D.C. Wire: Gray


Posted at 01:50 PM ET, 01/20/2011

Hundreds attend William Lockridge funeral

Mayor Vincent C. Gray, council members, school board members and community leaders gathered at Temple of Praise Church in Southeast on Thursday to attend the funeral of William Lockridge, a longtime community and education activist.

By Nikita Stewart and Hamil Harris  |  01:50 PM ET, 01/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nikita Stewart, Nikita Stewart, Nikita Stewart | Tags:  Vincent C. Gray, William Lockridge

Posted at 12:14 PM ET, 01/06/2011

Mayor stops just short of endorsing Sekou Biddle

Mayor Vincent C. Gray said in an interview Thursday that he is supporting Council Chairman Kwame R. Brown's efforts, including his endorsement of state Board of Education member Sekou Biddle for his vacated at-large seat.

By Nikita R Stewart  |  12:14 PM ET, 01/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Vincent C. Gray | Tags:  Kwame Brown, Sekou Biddle, Vincent C. Gray, vince gray, vincent gray

Posted at 11:27 AM ET, 12/29/2010

Tickets to inaugural ball sold out

As of 11:05 a.m. Wednesday, the ticket giveaway to the free Sunday night celebration -- featuring go-go godfather Chuck Brown and other local artists - was shut down at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.

By Nikita R Stewart  |  11:27 AM ET, 12/29/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nikita Stewart | Tags:  inaugural ball; vincent c. gray

Posted at 12:08 PM ET, 12/22/2010

Gray to name education deputy mayor

Mayor-elect Vincent C. Gray will continue to name nominees to his Cabinet on Wednesday, but interim schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson will not be one of them. Gray will announce his picks for deputy mayor for education, state superintendent and director of the Department of Employment Services, according to sources within...

By Nikita R. Stewart  |  12:08 PM ET, 12/22/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Vincent C. Gray; Kaya Henderson; Michelle A. Rhee

Posted at 04:07 PM ET, 12/20/2010

Wuerl to deliver prayer at Gray's inauguration

Cardinal Donald W. Wuerl will deliver the invocation and benediction at the Jan. 2 inauguration of Mayor-elect Vincent C. Gray. Wuerl was one of 24 Catholic leaders worldwide elevated to the College of Cardinals by Pope Benedict XVI. More than 400 friends and relatives traveled to Rome last month to...

By Nikita R Stewart  |  04:07 PM ET, 12/20/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Cardinal Wuerl; Mayor-elect Vincent C. Gray; inaugural; gay marriage

Posted at 12:40 PM ET, 10/26/2010

Durso to leave hotel association for a 'new chapter in my life'

The Hotel Association of Washington, D.C., announced Tuesday that longtime president Emily Durso would step down at the end of November, leading to speculation that she's headed for a job in the administration of presumptive mayor-elect Vincent C. Gray. In the news release about her impending departure and the appointment...

By Nikita R Stewart  |  12:40 PM ET, 10/26/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nikita Stewart, Nikita Stewart, Nikita Stewart | Tags:  Emily Durso; Vincent Gray; hotel association; destination dc; transition; administration

Posted at 08:33 AM ET, 09/15/2010

Fenty headquarters empty; Gray supporter jubilant

The Georgia Avenue campaign headquarters for Mayor Adrian M. Fenty was empty Wednesday morning -- a window that shattered Tuesday night after a volunteer leaned on it remained missing. Anyone could walk into the unsecured former car dealership where equipment and paraphernalia remained.

By Washington Post editors  |  08:33 AM ET, 09/15/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2010 District Election, 2010 District Election, 2010 District Election, 2010 District Election | Tags:  Mayor Adrian M. Fenty, adrian fenty, council chair vincent gray, election, vincent gray

Posted at 04:23 PM ET, 09/03/2010

Rhee to join Fenty in rally Saturday morning

To kick off early voting in Ward 3, the base of Mayor Adrian M. Fenty's support in his reelection bid, schools Chancellor Michelle A. Rhee will join the mayor at a rally at the Broad Branch Farmers Market in Chevy Chase at 8 a.m. Saturday. The Fenty campaign sent e-mails...

By Nikita R Stewart  |  04:23 PM ET, 09/03/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2010 District Election, 2010 District Election, 2010 District Election, 2010 District Election | Tags:  Adrian M. Fenty, Chevy Chase, Michelle A. Rhee, Vincent C. Gray, Ward 3, primary

Posted at 09:15 AM ET, 08/24/2010

Elections board to hear Fenty request for unaffiliated voters

UPDATED: 9:53 a.m. The D.C. Board of Elections and Ethics will hold a special meeting at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday to hear a request from the campaign of Mayor Adrian M. Fenty (D) to allow unaffiliated voters to participate in the Sept. 14 Democratic primary. Marc Elias, an attorney for the...

By Nikita R Stewart  |  09:15 AM ET, 08/24/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2010 District Election, 2010 District Election, 2010 District Election, 2010 District Election, 2010 District Election | Tags:  Adrian M. Fenty, D.C. Board of Elections and Ethics, Vincent C. Gray

Posted at 05:07 PM ET, 08/23/2010

Fenty campaign trying to include unaffiliated voters in primary

The campaign for Mayor Adrian M. Fenty is trying to get the Board of Elections and Ethics to reverse a recent decision and allow "no party" voters to cast ballots in the Democratic primary.

By Nikita R Stewart  |  05:07 PM ET, 08/23/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2010 District Election, 2010 District Election, 2010 District Election, 2010 District Election, 2010 District Election | Tags:  Adrian M. Fenty, Democratic primary, Vincent C. Gray, no party

Posted at 04:11 PM ET, 08/21/2010

Gray picks up Ward 8 Democrats' endorsement

The Ward 8 Democratic Committee voted overwhelmingly Saturday to endorse Vincent C. Gray over incumbent Adrian M. Fenty in the mayor's race. To win an endorsement, a candidate needed 59 percent of the vote. When the ballots were counted, Gray received about 80 percent: 244 votes compared with 59 for...

By Tim Craig  |  04:11 PM ET, 08/21/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2010 District Election | Tags:  adrian fenty, d.c. mayor, marion barry, vince gray, ward 8, ward 8 democratic committee, ward 8 democrats

Posted at 11:17 AM ET, 08/21/2010

Gray gets nods from Caribbean PAC, Muslim Democrats

Council Chairman Vincent C. Gray, chief challenger to Mayor Adrian M. Fenty in the Sept. 14 Democratic Party primary, continued to pick up endorsements Friday. The Caribbean-American Political Action Committee announced its backing and, hours later, the Muslim Democratic Caucus of D.C. announced its support during a candidates forum at...

By Nikita Stewart  |  11:17 AM ET, 08/21/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2010 District Election | Tags:  adrian fenty, caribbean american pac, d.c. mayor, muslim democratic caucus, talib karim, vincent gray

Posted at 03:30 PM ET, 08/19/2010

Labor union says it has a 'problem with our boss'

Mayor Adrian M. Fenty released a campaign TV ad this week acknowledging he has mistakes and promising to do better. Now the American Federation of Government Employees has released its own ad -- a 60-second radio spot condemning "boss" Fenty. "We have a problem with our boss. He disrespects us....

By Nikita R Stewart  |  03:30 PM ET, 08/19/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2010 District Election, 2010 District Election, 2010 District Election, 2010 District Election | Tags:  AFGE, Mayor Adrian Fenty, Vincent C. Gray, apology, primary

Posted at 01:55 PM ET, 06/24/2010

Lesser-known mayoral candidates bait Gray at forum

At the Alpha Kappa Alpha candidates' forum Wednesday night at Howard University, there were some fireworks between the candidates running for mayor in the Democratic primary. But most of the bickering wasn't between Mayor Adrian M. Fenty and his chief rival, D.C. Council Chairman Vincent. C. Gray. In a risky...

By Washington Post Editors  |  01:55 PM ET, 06/24/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2010 District Election, 2010 District Election | Tags:  Fenty, Gray, dc mayoral candidates, dc mayors race

Posted at 08:51 AM ET, 06/11/2010

Gray out raises Fenty in last 3 mos.

Vincent C. Gray out raised Mayor Adrian M. Fenty during the past three months, but Fenty mayor begins the summer campaign season with nearly ten times as much cash in the bank as the council chairman, according to campaign finance reports released Friday.

By Washington Post editors  |  08:51 AM ET, 06/11/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2010 District Election, 2010 District Election, 2010 District Election, 2010 District Election | Tags:  Adrian M. Fenty, Vincent C. Gray, mayoral

Posted at 01:20 PM ET, 06/04/2010

In Ward 3, the Gray-Cheh ticket (not exactly)

Over the past week, Gray volunteers have been near the Van Ness Metro station handing out campaign materials for both the chairman and Cheh. And if you see someone putting up a Gray yard sign in Ward 3, it's a safe bet they are also putting up Cheh signs nearby.

By Tim Craig  |  01:20 PM ET, 06/04/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Tim Craig, Tim Craig, Tim Craig | Tags:  Adrian Fenty, Vincent Gray, dc mayors race, mary cheh

Posted at 08:58 AM ET, 06/03/2010

Fenty, Gray spar at forum

If Wednesday night's D.C. for Democracy candidates forum had been televised, viewers would have seen Mayor Adrian M. Fenty (D) looking annoyed, distracted and uneasy. The mayor had a vexed look on his face during much of the forum as he fumbled with his BlackBerry. At one point, he picked...

By Washington Post Editors  |  08:58 AM ET, 06/03/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2010 District Election, 2010 District Election | Tags:  adrian fenty, d.c. mayor's race, vincent gray

Posted at 05:00 PM ET, 05/21/2010

Gandhi warns council on fee maneuver

Chief Financial Officer Natwar M. Gandhi is warning D.C. maneuver Council members that its vote to table a proposal by the mayor to raise or impose hundreds of fees could cost the city $2.3 million in revenue this summer.

By Washington Post Editors  |  05:00 PM ET, 05/21/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2010 District Election, 2010 District Election, 2010 District Election, 2010 District Election, 2010 District Election, 2010 District Election, 2010 District Election | Tags:  adrian fenty, d.c. budget, fee increases, gandhi wanrs council about tabling fee increase, natwar gandhi, vincent gray

Posted at 01:15 PM ET, 05/21/2010

Neighbors sign off on Gray's problematic fence

Council Chairman Vincent Gray got some good news Thursday night when his neighbors gave their seal of approval to his controversial fence.

By Washington Post Editors  |  01:15 PM ET, 05/21/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Ann E. Marimow, Ann E. Marimow, Ann E. Marimow | Tags:  D.C. council chairman's fence, Vincent gray, gray's fence, neighbors approve gray's fence, vincent gray's fence

Posted at 04:05 PM ET, 05/19/2010

D.C. budget talks to be televised

If you want to see your District government at work, tune into the local government access channel (Channel 13 for Comcast cable subscribers in the city.)

By Washington Post Editors  |  04:05 PM ET, 05/19/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Tim Craig, Tim Craig, Tim Craig, Tim Craig, Tim Craig, Tim Craig | Tags:  adrian fenty, d.c. budget negotiations televised, d.c. council to televise budget talks, vincent gray

Posted at 04:42 PM ET, 04/08/2010

Gray seeks budget document from Fenty

On Monday, Mayor Adrian M. Fenty will go before the council to answer questions about his fiscal 2011 budget proposal.

By Washington Post Editors  |  04:42 PM ET, 04/08/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2010 District Election, 2010 District Election, 2010 District Election, 2010 District Election, 2010 District Election | Tags:  Adrian Fenty, D.C. mayor's race, Fenty to attend council meeting, Vincent Gray, gray asks Fenty for budget document

Posted at 04:52 PM ET, 04/07/2010

D.C. campaign finance office clears Gray of wrongdoing

The D.C. Office of Campaign Finance has cleared Council Chairman Vincent C. Gray (D) of wrongdoing for his decision to allow a company owned by friend and mega developer William C. Smith to perform improvements at his home, according to a ruling released this afternoon. The office, part of the...

By Washington Post Editors  |  04:52 PM ET, 04/07/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Tim Craig, Tim Craig, Tim Craig, Tim Craig, Tim Craig | Tags:  Adrian Fenty, D.C. office clears Gray of wrongdoing, campaign finance, vincent gray cleared

Posted at 02:15 PM ET, 04/07/2010

Evans mum about impending marriage

Council member Jack Evans (D-Ward 2) announced last week that he will run for council chairman. But Evans, the longest continuously serving member of the council, is staying tight-lipped about his engagement to interior designer Michele Seiver. They have been dating for about three years and have three children each....

By Washington Post Editors  |  02:15 PM ET, 04/07/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nikita Stewart, Nikita Stewart, Nikita Stewart | Tags:  Gray quiet about marriage, Jack Evans, Michele Seiver

Posted at 11:22 AM ET, 04/06/2010

Gray called on to give specifics

In case you missed it, Washington Post editorial cartoonist Tom Toles wasn't too kind to Council Chairman Vincent C. Gray (D) this morning. Sketching an unflattering depiction of Gray, Toles picked apart Gray's brief speech when he declared his candidacy for mayor last Tuesday. Despite the general decline in influence...

By Washington Post Editors  |  11:22 AM ET, 04/06/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Vincent C. Gray, Vincent C. Gray, Vincent C. Gray, Vincent C. Gray, Vincent C. Gray | Tags:  Gray called on to offer specifics, Gray taken to task, gray needs to give specifics

Posted at 01:39 PM ET, 09/22/2009

11th Street Bridge Plans Gets Go-Ahead

By Tim Craig Washington Post Staff Writer The D.C. Council approved a plan Tuesday to accept property from the federal government so the city can begin construction of the 11th Street bridge. The project, slated to cost $365 million, will be the largest capital improvement project ever undertaken by the...

By Washington Post Editors  |  01:39 PM ET, 09/22/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Tim Craig, Tim Craig, Tim Craig, Tim Craig | Tags:  11th Street Bridge, Christopher Herman, Vincent C. Gray, d.c. council

Posted at 03:30 PM ET, 09/18/2009

Fenty Gears Up for Fight With Gray Over School Board Funding

Mayor Adrian M. Fenty said he and schools Chancellor Michelle A. Rhee are lobbying D.C. Council members to prevent council Chairman Vincent C. Gray's effort to override his veto of funding to the State Board of Education. The council approved $950,000 in the fiscal 2010 budget -- a move that...

By Washington Post Editors  |  03:30 PM ET, 09/18/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nikita Stewart, Nikita Stewart, Nikita Stewart, Nikita Stewart, Nikita Stewart, Nikita Stewart | Tags:  Adrian M. Fenty, D.C. Council, Jim Graham, Michelle A. Rhee, Vincent C. Gray, state board of education