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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...
District needs better contractor monitoring I would like to follow up on Tom Snowden’s recent letter to the editor . I applaud the mayor on the prudent spending increases in the latest budget. But how one spends is as important...
Tenley library needs glass roof replaced On Thursday, April 6, I was in the Tenley-Friendship Library during a heavy rainfall. The library staff had set out two rubber trash cans and three wastepaper baskets to catch the rain leaking into...
The sequel to Al Gore’s 2006 documentary “An Inconvenient Truth” is due out this summer. While everyone is concerned worldwide with climate change and global warming, I feel that environmentalism starts at home. With this lovely spring weather I’ve had...
The Current’s July 26 article “D.C. arborist reports pressure on driveway” regarding the demise of two large street trees resulting from the construction last summer of the circular driveway by Cafritz Enterprises at 5333 Connecticut Ave. NW raises many...
In a disappointing decision, a U.S. District Court judge recently ruled against the plaintiffs in a lawsuit brought on behalf of the District of Columbia’s public charter schools. My organization, which represents D.C. charters, reluctantly joined with the Eagle...
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....
Near the end of The Current’s June 7 article on the D.C. Council’s budget allocations on May 30, a mention of $75,000 caught my eye. Included by Ward 3 D.C. Council member Mary Cheh, the sum means that sometime in...
The Current’s July 19 issue included an article on the alarm over the decline in the Connecticut Avenue NW corridor between Macomb and Porter streets. Despite the presence of a Metrorail station, restaurants, a well-established commercial history, and such...
The Current’s Nov. 1 issue included an article about a proposal to build a new bypass for the Rock Creek and Potomac Parkway to “restore the Kennedy Center waterfront for public use.” “Restore” implies that the proposal would recover a...

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