Regarding The Current’s July 26 article on the proposed mixed-use development of the Superfresh site, the purported scaleback by the developer is nothing more than a smaller supermarket. Otherwise, the six-story project remains the same. I am personally not convinced...
As a longtime Georgetowner, I want to protest residents who appear to have no respect for what we have here. Are they really so oblivious that they think it it’s just fine to put a large clunky addition on...
By Edward Cowan The District government is exploring the feasibility of establishing a “public bank” that would be owned by the city and tasked with lending for “unmet needs.” This little-noticed initiative to put municipal government into the banking business has...
On Saturday, Sept. 23, at 1:30 p.m., we will gather at the Palisades Community Church for a memorial service for Mat Thorp, a Palisades resident since 1962 and a beloved member of our community. A reception will follow at...
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...
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...
In regard to The Current’s Sept. 6 article “Vacant embassies draw attention from Norton,” I agree that the District has a problem, given the U.S. Department of State’s failure to recognize that adequate housing is extremely rare here. I hope that...
As a nearby neighbor who has used the Lab School pool for exercise, I shall be sad to see it turned into a theater. Lab already has a theater, and there is room to expand it if the school...
Mayor’s school funds fall far short of need The Current’s April 26 article on its interview with Mayor Muriel Bowser quotes her as saying: “I don’t want you to characterize it like the schools are being starved. They get a...
While people debate the pros and cons of ride-hailing services such as Uber and Lyft, let me suggest one substantial negative — what I call the “swarm.” Unlike traditional taxis, which rely on dispatchers, cab stands and on-street hailing, these...

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