Near the end of The Current’s June 7 article on the D.C. Council’s budget allocations on May 30, a mention of $75,000 caught my eye. Included by Ward 3 D.C. Council member Mary Cheh, the sum means that sometime in...
This is in response to Deborah Barry’s July 19 letter to the editor, “Superfresh project out of character.” The “not in my backyard” argument is as old as the hills we built our cities on. I fully respect that citizens...
It’s easy to set ambitious goals. Achieving them is another matter. That’s why we’re particularly impressed with the District’s recent designation as the world’s first Platinum-certified city under the Leadership in Engineering and Environmental Design standards. As a news release...
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...
As a nearby neighbor who has used the Lab School pool for exercise, I shall be sad to see it turned into a theater. Lab already has a theater, and there is room to expand it if the school...
On the evening of Dec. 5, I was walking on the north side of the 3700 block of Cathedral Avenue NW when I fell, hitting my forehead directly on the pavement. There had been rain that evening, and the...
The D.C. Council has before it a bill to approve the “framework element” – introductory chapter – of the D.C. Comprehensive Plan. In it, the District’s office of planning suggests the city’s population will rise to 1 million by 2045....
When education advocates pointed out inadequate education funding in Mayor Muriel Bowser’s proposed budget, we were resigned to the idea that planned tax cuts would need to be sacrificed to fund our schools. Although we support the idea that...
By Troy Kravitz and Jonathan McHugh Before American University and the surrounding community there is an opportunity — and an obligation — to build a functional, productive relationship. The opportunity is bolstered by new leadership, both at the university and...
I was saddened to read The Current’s July 12 article about possible mortal damage to venerable red oaks caused by the large apartment development at 5333 Connecticut Ave. NW. These kinds of outcomes are all too common in a city...

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