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Students at Marie Reed and Garrison elementaries had a reason to look forward to returning to school last month, when both schools reopened after undergoing multimillion-dollar modernization projects. Project price tags totaled nearly $100 million altogether: Marie Reed’s at 2201...
After neighbors rallied to protect lower Wisconsin Avenue’s DC Circulator bus service, the D.C. Department of Transportation has backed off plans to terminate its Georgetown-Union Station route at M Street NW. But while the Circulator will continue to travel as...
Since 2008, the Lab School of Washington has been leasing D.C. Public Schools’ former Hardy Elementary at 1550 Foxhall Road NW, and the private special-needs school has housed its elementary program there. But a quick D.C. Council decision to allow that lease to be extended...
Last week, Mayor Muriel Bowser’s State of the District address focused on themes of reducing inequality and ramping up public safety. On Tuesday morning, she presented a $13.8 billion budget proposal that includes major allocations targeting those same areas,...
When Randy Downs was elected to Advisory Neighborhood Commission 2B (Dupont Circle) in November, he realized he suddenly had more power to act on a change he’d long envisioned for his neighborhood. Downs has watched with envy in recent years...
A controversial four-year plan to overhaul the popular 16th Street NW bus service and improve chronic issues of unreliability and overcrowding is moving ahead with some support, though residents at a recent community meeting expressed concerns about shifts in...
If Betty Ann Kane wants to replace the windows of her Capitol Hill home, the permit would need review by the D.C. Historic Preservation Office to ensure there’s no damage to the fabric of the designated historic district where...
Major changes are coming to the region’s electrical grid over the next decade — and residents in Adams Morgan, Logan Circle and Columbia Heights will be among those on the front lines as construction projects come to their areas. Pepco...
There’s an ambient sense in D.C. that summer in the city isn’t as sleepy as it once was. As with most such inklings, though, the story is a bit more complicated. The D.C. Council takes recess each year from July until...
The administration of Mayor Muriel Bowser currently favors a public education use for the future of the now-vacant Stevens School in the West End, according to Bowser’s Ward 2 liaison Richard Livingstone. The city is pursuing a new education provider...

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