Amy D'Onofrio

Commission probes Alcohol Control Board

A local neighborhood group is latching on to a probe of the D.C. Alcoholic Beverage Control Board’s chair, alleging the official allowed conflicts of interest to interfere with granting liquor licenses and other rulings. Mayor Vincent Gray’s office began an investigation of chair Charles Brodsky after a former board member accused Brodsky of helping to […]

Amy D’Onofrio: Covering D.C. from 2140 G

Each year, graduating editors are given 30 final column inches – “30” was historically used to signify the end of a story – to reflect on their time at The Hatchet, published in the final issues of the year. As a freshman I walked into 2140 G St. for an open house, and within the […]

Student dies in City Hall

A male student was found dead in City Hall Wednesday afternoon, in what Metropolitan Police Department officers are classifying as a suicide. MPD, University Police Department officers and medical examiners responded to the scene after 2 p.m. to find a male student dead in his room. There is no indication the death was the result […]

Occupational Safety and Health Administration investigates UPD rodent issue

An investigation into a rodent infestation in the Woodhull House is ongoing, an official from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration said, adding that the investigation into the incident will likely be completed in the next few weeks. Administration officials inspected the University Police Department’s headquarters at 2033 G St. last Thursday, after receiving multiple […]

Fasolini pleads guilty in child porn case

A former part-time Italian language professor pled guilty to one count of possession of child pornography Wednesday morning. Diego Fasolini, 43, admitted in court to knowingly possessing 600 or more images of child pornography and to having thousands of additional images stored on a hard drive. Assistant U.S. Attorney David Kent, the attorney prosecuting the […]

Rats infest University Police Department headquarters

The University Police Department’s headquarters will remain in limited use Thursday, as Facilities Management treats the building for an infestation of rodents. UPD Chief Kevin Hay said most administrative personnel at Woodhull House, located at 2033 G St., took the option to work from home Wednesday, even though the building wasn’t closed completely as facilities […]

District sees rise in pedestrian safety issues

Two students crossing H Street were struck by cars in separate incidents last week, highlighting a growing pedestrian safety issue across the region. The number of cases where a motorist struck a pedestrian – someone either walking or cycling – increased by about 24 percent between 2009 and 2010, according to data provided by George […]

Professor files new charge in buyout lawsuit

A former School of Engineering and Applied Science professor amended his complaint against the University in court this month, rendering GW’s current attempt to have the lawsuit dismissed moot. Last month the University filed a motion to dismiss the first of two counts in Richard Soland’s complaint, citing a lack of tangible evidence. Under law, […]

Suspect arrested for alumna’s murder

Montgomery County Police arrested a suspect Friday for the murder of alumna Jayna Murray, who was beaten and stabbed to death earlier this month in a Lululemon Athletica store in Bethesda, Md. Police arrested 28-year-old Brittany Erin Norwood, a co-worker of Murray’s, for first degree murder after detectives found inconsistencies in the story Norwood told […]

District recommends Science and Engineering Complex for approval

The District’s Office of Planning recommended last week that the Zoning Commission approve the plan for the Science and Engineering Complex, but encouraged GW to revise its design to accommodate another Foggy Bottom Metro entrance. The approval is conditional and will be reevaluated if GW fails to provide a detailed drawing illustrating the streetscape before […]