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Archive for October, 2016

The City of Our Hopes and Desires: Zoning Comes to Washington DC

To view images full size & high resolution, left click on each  By Matthew B. Gilmore* It had a curious beginning. The tale begins with a bit of a mystery: The August 21, 1916 Evening Star reported that Senator Jacob Gallinger (R-NH) had introduced “a bill which would extend to Washington the building regulations adopted […]

Restaurant Review ~ The Grill Room / 1050 31st St., NW

Anyone who remembers fondly Palena restaurant and its energetic chef, Frank Ruta, has obviously mourned its closing in Cleveland Park. Where, some of DC foodies wondered, did Ruta go? His mild manner and clever cooking should not simply vanish. Ruta, of course, never stopped cooking, and if he was not always in the spotlight as […]

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SunTrust Plaza Site Developer’s “Honeymoon” with Adams Morgan Community Ends With a Bitter Thud

Accompanying images can be viewed in the October 2016 issue pdf By William G. Schulz * In just a few short months, the Adams Morgan ANC 1C’s “welcoming” of a PN Hoffman mixed-use residential project to replace the SunTrust Bank and plaza at 18th Street and Columbia Road has evolved from a cordial exchange between […]

The McMillan Park Reservoir Mess: City officials Seem to be Ignoring the Increased Opposition to the Plans for Historic Site’s Development, Perhaps at Their Peril; Walking Tour to be Led by Neighborhood Historian Paul Cerruti Will Shed Light

Accompanying images can be viewed in the October 2016 issue pdf  By William G. Schulz* The Mayor’s office isn’t returning phone calls, City Council has been forced by the courts to release documents on a no-bid contract it has claimed are “privileged,” an Advisory Neighborhood Commission has been pulled apart by warring factions, and neighbors […]

The Unlimited Promise of Community Policing Has Yet to be Fulfilled in DC, Residents Claim

Accompanying images can be viewed in the October 2016 issue pdf By Larry Ray* In the early 1990s, neighbors and businesses surrounding the 18th and T Streets intersection formed the 18th Street Neighborhood and Business Association. Residents were surprised that more than 100 businesses were located in this area. A vital component of this program […]

Again we Urge, Vote for Evans: Here’s Why

In advance of previous City Council elections we have repeatedly endorsed Ward 2 Councilmember Jack Evans for re-election. He is the longest-serving member (since May of 1991, having won a special election following John Wilson’s advancement from the Ward 2 seat to chairman in a special election held five months earlier. We know it’s fashionable […]

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Acclaimed Pianist Presented Concert At First Baptist Church on 16th Street

The First Baptist Church of Washington (16th & O Sts.) on the afternoon of October 16, 2016 presented a  recital in the church’s magnificent sanctuary featuring internationally recognized pianist Thomas Pandolfi who showcased the church’s Steinway concert grand piano, the very same that he inaugurated in February 2008 with a beautiful recital performance. “The church’s […]