The Current is to be commended for shining a bright light on the issue of abandoned foreign mission property in D.C.  . If not for the earlier piece, D.C. Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton might not have requested a meeting...
In his Sept. 20 Viewpoint, David Schwartzman favors raising D.C. income taxes so that “those profiting most from Metro pay their fair share.” He then refers specifically to “those with larger businesses and wealthy residents.” But they are not, as...
My son, Zach Blumenfeld, organized a fundraiser for his Boy Scout troop to raise funds for animals in need of shelter due to Hurricane Harvey. This past Sunday, Troop 61 hosted a table at the Palisades Farmers Market and because...
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 Friends of Chevy Chase Circle group is to be commended for matching the funds dribbled out by the National Park Service; however, I don’t believe they should proceed as outlined in The Current’s Aug. 9 article “Northwest parks...
The D.C. Street Light Task Force was pleased to see The Current’s front-page Aug. 2 article “Push for LED street lighting sees resistance.” However, we’d like to clarify three points. First, our task force has not opposed the installation of...
The Current’s June 28 article “Long in the works Klingle trail crosses the finish line” is tragically short on perspective. For over 150 years District of Columbia residents living on the east and west sides of Rock Creek used...
Randy Speck, chair of Advisory Neighborhood Commission 3/4G (Chevy Chase), is to be commended for standing up for trees in our neighborhood in general, and for observing that Cafritz Enterprises has apparently not lived up to its promise to...
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...
I was saddened to read The Current’s July 12 article about possible mortal damage to venerable red oaks caused by the large apartment development at 5333 Connecticut Ave. NW. These kinds of outcomes are all too common in a city...

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