Four years ago, I drove through the District on my way home from two months in Florida, and as a 40-year resident of D.C., I was shocked at the condition of our streets. I assumed it had been a...
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...
Libraries were once a sacred secular space of silence and reverence - a place where one automatically lowered one’s voice. As a direct heir to the enlightenment, the establishment of libraries was a testament to the self-evident integrity of mankind,...
By Muriel Bowser When I took the oath of office as mayor, I pledged to build a D.C. that gives all Washingtonians a fair shot. I committed to making homelessness in D.C. rare, brief and nonrecurring. I said — and...
Thank you for covering the Cadets vs. Moose summer baseball championship game in The Current . Reading the article reminded me that summer sports are not dead and that local sports matter. The article was well-written and thoughtful, and...
The back-and-forth between our neighbors regarding the redevelopment of the Superfresh site has illuminated some of the issues that development proposals often spark, not just in D.C. but in neighborhoods across the country. Change is hard. In this case, I...
In his Sept. 20 Viewpoint, David Schwartzman favors raising D.C. income taxes so that “those profiting most from Metro pay their fair share.” He then refers specifically to “those with larger businesses and wealthy residents.” But they are not, as...
I live in Georgetown, in a small house. Last fall, D.C. implemented new zoning regulations governing house sizes to protect people like me from being swamped by our neighbors’ desire to build hulking additions. In theory, my neighbor can’t add...
Hearst site is best option for new pool I would like to respond to Mr. Bill Matzelevich’s letter criticizing the Department of Parks and Recreation’s handling of the outdoor pool selection and planning process in Ward 3 . Our department conducted...
Recent letters to the editor about the proposed Superfresh development completely missed the point. This development site is entirely within American University Park. None of Massachusetts Avenue is part of AU Park. The site will and should be redeveloped, but...

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