On The Look Out

Who Will be D.C.'s Next Mayor?

May 29, 2012

We’ve got a while to go before anyone even declares any interest in running in 2014, but with all the recent press about how Mayor Vincent Gray got elected, with two aides admitting to secret payoffs, and a possible off-the-books “shadow campaign,” some voters are joining The Washington Post, dcist, Huffington Post and City Paper voicing strong opinions and looking ahead.

The field is wide open, and may include a current police chief, four D.C. councilmembers and its chair, and the current and former mayor. What they all have in common is party affiliation: Democrat.

Kwame R. Brown, D.C. Council chair, Muriel Bowser, Ward 5, Tommy Wells, Ward 6, Jack Evans, Ward 2, and Vincent Orange at-large councilmember.

Cathy Lanier is D.C.'s police chief and one-term D.C. mayor, Adrian Fenty lost to Gray.

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Mary Pinchot Meyer: Murder on the Georgetown Towpath

April 19, 2012

In his new book, author Peter Janney traces the events that led to the murder of Mary Pinchot Meyer, Georgetown  socialite, painter, former wife of Central Intelligence Agency official Cord Meyer, and intimate of President Kennedy.

Mary’s Mosaic: The CIA Conspiracy to Murder John F. Kennedy, Mary Pinchot Meyer, and Their Vision of World Peace is the story of JFK mistress Mary Pinchot Meyer who was killed 11 months after President Kennedy’s assassination in October 1964 while walking along the C & O Canal towpath in Georgetown.

Starting in 1976, Janney spent over 30 years following and researching this story, including the first meeting with Jack Kennedy at Choate School in 1936, their purported experimentation with psychedelic drugs (and relationship with Timothy Leary), her diary, and how her influence on the President may have contributed to her death.

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Mean Streets of Georgetown

February 27, 2012

In as many days, three reported crime incidents have occurred on the streets of Georgetown.

33rd and N Street (Photo by: Judith Beermann) 33rd and N Street

According to D.C. police, on Sunday, February 26, 2012, at approximately 9:00 pm, two male victims were walking in the area of 33rd and N Street when they were approached by two unknown suspects, one wearing a mask and armed with a handgun.  The armed perpetrator announced the robbery whereupon both suspects forcibly removed the victims’ property to include cell phones, currency, etc.  The offenders were last seen the 3300 block of N Street.

The offenders in this offense are described as follows.  #1 – black male, approximately 5’9” in height, slim build wearing all dark clothing wearing a mask and armed with a dark colored handgun.  #2 – black male, approximately 6’0” in height, slim build wearing all dark clothing.  Both offenders were described as having dreadlocks. 

36th and N Street (Photo by: Judith Beermann) 36th and N Street

Anyone with any information concerning this offense is asked to contact the Second District Detectives Office on 202.730.1903, or the Command Information Center on 202-727-9099.   

A female Georgetown University student was sexually assaulted early Sunday near Georgetown University campus.

The woman was injured in the assault, which occurred about 2:15 a.m. on 36th Street just north of N Street, the campus public safety department said.

The suspect was described as a white man, between 18 and 22 years old, about 6 feet tall, with short brown hair. He was wearing a dark shirt and blue jeans, the safety department said.

Starbucks at 1800 Wisconsin Avenue (Photo by: The Georgetown Dish) Starbucks at 1800 Wisconsin Avenue

The site of the attack is about one block east of the main campus and is near university buildings that are just off campus.

Anyone who may have information about this incident may call Department of Public Safety, Georgetown University at 202. 687.4343.


Last Friday, as reported by The Georgetown Dish, an iPhone was taken from a customer at Starbucks on Wisconsin Avenue.


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