Fourteen years ago, Pathways to Housing DC introduced a new approach to ending chronic homelessness in Washington, D.C. – a problem that for decades seemed intractable. At that time, few in our area had heard of “housing first” or...
It is a shocking fact of life that if you visit any property in Northwest Washington that is owned by American University (AU) and you park on a public street in a legal parking space rather than in an...
About two-thirds of the people who work in the District live either in Maryland or Virginia. Unlike the 50 states, federal law does not allow the District government to tax these individuals even though they take advantage of many...
The Current would like to congratulate the Woman’s National Democratic Club for kicking off the evening of Feb. 8 with what will undoubtedly be a series of forums for City Council candidates. The moderator’s questions were predominantly about the candidates’...
In the Feb. 7 issue of The Current, Phil Kroskin, the Sunrise vice president, said he is working to get the 100-plus resident project “below 60 percent” lot occupancy. He has the wrong goal. The Sunrise/Wisconsin Avenue Baptist Church (WABC) development...
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...
The “Speed cameras set up to entrap drivers” letter writer bemoans the fact that he was served five (uncontested) speeding tickets in 18 months because of strategically placed speed cameras set to “entrap” drivers. My suggestion to this driver...
Most small parks in the District are unfortunately under the jurisdiction of the National Park Service, which does not have the funding, or often even the interest, to maintain them properly. Many, as a result, are in terrible condition. Thankfully,...
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...
Our community is rich with nonprofit organizations led by effective and compassionate leaders – many of whom have devoted their lives to this work. One such leader is Sally White, who is celebrating more than 30 years at Iona Senior...

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