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...
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...
Affordable housing in D.C. is the paramount question! Rent control is the obvious answer! The D.C. Tenants’ Advocacy Coalition believes you can’t have one without the other. It is truly D.C.’s largest affordable housing initiative; it dwarfs all others...
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...
The Current’s July 19 issue included an article on the alarm over the decline in the Connecticut Avenue NW corridor between Macomb and Porter streets. Despite the presence of a Metrorail station, restaurants, a well-established commercial history, and such...
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...
Within a deeply partisan environment, Washington D.C. Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D) showed that it is possible to reach across the aisle to tackle an issue that affects us all: climate change. On March 7, Norton announced that she was...
In response to Jay Thal’s June 26 letter “Chevy Chase center should serve seniors,” I often wonder why there is no senior citizen center in Ward 3. I have older family members living throughout the District, and all of...
By Antwan Wilson In D.C. Public Schools, we have designed an exemplary model for what excellence can and should be — accelerating academic achievement by raising the bar on curriculum and standards, investing in the growth of high-quality educators, improving...
Last week, the Downtown Cluster of Congregations wrote to the National Park Service to request the removal of the statue of Albert Pike at Judiciary Square. Albert Pike served as a brigadier general in the Confederate Army. His actions do...

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