Robert Devaney

After Attacks on Women, Broken Streetlights Seen as Safety Issue

With at least five sexual abuse or assault crimes reported on the west side of Georgetown, some cite broken streetlights as contributing to the problem.

Park Service to Begin Rehab of C&O Canal; Barge Departs Oct. 5

The beloved canal boat, "The Georgetown," will float away forever Oct. 5 to be broken up at Fletcher's Cove. Work on the C&O Canal will close off part of the towpath for 18 months.

Business Old & New: 1789 and the Tombs Are Back; New Arrivals on Grace Street

With fans counting down the days, the Tombs opened for lunch Sept. 6 with 1789 ready for dinner after a $2-million renovation. On Grace Street, new arrivals are Grace Street Coffee, South Block Juice Co. and SundeVich.

Georgetown University to Apologize for Slavery Past, Give Slave Descendants Admission Priority

Georgetown University President John DeGioia announced on Sept. 1 the actions that the university will take to engage its history with slavery and engage with descendants in new ways.

Jim Gilroy of Yates Goes the Distance

I didn’t think I’d stay 36 years,” says James Gilroy, director of Yates Memorial Field House, who has ...

Business Ins & Outs

In: Café Milano No. 2 in Abu Dhabi Café Milano, Georgetown’s popular Prospect Street restaurant, will finally get a ...

Georgetown's Café Milano to Open in Abu Dhabi

Café Milano will open its second-ever restaurant in Abu Dhabi, capital of the United Arab Emirates. A September debut is planned. Who's going to the grand opening party?

Man Robbed in Arlington, Forced to Swim to D.C.

It sounds likes an Olympic swimming team joke, but the victim told U.S. Park Police he was told at gunpoint to jump into the Potomac and swim.

Son Charged in Father's Death on 33rd Street

What is going on here, neighbors ask. A son allegedly stabbed his father to death in Georgetown — and another son-father crime occurred near Children's Hospital on the same day.

Business Ins & Outs

In: Fashion’s Rene Ruiz Brings Miami Heat

Rene Ruiz, luxe top-end fashion studio, has set up shop at 2902 ...

Vincent Orange Named D.C. Chamber CEO; to Quit Council

At-large Council Member Vincent Orange — who lost the Democratic Primary June 14 —has been chosen by the D.C. Chamber ...

ANC Update: Jeff Jones Retires; Rick Murphy, Jim Wilcox to Run; Lisa Palmer to Challenge Bill Starrels

Another commissioner for the Georgetown-Burleith-Hillandale Advisory Neighborhood Commission has decided not to run for re-election. This time, it is Jeffrey ...

History-Drenched Dixie Liquor Could Be Yours

Dixie Liquor, the landmark business at Georgetown's western entrance, has closed for now — but expects a new owner soon.

Professor, Interrupted: Angelina Will Not Teach at Georgetown U. This Fall

When Us Weekly reported that the actress would be teaching at Georgetown University in the fall, the university had to step in and say it simply wasn't true.

Attempted Rape Foiled By 'Concerned Citizen'

The attempted sexual assault on 35th Street could involve a serial rapist. Police have increased patrols in the neighborhood.

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 08:16:53 -0400

Subscribe to our newsletter to receive the latest Georgetowner updates.