Editor's Notebook: End of a Saga, Gray's Woes Continue and Helping Ward 8 Kids
A look at a few of the most notable stories this week on Georgetown Patch.
With less than an hour of discussion, the Zoning Commission unanimously approved the Georgetown Campus Plan on Monday night, bringing hours upon hours of hearings and years of fraught negotiations between Georgetown University and the community that surrounds it to a close.
The Washington Post released a poll this week in which 54 percent of respondents said Mayor Vincent Gray should step down. The poll was taken to get a pulse on what DC residents think about the continuing revelations and scandals surrounding his 2010 campaign for mayor. According to the Washington Post, "Across categories of sex, ideology, party identification, income, age and geography, more say Gray should resign than not." Patch has a poll for Georgetowners to respond to as well. Vote before Monday at noon.
Due to a glitch in Patch's newsletter system, the Wednesday newsletter was more than 12 hours late. That means far fewer people read it than usual, which is a shame because our article on Horton's Kids and the new film about it deserves your attention. An Emmy-nominated filmmaker's new short documentary film interviews children and volunteers at Horton's Kids. The non-profit is changing the lives of 565 children and 125 families in DC's Ward 8 through tutoring and support services. Check out the film that accompanies the article.
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