Posts Tagged ‘fort myer construction’

Catania Forces Awkward Vote on CBE Program

Yesterday, D.C. Councilmember David Catania forced his colleagues to show where their true loyalties lie when it comes to the city's broken Certified Business Enterprise program. It wasn't pretty.
The program gives preference to the small fraction of D.C.-based companies that sign up to be CBEs when bidding on city contracts. The city also requires that [...]

Same as the Old Boss?

On a hot August day in 1990, Marion Barry addressed his supporters outside the Reeves Center, a day after he’d beaten most of the federal government’s case against him on drug and perjury charges. Then the mayor, Barry began his speech by thanking God and acknowledging the presence of three women who were central to [...]

Free Turkeys Aren’t Free

While Mayor for Life-turned-Ward 8 Councilmember Marion Barry was getting all the attention for giving away turkeys last week, several other District elected officials were doing the same with much less fanfare. Here is how D.C. Watch's Dorothy Brizill describes Councilmember Vincent Orange's turkey giveaway last week:

A truck showed up Tuesday morning at Orange's campaign [...]

Paver Power

Early in former Mayor Adrian Fenty’s tenure as mayor, two of his top aides met with representatives of a construction company that had donated and raised funds for Fenty’s campaign.
The company was Peake Construction, and its owner, Nathan Peake, wasn’t happy.
“We’re supposed to get a piece of the fucking pie, no matter what,” said Peake, [...]