All Things Current -- April 22, 2015

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The news, features and other content found in the April 22, 2015, edition of The Current Newspapers, which is distributed to homes and businesses in Northwest Washington, D.C. Email currentnewspapers@gmail.com to subscribe to the newsletter; contact newsdesk@currentnewspapers.com for other inquiries.

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

    ALCOHOL LICENSING A proposal to eliminate west Dupont Circle's liquor license moratorium will get a hearing before the

    area's advisory neighborhood commission at a special public meeting on Monday. (Dupont Current,Foggy Bottom Current)

    DEVELOPMENT Georgetown's Fillmore School property is the latest acquisition by the nonprofit S&R Foundation,

    easing neighbors' fears of large-scale development on the 35th Street site and helping fund George Washington University's renovations of the Corcoran Gallery of Art. (Northwest Current, Georgetown Current, Foggy Bottom Current)

    EDUCATION Ahead of tomorrow's D.C. Council budget hearing, Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson is

    defending proposed spending cuts to Wilson High School. (all editions) The Adams Morgan advisory neighborhood commission has adopted a series of recommendations

    to the city regarding the upcoming Marie Reed Elementary School modernization, without yet weighing in on whether to renovate or replace the existing building. (Dupont Current)

    INFRASTRUCTURE The D.C. Water and Sewer Authority is increasing water pressure across a swath of Northwest,

    offering nearly 1,000 free pressure-reducing valves and encouraging several thousand more customers to ensure their plumbing can handle higher pressure. (Northwest Current, Georgetown Current)

    TRANSPORTATION The D.C. Department of Transportation is planning to remove nine parking spots around

    Washington Circle in an effort to ease traffic congestion. (Dupont Current, Foggy Bottom Current)

    OTHER NEWS Three corner stores in Petworth have been accused of selling illegal synthetic drugs, and D.C.

    Attorney General Karl Racine is vowing to crack down on the operations. (Northwest Current, Dupont Current)

    Wilson High School's robotics club is returning to the world stage as it participates for the fourth time in an international competition in St. Louis this week. (all editions)

    Georgetown's 86th annual house tour will feature 10 historic homes on Saturday. (Georgetown Current, Dupont Current)

    OPINION Editorial: In the Ward 4 D.C. Council race, vote for Dwayne Toliver if you want a strong,

    independent council member, and vote for Brandon Todd if you want a member who can achieve the most for Ward 4 in particular. (Northwest Current east)

    Editorial: Spring Valley residents who are fiercely guarding a local parking lot illustrate the kind of overreach that gives historic preservation a bad name. (Northwest Current west, Georgetown Current, Dupont Current, Foggy Bottom Current)

    Editorial: We hope that recent cooperation between American University and its neighbors represents a new approach to problem-solving that was long overdue. (Northwest Current west, Georgetown Current, Dupont Current, Foggy Bottom Current)

    SPORTS (Northwest Current, Georgetown Current) Visitation softball's annual visit to Disney World has helped the team kick an early-season slump.

  • Though it has no home field this season, Gonzaga lacrosse's star power is keeping the team hot.

    SCHOOL DISPATCHES (all editions) Jewish Primary Day School's fifth-grade math carnival, Washington Latin's participation in the

    National Day of Silence, and other reports from local schools.

    FLOWER MART INSERT (all editions) What you need to know about the annual festival at the Washington National Cathedral.

    ALSO IN THE CURRENT Crime report Advisory neighborhood commission reports and agendas Reports from local citizens associations Calendar of the week's events Classified ads and service directory

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