All Things Current: What you'll find in your March 18, 2015, edition
BUSINESS The Tenleytown Safeway will likely stay open longer than expected after the supermarket signed a
two-year leaseback extension from Georgetown Day School, which purchased the property to expand its campus. (Northwest Current, Dupont Current)
Georgetown's planned cat cafe hit its Kickstarter fundraising goal in a single day, and more than 400 supporters have collectively kicked in over $25,000 to get the concept off the ground. (Georgetown Current, Dupont Current, Foggy Bottom Current)
DEVELOPMENT Plans to add on to the rear of the former Georgetown Theater building are facing resistance from
neighbors, with a Board of Zoning Adjustment decision expected April 7. (Georgetown Current)
ENVIRONMENT Even after the Army Corps of Engineers finishes cleaning up Spring Valley in 2020, the Army will
likely need to return to check out the neighborhood every five years in perpetuity.
HISTORIC PRESERVATION The Adams Morgan advisory neighborhood commission says a nine-story building planned for the
Meridian International Center's campus is incompatible with the area's historic district. (Dupont Current, Foggy Bottom Current)
PUBLIC SAFETY The National Zoo is adding temporary security checkpoints to boost security while schools are out
on spring break. (all editions)
OTHER NEWS Chevy Chase resident Ron Neveen is back in town from his 18th field season counting penguins,
helping promote a film that documents his and his colleagues' work in Antarctica. (all editions) The inaugural Tenley Tiger Run races will raise money for Wilson High School's cross-country and
track-and-field teams on March 28. (all editions)
ON THE MARKET (all editions) A one-bedroom Virginia Avenue co-op unit offers views of the Potomac River, Memorial Bridge and
Kennedy Center for $799,900.
OPINION (all editions) Editorial: The District's new U.S. attorney should move promptly to either indict former Mayor
Vincent Gray or admit that he's unable to do so. Editorial: The city should budget money to rebuild its roads on a regular basis, rather than resorting
to constant patching. Sherwood: If the segregationist views of its namesake are a reason to rename the Russell Senate
Office Building, we might as well rename the Washington Monument while we're at it.
SPORTS (Northwest Current, Georgetown Current) Graduating senior Marta Sniezek is leaving a legacy at National Cathedral's soccer and basketball
programs. The St. John's girls lacrosse program could be a dark horse in the Washington Catholic Athletic
Conference this season, the team's coach says. The March Madness teams include many alumni of Northwest schools.
SCHOOL DISPATCHES (all editions)
Hearst first-graders read versions of Cinderella, Maret first-graders study nonfiction books, and other reports from local schools.
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