2015.7.22 All Things Current

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  • All Things Current: What you'll find in your July 22, 2015, edition

    BUSINESSES The Walgreens location at 4225 Connecticut Ave. near the Van Ness Metro station is closing on July

    30 after just three and a half years in operation, the company said this month. (Northwest Current, Georgetown)

    With the Petworth post office slated to shut down on July 28, community members are wondering when -- or if -- theyll see a replacement. (all editions)

    D.C. COUNCIL A new bill supported by most D.C. Council members would provide free legal services to low-income

    seniors through the University of the District of Columbia. (all editions) While Ward 2 D.C. Council member Jack Evans is looking to crack down on prostitution with a new

    bill aimed at vehicles used for solicitation, the Logan Circle community is hoping for additional solutions to the recent resurgence of illegal sexual activity in the area. (Dupont Current, Foggy BottomCurrent)

    DEVELOPMENT Developer SB-Urban has dropped its plans for tiny micro-unit apartments at Georgetown's Latham

    Hotel site, intending now to sell the property to focus on its two other Northwest projects. (GeorgetownCurrent, Dupont Current, Foggy Bottom Current)

    EDUCATION Some in D.C. are sounding the alarm about cuts proposed for the federally funded DC Tuition

    Assistance Grant program, particularly when they believe the program needs to be boosted beyond itscurrent levels. (all editions)

    ENVIRONMENT The University of the District of Columbia recently debuted its new rooftop farm atop the Life Sciences

    building, which has already produced some 600 pounds of food. (all editions)

    RECREATION Community leaders eager to see a new, modern Friendship Recreation Center have been

    disappointed by the citys latest designs for the $6 million project, and they say their complaints are falling on deaf ears. (Northwest Current)

    Following a contentious debate at a community meeting last Wednesday, the city has rejected a request to expand a planned West End dog park that has been in the works since 2009, citing budget and space constraints. (Dupont Current, Foggy Bottom Current)

    TRANSPORTATION Construction has kicked off this summer on a long-contentious biking and hiking path known as the

    Klingle Valley Trail. (all editions)

    OTHER NEWS The Army Corps of Engineers hasn't yet been able to inspect 12 potentially contaminated Spring

    Valley sites, including 10 residences and land owned by the National Park Service and Pepco. (Northwest Current)

    ON THE MARKET A 1916 three-bedroom bungalow with a large corner lot in 16th Street Heights is newly available, listed

    at $850,000. (all editions)

    OPINION (all editions)

  • Editorial: The District's move toward purchasing wind power is a significant and laudable step toward its environmental goals.

    Editorial: A proposal to help the University of the District of Columbia's law students provide more free legal assistance to the city's seniors is a clear win-win.

    Sherwood: Temperatures and tempers alike are running high this summer, and Donald Trump's D.C. hotel is being hotly debated following his controversial remarks.

    SPORTS (Northwest Current, Georgetown Current) Summer-league play gave Maret boys basketball a chance to try out some new players who helped

    the Frogs to a 49-46 win over Bishop Ireton last Thursday, for the league title. A slew of Northwest athletes are listed in USA Todays American Family Insurance ALL-USA

    Washington D.C. Baseball Team, which ranks how players fared this season.

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