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DC Transition: 2011 Mayor Inauguration

DC Transition:  2011 Mayor Inauguration

January 2nd, 2011 marked a much anticipated change in the District of Columbia.  For the first time ever, a Council Chair became Mayor of D.C.

Ward 5 Councilmember Holds Hearing on Bill to Prevent Bullying

This story comes to us from Victoria A. Leonard:

Ward 5 Councilmember Harry “Tommy” Thomas, Jr., Chair of the Committee on Libraries, Parks and Recreation, held a hearing yesterday on Bill 18-1057, “The Harassment and Intimidation Prevention Act of 2010.” Because the bill addresses bullying in public education facilities in addition to libraries and recreation centers, the hearing was held jointly with the Committee of the Whole, which has purview over public education and is chaired by Council Chairman Vincent Gray. 

Ward 5 Mayor Elect Gray Reception

On Sunday, Nov. 14th, Mayor Elect Gray celebrated his victory with his Ward 5 supporters, the most visible of those being Ward 5 Councilmember Harry "Tommy" Thomas Jr. 

"I heard that I couldn't become mayor of this town without coming through Ward 5 and I guess that person was right", joked Councilmen Gray. 

The celebration took place at Optimism in the Brookland neighborhood at 14th and Kearney Street in NE.  The quaint establishment was overflowing with supporters young and old along with a southern style catered meal and beverages. 

Video: Tea Party Patriots' Reaction to Projected Republican House Victory

Tea Party Patriot members react to the announcement that Republicans are projected to have a majority in the House of Representatives.

George Washington, Captain America Attend Tea Party Patriot Event

Men dressed as George Washington and Captain America attended the Tea Party Patriot party on Election night.  Here's what they each had to say about their outfits and their meaning:

George Washington man: "(George Washington) was with the original tea party activists in America, and (they) gathered together to fight for liberty, and our independence, and our Republic. That's what the revelation is here tonight.  It's a reprise of our recovery of our Republic.  That's what we're here for."


Captain America man: "I'm Captain America, I'm here to save my country.  I'm tired of Christianity being removed, about the Constitution being stepped on and ripped up.  I'm tired of everything that this country holds near and dear being destroyed."

Brookland Neighborhood Association to Meet With ANC Candidates

On Tuesday, October 19, the Brookland Neighborhood Civic Association will hold a meeting.

The meeting will feature conversations with candidates for the the Advisory Neighborhood Commission.  Some candidates that are expected to be in attendance include Jehan Ashley Carter and John Daggett.

The meeting will be held at 7:00 p.m. in the Margot Hall Cafeteria of St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church.  The church is located at 3400 12th Street, NE.

FedTalks 2010 A Smashing Success

Tuesday, October 12 the Shakespeare Theatre Company played host to FedScoop's FedTalks 2010.  FedTalks 2010 event was an all-day conference geared toward sharing unique ideas about the interaction between technology and government.

Speakers at FedTalks included several big names including Arianna Huffington, founder of the Huffington Post, Craig Newmark of Craigslist, and Ana Marie Cox, founder and editor of Wonkette.com.

Peter Corbett of the D.C. based iStrategyLabs and Virginia Congressman Jim Moran also discussed the future of technology in government.