On The Look Out

Jime Bracco Resigns as Georgetown BID Executive Director

July 4, 2012

A year after the Georgetown Business Improvement District (BID) underwent a rebranding initiative tagged "Come out and play," its executive director has resigned.

"The Georgetown BID's Executive Director, Jim Bracco, has decided to leave the BID after an exemplary three-and-a-half years of service." In a letter Tuesday to its members, the organization's president, Crystal Sullivan, went on to say, "On behalf of the BID's Board of Directors, we would like to thank Jim for his great efforts on making Georgetown a clean, safe and enticing community for our businesses to thrive and visitors to enjoy.  He has been a steady presence in not only the Georgetown community but in representing our neighborhood amongst city agencies and initiatives.  We greatly appreciate his time and level of service to Georgetown, and he will be missed."

With several new community projects underway including the recently approved security camera initiative, and holiday street-scape options to be unveiled shortly, Sullivan told The Georgetown Dish," We're at a crossroads now, and will be searching for an executive director to help position Georgetown as a renowned destination."

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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.

Whom would you like to see be our next mayor? Take our poll and if your choice isn't here, let us know who and why.

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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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