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The news, features and other content found in the June 3, 2015, edition of The Current Newspapers, which is distributed to homes and businesses in Northwest Washington, D.C. Email to subscribe to the newsletter; contact for other inquiries.


  • All Things Current: What you'll find in your June 3, 2015, edition

    D.C. COUNCIL A contentious city budget process wound quietly to a close last Wednesday, with the D.C. Council

    reversing several controversial spending cuts largely by taking money from programs they said were unlikely to spend it all. (all editions)

    In addition to citywide spending plans, the newly adopted budget funds initiatives affecting particular neighborhoods across Northwest. (all editions)

    DEVELOPMENT The Dupont Circle advisory neighborhood commission says the developer of the St. Thomas'

    Parish project is flouting a previous compromise to limit height to 59 feet. (Dupont Current, Foggy Bottom Current)

    HISTORIC PRESERVATION A hastily revised plan to put affordable housing and other community services on three sides of the

    newly landmarked Emory United Methodist Church won tentative approval from the Historic Preservation Review Board last week. (Northwest Current)

    RECREATION A vision to return a boat to the C&O Canal in Georgetown will first require some $6.5 million to

    repair or replace two deteriorated locks near Thomas Jefferson Street. (Georgetown Current, Dupont Current, Foggy Bottom Current)

    TRANSPORTATION Delays on a proposed three-year escalator replacement project at the Van Ness Metro station will

    continue as the different parties involved work toward solutions to the communitys pedestrian and travel concerns. (Northwest Current)

    In the face of increased congestion on 34th Street in Georgetown, the D.C. Department of Transportation has adjusted signal timing and is evaluating a series of other recommendations that would improve traffic around the neighborhood. (Georgetown Current)

    OTHER NEWS The inaugural Our City festival this weekend will show off the District's art and culture. (all

    editions) The retail portion of Cathedral Commons on Wisconsin Avenue is slated to fully open in the coming

    months, bringing several more restaurants and shops to the mixed-use development completed earlier this year. (Northwest Current)

    Last weeks meeting of the Citizens Association of Georgetown featured a progress report from Mayor Muriel Bowser along with the groups annual awards and elections. (Georgetown Current)

    Revised plans for expanding the Kennedy Center, with a river pavilion relocated to land, got a warm reception at the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts last month. (Dupont Current, Foggy Bottom Current)

    ON THE MARKET A Foxhall Road home built in 2010 as the temporary residence for the French ambassador is now

    on the market for $11,900,000. (all editions)


    Editorial: We're pleased with most of the D.C. Council's adopted budget, but residents had no voicein important last-minute changes. (all editions)

    Editorial: Georgetown University officials' recognition by the local citizens association speaks to the

  • school's vast strides in community outreach and cooperation. (Northwest Current, Georgetown Current)

    Editorial: Repeated permit reversals in the office of the city zoning administrator highlight a clear problem, and if deemed appropriate, new resources should be put in place to solve it. (Dupont Current, Foggy Bottom Current)

    SPORTS (Northwest Current, Georgetown Current) Even without its seniors, Gonzaga baseball ended a 15-year title drought with Sunday's 2-1 DCSAA

    championship win over St. Albans. Wilson baseball has won its 23rd straight DCIAA title by thrashing Bell 13-3.

    SCHOOL DISPATCHES (all editions)

    Maret kindergartners' recent field trips, Washington Latin's end-of-year performance, 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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