It’s the day before Thanksgiving, and that unofficial D.C. holiday has come and gone: Turkey Giveaway Day. D.C. Council member Marion Barry gave out a record 3,000 turkeys this year to Ward 8 residents, WJLA-TV’s Sam Ford reports — paid for, Barry (D) said, by the “business community.” And there you have another holiday tradition, City Paper’s Will […]
In the news: African American, Latino, and Native American leaders protested outside of FedEx Field yesterday, researches will study the impact of new D.C. traffic cameras, and Marion Barry's annual Ward 8 turkey giveaway is today. [ more › ]
Council Chair Phil Mendelson, an ex officio member of the NCPC, and 11 Councilmembers co-introduced the bill. Only Marion Barry (D-Ward 8) did not. [ more › ]
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford joins the likes of Marion Barry, Bill Clinton, JFK, Anthony Weiner and other politicians embroiled in sex and drug scandals in recent history. So what determines whether we forgive them?
Marion Barry is not too pleased about your jokes. [ more › ]
Tonight, Councilmembers Tommy Wells and Marion Barry will hold a public hearing on the decriminalization of marijuana in D.C. [ more › ]
The second acts of former D.C. mayors have been generally low key. They have kept close to home and, with the glaring exception of Marion Barry, mostly retreated into the background. Adrian Fenty has taken a different route, as The Post’s … Continue reading ?
Former Washington, D.C. Mayor Marion Barry said the Washington Redskins needed to change their name to reverse their poor play on the field that he said was an indication that the team was "cursed." Well, it's confirmed: the Washington home team has been cursed! Oh what will reverse the curse??? #changethenamedan — Marion S. Show More Summary
Everyone from Henry Rollins to Marion Barry appears in the new flick.
End-of-day news: Chaotic chase ends with shots near Capitol, Marion Barry weighs in on the day's news, and I need $7.25 million. [ more › ]
The Earned Sick and Safe Leave Amendment Act of 2013, introduced by Council Chair Phil Mendelson and Councilmember Marion Barry (D-Ward 8), would expand on a 2008 bill that provided D.C. workers with between three and seven paid sick days a year. Under the new act, tipped restaurant workers would be covered. [ more › ]
Although Barry tried to avoid censure, he later seemed resigned to it. "I'm ready to get this behind me," he said. "I'm ready to get this behind the Council." [ more › ]
End-of-day news: Someone with access to Marion Barry's Twitter account went on an epic rant, a candlelight vigil will be held for the victims of today's mass shooting, and a construction worker in Bethesda was killed in a freak accident. [ more › ]
There’s no disputing that ex-Washington, D.C. Mayor and City Councilman Marion Barry can be a bitch of a name to spell. So many ways to get tripped up — the “a” or “o” in the first name, the “e” or “a” in the surname. Today WJLA screwed...Show More Summary
At a press briefing before the D.C. Council's meeting tomorrow, Council Chairman Phil Mendelson said that he'll urge the rest of the council to censure Marion Barry. [ more › ]
In the news: Council panel to vote on Marion Barry punishment, Washington Post building won't be declared a historic landmark, and businesses with hookah may be fined. [ more › ]
This morning, a special D.C. Council committee is likely to recommend a punishment for Marion Barry (D-Ward 8) that has only one precedent in council history: Marion Barry. Members of the panel said privately that they have settled on a recommendation of … Continue reading ?
Latoya Foster, who serves as Barry's communications director, told DCist that "out of respect" the mayor-for-life refers to the team as the "Washington home team." [ more › ]
No words pic.twitter.com/X6kZYPeNAi — Jonathan O'Connell (@OConnellPostbiz) September 10, 2013 Read more...
(HAMPTON, Va.) — The son of Washington Councilman Mayor Marion Barry has a Nov. 13 court date to answer charges in Virginia of driving under the influence and possession of marijuana. Records in Hampton General District Court show that 33-year-old Marion Christopher Barry was arrested earlier this month. Show More Summary