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Archive for November 15th, 2015

Fire That Wrecked Historic Meridian Baptist Church a Catalyst for New Residential Stock

Accompanying images can be viewed in the November 2015 issue pdf By Larry Ray* How does a tragedy become an opportunity? Maybe the Meridian Baptist Church development with Valor Development Partnership has accomplished this. In 2008, a five-alarm fire completely destroyed the four-story Deauville apartment building in the 3100 block of Mt. Pleasant Street, NW. […]

Adams Morgan ANC Approves Citizens Group Quest for Kalorama Park Historic Designation

Accompanying images can be viewed in the November 2015 issue pdf By Anthony L. Harvey As the last item for consideration at a lively and contentious November meeting of the Adams Morgan ANC, the application from the Kalorama Citizens Association (KCA) for the historic landmarking of Kalorama Park served to expose dramatic differences in feelings […]

Library System Seeking Input on Ways to Tap Into Dr. King’s Legacy to Enhance Programs

Accompanying images can be viewed in the November 2015 issue pdf By Anthony L. Harvey At a lightly attended November 4th panel discussion in the great hall of the MLK Memorial Library, Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton, DC’s long-serving since 1991 Delegate to the U.S. House of Representatives, introduced a DC Public Library (DCPL)-organized panel on […]

Stop Pepco Merger! Once Again, a Clarion Call

Back in June we addressed this then looming disaster for DC residential (and, for that matter, small business) electric utility ratepayers in this space. (See, “Pepco & Exelon Together Make Us Fear No Relief from the Heat.”) We were then highly critical of the phony-baloney assurances and promises –- including a one-time $50 rebate (whoopty-do!) […]