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Archive for February, 2008

Local Love Triangle Ends in Murder

By Paul Kelsey Williams Historic Preservation Specialist, Kelsey & Assoc., Washington, DC; Scenes from the Past author since 2001. Exactly one week after Valentine’s Day was celebrated by loving couples in Washington 64 years ago, in February of 1944, citizens would learn of a torrid love triangle between a prominent local criminal lawyer, his young […]

DC COUNCIL ACTION AUGERS ILL FOR CITY’S SMALL BUSINESSES AS THEY CONTEMPLATE THE ONSET OF ECONOMIC RECESSION AND THE PROSPECT OF FAILURE

Rather then being given a break as they see their profits on the verge of slipping away while the region slips into recession, just 48 hours before we went to press we were appalled to watch as the city council, instead of offering to have lifelines at the ready, took action to tie lead weights […]

Citywide Preservation Groups Raise Objections at Hearing to Confirm New HPRB Members

By Anthony L. Harvey In a dramatic confrontation between four nominees for new positions on the city’s Historic Preservation Review Board (HPRB) and representatives of Washington’s most prominent historic preservation advocacy organizations — the DC Preservation League (DCPL), Historic Districts Coalition, and the Committee of 100 on the Federal City — DC Council Chairman Vincent […]

Judge Orders City to Respond to Citizens’ Complaint That Library System Flouted the Law

By Anthony L. Harvey The spectacle of DC’s local government engaging in litigious warfare with its own citizens is sadly playing out in yet another chapter of the ongoing saga of the Benning Road Branch Library litigants versus the powers of the District’s Office of the Attorney General and the DC Public Library (DCPL) in […]

Free Recital by Thomas Pandolfi to Showcase First Baptist’s New Steinway Concert Grand Piano

By Christi Harlan* In celebration of its newly acquired Steinway concert grand piano, the First Baptist Church of the City of Washington, DC will host a free recital by pianist Thomas Pandolfi at 4 p.m., February 24, 2008, in the church sanctuary at 1328 16th Street, NW Pandolfi, whose performances in Washington and around the […]

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