Fourteen years ago, Pathways to Housing DC introduced a new approach to ending chronic homelessness in Washington, D.C. – a problem that for decades seemed intractable. At that time, few in our area had heard of “housing first” or...
In theory, D.C. taxpayers provide the funding necessary to stock a public school classroom with paper, pencils, books and other educational materials and supplies for students. But gaps do present themselves — frequently leaving teachers with undesirable options. As professionals,...
It seems that every jurisdiction in America — maybe except Mayberry, N.C. — wants to be home to Amazon’s second headquarters. The District of Columbia this week released four potential sites for the headquarters that could consume up to 8...
A note about the following sentence in Tom Sherwood’s Notebook in The Current’s June 14 issue: “The District also is the only place we know of where the top prosecutor doesn’t have to live in the jurisdiction he or...
A lot is going on. First, the fun stuff. Opening day for the Nationals is Monday against the Miami Marlins. Your Notebook took in a Nats spring training game last week in West Palm Beach, checking in with local fans at the...
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...
By Stephen Gardner A major goal of Advisory Neighborhood Commission 3D is making our work as volunteers more open to residents of the communities we represent. In its April 26 edition, an article in The Current noted that the ANC...
We are completely confounded by the D.C. Historic Preservation Review Board’s decision to designate the Pepco substation at 5210 Wisconsin Ave. NW a historic landmark . Given the broad opposition from community members and nearby residents, we call on...
We’re now a couple of winters removed from a heavy snowfall, making it easy to forget the lasting impact a major storm can have on the District. But with colder weather not far away, we were glad to see...
Quieter, healthier alternatives exist to the ubiquitous gas-powered leaf blowers. In addition to noise and pollution risks posed to children, dogs, the elderly, asthmatics and all of us, these machines pose enormous hazards to those who operate them. Now, we...

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