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Archive for January, 2020

Following Ward 2 Councilmember Jack Evans’ Resignation Chairman Mendelson Announced Fate of District Building’s Ward Office

January 21 at 3:57pm: “In response to a number of inquires & last Friday’s resignation, I will maintain a Ward 2 Council Office with staff under my authority to handle constituent service requests until the special election. If you are a #Ward2 resident with constituent issues, please call (202) 724-8058.” [Ed. Note: The special election […]

January 2020 Issue / February issue pdf to post on the 14th

Restaurant Review ~ Sababa / 3311 Connecticut Ave., NW

For those who have traveled to Israel or other Middle Eastern destinations, the Israeli/Middle Eastern food of this casual Israeli eatery will bring back fond memories. As its website explains, the word “sababa” is a Hebrew slang word meaning, apparently, “great or cool.” Well, the restaurant’s food is both great and cool, and dropping in […]

ANC Commissioners Rebuked, Fined by Campaign Finance Office for Violations

Accompanying images can be viewed starting on page 1 of the January 2019 issue pdf By William G. Schulz While six ANC 2B Commissioners have been ordered to ethics training and fined a collective $4,000 by DC’s Office of Campaign Finance (OCF), on January 2nd, yet another allegation of misusing government resources to support a […]

Updating of DC’s Comp Plan Sure to be One of 2020’s Biggest Political Footballs

Accompanying images can be viewed starting on page 1 of the January 2019 issue pdf By William G. Schulz The promise of a new year for DC government in 2020 includes hopes of completing the 2016 update of the District’s Comprehensive Plan. The every 10-year update has two key deadlines fast approaching. First, the public […]

Despite Promises and Assurances Proper Community Policing Seen as Absent

Accompanying images can be viewed starting on page 1 of the January 2019 issue pdf By Larry Ray* Late in the afternoon of November 20th in Columbia Heights the following scenario played out: Five DC police officers were involved in the roughing up and detention of Genesis Lumes, a 15-year-old Latina girl who, with her […]

Alonso Berruguete: First Sculptor of Renaissance Spain

Accompanying images can be viewed starting on page 5 of the January 2020 issue pdf By Joseph R. Phelan* This has been the season for Renaissance art with exhibitions of works by three sculptors rarely, if ever, visiting our shores. “Alonso Berruguete: First Sculptor of Renaissance Spain” (through February 17, 2020) joined the now closed […]

Although Necessary, Evans’ Departure from the City Council a Sad Day Indeed

While the Washington Post in its December 5th editorial made clear that the Council’s unanimous vote of Ward 2 Councilmember Jack Evans’ 12 colleagues for his expulsion was justified, the opening paragraph of its editorial did serve as a reminder to his constituents and all citizens that Evans had made important and lasting contributions beneficial […]

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January 2020 Issue PDF

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