When talking about the budget, it’s easy to paint a misleading picture of certain line items. A common tactic is to point to increased spending in some area or other and call it record-breaking, the highest ever — even...
Retirement board is financially prudent This is in response to the Feb. 8 letter to the editor “D.C.’s fiscal health is more complicated.” Although, as the headline indicates, the letter was focused on the District’s overall fiscal health, there was a...
Again, the rush of news consumes us. Too much of it horrific. The slaughter in Las Vegas. The heartache and ruin in Puerto Rico made worse, many believe, by the slow federal response and the insensitive tweeting by President Donald Trump. And,...
The Washington Business Journal reported in January that the House of Representatives has approved legislation to accommodate agreements between Washington, D.C. and the National Park Service (NPS) looking toward D.C. management of federal parkland in the city. This is something...
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 students return to two Northwest universities this fall, they’ll be greeted by new presidents. Former Obama cabinet secretary Sylvia Burwell took over at American University this month, and University of Miami official Thomas LeBlanc will step in at...
Tenley library needs glass roof replaced On Thursday, April 6, I was in the Tenley-Friendship Library during a heavy rainfall. The library staff had set out two rubber trash cans and three wastepaper baskets to catch the rain leaking into...
Two Viewpoints in the March 14 issue of the Northwest Current addressed the mayor’s proposal for revisions to the Framework Element of the Comprehensive Plan. One piece seemed to imply that planned unit developments (PUDs) are somehow illegitimate or extralegal....
The District’s many marathons and 5K races are exciting to many spectators. They bring thousands of runners and their families to the District’s hotels and reportedly have a $24 million impact on the city’s economy. Most of the races also...
My son, Zach Blumenfeld, organized a fundraiser for his Boy Scout troop to raise funds for animals in need of shelter due to Hurricane Harvey. This past Sunday, Troop 61 hosted a table at the Palisades Farmers Market and because...

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