When assessing recycled rubber infill for synthetic turf fields, it is critical to understand that potential health effects from any chemicals in the rubber have been studied extensively . The best available science indicates that there is no reason...
Hearst site is best option for new pool I would like to respond to Mr. Bill Matzelevich’s letter criticizing the Department of Parks and Recreation’s handling of the outdoor pool selection and planning process in Ward 3 . Our department conducted...
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...
Mayor Bowser needs to pay teachers what they're due I was raised in a strong union household in Bergen County, N.J. Both my parents were teachers and members of the statewide union, the New Jersey Education Association, and both were...
People can disagree, but it is sad when discussion about an issue degenerates into lying about an individual or organization. Jose Miguel Vivanco’s Viewpoint piece in the Feb. 14 Current includes the demonstrably false and defamatory statement that “Public...
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...
Every year, on the third Thursday of November, communities across the nation take part in the American Cancer Society's Great American Smokeout. This year, a new D.C. community group – Residents for a Smoke Free McLean Gardens – used...
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...
President Donald Trump’s infrastructure plan provides a much-needed roadmap for ensuring the nation’s transportation systems are prepared to help the economy grow and meet the demands of the 21st century. Now, the president and Congress must come together to help...
It is interesting that D.C. Public Library executive director Richard Reyes-Gavilan appears to consider the private-public development of the new library to be such a success . Your article quotes him as saying, “We get the space at very...

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