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Archive for August, 2008

August 2008

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THOUGHTS ABOUT THE SEPTEMBER 9th DC CITY COUNCIL WARD 2 PRIMARY ELECTION CONTEST

During the four terms that incumbent Ward 2 Councilmember Jack Evans has served he has not, to our recollection, faced a challenger of the same intelligence and commitment for public service as his present challenger, Cary Silverman. We think it is a healthy sign that our city council’s growth in stature over the past few […]

One-Time R Street Firehouse History Revealed

The District of Columbia Fire Department was officially organized on September 23, 1871, although several neighborhoods had volunteer and paid crews prior to that date. The first of these began in Georgetown with a fundraiser held in 1789 to purchase a hand-pumping engine and buckets. Fire Station No. 4 at 931 R Street, NW was […]

Preservation Board’s Order Landmarking Church Being Challenged in Federal Court

By P.L. Wolff As we were preparing to go to press, representatives of the Third Church of Christ, Scientist, located at 16th and I Streets, NW, announced that they were filing a lawsuit in federal court challenging the December 6, 2007 action of the city’s Historic Preservation Review Board (HPRB) that their church building be […]

DC Libraries Showing Improved Facilities and Service; Construction of Branch in Shaw Soon to Start, Mayor Accused of Disrupting Tenley Plan

By Anthony L. Harvey A gathering storm comprised of Fiscal Year 2009 DC Public Library (DCPL) budgetary shortfalls — especially the loss of funds for 71 budget positions from FY ‘2008 — and the recent dramatic disruption of new branch library construction schedules — with the Tenley/Friendship branch, which was ready with detailed construction bid […]

Ross School Joins With Fillmore Arts Center to Offer Summer Program

By Megan Miller* [Note: Photographs accompanying this new story in the print edition can be viewed in the full PDF copy in the Current & Back Issues Archive.] A person who happened through the doors of Dupont East’s Ross Elementary School in the 1700 block of R Street, NW this summer might have run into […]