All Things Current -- Feb. 25, 2015

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The news, features and other content found in the Feb. 25, 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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<ul><li><p> All Things Current: What you'll find in your Feb. 25, 2015, edition</p><p>BUSINESS Glover Park Hardware finalized a lease for new space in the neighborhood on Monday, and the </p><p>store is preparing to reopen at its new Wisconsin Avenue location this spring. (Northwest Current, Georgetown Current)</p><p> A new burger restaurant is slated to open across from the Tenleytown Metro station in a few months, but not before a heated procedural spat with the local advisory neighborhood commission. (Northwest Current) </p><p> Georgetown's former Nathans building is heading toward historic preservation approval for its conversion into a retail space that will likely hold an Under Armour athletic apparel shop. (Georgetown Current, Dupont Current) </p><p>DEVELOPMENT The citys zoning panel Tuesday approved a car-free 121-unit residential project in Blagden Alley, </p><p>nervously concluding that residents of the downtown micro units will obey parking restrictions in the two connected buildings. (Dupont Current, Foggy Bottom Current)</p><p>POLITICS The D.C. Board of Elections is scheduled to hold a meeting tomorrow addressing a formal </p><p>challenge to the candidacy of Ward 4 D.C. Council front-runner Brandon Todd. (all editions) Mayor Muriel Bowser has been seeking public input that will help her craft the District's budget for </p><p>the next fiscal year. (all editions) </p><p>PRESERVATION Tregaron Conservancy born out of a prolonged battle over housing development on the historic </p><p>Cleveland Park estate, and now dedicated to restoring its magnificent grounds has a new director. (all editions)</p><p> The U.S. Commission of Fine Arts says a proposed erosion control and improvement project at Kalorama Park should either respect the site's historic rectangular landscape scheme, or scrap it entirely. (Dupont Current, Foggy Bottom Current) </p><p> The U.S. Commission of Fine Arts last week accepted a National Park Service proposal to slice a 5-foot-wide opening in Meridian Hill Park's 16th Street wall in order to run a gently sloping ramp to the parks lowest level, which is currently inaccessible to those in wheelchairs. (Dupont Current) </p><p>RECREATION A new $20,000 grant from a local developer will help residents in their push to restore and beautify </p><p>Gompers Park, located at the intersection of Massachusetts Avenue and 10th and L streets. (Dupont Current, Foggy Bottom Current) </p><p>OTHER NEWS The Georgetown Neighborhood Library is expected to reopen the second week of March following </p><p>cleanup of recent water damage, though the librarys Peabody Room will remain closed for a few weeks longer. (Northwest Current, Georgetown Current) </p><p>ON THE MARKET (all editions) A newly constructed Palisades home, available for $2,395,000, boasts a convenient but secluded </p><p>location and views of the Potomac River. </p><p>OPINION (all editions) Editorial: Metrobus shouldn't be so quick to suspend valuable bus service during winter weather. Editorial: The District's wasted money in constructing the Tenley-Friendship Library and </p><p>subsequently in fighting to keep its errors secret point to the need for a greater public role in </p></li><li><p>decision-making. Sherwood: Security theater abounds again, with drama involving terror warnings even as the </p><p>Department of Homeland Security faces a funding crisis and internal discord. </p><p>SPORTS (Northwest Current, Georgetown Current) Maret boys basketball and some other favorites suffered surprising tournament defeats in recent </p><p>days while Wilson girls and other underdogs pulled off upsets. Sidwell girls edged Flint Hill 38-33 on Monday for an unshared ISL A basketball title. Georgetown Visitation repeated as the ISL AA basketball champs with Monday's win over National </p><p>Cathedral. Gonzaga basketball stormed past Bishop O'Connell on Monday night 67-48 to advance to the </p><p>WCAC title game.</p><p>SCHOOL DISPATCHES (all editions) Field middle schoolers begin two-week internships, a Murch third-grader reflects on Girls on the </p><p>Run, and other reports from local schools. </p><p>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</p><p>Email us to receive this newsletter every Wednesday. </p><p>The Current comes out in print every Wednesday and is posted online on Thursdays at currentnewspapers.com/archive.php and issuu.com/currentnewspapers. To reach The Current with a news tip,correction, advertising inquiry, or other question or comment, email newsdesk@currentnewspapers.com or call 202-244-7223. </p><p>The Current Newspapers5185 MacArthur Blvd. NW, Suite 102Mailing address:Post Office Box 40400Washington, D.C. 20016-0400Copyright 2015, The Current Newspapers, all rights reserved</p><p>mailto:newsdesk@currentnewspapers.comhttp://issuu.com/currentnewspapershttp://currentnewspapers.com/archive.phpmailto:currentnewspapers@gmail.com?subject=I%20would%20like%20to%20subscribe%20to%20All%20Things%20Current</p></li></ul>