By Mary Cheh Since 2008, the Lab School of Washington has occupied the old Hardy School building on Foxhall Road as a satellite to its main campus. The Lab School serves students with learning disabilities in the District, providing an...
There was nothing “intricate” about the “partnership” for the West End Library, as described in the Nov. 29 article “New West End Library on track to open next week.”  Anyone can do the math. EastBanc developers paid zero dollars...
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...
The Current’s Dec. 6 article “Charter aims to consolidate at Kingsbury” is a press release for Latin American Montessori Bilingual, the besmirched public charter school, where two weeks ago a teacher was sentenced to eight years in prison after...
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...
The Current’s Dec. 6 editorial “Water bills warrant action” highlights an emerging concern that affects every D.C. Water and Sewer Authority customer, not just nonprofits like Rock Creek Cemetery. The Clean Rivers Impervious Area Charge (often called CRIAC) on your...
I was among about a dozen residents from Citizens for Responsible Development who met on Dec. 4 with Ward 3 D.C. Council member Mary Cheh to ask her to join us against Valor Development’s current proposal for the former...
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...
We are completely confounded by the D.C. Historic Preservation Review Board’s decision to designate the Pepco substation at 5210 Wisconsin Ave. NW a historic landmark . Given the broad opposition from community members and nearby residents, we call on...
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...

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