Nick Marell

Square 54 on track to be complete by early 2011

University officials said last week the Square 54 complex across from the GW Hospital is on track to be open for occupancy by early 2011, after its construction began last spring. Earlier this year, project organizers predicted that Boston Properties, the site’s developer, would “reach the bottom of the hole” in their excavation of the […]

Club shuns GW undergrads

A new Foggy Bottom nightclub signed an agreement with local community members last week that indicated they would not advertise to GW undergraduates, in response to concerns that the venue could become a neighborhood disturbance. Swaptak Das, president and CEO of The Shadow Room nightclub, located on 21st and K streets, arranged an agreement with […]

Officials defend MPD transfer

Facing opposition from the University and neighborhood leaders, city officials told community members last week that they support the Metropolitan Police Department’s recent decision to move a beloved lieutenant out of Foggy Bottom. Lt. Phillip Lanciano, a police officer who often worked closely with GW and the neighborhood, was abruptly reassigned to the 6th District […]

Admins protest MPD transfer

University and local leaders banded together this week to protest a decision to transfer Lt. Phillip Lanciano – the Metropolitan Police Department officer assigned to the Foggy Bottom area – to another police district. Lanciano served as a local Police Service Area lieutenant, working frequently with community members and the University to alleviate crime in […]

Council candidates address Foggy Bottom ANC

Two candidates vying for a D.C. City Council seat made appearances at the Advisory Neighborhood Commission meeting Wednesday night at St. Stephen-Martyr Church. Only one was there to talk about the election, however. Councilman Jack Evans (D-Ward 2) and Christina Culver (R) attended at last night’s meeting for two very different purposes. Evans, the incumbent, […]

Report identifies voting problems

After weeks of investigation, a special committee of the D.C. City Council blamed problems in the District primary elections on both the D.C. Board of Elections and Ethics and Sequoia Voting Systems, the firm that provides the city with its voting machines. The investigation began after a malfunctioning voting machine and an inordinate amount of […]

Knapp addresses local residents

The Foggy Bottom Association gave University President Steven Knapp a warm reception Tuesday night as GW’s top official began his second year working to improve relations with the surrounding community. When Knapp spoke at his first FBA meeting a year ago, the mood was one of hostility and hesitation. After a year, many in the […]

Admins address local noise

Correction appended In response to rising complaints from Foggy Bottom residents, University officials are invoking new procedures next week to more proactively address student disturbances in the surrounding community. These measures include reforming rules for how the University Police Department responds to noise complaints and organizing extensive visits between University President Steven Knapp and neighborhood […]

D.C. City Council investigates voting malfunction in primary

The D.C. City Council launched an investigation on Tuesday into the District’s bungled primary election last week to prevent further errors in the November general election. During last Tuesday’s primary, the D.C. Board of Elections misreported voter tallies and the number of write-in ballots. They determined that the final outcomes of the races – including […]

Voting issues delay primary results

It is not just the humidity and heat that is making D.C. feel like South Florida. Tuesday’s primary election for the D.C. City Council turned into a debacle after miscalculated results stemmed from a voting machine malfunction. District election officials did not release official results in the Ward 2 Democratic primary Tuesday due to the […]