City officials this week celebrated the groundbreaking for the $19.7 million replacement for the 1950s-era Cleveland Park Library at 3310 Connecticut Ave. NW. The new library is expected to open in 2018 with new meeting spaces, outdoor reading areas, private...
The Quiet Skies Caucus of Congress is pressing for the Federal Aviation Administration to conduct an “expedited review” of its noise standards and undertake new health studies on the impact of airplane and helicopter noise. The caucus, co-chaired by D.C....
The Dumbarton Oaks Park Conservancy has launched a new artist-in-residence program, giving its inaugural award to local D.C. artist Sophia McCrocklin. The program aims to “restore, promote and maintain Beatrix Ferrand’s masterpiece wild garden,” according to a news release. Ferrand...
Pepco received permission Monday to raise its electricity rates, though the D.C. Public Service Commission authorized only half of the requested increase. The utility company had requested a $77.5 million increase, but the commission — which oversees Pepco’s power distribution...
In response to D.C. Del. Eleanor Norton’s recent calls for action on the issue, District officials are taking steps to address the city’s large number of abandoned properties owned by foreign governments. D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson introduced legislation Tuesday...
The Theodore Roosevelt Memorial will host celebratory events Sunday in honor of the 50th anniversary of its dedication, according to the National Park Service and the group Friends of Theodore Roosevelt Island. The events on Roosevelt Island — which is...
D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine has filed a lawsuit alleging that a Van Ness apartment complex circumvented the District’s rent control laws, according to a news release. The suit claims that the owners and managers of 3003 Van Ness Apartments...
Advisory Neighborhood Commission 2E adopted several proposals at their July 2 meeting related to car and bicycle traffic. The commission: endorsed the Georgetown Business Improvement District’s plan for a 2-week test this summer of allowing cars to access Rock Creek...
Van Ness Main Street celebrated its progress at its annual meeting Saturday at the Soapstone Market, one of the neighborhood’s new businesses located in the Park Van Ness development at 4455 Connecticut Ave. NW. The nonprofit’s core tasks include marketing...
The Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs announced last week that Lynn Underwood will serve as D.C.’s newest chief building official, bringing more than 30 years of national and international experience to the role of overseeing local construction projects. Underwood...

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