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Archive for March, 2009

100 Years Ago Connecticut and Wyoming Avenues Were the End of the Road

The Washington city landscape began to change dramatically after the turn of the 20th century as newly built apartment buildings began to replace mansions and estates situated on valuable urban property and large city lots. One such example of this was the razing of the Saunders mansion in the late 1930s that had stood on […]

A VOTE ON THE FLOOR OF THE HOUSE NOT WORTH GIVING UP OUR GUN CONTROL REGS

What a conundrum! Finally, it seemed a done deal — our Congressional Delegate, Eleanor Holmes Norton, was on the verge of becoming an actual voting member of the House of Representatives. The wheels were greased. But, this still being the Congress loaded with namby-pamby members scared to death of the National Rifle Association (NRA) which […]

Champlain Street in Adams Morgan to Re-open; Neighbors Welcome Enhanced Streetscape Design

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.] Presentation of DC’s Department of Transportation (DDOT) long awaited final plans for the reopening of Champlain Street under the Marie H. Reed Community Learning Center in […]

Rooftop Burglar Caught; Not the One Wanted

By P.L. Wolff [Note: Photographs accompanying this news story in the print edition can be viewed in the full PDF copy in the Current & Back Issues Archive.] It was after closing on the night of February 24 and the owner of the popular Duplex Diner on 18th Street at Florida Avenue, Eric Hirshfield, was […]

Aging-in-Place Movement Grows With Formation of Dupont Circle Village

By Marilyn Newton*   Accompanying images can be viewed in the March 2009 issue pdf The Dupont Circle Village launched its membership drive on February 24th at the historic Sumner School, attended by more than 80 neighborhood residents. Dues will be $450 a year for an individual and $600 for a household, with a goal […]

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