Among the many perks to living in Northwest D.C. is this area’s access to a host of lively community activities. Like thousands of other area residents, we attended the 39th annual Adams Morgan Day celebration on the afternoon of Sept....
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’...
It's bad enough when a member of Congress tries to meddle in the District's local governance to advance an ideological agenda. Now, we face the prospect of an even more dispiriting form of congressional interference. This time, Congress would be...
It’s buried deep in a list of traffic-mitigation strategies for the National Zoo’s planned new parking garage: the idea of extending the DC Circulator from the Woodley Park Metro station up to the Zoo’s Connecticut Avenue entrance. We think this...
The District has invested heavily in the D.C. Public School system, seeking to improve education outcomes for struggling students. The city has also tried to help its adult residents succeed in the workforce. But one important piece has been largely...
The District’s flourishing economy just got another welcome boost: last week’s announcement that Yelp will open an East Coast headquarters here in D.C. with an estimated 500 new employees. Notably, at least half of the new positions will be...
In theory, D.C. taxpayers provide the funding necessary to stock a public school classroom with paper, pencils, books and other educational materials and supplies for students. But gaps do present themselves — frequently leaving teachers with undesirable options. As professionals,...
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...
The District has strong laws on the books regarding vacant and blighted properties — and for good reason. An abandoned building that’s been left to decay reduces the quality of life and the property values of the homes around...
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...

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