When talking about the budget, it’s easy to paint a misleading picture of certain line items. A common tactic is to point to increased spending in some area or other and call it record-breaking, the highest ever — even...
The District is filled with parkland, with a host of recreational amenities and natural settings available within the city limits. Our good fortune is underscored in an April report by the Trust for Public Land’s Center for City Park...
If you’re so important, well, so am I. My security detail is bigger than your detail. My security barrier is bigger … Oh, never mind. You get the point. The image of having “security” is epidemic in the nation’s capital. For...
Hearst site is best option for new pool I would like to respond to Mr. Bill Matzelevich’s letter criticizing the Department of Parks and Recreation’s handling of the outdoor pool selection and planning process in Ward 3 . Our department conducted...
Whenever city officials discuss the progress of D.C. Public Schools, they’re bound to highlight the school system’s growing number of success stories — and to concede that many local schools are not up to par. This mix of stronger and...
Last month, American University elected its first black female Student Government president — junior Taylor Dumpson. Her victory received little attention at first; this outcome is hardly novel in 2017. But then came a ghastly response: Someone, not yet identified,...
But first a little fun. Should former Mayor Tony Williams get off the sidelines and run for mayor again? More than a few folks would like that. So we asked him on Monday. He was at the DC Chamber of Commerce leading a...
Mayor’s school funds fall far short of need The Current’s April 26 article on its interview with Mayor Muriel Bowser quotes her as saying: “I don’t want you to characterize it like the schools are being starved. They get a...
As residents and investors renovate swaths of the District’s housing stock — particularly in dense, high-demand neighborhoods — dumpsters regularly sit on the street awaiting construction debris. In response to community requests, the D.C. Department of Transportation has introduced new...
Less than five years ago, The Current wrote that Van Ness was “the least-loved stretch of Connecticut Avenue.” We were covering a walking tour of the neighborhood led by the Coalition for Smarter Growth, which was using the Ward...

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