Tenley library needs glass roof replaced On Thursday, April 6, I was in the Tenley-Friendship Library during a heavy rainfall. The library staff had set out two rubber trash cans and three wastepaper baskets to catch the rain leaking into...
The Current’s Oct. 25 editorial “Overprotective preservation” could not be more wrong as it applies to the West Heating Plant. The design of the building must be seen from afar to be appreciated — from my apartment on 26th...
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...
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...
The Friends of Chevy Chase Circle group is to be commended for matching the funds dribbled out by the National Park Service; however, I don’t believe they should proceed as outlined in The Current’s Aug. 9 article “Northwest parks...
The Current’s Aug. 2 article “Push for LED street lighting sees resistance” stated that a growing number of advisory neighborhood commissions and citizens associations have adopted resolutions “based on concerns that high-Kelvin LEDs cast a bright, harsh light that...
The Current’s July 26 article “D.C. arborist reports pressure on driveway” regarding the demise of two large street trees resulting from the construction last summer of the circular driveway by Cafritz Enterprises at 5333 Connecticut Ave. NW raises many...
D.C. Council Bill B22-0153, “The Hardy School Disposition and Lease Agreement Act of 2017,” is a naked attempt by the mayor and D.C. Council to bestow a public asset (the old Hardy School at 4470 Q St. NW) upon...
I would like to comment on The Current’s Nov. 15 article “Safety fixes eyed for Massachusetts.” There are many issues with the city’s plans for Massachusetts Avenue between Waterside Drive and 20th Street NW that were not discussed...
Before developers unsheath their sledgehammers to raze 4000 Wisconsin Ave. NW — a large, reasonably attractive, rather youthful structure — how about shaking a leg and rebuilding the American University Park site a mile or so away that once...

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