As the saying goes, you can’t beat city hall. But it’s even harder to beat the U.S. Department of State. That’s the lesson that many Sheridan-Kalorama residents have learned from decades of dealing with blighted properties and other issues with...
In what’s often the height of the District’s muggy summer heat, our outdoor public pools have already begun to shut down for the year. The staggered closures began over the weekend and will continue through early September, with every...
On Monday afternoon, our area and nation will be mesmerized by the total solar eclipse. It will darken our skies, but the shadow will last only for a couple of minutes. It will take a lot longer for the dark...
The Friends of Chevy Chase Circle group is to be commended for matching the funds dribbled out by the National Park Service; however, I don’t believe they should proceed as outlined in The Current’s Aug. 9 article “Northwest parks...
I was saddened to read The Current’s July 12 article about possible mortal damage to venerable red oaks caused by the large apartment development at 5333 Connecticut Ave. NW. These kinds of outcomes are all too common in a city...
The D.C. Street Light Task Force was pleased to see The Current’s front-page Aug. 2 article “Push for LED street lighting sees resistance.” However, we’d like to clarify three points. First, our task force has not opposed the installation of...
When Mayor Muriel Bowser put together her budget proposal this spring, she made the curious choice to limit investment in education — offering a 1.5 percent increase in per-pupil funds over last year, not enough to keep up with...
The District’s flourishing economy just got another welcome boost: last week’s announcement that Yelp will open an East Coast headquarters here in D.C. with an estimated 500 new employees. Notably, at least half of the new positions will be...
Big changes — tough new restrictions and enforcement — could be coming to curbside parking in the District. For all you casual drivers, a lot of curbside parking may disappear, especially downtown. Or, it may become so expensive it’ll force...
The Current’s Aug. 2 article “Push for LED street lighting sees resistance” stated that a growing number of advisory neighborhood commissions and citizens associations have adopted resolutions “based on concerns that high-Kelvin LEDs cast a bright, harsh light that...

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