Officials of the District’s Fire and EMS Department (FEMS) have been fanning out across the city in recent weeks to speak to community groups about a change to the 911 emergency call line. At a Feb. 26 meeting of Advisory...
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...
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 Palisades Village will feature eight homes in Kent as part of the aging-in-place group’s fifth annual house tour on Saturday, Oct. 14, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The selected homes reflect various architectural styles and interior designs. Advance tickets...
The “Soviet Safeway” in Dupont Circle has cleared a major hurdle in its effort to sell beer and wine, reaching a settlement agreement that overrules other community protests against the plan. Advisory Neighborhood Commission 2B (Dupont Circle) announced it and...
Maret School is asking the city to take away a years-old provision that requires the school to conduct an annual traffic report. In a recent filing with the Board of Zoning Adjustment, the school reports that traffic levels in recent...
The Alliance for New Music-Theatre will present 16 performances of Václav Havel’s “Protest” throughout May in the Dupont Underground space. The alliance is the current theater-in-residence for the formerly abandoned subterranean streetcar station beneath Dupont Circle, according to a news...
We in Shepherd Park are very fortunate to have many places and activities that are both interesting and free. The Montgomery College Planetarium on Fenton Street in Silver Spring — just a short walk away — will host a...
The National LGBTQ Task Force’s 30th anniversary Creating Change Conference is running Jan. 24 through 28 at the Marriott Wardman Park. The conference is a political, leadership and skills-building conference for the LGBTQ social justice movement, convening over 3,500 LGBTQ...
The District shouldn’t evaluate planned development at 1800 Columbia Road NW until litigation surrounding the project is resolved, Advisory Neighborhood Commission 1C (Adams Morgan) is arguing. Developer PN Hoffman is seeking to build a seven-story condo building on the site,...

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