Try Googling the late civil rights icon Julian Bond. In a life full of activism, historic achievement and honors, none of the pictures show him relaxing quietly on a bench. But this week a bench took center stage. “He liked the idea...
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...
By Antwan Wilson In D.C. Public Schools, we have designed an exemplary model for what excellence can and should be — accelerating academic achievement by raising the bar on curriculum and standards, investing in the growth of high-quality educators, improving...
D.C.’s farmers markets are a valuable neighborhood amenity. They provide farm-fresh produce and other goods, and they serve as a venue for community-building. That public benefit is why the District doesn’t charge its usual public space permit fees to...
To us, the latest congressional wrangling over the D.C. budget demonstrates once again why the District ought to be a state. Unlike other U.S. citizens, residents here pay federal income taxes yet cannot elect voting members of Congress. Moreover,...
By Channing Wickham and Walter Smith As 2018 begins, it is a good time to reflect on the progress toward making the District a safe, inclusive place for people to live and work, and look ahead to our next steps....
By: Edward Segal There have been at least 58 natural gas leaks in Georgetown since April 2016, including seven in front of or near my O Street house in the East Village. Last month, there was a record-setting five gas...
By Stephen Gardner A major goal of Advisory Neighborhood Commission 3D is making our work as volunteers more open to residents of the communities we represent. In its April 26 edition, an article in The Current noted that the ANC...
It’s not Thanksgiving. It’s not Christmas. There’s been no flood, no fire, no terror attack. But, you are still needed. Yes, you. And you especially are needed now. Monsignor John Enzler of Catholic Charities says the need is great year round, especially the summer....
The District’s flourishing economy just got another welcome boost: last week’s announcement that Yelp will open an East Coast headquarters here in D.C. with an estimated 500 new employees. Notably, at least half of the new positions will be...

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