Posts Tagged ‘Vincent Gray’

District Line Daily: Get Out the [Early] Vote

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All 13 early voting centers opened in the District on Saturday. They'll be open every [...]

More Than Half of DCPS Students Who Attended a Closed School Not Re-Enrolling This Year

More than half of District students who attended 10 of the 13 public schools that were shuttered in June because of low enrollment numbers did not sign up to attend a District public school for this upcoming school year, WAMU reported today.
This is a potentially big hit for the D.C. public school system, which [...]

District Line Daily: The Cash From Nantucket

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D.C. Councilman Jack Evans raised about $40,000 for his mayoral campaign at a Nantucket fundraiser attended [...]

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: Squawkin’ Hawkins Edition

Judging Adam: A D.C. judge is considering a motion to release the perpetually under arrest Adam Kokesh, who was last put in the slammer after he video taped himself for a July 4th stunt loading a shotgun in the Freedom Plaza. (-3)
Prison Pals: Former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. will learn his fate tomorrow for misusing public funds, [...]

District Line Daily: How to Fix Everything

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Build more parks. Fix the ANCs. Nix the ANCs. Install cupholders on Capital Bikeshare bikes. The [...]

Photos: 43rd Annual Turkey Bowl

Slideshow.  Dunbar defeats Anacostia, 12-8.  Nov. 22nd.  © 2012 Matt Dunn

Photos: 46th Annual Palisades Parade

Slideshow.  MacArthur Blvd to Sherier Pl., NW.  July 4th.  © 2012 Matt Dunn

Drivers Unhappy About New Cab System

At the Post, Tim Craig and Mike DeBonis note that some cab drivers aren't terribly jazzed about the proposed changes—higher fares, newer cabs, credit card machines—to the taxicab system. A group crashed yesterday's press conference about the plan to protest:
[Ward 3 councilmember Mary] Cheh, chairman of the transportation committee, said the public, including drivers, would have [...]

D.C. Statehood: The TV Series

"Today Mayor Vincent C. Gray and D.C. Office of Motion Picture and Television Development Director Crystal Palmer will participate in a series of meetings with cable network executives in New York to attract more cable production to the District. Mayor Gray and Director Palmer also hope to encourage network executives to develop programming for [...]

Photos: Fight Night 2011

Fight Night Gallery, 1900 Block Connecticut Ave, Nov. 10.  © 2011 Matt Dunn

Suspected Metrobus Killers Found In Florida

Several outlets are reporting that two men suspected of shooting 22-year-old Demetrius Emmanuel Thompson on a Metrobus late Thursday night have been arrested in Florida. They are expected to be extradited to D.C. and will be charged with his death.
Oddly enough, according to NBC Washington, one of the men is named Vincent Gray, which will probably cause [...]

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 [...]

Unions: D.C.’s Broken Ambulances Too Hot to Handle

This week, the District has been besieged by relentless heat. It’s uncomfortable, perhaps even more so, for those on the verge of death. When that's the case, emergency medical technicians, paramedics, firefighters, and registered nurses think D.C. ambulances shouldn't be a very uncomfortable 107 degrees. In a statement released today, union leaders for those groups [...]

Photos: Vigil for Isaiah Harris

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