Libraries were once a sacred secular space of silence and reverence - a place where one automatically lowered one’s voice. As a direct heir to the enlightenment, the establishment of libraries was a testament to the self-evident integrity of mankind,...
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 Washington, D.C. area is very fortunate that three of the 20 areas where Amazon is considering building its second headquarters with thousands of high-paying jobs are in our metropolitan area. Our friends in Virginia appeared to be completely uninterested...
We live in divisive times. Which is why Halcyon, with partners from across the city, is organizing a new festival that will connect people from diverse backgrounds and promote open and civil discourse. The “By the People” festival, which will...
Within a deeply partisan environment, Washington D.C. Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D) showed that it is possible to reach across the aisle to tackle an issue that affects us all: climate change. On March 7, Norton announced that she was...
I have been in sports all my life, even making the National Soccer Hall of Fame in 1996. Sports taught me lessons in life that have stayed with me for over 80 years. Winning is easy with good feelings, a...
Getting “high” is easy here in D.C.’s Northwest. All it takes is a casual stroll to the District’s official highpoint – its highest point of natural elevation – located in Fort Reno Park, a few blocks from the Tenleytown shops...
The D.C. Council has before it a bill to approve the “framework element” – introductory chapter – of the D.C. Comprehensive Plan. In it, the District’s office of planning suggests the city’s population will rise to 1 million by 2045....
The mayor has submitted to the D.C. Council an initial batch of amendments to the District’s current Comprehensive Plan, which dates from 2006. They’re attracting intense public scrutiny, in part because the mayor has made no secret of her...
Most people want to advocate sportsmanship until it comes time for them to put on their big boy pants and show it themselves. Saturday night at the DCSAA boys basketball title game, it seemed as though St. John’s head coach...

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