Nick Marell

Alumnus battles Evans for D.C. Council seat

Change is the buzzword for Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama, but a local community activist and GW alumnus also plans to transform politics in Washington this fall. Cary Silverman, who attended GW for both graduate and law schools, has challenged longtime incumbent Jack Evans for his seat on the D.C. City Council – a move […]

Bike sharing comes to D.C.

GW students looking to rent a ride around D.C. will have an alternative to Zipcars beginning this month: bikes. SmartBike D.C., the District’s newest transportation initiative, is a self-service bike-sharing program that will launch later this May with about 100 bikes located across the city, including some near the GW Hospital. The program, which is […]

GW Cancer Institute honors doctors, cancer survirors

Monday, March 5, 1:38 a.m. The GW Cancer Institute drew in big names and a large crowd for its Fifth Annual Gala at the National Building Museum Saturday night. South African apartheid activist Archbishop Desmond Tutu was one of five distinguished guests honored at the black-tie fundraiser, where more than 650 people celebrated the institute’s […]

Roosevelt Island bridge proposal gains momentum

A proposal to create a bridge between Foggy Bottom and Theodore Roosevelt Island is gaining momentum in community and political circles. A Dupont Circle resident has spearheaded an effort to connect the island, located in the middle of the Potomac River, to D.C. with a new bridge which would span from Virginia Avenue to Rosslyn, […]

Theft from area cars on the rise

Thefts from cars have increased in Foggy Bottom, and police tackling the crime trend said local residents are not careful enough with their property. The solution? Hide the iPod. Stolen property from automobiles is one of the most common crimes in the Metropolitan Police Department’s Second District, which includes the northwest portion of the city. […]

Washington Circle to be revamped

Two city agencies have proposed major renovations to Washington Circle in order to make the area safer and more accessible for pedestrians. The National Parks Service and the District Department of Transportation presented a plan at a public meeting last month that will include more crosswalks and handicap ramps, chain link fencing to line the […]

Developer signs on for Square 54

A large developer signed a 60-year lease with GW last week to build on the space formerly occupied by the GW Hospital, in a deal that will provide an annual $9.1 million to the University’s endowment. Boston Properties, a corporation with offices around the country, is a national developer of commercial real estate and plans […]

CVS may occupy vacant space in Shops at 2000 Penn

CVS pharmacy is in talks with the University to occupy the former Tower Records space at 2000 Pennsylvania Avenue. The location at 21st and H streets has been empty since Tower Records, which rented the space since 1984, left last spring. University spokesperson Tracy Schario said other companies are interested in the space, but she […]