Jeff Richards

Retail shops to open near Thurston Hall

More shopping opportunities will be available near Thurston Hall, after a government agency approved plans to add retail shops in its office building. The National Capital Planning Commission approved plans for retail shops on the E Street side of the General Services Administration headquarters, the building that takes up the square block from 18th Street […]

D.C. to redraw Ward 2 border

The boundaries of Ward 2 will be redrawn this year, as census data released at the end of March show the ward’s population has increased beyond its legal limits. Ward 2 Councilmember Jack Evans and others will use 2010 Census data released by the U.S. Census Bureau to redistrict D.C.’s eight wards in the coming […]

Kennedy Center to revamp terrace

The Kennedy Center is in the final stages of a plan to renovate its riverfront terrace for pedestrians and visitors, after soliciting feedback from residents last month. The Potomac River Pedestrian Access Improvement Project calls for a direct pedestrian route to be built later this year between the performing arts venue’s terrace and the Rock […]

7-Eleven to extend hours on trial basis

Neighbors of the 7-Eleven located behind GW Hospital said they support the convenience store staying open 24 hours, but some residents are requesting the store face a trial period before its permanent operating hours are set. The store currently operates from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m., but its owners want to extend operating hours to […]

Funding cuts may mean fewer officers at bars, clubs

Bars and clubs may have to pay more out of pocket to hire Metropolitan Police security, after the D.C. Council voted to reduce funding to the MPD reimbursable detail program. The program – which allows businesses to hire off-duty officers for patrols in their area – saw its funding cut in half, dropping to $500,000. […]

University seeks to amend Foggy Bottom Campus Plan

GW is lobbying to up the number of beds in two townhouses on campus currently used for sorority housing. University officials are also seeking to amend the 20-year campus plan in order to enable GW to use a third townhouse as space for the GW Law School. The Foggy Bottom and West End Advisory Neighborhood […]

District cuts funds to Medical Center

Editor’s note The headline for this article was changed on Jan. 18, 2010. The original headline said the program was connected with the GW Hospital, which is untrue. Funding for a contract between the GW Medical Center and the city was cut for this fiscal year, as former Mayor Adrian Fenty sought to close D.C.’s […]

GW strengthened Gray through hardships

GW was not Vincent Gray’s first choice. In fact, he almost dropped out his freshman year due to the tough racial climate permeating the campus in 1963. But Gray stuck it out and has said he is a better man for it. Forty-seven years later, GW is celebrating Gray. The day before his inauguration, alumni […]

The District: A city with brains

Washington is the city everyone loves to hate, and those who perpetually rag on the District can add another gripe to their list: D.C. residents are probably smarter than you. About 47 percent of District residents have completed a bachelor’s degree, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, placing it among other cities at the top […]