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Students urge peers to join city politics, boards

Alumnus Asher Corson was taken aback his senior year, when he realized local activists were working on community initiatives for longer than most students even attended GW. Corson is the last GW student to serve on the Foggy Bottom and West End Advisory Neighborhood Commission – which advises the city government on issues concerning residents, […]

Metro cuts ribbon to signal the end of yearlong Foggy Bottom escalator repairs

Metro officials commemorated three new escalators at the Foggy Bottom Metro station Wednesday morning, marking the end of a long-term effort to relieve chronic outages at the stop. Metro began long-awaited renovations to the station in January as part of a $5 billion overhaul across the 35-year-old transit system. Mascot George and Metro General Manager […]

Battle to make D.C. 51st state intensifies

District politicians unveiled a nationwide D.C. statehood campaign Tuesday, amplifying a decades-long effort to give D.C. residents representation in Congress and its leaders more control over the local budget. Mayor Vincent Gray, an alumnus, joined D.C.’s delegate in Congress, Eleanor Holmes Norton, and several members of the D.C. Council to urge residents to foster a […]

City liaison to meet with local residents

The mayor’s office is extending its outreach to Foggy Bottom residents through meetings with a Ward 2 coordinator whose job it will be to field complaints and concerns back to D.C.’s agencies. James Bulger, the Ward 2 liaison for the mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Engagement, said the aims of the meetings are to boost engagement […]

Mary Cheh launches bill capping Gray appointees

D.C. Councilwoman Mary Cheh introduced a bill Tuesday to cap the number of political appointees Mayor Vincent Gray can make. Cheh, a professor at the GW Law School, said the bill – which calls for a 100-appointee limit – would serve as a check against nepotism, cronyism, excessive salaries and other personnel issues Gray’s office […]

City pays tribute on anniversary

The grief Sept. 11 brought will continue to resonate in the minds of District residents, but people have maintained resilience despite the shadow cast upon the country 10 years ago, D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray and congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton, D-D.C., said at Freedom Plaza. “This is the anniversary of a very tragic time in the […]

Mary Cheh leads bill capping appointees

D.C. councilwoman Mary Cheh will introduce a bill capping the number of political appointments Mayor Vincent Gray can make, following a report that chronicled the alumnus’s hiring scandals. Cheh, a professor at GW Law School, headed up the council’s Aug. 23 report outlining evidence that Gray appointed adult children of his administration’s senior officials and […]

DVD rental kiosk coming to Foggy Bottom Metro

The Foggy Bottom Metro station will house a DVD rental kiosk starting in June, offering movies for just $1 per day. Customers will be able to pay for a DVD using a credit or debit card at one Metro location and return it to any other location with a kiosk. Customers will not be able […]