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Archive for March, 2011

DC Council At-Large Candidates Forum Set for March 29th

Candidates for the April 26th special election vying to fill the at-large seat left vacant when Kwame Brown was elevated to Council chairman in last November’s general election will be answering questions at the Church of the Holy City (16th & Corcoran Sts., NW). The program will start at 6 pm and be followed at […]

Adams Morgan Woman Missing; Police Seeking Assistance

Emily Hershenson, 33, pictured below, wife and mother, has been missing since after leaving for work on Monday morning, March 21st. She is described as 5′ 8″ tall, about 150 lbs, with short-length brown hair, and hazel eyes. Last seen at 9 am on the 21st at 18th Street Columbia Road wearing a purple sleeveless […]

From March 2011 Issue / Apr. Issue to Post on the 8th

DC Board of Zoning Adjustment (BZA) Reconsidered Mt. Pleasant Library Case at April 2011 Meeting

Tue., Apr. 5 (9:20am – subject to change): Many in the neighborhood, including the Historic Mt. Pleasant organization, have questioned the DCRA (Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs) zoning administrator’s earlier approval of a building permit for the library’s expansion project. According to a spokesperson for the Library Renaissance Project, at issue is whether a […]

Art Deco a Standout at the End of a block of Victorian Row Houses

By Paul Kelsey Williams* Images accompanying this feature can be viewed in the current issue PDF Many passersby are struck by the looming while enamel and glass block building at 1326-46 Florida Avenue, NW, seemingly out of place in the 1300 block. Most may have been first introduced to the vast complex of buildings when […]


We’ve been fuming over an appalling news item published in the February 28th issue of the Washington Post. We refer to the report that 51 homeowners who had been approved by the DC Department of the Environment for reimbursement of approximately one-third of the cost of installing solar panels had the rug pulled out from […]

Petworth Branch Library Re-Opening Reveals Major Enhancements Inside

By Anthony L. Harvey Images accompanying this feature can be viewed in the current issue PDF After the Petworth branch library’s closing in January, 2010 for a $13 million capital project of repair, renovation, and restoration, the DC Public Library celebrated the project’s completion with a ribbon cutting that marked re-opening of this more than […]

InTowner Visits With Whitman-Walker’s Director; Finances, New Focus Explained

By Jonah Ghile Images accompanying this feature can be viewed in the current issue PDF It is after 10 years of arrearage and the unforeseeable withstanding of a long struggle, that Don Blanchon, Executive Director of the Whitman-Walker Clinic since 2006, and his staff are happy to tout that they have reached goals sought out […]

Danish Embassy Sets the Standard for 20th Century Modernism in DC

By Anthony L. Harvey Images accompanying this feature can be viewed in the current issue PDF Set back from the street on a picturesque, 12-acre site at the top of a hill on a dead-end stretch of Whitehaven Street in northwest Washington, the Royal Danish Embassy presents a jewel box of an understated, modernist masterpiece […]

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