All Things Current -- Jan. 27, 2016

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The news, features and other content found in the Jan. 27, 2016, 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 Jan. 27, 2016, edition

    BUSINESSES A bevy of Northwest businesses braved the blizzard to serve their cold customers. (all editions) A new Friendship Heights medical practice focuses on the healing powers of vegetable-heavy diets.

    (all editions)

    DEVELOPMENT Neighbors of the former Washington Post building are preparing for a Friday hearing on proposed

    overnight demolition work at the complex. (all editions)

    EDUCATION Murch Elementary students will spend the next school year in trailers at the University of the District of

    Columbia, then shift back to temporary sites on the Murch campus for a second year of the school's modernization and parent leaders aren't fans of the idea. (Northwest Current, Georgetown Current, Dupont Current)

    TRANSPORTATION

    Tenleytown's advisory neighborhood commission has a host of ideas to improve traffic safety, including stop signs and a raised crosswalk near Deal Middle School and fewer curb cuts on Wisconsin Avenue. (all editions)

    A new partnership between the D.C. Department of Transportation and the Georgetown Business Improvement District is promising faster repairs to the neighborhood's brick sidewalks. (Georgetown Current, Dupont Current, Foggy Bottom Current)

    Dedicated bus lanes and other transit service improvements on a stretch of 16th Street NW are due by2020, the D.C. Department of Transportation announced last week. (Dupont Current, Foggy Bottom Current)

    OTHER NEWS Area nonprofits say proper planning and response by all parties helped protect vulnerable D.C.

    residents during the recent snowstorm. (all editions)

    OPINION (all editions) Editorial: It's too early to judge the District harshly for its blizzard response, but we're disappointed in

    how it handled last week's dusting. Editorial: New leadership at the DC Police Union gives us hope that there will be improved relations

    between officers and Metropolitan Police Department management which would help us all. Sherwood: Spring may be in sight, but our streets don't give much clue of that as snow cleanup drags

    on.

    SPORTS (Northwest Current, Georgetown Current) A National Cathedral freshman took top honors at last Wednesday's Independent School League

    diving championship, drawing on years of experience both in that sport and in gymnastics. Two cross-country stars have won two consecutive D.C. Gatorade Player of the Year awards:

    Sidwell's Taylor Knibb on the girls' side, and Georgetown Day's Tristan Colaizzi on the boys'.

    DISPATCHES (all editions) National Presbyterian's fifth-graders study ancient Egypt, Oyster-Adams students raise money for a

    trip to Spain, and other reports from local schools.

    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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