On Saturday, Sept. 23, at 1:30 p.m., we will gather at the Palisades Community Church for a memorial service for Mat Thorp, a Palisades resident since 1962 and a beloved member of our community. A reception will follow at...
Retirement board is financially prudent This is in response to the Feb. 8 letter to the editor “D.C.’s fiscal health is more complicated.” Although, as the headline indicates, the letter was focused on the District’s overall fiscal health, there was a...
Something is wrong at various D.C. playing fields, and the officials in charge have been reluctant to even say where. About a month ago, news trickled out anecdotally that the D.C. Department of General Services, which is responsible for the...
In recent years, we’ve heard a group of D.C. public charter schools and their advocates argue that the District wasn’t providing them their legally required funding. Essentially, they claim the city has skirted a law requiring equivalent per-pupil funding between...
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...
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...
It’s easy to set ambitious goals. Achieving them is another matter. That’s why we’re particularly impressed with the District’s recent designation as the world’s first Platinum-certified city under the Leadership in Engineering and Environmental Design standards. As a news release...
Before developers unsheath their sledgehammers to raze 4000 Wisconsin Ave. NW — a large, reasonably attractive, rather youthful structure — how about shaking a leg and rebuilding the American University Park site a mile or so away that once...
The first five years of a child’s life are more formative than at any other stage, creating either a sturdy or a fragile foundation. Seventy-five percent of brain growth and 85 percent of intellectual, personality and social skills develop...
By Chuck Thies Most District residents were not tuned in to D.C. Council TV on June 14, but if they had been, they would have witnessed a rare act of courage from a local lawmaker. The setting was a hearing to...

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