After a 17-year odyssey through ideas, designs, redirections and reconsiderations, our national capital finally could be getting a memorial to former President Dwight Eisenhower. Last week, we stopped by the dedication site at 4th Street and Maryland Avenue SW, just...
By: Brandon Todd, Ward 4 Councilmember Next week, the Council will reconvene until this legislative period concludes in December. Over the coming months, my colleagues and I will work feverishly on a wide range of legislative topics. One piece of legislation...
By Edward Cowan The District government is exploring the feasibility of establishing a “public bank” that would be owned by the city and tasked with lending for “unmet needs.” This little-noticed initiative to put municipal government into the banking business has...
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...
In a divisive world, it is theater, music and dance that remind us of our common humanity. Carla Huber — founder and producing/artistic director of the In Series — brings intimate, affordable opera, zarzuela and cabaret to those fortunate...
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’m grateful for The Current’s tenacious coverage of the Army Corps’ ongoing 24-year cleanup of World War I-era munitions and chemical contamination in Northwest Washington. Your Sept. 27 article — “Spring Valley munitions cleanup to scrutinize AU president’s house”...
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...
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...
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...

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