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D.C. Metro looks to sell downtown HQ
WashingtonTimes.com / Thu, 12 Jul 2018 09:23:54 -0400

Metro will be selling its headquarters in downtown D.C. in the near future.

The surprise announcement was a last-minute amendment to the Metro Board's Thursday meeting agenda, and was first reported by WAMU.

The current recommendation is to downsize to seven offices, rather than its current 10, in order to ...


MLB brings green initiatives to Washington for All-Star Break
WashingtonTimes.com / Thu, 12 Jul 2018 14:07:08 -0400

As Major League Baseball takes over the Washington region for the 89th MLB All-Star Game and its accompanying activities, more than baseball is on the schedule. In fact, MLB has enough planned in the eco-friendliness department that the D.C. Council's recent bill looking to ban plastic straws may look small ...


Good Charlotte to headline benefit concert for 5 slain Capital Gazette employees
WashingtonTimes.com / Wed, 11 Jul 2018 09:01:35 -0400

NEW YORK (AP) — The city of Annapolis will hold a benefit concert featuring Maryland-based rockers Good Charlotte to honor the five Capital Gazette employees killed in an attack in their newsroom.

Mayor Gavin Buckley said Wednesday the event dubbed "Annapolis Rising: A Benefit for The Capital Gazette and Free ...


Meridian Hill Park falling behind on maintenance
WashingtonTimes.com / Wed, 11 Jul 2018 18:04:12 -0400

A Northwest D.C. park maintained by the federal government is falling into disrepair, marred by graffiti, vandalism, dry water features and broken fencing.

Nearby residents and visitors to Meridian Hill Park, also known as Malcolm X Park, say the National Park Service is failing in its maintenance of the park ...


Former Olympic sprinter charged with damaging an embassy in Washington
WashingtonTimes.com / Wed, 11 Jul 2018 18:09:02 -0400

Gustavo Envela, a four-time Olympic sprinter, was charged with illegally entering and damaging the embassy of Equitorial Guinea in Washington, according to an NBC Washington report.

Court filings showed that U.S. Secret Service arrested Envela, 50, two weeks ago. He left behind a picture supposedly depicting the assassination ...


Paul Manafort to be moved to Alexandria jail
WashingtonTimes.com / Tue, 10 Jul 2018 16:48:11 -0400

A federal judge Tuesday ordered former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort to be relocated to a jail in Alexandria, Virginia.

Judge T. S. Ellis III, who is overseeing Mr. Manafort's Virginia case said the move was necessary so he can more easily communicate with his lawyers.

Mr. Manafort is currently ...


D.C. Council gives evicted tenants 7 days to move belongings
WashingtonTimes.com / Tue, 10 Jul 2018 19:02:01 -0400

The D.C. Council on Tuesday voted to amend its eviction laws — again — and quietly introduced legislation to repeal a voter initiative that would raise the city's minimum wage for tipped workers.

Lawmakers were swept up in a flurry of activity as they worked to resolve matters before the ...


Marc Elrich wins Democratic nomination for Montgomery County Executive
WashingtonTimes.com / Mon, 09 Jul 2018 08:34:31 -0400

Marc Elrich won the Democratic primary for Montgomery County Executive by a razor-thin margin.

"Soon, we'll need to turn our attention to the general election — we cannot take anything for granted," Mr. Elrich said in a statement on Monday.

The Democratic candidate thanked his voters on Twitter.


National Building Museum’s Fun House entertains thousands of District visitors
WashingtonTimes.com / Mon, 09 Jul 2018 16:50:11 -0400

There's a new white house in Washington, but don't expect to see the Secret Service guarding it.

Titled "Fun House," the interactive installation in the National Building Museum's Great Hall showcases a monochromatic house, with a front yard and a back yard enclosed by a picket fence. And a swimming ...


D.C. Council to vote on Eviction Reform Temporary Amendment Act of 2018
WashingtonTimes.com / Mon, 09 Jul 2018 20:37:06 -0400

The D.C. Council is set to vote Tuesday on a second reform to regulate how landlords evict tenants, just two weeks after passing a similar reform.

The Eviction Reform Temporary Amendment Act of 2018 would require landlords to give evicted tenants 72 hours to pick up their belongings. Two weeks ...


Who’s going to pay for evicting tenants? D.C. taxpayers, of course
WashingtonTimes.com / Mon, 09 Jul 2018 21:06:06 -0400

ANALYSIS/OPINION:

In May, the D.C. Council began pondering two questions: Who should pay for evicting tenants, and who is responsible for the tenants' personal property?

The legislation, titled the Eviction with Dignity Act of 2018, signals where lawmakers are headed — that is, to give tenants a well-cushioned landing when ...


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