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While the city is pushing ahead with plans to restore Hearst Park and build an outdoor pool where tennis courts are now located, community leaders continue to urge the city to take a closer look at the plans. The project’s...
The Washington Canoe Club has stood at 3700 Water St. NW in Georgetown since 1905, with several additions expanding its footprint over the decades. In 1991, the National Park Service-owned site earned distinction as a historic landmark. But since 2010,...
Five key “gateways” to Georgetown could see upgraded surroundings next year as part of the Georgetown Business Improvement District’s ongoing effort to redesign areas that currently create underwhelming first impressions of the historic neighborhood. The business group has hired design...
By: Elaine Bole There is an art exhibit hidden in the woods just a block from Palisades Park. Encountering this exhibit during a trek through the woods might give you the eerie feeling that you have accidentally stumbled upon something...
Synthetic fields at 16 D.C. public parks and schools were abruptly shuttered last month after failing tests to measure shock absorption, officials said last Wednesday after months of silence on the issue. The issue began in March and April of...
By: Meghan Sorensen On Tuesday, Mayor Muriel Bowser became the first mayor to win a re-election in D.C. since 2002. She’s also the first female mayor to be re-elected, collecting an eye-popping 162,199 votes. Runner-up Ann Wilcox only amassed 19,979...
The DC Preservation League thinks the house at 3125 Chain Bridge Road NW is a landmark of modernist architecture and belongs on the National Register of Historic Places. Alma Gates doesn’t buy it. “This house is not influential or...
Frustrated by what they saw as an underfunded education budget, D.C. Council members cobbled together $11.5 million to add funding for city public schools. But advocates are worried that Wilson High School won’t see any of that money, despite three...
When Brian Hart helped furnish the apartment of Shantie Morgan Palmer, a homeless mother of seven, he immediately knew this would be his life’s work. “In that move, I realized how important this is, the powerful impact it can have...
By: Mion Edwards and Meghan Sorensen Protests have unleashed in D.C. after sexual misconduct allegations surfaced against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Eight days ago, Christine Blasey Ford accused Kavanaugh of sexual assault while she was in high school in 1982. On Monday, Debra Ramirez...

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