Happy Halloween 2017. Never mind that our national politics are scary, the stock market explosion is getting scary, and the world itself is scarier with warfare and nuclear threats than at any time in recent history. Let’s not let reality get...
Wilson High is the District’s largest high school and one of its best-performing. Yet this year’s budget threatened to undercut Wilson by starving it of adequate staffing — despite a D.C. Council allocation intended to stave off exactly that...
As a member of the federal community who served our country for years, I am concerned with an attempt to force current U.S. Postal Service retirees onto Medicare Part B after they previously declined this coverage. While hailed as...
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...
In his May 24 letter to the editor, D.C. Department of Parks and Recreation director Keith Anderson says his agency “conducted an assessment of available District-owned land … and the conclusion remains that Hearst Park is the most suitable...
The Current’s June 28 article “Long in the works Klingle trail crosses the finish line” is tragically short on perspective. For over 150 years District of Columbia residents living on the east and west sides of Rock Creek used...
The D.C. Street Light Task Force was pleased to see The Current’s front-page Aug. 2 article “Push for LED street lighting sees resistance.” However, we’d like to clarify three points. First, our task force has not opposed the installation of...
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...
We write regarding The Current’s Oct. 18 article concerning the proposed Sunrise Assisted Living-Wisconsin Avenue Baptist Church development at 3920 Alton Place NW. Having spoken to a large number of neighbors impacted by the Sunrise project, we are writing...
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...

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