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Gray Proud of His Administration’s Legacy

Oct 30th, 2014 | By

As the clock ticks down on his tenure, Mayor Vincent C. Gray (D) said he will leave the city in much better shape than the Washington D.C. he inherited four years ago. In a meeting with Washington Informer editors and reporters, Gray ticked off his administration’s successes, improving public education; stabilizing the city’s finances; renovating
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Council Passes Bill Requiring Affordable Housing on Public Land, Over Gray’s Objection

Oct 29th, 2014 | By

Despite pleas from the administration of Mayor Vince Gray to shelve the measure, the D.C. Council has unanimously passed legislation requiring that all new residential developments on city-owned land include a substantial affordable component. Amid runaway housing costs, the supply of housing that’s affordable for low-income D.C. residents has dwindled, putting pressure on the government to come
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D.C. Teachers Union Head Blasts Gray, Henderson

Sep 16th, 2014 | By

Washington Teachers’ Union president Elizabeth Davis recently took time to talk with The Informer about Chancellor Kaya Henderson, Mayor Vincent Gray and city schools performance — and she didn’t hold back. Davis, 63, a veteran educator who’s taught at several D.C. public schools over the years, spoke bluntly about city officials’ plans close the Sharpe
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Gray Expands D.C. Free Summer Meals Program to Saturdays

Jul 21st, 2014 | By

D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray (D) announced Thursday the expansion of the city’s Free Summer Meals program to Saturdays, the second straight year he has done so. Beginning July 19, free meals will be offered on Saturdays at select D.C. Department of Parks and Recreation centers and public library branches. The summer program, which began in
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Vince Gray Vetoes Budget, Override Vote Set for Monday

Jul 12th, 2014 | By

The D.C. Council didn’t show much deference for lame duck Mayor Vince Gray in its latest budget, but Gray isn’t giving up easily. In a letter today to Council Chairman Phil Mendelson, Gray says that he’ll veto one of Mendelson’s budget bills and use a line-item veto to restore streetcar funding in another. In a letter to Mendelson,
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