Fourteen years ago, Pathways to Housing DC introduced a new approach to ending chronic homelessness in Washington, D.C. – a problem that for decades seemed intractable. At that time, few in our area had heard of “housing first” or...
It is a shocking fact of life that if you visit any property in Northwest Washington that is owned by American University (AU) and you park on a public street in a legal parking space rather than in an...
In the Feb. 7 issue of The Current, Phil Kroskin, the Sunrise vice president, said he is working to get the 100-plus resident project “below 60 percent” lot occupancy. He has the wrong goal. The Sunrise/Wisconsin Avenue Baptist Church (WABC) development...
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...
The “Speed cameras set up to entrap drivers” letter writer bemoans the fact that he was served five (uncontested) speeding tickets in 18 months because of strategically placed speed cameras set to “entrap” drivers. My suggestion to this driver...
Our community is rich with nonprofit organizations led by effective and compassionate leaders – many of whom have devoted their lives to this work. One such leader is Sally White, who is celebrating more than 30 years at Iona Senior...
In the Viewpoint column in the Jan. 24 edition, Louis Nevins laments the fact that D.C. income tax law regarding deductions allows only itemized deductions permitted under federal rules. Thus, for 2018, D.C. filers will no longer be allowed to...
Two seemingly unrelated items in the Jan. 17 issue caught my eye. A story on page one revealed that D.C. water bills are likely to rise to pay for the $2.6 billion water storage tunnels. According to the article, the...
Public schools in the District of Columbia begin the new year with a controversy still raging from the old. Proposals by At-Large D.C. Council member David Grosso to impose a ban on public school suspensions and expulsions for “minor offenses”...
D.C. residents, it’s worse than you thought. You thought it was only about the loss of federal deductions. But guess what? The D.C. government is a beneficiary of the new federal tax bill, too. How so? D.C. tax law allows...

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