Affordable housing in D.C. is the paramount question! Rent control is the obvious answer! The D.C. Tenants’ Advocacy Coalition believes you can’t have one without the other. It is truly D.C.’s largest affordable housing initiative; it dwarfs all others...
When a resident with disabilities uses MetroAccess to get around the city, the District government typically pays $53 to subsidize the rider’s cost, which is double the comparable Metro fare up to a $6.50 cap. According to a recent WAMU...
Geographically, Georgetown is within easy reach of the National Mall — a natural extension of the District’s leading touristic and recreational area, and able to offer the commercial experiences of prime shopping and riverfront dining unavailable around the monuments....
By: MS Broudy Coffee shops aren’t just for coffee. They are places to hang out, hold meetings, and do work. As a writer, I spend a lot of time working in coffee shops. When you work in a coffee shop, you...
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...
We don’t envy the task of piecing together a school budget. Principals, their fellow administrators and interested parents must balance conflicting desires and practical realities while determining how to spend their school’s allotted funds — and even then, they...
In his Sept. 20 Viewpoint, David Schwartzman favors raising D.C. income taxes so that “those profiting most from Metro pay their fair share.” He then refers specifically to “those with larger businesses and wealthy residents.” But they are not, as...
As residents of the Foggy Bottom Historic District, we are opposed to the proposed installation and operation of a helipad on the roof of George Washington University Hospital. Although the safety and noise issues raised by many others are extremely...
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...
We are completely confounded by the D.C. Historic Preservation Review Board’s decision to designate the Pepco substation at 5210 Wisconsin Ave. NW a historic landmark . Given the broad opposition from community members and nearby residents, we call on...

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