All Things Current: What you'll find in your Feb.

22, 2017, edition

DEVELOPMENT
 A blighted house in American University Park appears to be heading toward its final days as a
developer prepares to raze the property, long a source of headaches for its surrounding neighbors.
(Northwest Current, Georgetown Current)
 A crowd of around 50 people gathered in their Sunday best this past weekend for the groundbreaking
ceremony of St. Thomas’ Parish’s long-anticipated new church building -- while a few protesters stood
outside the fence, holding signs reading “Honor thy Neighbor” in opposition to the mixed-use project.
(Dupont Current, Foggy Bottom Current)

ENVIRONMENT
 A citywide effort to modernize more than 71,000 streetlights with LED bulbs continues to be divisive,
as Dupont Circle neighborhood leaders this month added their voices in opposition. (all editions)

TRANSPORTATION
 Proposed changes to the collision-prone intersection of 39 th and Ingomar streets with Reno Road
have sparked disagreement among neighbors. (Northwest Current, Georgetown Current)
 The D.C. Department of Transportation has pledged to take action on some deteriorating streets and
sidewalks in the West End, following years of neighborhood agitation. (Georgetown Current, Dupont
Current, Foggy Bottom Current)

SHOPPING & DINING IN D.C. (all editions)
 As she prepares to hang up her apron, venerated organic chef Nora Pouillon discussed her four
decades in the D.C. culinary scene – most famously with Dupont eatery Restaurant Nora – at Carol
Joynt's “Q&A Cafe.”
 The 2017 James Beard Awards are just a few months away, and once again D.C. is well-represented
on the list of semifinalists.

GETTING AROUND IN D.C. (all editions)
 Parking meter rates in Chinatown and Penn Quarter will soon vary more widely based on demand, as
D.C. Department of Transportation moves into the second phase of its ongoing “dynamic pricing” pilot
program downtown.
 Auto reviews of the 2017 Volkswagen Jetta compact sedan, 2017 Buick LaCrosse full-size sedan and
2017 Acura MDX premium crossover.

ON THE MARKET (all editions)
 A condo unit available at CityCenterDC, priced at $3,195,000, highlights the desirability of the recently
built complex.

OPINION (all editions)
 Editorial: A rare Republican in Congress accepted the principle of District home rule, and we hope his
colleagues accept his unassailable logic.
 Editorial: We're impressed with the D.C. Council's quick response to vague animal cruelty laws, and
we look forward to seeing the recently adopted emergency bill evolve into permanent protections.
 Sherwood: Come out and be heard this spring as the D.C. Council holds hearings on agencies'
performance and proposed budget.

SPORTS
 St. John’s capped off a historic season on the wrestling mat by cruising through the competition
Saturday afternoon at the D.C. Classic en route to its fifth consecutive city crown, while Wilson saw its
first individual winners in 13 years. (Northwest Current, Georgetown Current)
 Visitation snagged the Independent School League’s girls basketball crown last night, on the heels of
a dramatic comeback on Thursday. (Northwest Current, Georgetown Current)
 Northwest runners dominated the D.C. State Athletic Association Indoor Track and Field
championships last Tuesday, with Wilson taking the girls championship and Gonzaga winning on the
boys side. (Northwest Current, Georgetown Current, Dupont Current)

DISPATCHES (all editions)
 Annunciation seventh-graders study social justice, Lafayette Elementary students enjoy their new
playgrounds, 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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