All Things Current -- June 24, 2015

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The news, features and other content found in the June 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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  • All Things Current: What you'll find in your June 24, 2015, edition

    EDUCATION The District's auditor is preparing to study how the modernization of Duke Ellington School of the

    Arts has ballooned from a $71 million budget three years ago to costing nearly $178.5 million today.(all editions)

    The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library now hosts an Innovation Lab workshop, with tools ranging from simple saws and hammers to complex 3-D printers and laser cutters. (all editions)

    HISTORIC PRESERVATION An exhibit at the former Reno School newly restored and connected to Deal Middle explores the

    lost African-American community the building once served. (all editions)

    PUBLIC SAFETY Neighborhood leaders and residents are calling for solutions to improve pedestrian safety in the

    aftermath of back-to-back fatal pedestrian crashes that happened two weeks ago along Wisconsin Avenue. (all editions)

    A city audit has found that the D.C. Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department has implemented fewer than a third of 36 recommendations accepted in 2007. (all editions)

    TRANSPORTATION The western entrance to the Van Ness Metro station closed Monday for the three-year project to

    replace escalators at the station, though officials say stairs could reopen there as soon as September. (Northwest Current west, Georgetown Current)

    The Foggy Bottom advisory neighborhood commission is calling for a traffic signal at two crosswalks that span Virginia Avenue where it intersects G Street, after residents and commissioners agreed that the intersection poses a threat to pedestrians. (Dupont Current, Foggy Bottom Current)

    OTHER NEWS Two new light installations that aim to reflect parts of the nations history while enhancing public

    space along Pennsylvania Avenue will be unveiled at a downtown ceremony today. (all editions) A proposal to install lights at E.L. Haynes athletic field in Petworth is still causing consternation

    among some residents, despite a number of community meetings aimed at finding common ground. (Northwest Current east)

    About 90 years after Margaret and Roumania Peters learned to play tennis at Rose Park, the District government is preparing to name those courts for them in recognition to their contributions to the sport and Georgetown's black history. (all editions)

    ON THE MARKET A stately five-bedroom Wardman Tudor on upper 16th Street in Brightwood, now on the market for

    $995,000, combines old-world charm with contemporary living. (all editions)

    OPINION Editorial: In the wake of two pedestrian fatalities, the District should increase its efforts to warn

    drivers of the penalties for ignoring crosswalk laws. Editorial: The region's local leaders must demand improvements from Metro and provide the

    funds to finance that change. Sherwood: The Confederate flag may have an ugly history but that's our history, and one we can

    learn from.

    SPORTS (Northwest Current, Georgetown Current)

  • Fresh off a standout season, Visitation senior Alee Burke has been named the 2015 softball Gatorade Player of the Year.

    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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