joining the fray, last week’s cover story by Loose Lips writer Will Sommer pondered whether the long-serving councilmember, who represents some of D.C.’s toniest neighborhoods, can become the city’s first white [...]

The Needle: Back Up and Back Paid

Up and Running: Never mind that it took two weeks too long to get us here, but the shutdown is over, D.C. is open, and federal workers are getting back pay. +7
Vomit Inducing: Jack Evans' campaign manager revealed his campaign strategy at his boss' 60th birthday last night: "I want this city to look like it [...]

Police: Logan Circle Is Still Among D.C.’s Safest Neighborhoods

Metropolitan Police Department Chief Cathy Lanier and Ward 2 Councilmember Jack Evans tried to reassure the 60-plus Logan Circle residents at Wednesday's ANC 2F meeting that the neighborhood was still one of the safest in the District, despite two recent shootings and a spate of robberies involving a stun gun.
Crime in the District, Lanier and Evans [...]

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 [...]

Not in My Back Quad: Can Students Become a D.C. Voting Bloc?

On a September night in 2011, 39 students from D.C. colleges clustered around the steps to Georgetown University’s White Gravenor Hall. From about 9 to 9:50 p.m., they watched a cappella groups and slam poets perform, making about as much noise as three dozen undergraduates can muster without the aid of a pep band or [...]

Jack Evans Launching Mayoral Campaign on June 8

The 2014 mayoral field just got a little more crowded. Following D.C. Council colleagues Muriel Bowser and Tommy Wells, Ward 2 Councilmember Jack Evans is set to announce his own mayoral campaign on June 8.
Evans will launch his campaign at the corner of 14th and Q streets NW in front of Logan Circle's new Le [...]

District Line Daily: Liz

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Should District taxpayers pony up $1,500 for Councilmember Jim Graham to remember Elizabeth Taylor? Graham says [...]

Taxi Commission Chair Not Surprised by Color Uproar

Judging by their tweets, many Washingtonians don't like the proposed D.C. cab color scheme. They're not alone. The D.C. Taxi Cab Commission announced five more design proposals this morning, and some members of the D.C. Council now want to override the selection process, the Post reports. Ward 2 Councilmember Jack Evans sounds the most disappointed of [...]

The Needle: Out: Natitude, In: Cattitude

Sinking: Those darn Nats! An 8-0 loss to the Cardinals is no way to get to the World Series. -8
Sailing: Per an email from Alert D.C., the Wilson Bridge will be opening at around midnight for two pleasure crafts: the Altanagoiar Alta and the delightfully named Cattitude. +1

District Line Daily: Contracting Kerfuffle

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It's hard-copy City Paper day, so get yours and learn about the oversight mess that [...]

The Needle: Dan Snyder Not Throwing Party

Opportunity Lost: Reports of an impending meeting between local hero Dan Snyder and national hero Mitt Romney were apparently incorrect. A Redskins spokesman tells Washingtonian that the Redskins owner is not holding a fundraiser for Romney, despite what Politico reported this morning. -3
Shooting at Coolidge High: One Coolidge High student was shot by another today, according [...]

The Needle: Leslie Knope on D.C.

Train in Vain: Councilmember Jack Evans promises that Metro will be open for spectators leaving late-night Nats games, but he's mum on who's footing the bill. -3
Hollywood on the Potomac: Apparently, those Parks & Recreation scenes filmed in Washington this summer paid off. In one episode, character Leslie Knope, played by Amy Poehler, describes Washington [...]

Most D.C. Council Members Get Pay Raises

The Examiner reports that all D.C. councilmembers but David Catania, Kwame Brown, Michael Brown, and Mary Cheh are taking $2,802 raises this year:
"I just didn't feel comfortable giving myself a pay raise when our employees weren't getting a pay raise," [Kwame] Brown told The Washington Examiner on Tuesday.
According to the chief financial officer's estimate in [...]

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