When Jim Graham’s former constituents in Ward 1 look back on his 16 years on the D.C. Council, his insistence on responsive services surely ranks high in their memories. He was known to spend hours most mornings responding personally...
It should come as no surprise to anyone that Klingle Valley has drainage issues. In the stretch of parkland between Woodley Park and Mount Pleasant, Klingle Road NW famously closed in 1991 due to unrepaired water damage and then...
Countless prosperous societies have been built on a foundation of oppression, with some classes of people forced to suffer for the betterment of others. And even long after conditions improve, the unjustly extracted benefits often remain in place. It’s certainly...
When the District’s traffic engineers redesign a road, evaluate a speed limit or otherwise review the operations of the city’s transportation network, they place great importance on information about crashes. Similarly, when residents advocate for or against a certain...
Stevens School has a storied history of providing public education in the West End. But since 2008, the historic building at 1050 21st St. NW has sat vacant — prime real estate sought repeatedly by developers and educators alike....
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...
We don’t envy the task of piecing together a school budget. Principals, their fellow administrators and interested parents must balance conflicting desires and practical realities while determining how to spend their school’s allotted funds — and even then, they...
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...
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,...
Whenever city officials discuss the progress of D.C. Public Schools, they’re bound to highlight the school system’s growing number of success stories — and to concede that many local schools are not up to par. This mix of stronger and...

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