Robert Devaney

'Once Upon a Prom' at Ella Rue

Ladies, hurry up and drop off those old prom dresses at Ella Rue. The boutique, owned by Krista Johnson, will ...

Pink Tie Party: It's All About Cherries

Cherries were on every menu at the fifth annual Pink Tie Party at the Mayflower Hotel, March 23. As part ...

Obama Vows to 'Win the Future'; Cut Oil Imports by One-Third at G.U. Speech

President Barack Obama outlined his administration's energy policy, termed "America's Energy Security," at Georgetown University's McDonough Arena, March 30, before a thousand-plus crowd of students, faculty and VIPs

D.C. Taxi Fares Increase by a Buck

Mayor Vincent Gray signed an executive order last Friday authorizing a $1.00 fuel surcharge for all taxicab rides originating or terminating within the District of Columbia.

G.U. Drug Lab Students Get Suspended 6-Month Sentence; 3 Years' Probation

Two students arrested at Georgetown University in October 2010 for creating a drug lab in a Harbin Hall dorm room will spend three years on probation and perform community service.

Key Bridge Exxon Condo Design Admonished by Neighborhood

EastBanc presented its revised design for a high-end condo complex at 3601-3607 M Street (the gas station property next to the Exorcist stairs) during the April 4 meeting of the Advisory Neighborhood Commission 2E, which is being criticized for, among other things, disrespect of the neighborhood's historic contexts.

Violent Crime Down; Property Theft Up

"Violent crime is down," Lt. Hitchcock of the Metropolitan Police Department told the April 4 meeting of the ANC 2E. In his police area, "there have been eight robberies in 2011 compared to 11 this time last year," he said. But, he cautioned, property crime has increased.

G.U. Relents: Adds 250 Beds on Campus and Lowers Cap

In a March 31 pre-hearing submission to the D.C. Zoning Commission, Georgetown University offered more concessions to the neighborhood, including more beds and a lower main campus enrollment cap.

Baseball Springs to Life With Nationals' Optimism

On baseball's raw Opening Day, March 31, the Washington Nationals ran onto the field amid celebration, the roar of ...

Buddy Cianci Charms 'Em at Cafe Milano

It seems that people cannot fail to be charmed by former Providence, R.I. mayor Vincent "Buddy" Cianci, who held court at Cafe Milano, March 22, as guest of Bill Shields of the National Low Income Housing Coalition and Thomas Quinn, top lobbyist at Venable Partners. Cianci is on a book tour for his memoir, "Politics and Pasta: How I Prosecuted Mobsters, Rebuilt a Dying City, Advised a President, Dined with Sinatra, Spent Five Years in a Federally Funded Gated Community, and Lived to Tell the Tale."

St. John's Fundraising Begins: Halfway There

With past donations from the likes of Thomas Jefferson and Francis Scott Key, it surprises few that St. John's ...

Citizens 'Boffi' Over Chefs' Treats

The Citizens Association of Georgetown joined with Boffi, the high-end kitchen and bathroom showroom on M Street, and neighborhood chefs ...

It's My Birthday, Too — Yeah

Approaching the Ides of March, it seemed so many friends and colleagues were celebrating their birthdays: Victoria Michael of VM ...

Washington Galas: From Dolley to the Digital

First Lady Dolley Madison was one of the first Washingtonians to realize the value of a good gala. Today a wider range of gala patrons are on the scene, from ambassadors and businessmen to social media mavens and corporations. But the point of the party remains the same: good times for good causes. Here is a list of The Georgetowner's most anticipated galas this season.

Mayor Gray, DDOT Launch PotHolePalooza 2011

Mayor Vincent C. Gray, Ward 8 Councilmember Marion Barry and District Department of Transportation (DDOT) Interim Director Terry Bellamy today ...

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