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...
In a city with a surging population and no room to expand its roads, it’s a given that we need a strong public transportation system. And in a neighborhood that lacks a Metro station, it’s also a given that...
Mayor Muriel Bowser, Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe and Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan set off on a two-day trade mission to Canada on Monday to promote tourism, trade and diplomatic relations. We don’t know about trade and diplomatic relations, but there...
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...
Something is wrong at various D.C. playing fields, and the officials in charge have been reluctant to even say where. About a month ago, news trickled out anecdotally that the D.C. Department of General Services, which is responsible for the...
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....
As if our current-day national politics and world tensions are not enough (point to most anywhere on earth), along comes the Vietnam War, reprised, reconsidered, roaring back in an 18-hour PBS series. It reminds us that this war is...
D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson’s Viewpoint in the Sept. 6 issue of The Current advocates for a regional sales tax, claiming it is “uniform approach — borne equally by everybody.” I take this to mean only that everyone would...
On Saturday, Sept. 23, at 1:30 p.m., we will gather at the Palisades Community Church for a memorial service for Mat Thorp, a Palisades resident since 1962 and a beloved member of our community. A reception will follow at...
For the past year, Advisory Neighborhood Commission 3/4G and the Chevy Chase Citizens Association have been soliciting the community’s input on our collective vision for the future of the Chevy Chase Community Center. In numerous meetings, we’ve heard suggestions...

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