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A request to designate Pepco’s Friendship Heights substation as a historic landmark is facing opposition from the local advisory neighborhood commission, which says the designation is unnecessary and would endanger ongoing renovations. The Tenleytown Historical Society and the Art Deco...
Dear Readers and Friends of the Current Newspapers, As we begin the New Year, we wanted to let you all know, in the interest of stabilizing the company, The Current's Board of Directors has decided to file for Chapter 11...
Marathons and 10-milers. They have become a regular feature of life in many District neighborhoods.  Like Embassy Row, folklife festivals and presidential motorcades, they are part of the spice of life for D.C. residents. And among its headaches. Will Smith...
By JASON WILLIAMS Current Correspondent When the Cleveland Park Library reopens its doors Saturday after two years and a $20 million rebuild, the sparkling-new facility will prominently display 10 glass panels that pay tribute to a neighborhood icon’s definitive work. These...
Earlier this year, Dupont Circle resident Lance Salonia was disappointed to see that two narrow row homes in his neighborhood were set to be razed. The houses sit across the street from the southern boundary of the locally protected...
Portions of Dupont Circle are among the city’s most robust commercial areas, but nearby residents don’t always see eye to eye with proprietors on operational issues. In recent months, two separate proposals for alcohol sales in the area have...
Devoted customers of Zenebech groaned last October when the longtime Ethiopian restaurant in Shaw closed to make way for a new apartment building from Monument Realty. But the popular eatery’s owners knew they wouldn’t disappoint for long. “The plan was...
Two people were rescued from a vehicle stalled in high water in 16th Street NW’s underpass below Scott Circle on Saturday night, and several other drivers were forced to abandon their vehicles and evacuate the scene. Although no one...
Ever since the Walter Reed Army Medical Center was first seriously considered for closure in 2005, D.C. officials and developers have hungrily eyed the closed-off chunk of Ward 4 as prime real estate that could accommodate a transformative project. Now,...
Sunrise Senior Living hopes to construct a four-story assisted-living center off Tenley Circle, teaming up with Wisconsin Avenue Baptist Church to build a new house of worship and a care facility on the church’s 3920 Alton Place NW lot. Philip...

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