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Archive for April, 2009

April 2009 PDF

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IS THE MAYOR REALLY SO INSENSITIVE OR IS HIS MENTOR, THE A.G., THE CULPRIT?

We’ve been troubled over the past several months, as have so many residents around the city, by what seems to be a pattern of our mayor being seriously insensitive to how his conduct has been undermining the voters trust in his judgment. Maybe if he didn’t insist on so much inner-sanctum secrecy of the evil […]

Circle Bistro: Circling Around

It’s déjà vu all over again — dinner at Foggy Bottom’s Circle Bistro, where some years ago a friend and I dined in casual comfort. (See, Reservations Recommended, “Circle This!,” InTowner, July 2005, page 15; available in Current & Back Issues Archive, www.intowner.com.) That menu produced basic American fare with a few frills, such as […]

Preservation Board’s Order Landmarking Church Nixed by Federal District Court

By Anthony L. Harvey [Note: Photographs accompanying this news story in the print edition can be viewed in the full PDF copy in the Current & Back Issues Archive.] With a stinging rebuke to the District’s Historic Preservation Review Board (HPRB) and the Mayor’s Agent, Federal District Judge James Robinson on April 7th denied the […]

Mt. Pleasant Branch Library Expansion and Site Planning Actively Involving Affected Residents

By Anthony L. Harvey [Note: Photographs accompanying this news story in the print edition can be viewed in the full PDF copy in the Current & Back Issues Archive.] The vibrancy of Washington’s multi-cultural Mt. Pleasant community was in full force and fully matched by passionate expressions of concern at a standing room only town […]