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District of DeBonis: November, 2011

Posted at 07:47 PM ET, 11/29/2011

DeEvening Links: Staying the course

Gray gets plaudits from the conservative Hoover Institution for sticking with IMPACT.

By Mike DeBonis  |  07:47 PM ET, 11/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:21 PM ET, 11/29/2011

The facts on D.C.’s potential taxi fare hike

Before you freak about doubled fares — and plenty already have — here’s what you need to know.

By Mike DeBonis  |  03:21 PM ET, 11/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:58 AM ET, 11/29/2011

Newt Gingrich ‘deeply’ dislikes D.C. gun laws

The surging GOP presidential candidate weighs in on a newspaper editor’s gun quest.

By Mike DeBonis  |  10:58 AM ET, 11/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:28 AM ET, 11/29/2011

DeMorning Links: Arc of the covenant

City’s decades-old deal with Safeway threatens Wal-Mart’s Skyland entry.

By Mike DeBonis  |  10:28 AM ET, 11/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:26 PM ET, 11/28/2011

DeEvening Links: Vive le ‘Chateau Potomac’

Upscale eatery won’t offer tap water because “city water in D.C. is notoriously bad.”

By Mike DeBonis  |  09:26 PM ET, 11/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:45 PM ET, 11/28/2011

Interstate 695 reappears in D.C.

Changes related to the new 11th Street Bridge project mean a long-dormant road moniker has been resurrected.

By Mike DeBonis  |  05:45 PM ET, 11/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:01 PM ET, 11/28/2011

For Fall Massive, volume has consequences

Dance music festival in RFK parking lot vexes Hill East neighbors.

By Mike DeBonis  |  04:01 PM ET, 11/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:27 PM ET, 11/28/2011

D.C. will revisit street photography regulations

After objections, Attorney General Irvin Nathan says city rules will be narrowed.

By Mike DeBonis  |  02:27 PM ET, 11/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:25 PM ET, 11/28/2011

Maine Lobsterman Memorial will stay on SW Waterfront

Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) has moved to guarantee her state’s statue will remain after $2 billion redevelopment.

By Mike DeBonis  |  01:25 PM ET, 11/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:17 AM ET, 11/28/2011

DeMorning Links: Bye bye, Bruce

Dale Hunter replaces Bruce Boudreau as coach of the slumping Capitals.

By Mike DeBonis  |  10:17 AM ET, 11/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:26 PM ET, 11/23/2011

DeEvening Links: Happy Turkey Bowl Day

On the occasion of the District’s high-school football championship, Vince Gray calls for big changes.

By Mike DeBonis  |  05:26 PM ET, 11/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:50 PM ET, 11/23/2011

Gray calls for United Medical Center overhaul

Mayor Vincent C. Gray (D) is calling for a “fundamental shift in the direction and operation” of the District’s only full-service hospital east of the Anacostia River.

By Mike DeBonis  |  02:50 PM ET, 11/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:27 AM ET, 11/23/2011

DeMorning Links: The epitome of deliberation and consensus

Watergate residents are holding up $70 million of hotel investment.

By Mike DeBonis  |  08:27 AM ET, 11/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:55 PM ET, 11/22/2011

DeEvening Links: Holiday generosity

Marion Barry raised $38,000 for his turkey giveaway today. But from whom?

By Mike DeBonis  |  07:55 PM ET, 11/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:21 PM ET, 11/22/2011

Bikeshare station locations proposed for Mall

The National Park Service is moving forward with plans to place five stations on and around the Mall.

By Mike DeBonis  |  03:21 PM ET, 11/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:19 PM ET, 11/22/2011

Read Wal-Mart’s D.C. community benefits deal

Mayor Vincent Gray and the world’s largest retailer have reached a deal on a citywide community benefits agreement.

By Mike DeBonis  |  02:19 PM ET, 11/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:59 AM ET, 11/22/2011

DeMorning Links: HIV testing at the DMV

More than 5,000 city residents have gotten tested during their DMV visits in the past year.

By Mike DeBonis  |  09:59 AM ET, 11/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:17 PM ET, 11/21/2011

DeEvening Links: Speaking of comebacks

Marion Barry compares Jesus and the Redskins.

By Mike DeBonis  |  07:17 PM ET, 11/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:12 PM ET, 11/21/2011

Jack Evans’s mystery job revealed

Unbeknownst to many, the Ward 2 D.C. Council member worked as an insurance executive for a decade.

By Mike DeBonis  |  06:12 PM ET, 11/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:46 PM ET, 11/21/2011

Gray responds to MLK library study

The D.C. mayor committed to keeping a central library in downtown Washington but not necessarily at its current site.

By Mike DeBonis  |  01:46 PM ET, 11/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:51 AM ET, 11/21/2011

DeMorning Links: Middle schools for Ward 5

D.C. Public Schools officials are proposing a trio of intermediate options for long-starved ward.

By Mike DeBonis  |  09:51 AM ET, 11/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:59 PM ET, 11/18/2011

DeEvening Links: Don’t recycle your parking meters here

After complaints, the city quickly uninstalled hand-me-down parking meters in downtown Anacostia.

By Mike DeBonis  |  07:59 PM ET, 11/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:31 PM ET, 11/18/2011

The D.C. ethics bill’s toughest parts

Bowser’s proposal would get tough on constituent service funds and financial disclosures.

By Mike DeBonis  |  07:31 PM ET, 11/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:28 PM ET, 11/18/2011

Marion Barry cuts the strings on his turkey giveaway

To get a free holiday turkey in Ward 8, you don’t have to attend community meetings, after all.

By Mike DeBonis  |  04:28 PM ET, 11/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:54 PM ET, 11/18/2011

Can the Martin Luther King Library be shared?

An independent review panel proposes sharing D.C.’s central library with another tenant.

By Mike DeBonis  |  01:54 PM ET, 11/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:35 AM ET, 11/18/2011

DeMorning Links: Full circle on S Street

Nearly half of ex-inmates are unemployed; here’s one trying to keep on the straight and narrow.

By Mike DeBonis  |  09:35 AM ET, 11/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:17 PM ET, 11/17/2011

DeEvening Links: LivingSocial expands, again

The fast-growing deals site is moving to an address best known for troubled political campaigns.

By Mike DeBonis  |  09:17 PM ET, 11/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:34 PM ET, 11/17/2011

D.C. budget autonomy, abortion fight puts principle above practicality

Should city leaders have taken a closer look at Rep. Darrell Issa’s budget autonomy deal?

By Mike DeBonis  |  03:34 PM ET, 11/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 11/17/2011

Occupy protest on Key Bridge: Gray says he will ‘make sure the laws ... are enforced’

Ahead of planned Key Bridge protest, Gray said police stand ready to take action.

By Mike DeBonis  |  11:30 AM ET, 11/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:37 AM ET, 11/17/2011

DeMorning Links: Leverage

Wal-Mart foes say the city now has no leverage to force concessions from the retailer. But what leverage did the city ever have?

By Mike DeBonis  |  09:37 AM ET, 11/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:42 PM ET, 11/16/2011

DeEvening Links: Guilty as charged

A Superior Court judge has ruled that seven “D.C. 41” protesters were indeed guilty of civil disobedience.

By Mike DeBonis  |  05:42 PM ET, 11/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:33 PM ET, 11/16/2011

Peter Shapiro, former Pr. Geo.’s Council member, eyes D.C. seat

Shapiro, 48, intends to run as a Democrat for an at-large D.C. Council seat.

By Mike DeBonis  |  03:33 PM ET, 11/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:46 AM ET, 11/16/2011

DeMorning Links: Two more Wal-Marts

The retailer now plans to open six stores in D.C., including one at the Skyland site eyed by Mayor Gray.

By Mike DeBonis  |  10:46 AM ET, 11/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:24 PM ET, 11/15/2011

DeEvening Links: An outside look at MLK Library

The D.C. Public Library’s outside review of its central facility is under attack.

By Mike DeBonis  |  08:24 PM ET, 11/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:57 PM ET, 11/15/2011

Marion Barry on Twitter: Confirmed

‘The social media is hot right now,’ says the D.C. politician. ‘I want to keep in touch with technology.’

By Mike DeBonis  |  03:57 PM ET, 11/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:18 AM ET, 11/15/2011

DeMorning Links: Raw justice in Congress Heights

Business owners wonder why an upstanding citizen has been locked up for protecting himself while criminals go free.

By Mike DeBonis  |  10:18 AM ET, 11/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:42 PM ET, 11/14/2011

DeEvening Links: Autonomy with a poison pill

Rep. Darrell Issa’s D.C. budget autonomy bill includes an abortion rider likely to be unpalatable to Democrats.

By Mike DeBonis  |  08:42 PM ET, 11/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:02 PM ET, 11/14/2011

Two GOP candidates seek at-large D.C. Council seat

Mary Brooks Beatty and Timothy Day will do battle in the first contested GOP primary since 2008.

By Mike DeBonis  |  12:02 PM ET, 11/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:31 AM ET, 11/14/2011

DeMorning Links: A setback in Anacostia?

Arrest of restaurant owner Natasha Dasher threatens to crush the high hopes of Anacostia residents.

By Mike DeBonis  |  09:31 AM ET, 11/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:18 PM ET, 11/11/2011

DeEvening Links: DeOnté Rawlings case settled

The District government agreed to an undisclosed but “substantial” cash payment to the Rawlings’ family.

By Mike DeBonis  |  07:18 PM ET, 11/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:06 PM ET, 11/11/2011

DeLunchtime Links: The Potomac gets a D

The Potomac Conservancy has downgraded the health of its namesake river.

By Mike DeBonis  |  01:06 PM ET, 11/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:02 PM ET, 11/10/2011

DeEvening Links: A memorial of one’s own

The D.C. War Memorial is reopened as national rededication efforts persist.

By Mike DeBonis  |  08:02 PM ET, 11/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:05 PM ET, 11/10/2011

‘Mama Cole,’ soul food queen, dies at 58

Evangeline Cole-Thompson ran popular Anacostia restaurants for a decade.

By Mike DeBonis  |  06:05 PM ET, 11/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:45 PM ET, 11/10/2011

Mark Plotkin, noted Luddite, joins Twitter

The WTOP host and analyst still doesn’t have a cell phone.

By Mike DeBonis  |  04:45 PM ET, 11/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:09 PM ET, 11/10/2011

DeMorning Links: The marijuana is coming!

Most medical marijuana facilities are planned for industrial zones of Ward 5. This might not be a bad thing.

By Mike DeBonis  |  12:09 PM ET, 11/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:43 PM ET, 11/09/2011

DeEvening Links: Ward 5’s nonsexual strip club

Zoning board determines that Queens Chapel Road club is not, in fact, “sexually oriented.”

By Mike DeBonis  |  08:43 PM ET, 11/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:19 PM ET, 11/09/2011

Fiona Greig and the realities of political candidacy

What a tyro candidate’s aborted campaign doesn’t say about D.C. politics.

By Mike DeBonis  |  05:19 PM ET, 11/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:10 PM ET, 11/09/2011

DeLunchtime Links: Bye, bye, FBI?

A federal report ponders the fate of the FBI’s Pennsylvania Avenue headquarters building.

By Mike DeBonis  |  01:10 PM ET, 11/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:23 AM ET, 11/09/2011

DeLateEvening Links: Meanwhile, across the Potomac

Virginia Republicans are poised to seize control of all branches of state government.

By Mike DeBonis  |  01:23 AM ET, 11/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:46 PM ET, 11/08/2011

Gandhi’s deposition in lottery case again postponed

For a second time, chief financial officer cancels scheduled testimony.

By Mike DeBonis  |  06:46 PM ET, 11/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:52 PM ET, 11/08/2011

Did D.C. Democrats violate their party constitution?

A reading of Democratic party rules raises questions about decision to end direct member elections.

By Mike DeBonis  |  03:52 PM ET, 11/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:44 PM ET, 11/08/2011

Rules didn’t mandate election change, DNC says

Contrary to local party leader’s claims, national rules did not demand end to direct party elections.

By Mike DeBonis  |  01:44 PM ET, 11/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:43 AM ET, 11/08/2011

DeMorning Links: ‘Increasingly confrontational’

Police Chief Cathy Lanier says her department will ‘adjust tactics’ in response to escalating protests.

By Mike DeBonis  |  09:43 AM ET, 11/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:05 PM ET, 11/07/2011

DeEvening Links: Greatest show on earth

In which David Catania is asked to compare the D.C. Council to the circus

By Mike DeBonis  |  08:05 PM ET, 11/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:53 PM ET, 11/07/2011

Marion Barry eyes his son as D.C. Council successor

Barry has outlined plans to serve only a partial third term, backing son Christopher to fill his seat.

By Mike DeBonis  |  01:53 PM ET, 11/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:50 AM ET, 11/07/2011

DeMorning Links: Convention Center clash

Friday evening clash between police and protesters has opened city leaders to dual fronts of criticism.

By Mike DeBonis  |  08:50 AM ET, 11/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:46 PM ET, 11/04/2011

DeEvening Links: ‘Demolition derby’ on Euclid Street

A row of cars was mysteriously smashed early Friday.

By Mike DeBonis  |  06:46 PM ET, 11/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:06 PM ET, 11/04/2011

News organizations push back on D.C. police radio encryption

Police chief says allowing news organizations to monitor police communications would harm public safety.

By Mike DeBonis  |  05:06 PM ET, 11/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:29 PM ET, 11/04/2011

D.C. taxi fares among the nation’s lowest

A Post survey finds city cab drivers have a point when they complain about low rates.

By Mike DeBonis  |  01:29 PM ET, 11/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:16 AM ET, 11/04/2011

DeMorning Links: The triumph of NoMa

Metro station’s renaming is swift validation for neighborhood’s relatively new moniker.

By Mike DeBonis  |  11:16 AM ET, 11/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:03 PM ET, 11/03/2011

DeEvening Links: Muffin Madness

How the proprietors of Northwest Washington’s finest nonviolent marijuana-delivery concern got nabbed.

By Mike DeBonis  |  06:03 PM ET, 11/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:34 PM ET, 11/03/2011

Redskins in Hill East: Good politics, questionable policy

Why a prime redevelopment site isn’t the best spot for a NFL training facility.

By Mike DeBonis  |  05:34 PM ET, 11/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:43 PM ET, 11/03/2011

D.C. Democrats end direct elections of party members

Local party officials say they will hold a convention rather than put party offices on the April primary ballot.

By Mike DeBonis  |  02:43 PM ET, 11/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 11/03/2011

DeMorning Links: The greening of Wal-Mart

Thanks to new city law, at least two of four planned D.C. Wal-Marts will be built to green standards.

By Mike DeBonis  |  11:30 AM ET, 11/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:59 PM ET, 11/02/2011

DeEvening Links: Moby Skins

D.C. politicos pursue their white whale: The Washington Redskins.

By Mike DeBonis  |  09:59 PM ET, 11/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:44 PM ET, 11/02/2011

Photographers’ association challenges D.C. regulations

Antiquated rules violate First Amendment, lawyer claims to Attorney General.

By Mike DeBonis  |  08:44 PM ET, 11/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:32 PM ET, 11/02/2011

David Catania has a new $240,000-a-year job

The at-large D.C. Council member is now a vice president for electrical contractor M.C. Dean.

By Mike DeBonis  |  05:32 PM ET, 11/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:42 AM ET, 11/02/2011

DeMorning Links: New test scores!

Latest results from “gold standard” national tests greeted with little fanfare in D.C.

By Mike DeBonis  |  10:42 AM ET, 11/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:45 PM ET, 11/01/2011

DeEvening Links: Hopes and dreams and bacon

Jim Graham brought no bacon to breakfast, as is his custom.

By Mike DeBonis  |  08:45 PM ET, 11/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:07 AM ET, 11/01/2011

DeMorning Links: Mayor Issa

Powerful chairman of House Oversight Committee wants to mandate new hiring standards for top D.C. employees.

By Mike DeBonis  |  10:07 AM ET, 11/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:18 PM ET, 10/31/2011

Gray, Evans, Graham ordered to testify in lottery case

A federal judge has ruled that Mayor Vincent C. Gray and two D.C. Council members will have to answer questions under oath about their roles in the approval of a controversial lottery deal.

By Mike DeBonis  |  09:18 PM ET, 10/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:00 PM ET, 10/31/2011

Turns out, Evans’s firm has ties to hotel deal

Jack Evans (D-Ward 2) confirmed that Patton Boggs represented a finance partner in the hotel deal.

By Mike DeBonis  |  08:00 PM ET, 10/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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