By Channing Wickham and Walter Smith As 2018 begins, it is a good time to reflect on the progress toward making the District a safe, inclusive place for people to live and work, and look ahead to our next steps....
By Lee Sturtevant, a long-time DC resident and writer from Cleveland Park. The annual New Year’s poem has been a tradition at the Northwest Current for more than 20 years. In it, we look back with smiles (and sometimes some...
Residents of Northwest Washington were very fortunate that Chris Kain was the managing editor of The Current Newspapers for the past 26 years. Mr. Kain understood the importance of neighborhood news and realized that to offer it, it was necessary...
Every year, on the third Thursday of November, communities across the nation take part in the American Cancer Society's Great American Smokeout. This year, a new D.C. community group – Residents for a Smoke Free McLean Gardens – used...
I'm a new D.C. resident, having recently moved from Brooklyn. First of all, I really enjoy reading The Current, as it has helped me orient myself geographically and psychologically in my new home. Second, it is hard to believe the...
Having spent virtually all of my adult life chided by family and friends for my slow driving, it is no surprise that in nearly 30 years behind the wheel I had only been cited once for speeding. However, over the...
After reading your editorial in the 12/20 edition, I would like to add Foxhall/Palisades to the list of poorly served neighborhoods. Packages are shown as delivered even if they haven’t been (Amazon is very well aware of the problem)...
It’s sometimes easy for a police department or politician to distort crime statistics to illustrate a desired point. Perhaps a carefully chosen time period can indicate a misleading trend. Maybe focusing on a certain type of offense can distract...
It’s not unusual to hear gripes about mail delivered late or to the wrong address — issues that are an annoyance when they arise, but not necessarily an indication of chronic failings. In recent weeks, however, the U.S. Postal Service...
The elections in Virginia. The re-emerging #MeToo movement. Oh, and those little marches here and around the country that surprised the nation in their intensity last January. There has been a lot of pain to get to this point, but most anyone...

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