While vacationing in Europe this summer, I noticed some contrasts between European and U.S. management of city parks and public spaces along the highways. From Germany to Italy, the roads are pristine and well-maintained. The grass is mowed constantly...
The Current’s April 11 article on forthcoming changes to District street lights, as described by Judah Gluckman of the Office of Public and Private Partnerships (OP3), was welcome, but incomplete. Our nonprofit, Restore Mass Ave., is restoring the tree landscape...
We’ve had a change in leadership of our association. After serving as president for more than a year and a half, Deean Rubin has stepped down. Kate Barnes-Domotor, our first vice president, will serve as acting president, probably until...
Organized “villages” in D.C. help meet the needs of a growing population of seniors so they can successfully live in their own homes. In addition to the services we discussed in last week’s column, Northwest Neighbors Village runs a...
Shepherd Park, Rock Creek East, Walter Reed, Georgia Avenue corridor — these are just some of the designations that have been the focus of three separate meetings held over the past month by our association’s Planning, Zoning, and Economic...
Concerns are growing among parents in our association’s area about Mayor Muriel Bowser’s proposed 2017-18 budget for the District’s public schools. As the number of students has grown, the mayor’s proposed rate of spending per pupil has not kept...
After a mild spring, we have shifted suddenly to an oppressive heat spell. With a dearth of rain, flowers and shrubs need to be watered frequently. The fountain in the Georgetown Waterfront Park is not operating, which eliminates the...
Volunteering is alive and well in Shepherd Park, with people of all ages reaching out to offer support to individuals and organizations. The Shepherd Park Citizens Association is initiating a youth board to better recognize and utilize the energy...
Our monthly public meeting next Tuesday evening will feature the organization Historic Chevy Chase DC. The group’s mission is “to promote the architecture and history of Chevy Chase DC by doing research and educating our neighbors about our community’s...
The District Department of Transportation recently presented its "Livability Study" for the "Rock Creek Far West," which consists of the area south of Massachusetts Avenue, east of the Maryland border, north of the Potomac River, west of Glover Archbold...

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