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Two Ward 2 recreation facilities could see significant improvements earlier than expected after a D.C. Council committee revised Mayor Muriel Bowser’s budget proposal last Thursday. The Committee on Transportation and the Environment, which oversees the D.C. Department of Parks and...
An application was withdrawn last month for the Five Guys restaurant expected open in early 2018 in an American University-owned shopfront at 4200 Wisconsin Ave. NW. The D.C. Board of Zoning Adjustment rescinded the case on May 3, the same...
Plans to remove more than 40 parking spaces from southern Georgetown this fall to make way for new protected bike lanes remain a divisive issue among residents and neighborhood leaders. The D.C. Department of Transportation proposal is part of a...
The National Park Service is celebrating its 100th birthday by awarding centennial challenge grants to six parks across Northwest D.C., the U.S. secretary of the interior announced last month. This year, Congress gave $20 million to national parks across...
Van Ness is slated for a set of small revitalization projects in the coming months, including the renovation of a blighted plaza and the greater incorporation of public art into the neighborhood. Van Ness Main Street, a local nonprofit, is...
Key portions of 3900 Wisconsin Ave. NW are on track to become a D.C. landmark amid the parcel’s large-scale redevelopment, joining some 600 other historically significant individual properties across the District. Roadside Development, which purchased the property from Fannie Mae...
After years of planning and construction, the new West End Library branch will celebrate its grand opening at 10:30 a.m. Dec. 9 — showing off a modern space with ample room to enjoy upgraded technology, light-filled meeting areas and...
By ROBERT BETTEMANN The St. John’s College High School girls basketball team secured the No. 1 seed in the upcoming Washington Catholic Athletic Conference (WCAC) tournament with a convincing 55-49 victory over Bishop McNamara on Feb. 19. Bishop McNamara will enter...
The fourth annual Oral Cancer Awareness Walk & Run in memory of Peter Hoffman will take place on April 14 at the Sligo-Dennis Avenue Park in Silver Spring. The event is organized by Hoffman’s family, in partnership with the Oral...
By: Carlo Massimo The Roman historian Appian tells us that in 133 BC, Tiberius Gracchus proposed a law that would reduce the property a Roman could own. And that law would hand over the confiscated land to the poor. Eighteen of...

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