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Archive for June 13th, 2015

June issue PDF & primary web content now posted; community news & special features to post within 48 hours

Pepco & Exelon Together Make Us Fear No Relief from the Heat

Here we are today, June 12th, in the midst of a heat wave and sweating over whether the District’s Public Services Commission (PSC) will give the go-ahead to Pepco merging with Chicago-based energy giant Exelon. We ratepayers had better keep our fingers crossed and hope beyond hope that the merger will be denied. Unfortunately, we […]

Long-Neglected Attention to Decaying Archives Building and Holdings Finally Reversed as New Mayor and City Council Commit to Funding

Accompanying images can be viewed in the June 2015 issue PDF By Anthony L. Harvey A packed, standing room audience that included archivists, Friends of the DC Archives, librarians, writers, long-time community activists, the Director of the DC Public Library, Archivist of the United States David S. Ferriero, and staff of the Office of the […]

St. Thomas Development Project Design Not Completely OK’d; HPRB Calls for More Work

Accompanying images can be viewed in the June 2015 issue PDF By Anthony L. Harvey The on-going saga of the St. Thomas Parish project’s proposed new church building and adjacent residential structure at 18th and Church Streets in historic Dupont Circle continues before the District’s Historic Preservation Review Board (HPRB). At the Board’s March 2015 […]

Huge W Street Pop-Up Could be the Last; Zoning Commission Sets New Restrictions

Accompanying images can be viewed in the June 2015 issue PDF By P.L. Wolff Bloomingdale residents gathered on Sunday afternoon, May 31st outside 42 W Street, NW during Bradford Real Estate’s initial open house for the nearly completed massive pop-up/pop-back addition now dominating this unbroken line of modest, World War I-era row houses. The five […]