Family leave needs level playing field My business cheered when the D.C. Council passed the Universal Paid Leave Act in December by a strong majority after more than a year of deliberation. We are dismayed the mayor and some council...
On July 20, a neighborhood working group convened by Rick Murphy of Advisory Neighborhood Commission 2E (Georgetown, Burleith) met with representatives of the D.C. Public Schools, the D.C. Department of General Services and MCN Build, the general contractor for...
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...
I would like to respond to Michael Kent’s July 12 letter to the editor, “Superfresh parcel needs redevelopment.” Most residents of American University Park and Spring Valley we know have moved to those neighborhoods to enjoy the peace and quiet...
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...
I live in Georgetown, in a small house. Last fall, D.C. implemented new zoning regulations governing house sizes to protect people like me from being swamped by our neighbors’ desire to build hulking additions. In theory, my neighbor can’t add...
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...
In this time of emboldened and violent white supremacy, it is especially important to draw attention to initiatives that advance equity. Wilson High School has taken concrete steps to close the opportunity gap, create a better learning environment for...
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...
Getting “high” is easy here in D.C.’s Northwest. All it takes is a casual stroll to the District’s official highpoint – its highest point of natural elevation – located in Fort Reno Park, a few blocks from the Tenleytown shops...

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