As more and more residents favor online purchases and trendy new retail areas snap up many of the remaining customers, various Northwest commercial districts need an extra boost to stay competitive. Those range from established destinations like Georgetown to...
D.C.’s farmers markets are a valuable neighborhood amenity. They provide farm-fresh produce and other goods, and they serve as a venue for community-building. That public benefit is why the District doesn’t charge its usual public space permit fees to...
In a city where so many residents prefer to get around using public transportation, the DC Circulator is widely praised — and widely desired. The Circulator’s appeal has only grown as Metrorail works through safety and maintenance issues that have...
By: Davis Kennedy The District government has been very successful in many areas, especially on the financial front. But the one area where our government’s results have been deplorable is in public education, particularly among minority students. According to last year’s...
When talking about the budget, it’s easy to paint a misleading picture of certain line items. A common tactic is to point to increased spending in some area or other and call it record-breaking, the highest ever — even...
Neighbors along a stretch of 49th Street NW in Wesley Heights were growing increasingly concerned. A culvert pipe under the roadway frequently backed up, causing floodwaters to build up behind it. The road was deteriorating, and the D.C. Department...
The District benefits from its ample acreage of public parkland, and trails through that space are an invaluable amenity for residents and visitors. They are a source of recreation away from the bustle of city life, and they can...
Summer’s many ferocious storms — with rainwater overrunning streets and rushing into drains — may have faded from memory, but stormwater is drawing attention in D.C. even as fall turns into winter. Starting in October, NBC4 ran several stories...
As residents and investors renovate swaths of the District’s housing stock — particularly in dense, high-demand neighborhoods — dumpsters regularly sit on the street awaiting construction debris. In response to community requests, the D.C. Department of Transportation has introduced new...
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’...

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