Like most of his colleagues, Ward 5 D.C. Council member Kenyan McDuffie has heard many constituents complain about long-running issues involving the D.C. Department of Transportation: Roads and sidewalks that weren’t repaired, or that were repaired badly. Safety hazards...
I am writing to express my strong opposition to the request by George Washington University Hospital to install a helipad. My primary concern is service redundancy. MedStar Washington Hospital Center has an existing helipad 3.5 miles from George Washington University....
In regard to The Current’s Sept. 6 article “Vacant embassies draw attention from Norton,” I agree that the District has a problem, given the U.S. Department of State’s failure to recognize that adequate housing is extremely rare here. I hope that...
Located at the crossroads between daycare and education, preschools have proved challenging to pin down in terms of appropriate regulatory requirements. The D.C. Office of the State Superintendent of Education decided late last year that all preschool staff need...
Residents of Northwest Washington were very fortunate that Chris Kain was the managing editor of The Current Newspapers for the past 26 years. Mr. Kain understood the importance of neighborhood news and realized that to offer it, it was necessary...
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...
“Natives who beat drums to drive off evil spirits are objects of scorn to smart Americans who blow horns to break up traffic jams.” — Mary Ellen Kelly “An object at rest tends to stay at rest, especially if you’re...
As the District’s 2018 elections approach — likely bringing tough contests for the mayoralty and other top city offices — we may once again see allegations that officials are too beholden to their big campaign donors. Despite repeated efforts...
When Mayor Muriel Bowser put together her budget proposal this spring, she made the curious choice to limit investment in education — offering a 1.5 percent increase in per-pupil funds over last year, not enough to keep up with...
Among the many perks to living in Northwest D.C. is this area’s access to a host of lively community activities. Like thousands of other area residents, we attended the 39th annual Adams Morgan Day celebration on the afternoon of Sept....

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