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Archive for May 12th, 2019

Kudos for DC Attorney General Karl Racine

As a change of pace for this commentator, this month our thoughts in this space are happy ones — something of a departure, we admit. Maybe it’s been the reality of how the Trump Administration has gone out of its way to essentially gut the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and, by contrast, how our […]

Franklin Square Park Major Renovation Poised to Start; Expectations Very High

Accompanying images can be viewed starting on page 1 of the May 2019 issue pdf By Larry Ray* On March 26th when Mayor Muriel Bowser announced a renovation of downtown’s Franklin Square Park, DC resident Tim and many other nearby neighbors, given that this project has been in the planning for five years,  responded, “Again?” […]

HPRB Decision to Re-Visit Masonic Temple Case May Open New Front in Fight to Save Undeveloped Green Spaces Throughout DC

Accompanying images can be viewed starting on page 1 of the May 2019 issue pdf By William G. Schulz The “Ruins of Dupont Circle,” situated at the back end of the once tranquil garden and green space at 18th and Church Streets, NW where once stood the elegant, late 19th century St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church […]

Bikes and Scooters Out in Force

Accompanying images can be viewed starting on page 1 of the May 2019 issue pdf By William G. Schulz Tensions are rising as warm weather brings more pedestrians, cyclists, and scooter riders out on city streets and sidewalks. The InTowner, after reviewing the video footage of the raucous “bicycle wilding” incident as reported by WUSA9.com […]