While hearing some airplanes flying overhead has long been one of the costs associated with living near the Potomac River in parts of Northwest, wider swaths of the District have been feeling more effects from Reagan National Airport in...
It’s all too easy for a struggling business to spiral downhill. Declining revenues force painful cost cuts that make the product less desirable, which further drives customers away — and the cycle continues. There’s reason for concern that the Washington...
Local officials like to present “green infrastructure” as a win-win solution to stormwater runoff. The term refers to a collection of solutions including permeable pavement and vegetated areas that, if done properly, can provide significant environmental benefits. When rainwater hits...
About 150 years ago, likely just before the start of the U.S. Civil War, workers installed a 30-inch-wide cast-iron water main in Northwest Washington, underneath what is now MacArthur Boulevard. Earlier this month, workers were back at the site —...
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...
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...
As the District’s 2018 elections approach — likely bringing tough contests for the mayoralty and other top city offices — we may once again see allegations that officials are too beholden to their big campaign donors. Despite repeated efforts...
Some troubling decisions by the D.C. Department of Parks and Recreation over the past year have endangered or eliminated locally popular services in favor of adhering to unnecessary citywide goals. While there have been some meaningful reversals in response...
As the University of the District of Columbia tries to boost both its status and its enrollment, officials identified a mediocre student experience as a key failing. To that end, the school identified two critical missing facilities: a student...
As the saying goes, you can’t beat city hall. But it’s even harder to beat the U.S. Department of State. That’s the lesson that many Sheridan-Kalorama residents have learned from decades of dealing with blighted properties and other issues with...

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