Posts Tagged ‘MAYOR GRAY’

District Line Daily: Horrors at D.C. General

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A damning months-long Washington Post investigation reveals that living conditions at the troubled D.C. General homeless shelter [...]

Embattled D.C. Fire Chief Kenneth Ellerbe to Step Down

D.C. Fire Chief Kenneth Ellerbe will step down and retire from his post next month, the mayor announced in a release this morning. Ellerbe has been at the helm of the fire department since January 2011 and has served in the department for more than 30 years.
His three-year tenure as chief has been marred by controversy, including faulty [...]

The Needle: Two-Faced

Abe Lincoln Vs. Zombies: During an intense Presidents Race at Nationals Park Monday, Abe Lincoln was clotheslined and, much to the shock of onlookers, a human head popped out of the costume . +3
Bike DC: D.C. is the second best city for biking in the country, according to NerdWallet. The rankings take into a number of factors, including [...]

D.C. Had 17.4 Million Domestic Tourists in 2013

If you thought you saw more Segways than usual zipping by you on Pennsylvania Avenue last year, it wasn't your imagination. In 2013, more than 17.4 million domestic tourists visited D.C., a 3.1 increase over 2013 and a record high, according to Destination D.C., the nonprofit responsible for the marketing of D.C.'s tourism and major conventions.
These [...]

District Line Daily: Election Day!

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Election Day has finally arrived: D.C. Polls opened today at 7 a.m. and close at [...]

The Needle: An Undefeated Season

Home Run: The Washington Nationals won their season opener against the Mets today in the 10th inning. The only thing better than a winning team? A winning team whose stadium has lots of good food and beer. +4
Generation Why? Mayor Vince Gray officially proclaimed that the end, or at least Millennial Week, is coming to D.C. in June. [...]

District Line Daily: Young and Voteless

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D.C.'s booming population of young professionals has the opportunity to sway the upcoming mayoral primary. [...]

District Line Daily: Shaky Gray Grounds

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Amid the latest allegations that Vince Gray knew about the Jeff Thompson-financed shadow campaign, is the [...]

District Line Daily: Looming Deadline

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The number of residents who have signed up for health care coverage through D.C.’s insurance marketplace has jumped nearly 30 percent in the last month, with 26,180 sign-ups since Oct. 1. Individuals have until [...]

District Line Daily: Crack in D.C.

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WAMU releases the first of its five-part series today revisiting the crack epidemic in D.C. [...]

Fear Not! Everyone’s Still Getting a New Trash Can!

There were some funding hiccups along the way, but Mayor Vince Gray announced Thursday that he has secured the necessary $9 million to move forward with his plan for D.C. to buy every household in the District new trash cans and bigger recycling bins.
The mayor first introduced the city to its new bins in November, [...]

Will Snow Close D.C. Wednesday, Too?

Mayor Vince Gray isn't rushing to make any decisions on whether the city government and schools would be closed Wednesday, but he said at a press conference this afternoon that residents can expect a decision to be made by the 11 p.m. news broadcasts Tuesday night.
The freezing temperatures are expected to last through the week, [...]

Navy Yard Residents: Seriously, We Want Nothing To Do With This Tunnel Project

Navy Yard residents still unequivocally don't want the the city to give a complex Virginia Avenue Tunnel construction project the go-ahead, and last night, hundreds of neighbors came out to let Mayor Vince Gray know just how horrible they think the project is.

The 4,000-foot Virginia Avenue Tunnel is an operating rail track for freight trains [...]

Everyone May Not Get a New Trashcan. But Does Everyone Need One?

Mayor Vince Gray announced to much fanfare last month that the Department of Public Works would start delivering new Supercans and bigger recycling bins to each District household in January. But the plan hit a major hiccup yesterday when the D.C. Council voted unanimously to reject $9 million in funding for the project, which was largely [...]

District Line Daily: All in for the Minimum Wage

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The D.C. Council passed legislation that would raise the minimum wage to $11.50 by 2016. Mayor [...]

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