I have been in sports all my life, even making the National Soccer Hall of Fame in 1996. Sports taught me lessons in life that have stayed with me for over 80 years. Winning is easy with good feelings, a...
This is in response to Deborah Barry’s July 19 letter to the editor, “Superfresh project out of character.” The “not in my backyard” argument is as old as the hills we built our cities on. I fully respect that citizens...
Thank you for your Oct. 11 article about the pending leaf blower legislation. Many D.C. homeowners grew up watching “ChemLawn” and “LawnDoctor” ads on TV, but we must recognize that the Earth’s climate warming is real and human activities...
I'm a new D.C. resident, having recently moved from Brooklyn. First of all, I really enjoy reading The Current, as it has helped me orient myself geographically and psychologically in my new home. Second, it is hard to believe the...
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...
By Stephen Gardner A major goal of Advisory Neighborhood Commission 3D is making our work as volunteers more open to residents of the communities we represent. In its April 26 edition, an article in The Current noted that the ANC...
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...
In a divisive world, it is theater, music and dance that remind us of our common humanity. Carla Huber — founder and producing/artistic director of the In Series — brings intimate, affordable opera, zarzuela and cabaret to those fortunate...
For about 121 years, a tulip poplar stood at the corner of Hawthorne Street and New Mexico Avenue NW. The tree was known as “Grover” (named for President Grover Cleveland, president when Grover was a mere sapling and Wesley...
The Washington Business Journal reported in January that the House of Representatives has approved legislation to accommodate agreements between Washington, D.C. and the National Park Service (NPS) looking toward D.C. management of federal parkland in the city. This is something...

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