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Archive for August, 2016

New Yorkers Transform How Washingtonians Live: Washington’s 19th Century Apartment Revolution

To view images full size & high resolution, left click on each By Matthew B. Gilmore* [Editor’s Note: All address referenced in this article are located in the city’s Northwest quadrant, hence the omission of repetitive use of the customary ‘NW’ designation.] In May of 1880 Congressman Fernando Wood, former mayor of New York City, […]

August 2016 Issue PDF

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Petition Filed with DC Court of Appeals to Block Ongoing Implementation of Pepco-Exelon Merger.

Editor’s Note: In our editorial last month headlined “Pepco-Exelon Merger Visited Once Again,” we reported that Public Citizen had announced it would definitely challenge the PSC’s merger approval in the DC Court of Appeals. Following is the statement confirming and explaining their appeal filed on August 16th.

August 2016 Issue / September issue PDF to post on the 9th

Restaurant Review ~ Esencias Panameñas / 3322 Georgia Ave., NW

Exotic Eats. DC’s uptown Park View neighborhood a year ago welcomed one of the most unusual cuisines in the Mid-Atlantic: Panamanian food, thanks to the energy and culinary skills of native Panamanian Yadira Stamp. Because Esencias Panameñas is so unique, Stamp often welcomes fellow Panamanians and others who travel from Philadelphia — to say nothing […]

Columbia Heights’ DC-USA Retail Center Proven to Have Been Catalyst for Area’s Rapid Change and Magnet for Business

Accompanying images can be viewed in the August 2016 issue pdf By Larry Ray* Editor’s note: What follows is the concluding part of last month’s lead story,  “Columbia Heights Retail Center That Opened in 2008 Sustains Itself During 2016’s Challenging Retail Environment,” July 2016 issue.] DC-USA can take a bit of credit for the surroundings. […]

Dupont East’s 17th Street Neighbors Gearing Up for 7th Annual Celebration

Accompanying images can be viewed in the August 2016 issue pdf By Bill McLeod* Historic Dupont Circle Main Streets once again will be presenting the annual, late summer 17th Street Festival on Saturday afternoon, August 27th. Now in its seventh year, the event celebrates the shops, restaurants, and services of the neighborhood’s four-block commercial strip. […]

Prepared for InTowner.com by Kevin McDuffie & Staff of Coldwell Banker Dupont/Logan ~ Reporting Period: July 2016

The area covered by these listings is bounded by Rock Creek on the west, Upshur Street on the north, North Capitol Street on the east, and Massachusetts Avenue/M Street on the south. SINGLE FAMILY HOUSES [59] [condo & co-op listings follow] 119 Adams St. $775,000 22 Bates St. $680,000 1939 Calvert St. $1,500,000 1101 Clifton […]

Do Republicans Have a Point About Over-Regulation Killing Business?

Yes and no. The “no” case seems to regularly be made through hyper-ventilated, over-the-top hyperbole which always fails to acknowledge that more often than not businesses actually benefit from regulations which Congress, state legislatures and municipal councils — out of necessity — authorize in their legislation for the practical reason that no legislative body can […]

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