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The long-delayed reopening of Turtle Park has been postponed yet again — to the first week of August — to accommodate last-minute design changes, officials with the D.C. Department of General Services told the community last week. The park at...
The District has quietly scrapped five years of planning to house a special education program at the vacant Stevens School, a reversal that frustrated both program leaders and community members. Ivymount School, a Rockville-based nonprofit that provides special education services,...
The 17th Street strip of Dupont Circle could start seeing more taverns and nightclubs after decades of restrictions, as some neighborhood leaders push for lifting the existing liquor license moratorium on such establishments. Beginning in 1990, a moratorium restricted all...
Plans to add a new science building at the Washington International School have been shot down once again, leaving the school pondering various unpalatable options. The school has been trying since 2015 to expand its science facilities at the 3100...
The controversial Georgia Eastern development near the Maryland line cleared another hurdle Tuesday, when the D.C. Council voted unanimously to close a public alley on the site despite neighborhood concerns over the project’s transportation impacts. The Douglas Development project itself...
Amid the meticulous effort to preserve the historic Georgetown neighborhood, one of the nation’s oldest black cemeteries has been abandoned there for decades, disappearing amongst rubble and overgrown weeds. But Mount Zion Cemetery, located at 26th Street and Mill Road...
The long-anticipated Klingle Valley Trail officially opened to hikers and bikers on Saturday in a ribbon-cutting ceremony officiated by Mayor Muriel Bowser. More than 100 community members and local officials were on hand for the festivities, including representatives from the...
When Thoi Van Nguyen and Ngoc Anh Tran fled the Vietnam War and arrived in the nation’s capital in 1979, they were hopeful. The married couple didn’t speak English, and had no family or friends nearby — but they...
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...
Ward 3 parents and city officials now largely agree that overcrowding in the area’s public schools will only grow more acute over time. Though solutions have remained elusive so far, efforts are ramping up to find them, including through...

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