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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...
More than $100,000 in campaign contributions to Ward 4 D.C. Council member Brandon Todd have inadequate documentation that leave their sources in question, according to a scathing audit released last Friday. District auditors found that Todd’s 2015 campaign committee did...
A Fannie Mae office building near the University of the District of Columbia could become student housing, with talks underway now between university officials and the building’s new owner. Fannie Mae sold its 4250 Connecticut Ave. NW building for $24.8...
Mayor Muriel Bowser spent much of her 51-minute State of the District address on Thursday speaking to citywide concerns: rising costs for housing, inequalities in education and failures of infrastructure. But she also made room for several issues specific to...
Many District streets are in poor condition and communication with residents has been spotty of late, D.C. Department of Transportation director Leif Dormsjo acknowledged in a recent D.C. Council hearing. However, the director said his agency has plans to...
Tentative plans to remove more than 40 metered parking spaces below the Whitehurst Freeway to accommodate a dedicated bike lane and other traffic enhancements drew mixed reviews from the Georgetown community Monday night. However, all agreed that the current...
Last July, D.C. zoning administrator Matt LeGrant approved an application to convert a single-family home in Dupont Circle into a four-unit condominium building, allowing a construction permit to be processed seemingly without incident. Since then, though, the 1514 Q St....
While the Palisades is a community known for its trees, residents living along a stretch of Potomac Avenue NW are voicing rare opposition to a city tree-planting proposal for their three blocks. Neighbors fear that street trees would obstruct their...
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,...
  The Lab School of Washington’s recent proposal to replace its campus pool with a theater has drawn criticism from community members. As part of the school’s mission to incorporate hands-on and creative education for students with learning differences, Lab School’s...

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