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District of DeBonis: August, 2012

Posted at 10:47 AM ET, 08/30/2012

DeMorning Links: Winds of change in Brookland

Colonel Brooks’ Tavern will close to make way for a $50 million mixed-use development.

By Mike DeBonis  |  10:47 AM ET, 08/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:43 PM ET, 08/29/2012

Schumer: Yes, tap water will be served at the inauguration

Sen. Chuck Schumer assures D.C. tap water mavens they’ll get their fill.

By Mike DeBonis  |  01:43 PM ET, 08/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:40 AM ET, 08/29/2012

DeMorning Links: Reform we can believe in?

Embattled mayor makes good on his pledge to tackle campaign finance reform.

By Mike DeBonis  |  10:40 AM ET, 08/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:36 PM ET, 08/28/2012

Republican platform supports affirmative action for Republicans

GOP wants “congressional action to ... assur[e] minority representation on the City Council.”

By Mike DeBonis  |  08:36 PM ET, 08/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:09 PM ET, 08/28/2012

Marion Barry’s taxpayer-funded documentary is OK, as long as it’s a documentary

What’s stopping the mayor-for-life from doing this?

By Mike DeBonis  |  07:09 PM ET, 08/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:25 PM ET, 08/28/2012

Elections board defends decision to toss initiative from ballot

Lawyers reject suggestion that officials badly miscounted the number of signatures on ballot petitions.

By Mike DeBonis  |  04:25 PM ET, 08/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:54 AM ET, 08/28/2012

DeMorning Links: The ‘drum major’ persists

Botched quote will remain on MLK Memorial’s side for at least a few more months.

By Mike DeBonis  |  09:54 AM ET, 08/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:15 PM ET, 08/27/2012

Judge refuses to halt rollout of new D.C. taxi meters

Losing bidder had asked court to stop installation of new credit-card accepting “smart meters.”

By Mike DeBonis  |  05:15 PM ET, 08/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:18 PM ET, 08/27/2012

Mendelson to DMV: Common sense on license revocations, please

Council chairman wants attorney general to intervene in bureaucratic madness.

By Mike DeBonis  |  02:18 PM ET, 08/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:32 AM ET, 08/27/2012

The first day of school is awesome!

The students of Fairlawn’s Benjamin Orr Elementary tell us just how awesome their school is.

By Mike DeBonis  |  11:32 AM ET, 08/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:11 AM ET, 08/27/2012

DeMorning Links: Brown tide rising

Nothing ruins your day quite like a surge of stormwater and sewage running into your basement.

By Mike DeBonis  |  10:11 AM ET, 08/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:21 PM ET, 08/24/2012

Uniontown closes; owner admits to drug trafficking

The Anacostia restaurant seen as a spark igniting a rebirth of Historic Anacostia was evicted Friday.

By Mike DeBonis  |  07:21 PM ET, 08/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:36 AM ET, 08/24/2012

DeMorning Links: Who should pony up to get Nats fans home?

City officials say they won’t pay to send Nationals fans home on Metro when games occasionally run late.

By Mike DeBonis  |  10:36 AM ET, 08/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:13 PM ET, 08/23/2012

Marion Barry officially embraces ‘mayor-for-life’ title

News release marks first time he’s officially used what’s long been his unofficial sobriquet.

By Mike DeBonis  |  04:13 PM ET, 08/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:17 PM ET, 08/23/2012

D.C. Water to Congress: Tap water at the inauguration, please

City utility urges Sen. Schumer to reconsider importing his home-state H2O.

By Mike DeBonis  |  01:17 PM ET, 08/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:43 AM ET, 08/23/2012

DeMorning Links: The earth shook

A year after earthquake, incomplete progress on Washington National Cathedral repairs.

By Mike DeBonis  |  09:43 AM ET, 08/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:40 PM ET, 08/22/2012

Phil Mendelson woos the bond raters

The new council chairman took an unusual solo trip to Wall Street.

By Mike DeBonis  |  05:40 PM ET, 08/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:01 PM ET, 08/22/2012

Could ‘smart meters’ kill the blank taxi receipt?

Cabs in one major D.C. fleet now have the city-mandated, credit-card-ready systems installed.

By Mike DeBonis  |  03:01 PM ET, 08/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:47 PM ET, 08/22/2012

Behold Chuck Brown Park

Mayor Vincent Gray released renderings of what will become a park honoring the Godfather of Go-Go.

By Mike DeBonis  |  01:47 PM ET, 08/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:53 AM ET, 08/22/2012

DeMorning Links: A ‘different model’ of education

Charter schools enrollments are growing, but charterin’ ain’t easy.

By Mike DeBonis  |  08:53 AM ET, 08/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:06 PM ET, 08/21/2012

Clouds still hang over D.C. taxi ‘smart meters’

Delay created by council maneuver offers time for contract appeals to proceed.

By Mike DeBonis  |  06:06 PM ET, 08/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:18 PM ET, 08/21/2012

Vincent Gray supports the Strasburg shutdown; Jack Evans does not

The mayor weighed in on the great civic debate of our day after a Tuesday news conference.

By Mike DeBonis  |  02:18 PM ET, 08/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:48 AM ET, 08/21/2012

DeMorning Links: Mystery attack

Why Thomas Maslin was so violently beaten near Eastern Market remains a whodunit.

By Mike DeBonis  |  08:48 AM ET, 08/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:30 PM ET, 08/20/2012

Marion Barry: ‘I didn’t run to be pope’

Marion Barry appeared on CNN to share thoughts on enduring and rebounding from political scandal.

By Mike DeBonis  |  06:30 PM ET, 08/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:04 PM ET, 08/20/2012

Michael Brown should be booted from ballot, rival argues

David Grosso says there are serious problems with Brown’s nominating petitions.

By Mike DeBonis  |  06:04 PM ET, 08/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:52 PM ET, 08/20/2012

Where is Klingle Road?

A guide to locating the most contentious stretch of road in the District of Columbia.

By Mike DeBonis  |  01:52 PM ET, 08/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:20 AM ET, 08/20/2012

DeMorning Links: The mayor of first base

How does Mayor Vincent C. Gray blow off steam? On the softball field.

By Mike DeBonis  |  10:20 AM ET, 08/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:21 AM ET, 08/17/2012

DeMorning Links: One 9mm and 15 sandwiches

The feds say Floyd Lee Corkins II walked into the lobby of the Family Research Center with Chick-fil-A sandwiches and a handgun.

By Mike DeBonis  |  10:21 AM ET, 08/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:00 PM ET, 08/16/2012

D.C. after-school programs get caught up in immigration politics

The District is asking applicants for citizenship information for the first time this year.

By Mike DeBonis  |  08:00 PM ET, 08/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:44 PM ET, 08/16/2012

Uber is legal in Massachusetts

Bay State changes course, says car service is “currently not out of compliance ... and free to continue operating”

By Mike DeBonis  |  05:44 PM ET, 08/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:03 PM ET, 08/16/2012

D.C. task force will explore burying power lines

Mayor Gray says Pepco and D.C. should consider widespread burial as a “game-changer.”

By Mike DeBonis  |  04:03 PM ET, 08/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:16 AM ET, 08/16/2012

DeMorning Links: Shots fired at Family Research Council

D.C. experiences a bizarre act of what appears to be politically motivated violence.

By Mike DeBonis  |  10:16 AM ET, 08/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:40 PM ET, 08/10/2012

Uber runs afoul of Massachusetts regulators

D.C. isn’t the only jurisdiction hassling the upscale car service.

By Mike DeBonis  |  02:40 PM ET, 08/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:19 PM ET, 08/10/2012

DeVacay Links: Camera cop nabbed

Officer David J. Cephas ”failed to conduct hourly tests to calibrate the digital units, then falsified logbooks to cover his tracks.”

By Mike DeBonis  |  12:19 PM ET, 08/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:04 AM ET, 08/09/2012

DeMorning Links: Isolated investigation

Seventeen-month probe into DCPS cheating allegations results in 14-page report that looks in-depth at only one school.

By Mike DeBonis  |  09:04 AM ET, 08/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:20 PM ET, 08/08/2012

D.C. corporate donation ban won’t appear on Nov. 6 ballot, board rules

D.C. Board of Elections ruled Wednesday that activists did not collect enough valid signatures.

By Mike DeBonis  |  01:20 PM ET, 08/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:09 AM ET, 08/08/2012

DeMorning Links: Deassessed in D.C.

Why has $2.6 billion quietly been removed from the property rolls, costing the city nearly $50 million in taxes?

By Mike DeBonis  |  10:09 AM ET, 08/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:12 PM ET, 08/07/2012

Coming soon: App to find downtown parking space?

Federal grant will allow city to roll out new parking management system in Chinatown and Penn Quarter.

By Mike DeBonis  |  07:12 PM ET, 08/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:36 AM ET, 08/07/2012

DeMorning Links: Not actually innocent

The six men convicted of Catherine Fuller’s brutal 1984 murder will remain convicted and behind bars.

By Mike DeBonis  |  09:36 AM ET, 08/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:58 PM ET, 08/06/2012

D.C. taxi czar Ron Linton talks about cab upgrades, Uber tussle and his future

Ron Linton

By Mike DeBonis  |  06:58 PM ET, 08/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:04 AM ET, 08/06/2012

DeMorning Links: Policing a changing city

How D.C. police are adapting to a growing, shifting population.

By Mike DeBonis  |  09:04 AM ET, 08/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:37 PM ET, 08/03/2012

Mary Cheh and Vince Gray are still on the outs

“We haven’t spoken,” Cheh said during a conversation on a Friday radio show.

By Mike DeBonis  |  05:37 PM ET, 08/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:39 PM ET, 08/03/2012

Is Michael Powell considering a D.C. mayoral run?

Name of Colin Powell’s son appears in telephone poll.

By Mike DeBonis  |  01:39 PM ET, 08/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:40 AM ET, 08/03/2012

DeMorning Links: A new IMPACT

Student test scores will now count for less on D.C. Public Schools teacher evaluations.

By Mike DeBonis  |  11:40 AM ET, 08/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:47 PM ET, 08/02/2012

Marion Barry: An ego at work

Barry is interested in talking only about Barry.

By Mike DeBonis  |  04:47 PM ET, 08/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:38 AM ET, 08/02/2012

Joe Mamo’s legal tribulations are nearing an end

Virginia gas mogul won a major victory in his federal court case.

By Mike DeBonis  |  11:38 AM ET, 08/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:19 AM ET, 08/02/2012

DeMorning Links: More DCPS teachers fired

Education reform, D.C.-style, continues apace under Chancellor Kaya Henderson.

By Mike DeBonis  |  09:19 AM ET, 08/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:14 PM ET, 08/01/2012

Capitol Hemp isn’t closing just yet

Adams Morgan emporium gets a temporary reprieve.

By Mike DeBonis  |  07:14 PM ET, 08/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:32 AM ET, 08/01/2012

DeMorning Links: Buried treasure

Pepco’s storm response is unpopular, but so is one potential solution.

By Mike DeBonis  |  10:32 AM ET, 08/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:52 PM ET, 07/31/2012

Politics and Prose caught in ‘Chocolate City’ spat

Bookstore management put the kibosh on ’Chocolate City,’ author says.

By Mike DeBonis  |  01:52 PM ET, 07/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:11 AM ET, 07/31/2012

DeMorning Links: Reckless bureaucracy

Attention D.C. drivers: If you’re heading south for vacation this summer, drive with special care.

By Mike DeBonis  |  09:11 AM ET, 07/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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