It’s difficult to find a fan of the J. Edgar Hoover Building, the FBI’s headquarters at 935 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. The FBI and the U.S. General Service Administration consider the building functionally inadequate and in a poor state of repair....
It’s not unusual to hear gripes about mail delivered late or to the wrong address — issues that are an annoyance when they arise, but not necessarily an indication of chronic failings. In recent weeks, however, the U.S. Postal Service...
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...
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...
At one point amid the recent federal budget negotiations, pundits were placing the risk of a government shutdown at 50-50. Historically, such situations have been disruptive to many D.C. residents and tourists — but amid last week’s fears that...
On Monday, the Chevy Chase community celebrated the installation of a bench and memorial plaque — culminating nearly two years of work to honor the late civil rights activist Julian Bond, who lived nearby and could often be seen...
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...
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...
We live in a historic city — there’s no question about that. The nation’s capital features not only the great civic buildings and gleaming monuments around the National Mall, but also the evidence of more than 200 years of...
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...

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