Two or three days after Marion Barry died , John Muller decided to check a long-neglected email account linked to Mayor for Life: The Untold Story , a one-man play he'd written and presented at the Kennedy Center's Page-to-Stage Festival in 2007. He found an email from a former collaborator from Bowie State University, wondering whether they should remount the play in the wake of Barry's death.
It was sunset when the royal blue hearse carrying Marion Barry finally arrived to the gate of Congressional Cemetery in Southeast Washington. Dressed in a black suit , white shirt and tie, I stood in the middle of street with my I pad ready to film and photograph the Barry motorcade.
Official Washington was across town last Friday, debating federal immigration laws and hashing out details of an enormous spending package that would keep the government funded through next year. But a few miles away from the Capitol, southeast Washington had a different agenda.
District of Columbia Mayor-elect Muriel Bowser announced Friday that outgoing Ward 6 Councilmember Tommy Wells will join her administration as the director of the District Department of the Environment. "Making D.C. a cleaner, more environmentally friendly city isn't just a health issue - it's an economic issue," Wells said in a statement.
District of Columbia Mayor-elect Muriel Bowser and representatives from Washington 2024 made their pitch for D.C. to host the 2024 Summer Olympics Tuesday, but one Capitol Hill neighborhood representative is raising concerns about the bid. "D.C. residents should have a say in this because certainly we're going to be paying for it.
D.C. mayor-elect Muriel Bowser participates in her final city council meeting on Wednesday. The District's incoming Democratic mayor and the Utah Republican soon to assume congressional oversight of D.C. affairs agree on this bipartisan goal: It would be great to have the Olympics in Washington.
Do you approve of Muriel Bowser as Council Member?
The D.C. Council is now fully behind a D.C. United soccer stadium at Buzzard Point, voting unanimously this morning on two bills approving the stadium deal. Most controversy around the deal evaporated last week, when Council Chairman Phil Mendelson and Still Mayor Vince Gray cut a deal on funding a package that doesn't include swapping the Reeves Center for developer Akridge's stadium land.
Do you approve of Phil Mendelson as Council Member?