While hearing some airplanes flying overhead has long been one of the costs associated with living near the Potomac River in parts of Northwest, wider swaths of the District have been feeling more effects from Reagan National Airport in...
My, it's been a long, long time. Gee, ain't it funny, how time slips away. With apologies to the great Willie Nelson lyrics, your Notebook is happy to be back on the pages of the revived Current Newspapers. After an absence...
Stevens School has a storied history of providing public education in the West End. But since 2008, the historic building at 1050 21st St. NW has sat vacant — prime real estate sought repeatedly by developers and educators alike....
While many essential environmental protection initiatives have abstract global aims, others have a direct impact on daily life close to home. A new Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments report has identified one such success story. Efforts to reduce pollution have...
In the Viewpoint column in the Jan. 24 edition, Louis Nevins laments the fact that D.C. income tax law regarding deductions allows only itemized deductions permitted under federal rules. Thus, for 2018, D.C. filers will no longer be allowed to...
In exhorting the city to make the Lafayette playground Americans with Disabilities Act-compliant, The Current’s May 24 editorial implied that Engineered Wood Fiber is not an ADA-compliant surface. This is not the case. Engineered Wood Fiber can be a...
The District has strong laws on the books regarding vacant and blighted properties — and for good reason. An abandoned building that’s been left to decay reduces the quality of life and the property values of the homes around...
What are we to make of Ballou? Radio partners WAMU and NPR delivered a devastating look at the backstory behind Ballou High School’s most recent, glowing graduation statistics. Simply stated, too many students at the Southeast school graduated with suspect grades...
People can disagree, but it is sad when discussion about an issue degenerates into lying about an individual or organization. Jose Miguel Vivanco’s Viewpoint piece in the Feb. 14 Current includes the demonstrably false and defamatory statement that “Public...
By Mary Cheh On Saturday, I joined the Adas Israel Congregation’s morning services to present a ceremonial resolution in celebration of the Anne Frank House. For those of you who are unfamiliar with this organization, you may be surprised to...

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