Ward 3 D.C. Council member Mary Cheh is objecting to the reported dismissal of three guidance counselors at Wilson High School, which she calls “a direct result of cuts to the school’s budget for the upcoming school year.” In a...
As leaves begin to fall across Northwest, leaf blowers have been revving up to combat them. Autumn also brings an annual cacophony over complaints about excessive noise from the gas-powered machines. A bill pending before the D.C. Council would ban...
Saturday, March 10 The winter meeting of the West End Citizens Association will be held at 2 p.m. in the Lombardy Hotel, 2019 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. After the business portion of the meeting, there will be a social hour...
The Key Bridge may receive decorative lighting on its underside to highlight its distinctive arches, according to the D.C. Department of Transportation, which will hold a public meeting Sept. 27 to discuss options, answer questions and receive community feedback. The...
Lafayette Park, the largest recreation space within our association’s area, periodically needs a more thorough clean-up than the D.C. government provides. The Friends of Lafayette Park (FOLP) organization coordinates this activity and is seeking help from neighborhood volunteers. The session...
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...
Rock Creek Park maintenance work to disrupt multi-use trail access The National Park Service (NPS) will temporarily narrow parts of the Rock Creek Park paved multi-use trail from Monday, February 25 to late-March. The trail will not close, but park...
A contractor for DC Water plans to seek an after-hours permit for a portion of its water main replacement project on a frequently congested stretch of 18th Street downtown, averting community concerns that the work would further snarl rush-hour...
The controversial Meridian International building project on 16th Street drew continued criticism this month from some Historic Preservation Review Board members, who asked developers to shave one story from the proposed 10-story building. The project team returned to the...
The chair of the Ward 1 Democrats resigned last Wednesday. Brian Footer told an emergency meeting of the Ward One Dems that his new job as a health consultant with Deloite Touche, a multi-billion dollar consulting, advisory and tax service...

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