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...
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...
Affordable housing in D.C. is the paramount question! Rent control is the obvious answer! The D.C. Tenants’ Advocacy Coalition believes you can’t have one without the other. It is truly D.C.’s largest affordable housing initiative; it dwarfs all others...
The Wisconsin Avenue Baptist Church and Sunrise Senior Living project on Tenley Circle will be a meaningful new addition to the community. This new building will fulfill two important missions — to provide for the ongoing religious and spiritual...
Wardman Tower was not simply modernized on the interior, as The Current reports . The magnificent floor plans and details have been obliterated. The 1928 building was designed by Mihran Mesrobian — Harry Wardman’s best architect and one of the...
Four years ago, I drove through the District on my way home from two months in Florida, and as a 40-year resident of D.C., I was shocked at the condition of our streets. I assumed it had been a...
I would like to comment on The Current’s Nov. 15 article “Safety fixes eyed for Massachusetts.” There are many issues with the city’s plans for Massachusetts Avenue between Waterside Drive and 20th Street NW that were not discussed...
As a nearby neighbor who has used the Lab School pool for exercise, I shall be sad to see it turned into a theater. Lab already has a theater, and there is room to expand it if the school...
We respond to the Nov. 8 letter regarding the Sunrise project proposed for 3920 Alton Place NW, the current location of Wisconsin Avenue Baptist Church. The Nov. 8 letter by the church’s pastor compared the Sunrise proposal to the...
For about 121 years, a tulip poplar stood at the corner of Hawthorne Street and New Mexico Avenue NW. The tree was known as “Grover” (named for President Grover Cleveland, president when Grover was a mere sapling and Wesley...

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