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District of DeBonis: December, 2013

Posted at 09:54 AM ET, 12/31/2013

D.C. keeps on growing

New Census Bureau estimates show the city added 13,000 residents in the year ending July 1.

By Mike DeBonis  |  09:54 AM ET, 12/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:02 AM ET, 12/30/2013

Natwar Gandhi bids adieu

On the eve of his departure, the longtime CFO admits few regrets and reflects on his true passion: Gujarati poetry.

By Mike DeBonis  |  11:02 AM ET, 12/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:44 PM ET, 12/24/2013

Jerry A. Moore III named chairman of Vincent Gray reelection campaign

Moore, a prominent Washington attorney, has deep ties to the city business and political establishment.

By Mike DeBonis  |  01:44 PM ET, 12/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:03 PM ET, 12/20/2013

Natwar Gandhi’s final gift: Millions in new revenue

The longtime CFO’s final estimates anticipate continued economic growth.

By Mike DeBonis  |  04:03 PM ET, 12/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:02 PM ET, 12/20/2013

Vince Gray declares it the ‘Education Election’ — or does he?

Early campaign messaging emphasizes schools progress, but Gray strategist says it is one of multiple themes.

By Mike DeBonis  |  12:02 PM ET, 12/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:25 AM ET, 12/20/2013

Stealing from schools

At least 16 D.C. schools have been burglarized since the beginning of the school year, WJLA-TV reports

By Mike DeBonis  |  09:25 AM ET, 12/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:18 AM ET, 12/19/2013

DCPS is getting less bad

City leaders cite new policies for student gains, but skeptics cite demographic changes in D.C. schools.

By Mike DeBonis  |  10:18 AM ET, 12/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:38 PM ET, 12/18/2013

Reeves Center concerns could complicate soccer stadium deal

Neighbors want municipal building replaced with more offices, not with luxury apartments.

By Mike DeBonis  |  02:38 PM ET, 12/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:26 PM ET, 12/18/2013

Supercan plan is trashed

Hizzoner’s plan to pay for $9 million worth of new trash and recycling bins ran into a D.C. Council buzzsaw Tuesday.

By Mike DeBonis  |  12:26 PM ET, 12/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:20 AM ET, 12/17/2013

Pay-to-play on full display?

D.C. Council member Vincent B. Orange raises pointed questions about a contract that has been challenged by major campaign donor.

By Mike DeBonis  |  10:20 AM ET, 12/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:04 AM ET, 12/16/2013

Streetcar hits the street

Streetcars — or rather, a streetcar -- returned to D.C.’s streets for the first time in 50 years Friday night.

By Mike DeBonis  |  09:04 AM ET, 12/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 PM ET, 12/13/2013

Citing new evidence, feds seek later Michael Brown sentencing

‘Newly discovered evidence’ is cited in request to push former D.C. Council member’s sentencing to April.

By Mike DeBonis  |  06:00 PM ET, 12/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:09 PM ET, 12/13/2013

D.C. could at last have board-certified chief medical examiner

New Jersey official will replace longtime coroner Marie Pierre-Louis, seek national accreditation, Gray announces.

By Mike DeBonis  |  05:09 PM ET, 12/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:08 PM ET, 12/13/2013

Jim Graham admits ‘lapse,’ says he’s still outpolling challengers

D.C. Council member Jim Graham appeared on WAMU-FM’s Politics Hour Friday to atone a little and boast a little.

By Mike DeBonis  |  03:08 PM ET, 12/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:31 AM ET, 12/13/2013

Vincent Gray’s trash-can plan encounters funding objections

Council Chairman Phil Mendelson objects to diversion of retiree health-care funds for Gray priority.

By Mike DeBonis  |  10:31 AM ET, 12/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 12/13/2013

Georgetown tries to bring sexy back

By Mike DeBonis  |  10:00 AM ET, 12/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:22 PM ET, 12/12/2013

More D.C. taxicabs could get new paint scheme sooner

Mayor says incentive program will encourage taxi owners to repaint their cabs.

By Mike DeBonis  |  05:22 PM ET, 12/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Transportation

Posted at 10:43 AM ET, 12/12/2013

The million-dollar man

Jack Evans joins Muriel Bowser atop the mayoral fundraising rankings.

By Mike DeBonis  |  10:43 AM ET, 12/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:29 PM ET, 12/11/2013

Providence Hospital nurses vote to unionize

Organizers hope the effort will help push forward legislation mandating nurse staffing levels in city hospitals.

By Mike DeBonis  |  05:29 PM ET, 12/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:18 AM ET, 12/11/2013

Will D.C. keep its ‘Promise’?

The biggest obstacles to David Catania’s ambitious scholarship plan are money, politics and a potential loss of federal funds.

By Mike DeBonis  |  10:18 AM ET, 12/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:26 PM ET, 12/10/2013

Tommy Wells plans to spend a week living on minimum wage

Tommy Wells looks to burnish progressive bona fides as he tries to position himself as the D.C. version of Bill de Blasio.

By Mike DeBonis  |  06:26 PM ET, 12/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:52 PM ET, 12/10/2013

Zoning rewrite will get another round of hearings

The D.C. Zoning Commission said it will not proceed with deliberations and final votes until March at the soonest.

By Mike DeBonis  |  01:52 PM ET, 12/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:38 AM ET, 12/10/2013

Teachers turn on Gray

Gray’s stay-the-course approach to school reform didn’t go over so well with a crowd that strongly backed him in 2010.

By Mike DeBonis  |  10:38 AM ET, 12/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:51 PM ET, 12/09/2013

D.C. Tax Revision Commission narrows options, but it puts off final vote

Among the proposals likely to make final report: An employer fee of $25 per employee per quarter.

By Mike DeBonis  |  06:51 PM ET, 12/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:55 PM ET, 12/09/2013

Lottery contract lawsuit is narrowed but not dismissed

A federal judge dismissed some key elements of former contracting official’s lawsuit. But other parts survive for likely trial.

By Mike DeBonis  |  02:55 PM ET, 12/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:26 AM ET, 12/09/2013

Vince Gray’s path to victory

Despite well over two years of unflattering headlines, Gray starts the Democratic primary race in pole position

By Mike DeBonis  |  10:26 AM ET, 12/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:46 AM ET, 12/06/2013

Lisa M. Mallory, top D.C. employment official, is departing

Lisa M. Mallory will lead the city’s leading real-estate development trade group.

By Mike DeBonis  |  10:46 AM ET, 12/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 12/06/2013

Troubling times in 7D

Two incidents of alleged sexual crimes pose the question: What is going on MPD’s 7th District?

By Mike DeBonis  |  08:00 AM ET, 12/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:25 AM ET, 12/05/2013

Goodbye to the FBI?

New site criteria mean D.C. is essentially out of the running to host a new headquarters.

By Mike DeBonis  |  11:25 AM ET, 12/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 12/03/2013

Vince has been convinced

Hizzoner is running for a second term, and a race that had seemed halting and amorphous now has shape and focus.

By Mike DeBonis  |  08:00 AM ET, 12/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:53 PM ET, 12/02/2013

Vincent Gray seeks reelection: Candidates and others react

Gray’s fellow candidates and other political observers weighed in on his surprise move in interviews and statements.

By Mike DeBonis, Aaron C. Davis and Paul Schwartzman  |  08:53 PM ET, 12/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:26 AM ET, 12/02/2013

A soccer stadium someday?

The stadium timeline is, at this point, dependent on the outcome of Buzzard Point land negotiations, officials say.

By Mike DeBonis  |  09:26 AM ET, 12/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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