Jeff Richards

Knapp addresses student veterans on eve of war anniversary

Just days before the ninth anniversary of the Afghanistan war, University President Steven Knapp touted GW’s efforts to support veterans and discussed ways other universities can support student veterans on their campuses at the 2010 Student Veterans of America National Conference Sunday morning. Knapp said colleges have a responsibility to support veterans, explaining that GW […]

New Navy Yard park draws residents from across the city

A riverfront park close to the Nationals’ home turf has opened for D.C. residents Sept. 10. Yards Park, marked by a curved, metal bridge that spans a section of the Anacostia River, saw 10,000 people flock to its grand opening. Construction began 18 months ago, but the designing and planning started “years ago,” Michael Stevens, […]

District Congresswoman encourages students to care about local issues

In an interview with local journalists, D.C. Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton said D.C.-area students should care “a lot” about D.C. politics. Holmes Norton – who does not get a vote in Congress – said that D.C. college students are residents of the District, and should understand and care about the issues facing the city. “If […]

Tea party rally crowds campus

A steady stream of red, white and blue-clad tea party members flowed through the Foggy Bottom Campus Saturday – the first official day of move-in – for the much-anticipated “Restoring Honor” rally, causing only minor delays for students moving into residence halls across campus. Students moving into their residence halls said the rally crowded sidewalks […]

Community, University celebrate FoBoGro grand opening

After more than three years of planning and preparation, the creators of the updated Foggy Bottom Grocery – known as FoBoGro – celebrated with a grand opening party Friday afternoon. Free beer, wine and food drew about 200 people to the event, which recognized many in the District who contributed to the business, including GW […]

Area venues receive community approval for liquor licenses

Popular Foggy Bottom bars and restaurants did not have much trouble receiving community approval to renew their liquor licenses at an Advisory Neighborhood Commission meeting Wednesday, when the commission took no action for or against 10 restaurants near campus. McFadden’s, Thai Place and Froggy Bottom Pub are among the businesses moving forward with renewing their […]

Fenty budget would allocate bag fee money for street sweeping

Funds raised from a 5-cent plastic bag tax in D.C. that are intended to support the cleaning of the Anacostia River could now be spent elsewhere, according to a newly released budget and a city official. Mayor Adrian Fenty’s Fiscal Year 2011 Proposed Budget and Financial Plan allocates the funds to be used for a […]

D.C. residents weigh in on Metro’s budget woes

Beltway residents packed into a Columbia Heights church Thursday to discuss remedies to the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority’s $189.2 million budget shortfall for the 2011 fiscal year. Stacked at the back of the hall were around 50 253-page packets, which laid out the gap-closing measures proposed by Metro’s outgoing general manager John Catoe. The […]

University to request construction permit for underground parking center

Web Exclusive GW will request to begin construction on the underground parking portion of the new Law Learning Center with D.C.’s Office of Zoning next month, a University official said Thursday. At last week’s meeting of the GW/Community Advisory Committee held at St. Mary’s Court, the committee told neighbors about the proposed underground parking facility […]

Workers protest wages at Square 54

“Hey, hey! Ho, ho! Low wages have got to go! Hey, hey! Ho, ho! Abuse has got to go!” These were the chants of two dozen people gathered across from the Square 54 construction site last Wednesday. Made up of former employees of a group contracted to work on Square 54 and representatives from D.C. […]