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Georgetown Could’ve Lived the Lake Life

A fascinating map created by the Army Corps of Engineers from 1884 demonstrates that Georgetown could’ve almost been lakeside.

The map, from the George Washington University Museum collection, was highlighted yesterday by the museum. What it depicts was the plan to convert Rock Creek into a large reservoir by constructing a large dam across the gorge.

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Photo by Andrew Griffith.

Good morning Georgetown, here’s the latest:

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Dumbarton Oaks

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Vote for Elissa Silverman

This election day, there will be few competitive races on your ballot. The Ward 2 seat isn’t up. The mayor is running practically unopposed. And the only federal seat we can vote for, the DC Delegate, is also basically a one horse race. But there is at least one race that is genuinely competitive, and one where there is a clear choice between the respective candidates: the At Large council seat.

This fall, DC will choose two At Large councilmembers. The first will certainly go to the only Democrat in the race, Anita Bonds. But every voter gets two votes for this position and the second seat has to go to a non-Democrat. And the clear choice for that spot is the incumbent, Elissa Silverman.

Four years ago, Silverman successfully ran to take over David Catania’s vacated seat. She brought a hefty resume to bear on the job. She previously worked as a journalist for the Washington Post and served as the fourth Loose Lips columnist for the Washington City Paper from 2002 to 2004. After leaving journalism, she went to work for the DC Fiscal Policy Institute, a locally focused progressive think tank. She has made the governance of DC and the myriad issues it faces the core of her entire career. Continue reading

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The Morning Metropolitan

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Good morning Georgetown, here’s the latest:

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Montrose Park

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