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...
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...
When many D.C. government agencies wish to make a change that affects the lives of District residents, there’s a clear process to follow. The community is notified of the proposal and given time to respond. Feedback is collected and...
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 2015, Washington Post “Wonkblog” reporter Roberto Ferdman tried out the award-winning Wegmans supermarket. He looked carefully for downsides, but had few nits to pick. His article was ultimately titled “Why Wegmans really is the best supermarket in the...
Compared to its peers across the country, the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority provides “more buses and more trains running more hours on more routes,” according to a report by former U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood. We’d consider this...
Every day, thousands of D.C. residents and visitors hop on a distinctive red Capital Bikeshare bicycle. They travel to one of the 440 bike docks that are scattered around the District and many of its suburbs, rent a bicycle...
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...
In what’s often the height of the District’s muggy summer heat, our outdoor public pools have already begun to shut down for the year. The staggered closures began over the weekend and will continue through early September, with every...
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 —...

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