I’d like to respond to Mary Bienvenue’s July 12 letter to the editor, “Recent front-page photo was inappropriate.” When I looked back to the June 28 issue, I was initially perplexed as to what the problem was; our opinions of...
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...
The DC Preservation League continues its purposeless efforts to preserve the crumbling West Heating Plant eyesore. At the time of its construction, the West Heating Plant design was deemed “minimalist” and “utilitarian” — polite media words indicating a design reflecting...
I am writing to express my strong opposition to the request by George Washington University Hospital to install a helipad. My primary concern is service redundancy. MedStar Washington Hospital Center has an existing helipad 3.5 miles from George Washington University....
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...
The Current’s Dec. 6 editorial “Water bills warrant action” highlights an emerging concern that affects every D.C. Water and Sewer Authority customer, not just nonprofits like Rock Creek Cemetery. The Clean Rivers Impervious Area Charge (often called CRIAC) on your...
Public schools in the District of Columbia begin the new year with a controversy still raging from the old. Proposals by At-Large D.C. Council member David Grosso to impose a ban on public school suspensions and expulsions for “minor offenses”...
By Troy Kravitz and Jonathan McHugh Before American University and the surrounding community there is an opportunity — and an obligation — to build a functional, productive relationship. The opportunity is bolstered by new leadership, both at the university and...
To the editor: As Washington faces what looks to be a very hot summer, Astrid Joehnk can peer out from her 1923 row house in Brookland. She knows her street is a little less hot and glaring than it used...
As a former D.C. Public Schools teacher and parent of three current D.C. public and public charter school students, it is discouraging to see that many are using the city’s recent, and serious, public education scandals to call on...

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