All Things Current -- March 1, 2017

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The news, features and other content found in the March 1, 2017, 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 March 1, 2017, edition DEVELOPMENT  The city’s proposed Ward 3 emergency family shelter received mied feed!ac from the local advisoryneigh!orhood commission last #ee $ as a divided %N& 3& '&leveland Par $ Massach(setts %ven(e )eights$ Woodley Par * voted to s(pport the shelter location #hile re+(esting a lo#er height, 'all editions* ED-&%T.ON  Pro/ected overcro#ding at all Ward 3 p(!lic schools is prompting calls for the city to address the area0s capacity, 'all editions*  Despite a 12, million allocation in the capital !(dget$ 4chool Witho(t Walls at 5rancis64tevens parents are #orried that needed (pgrades and repairs aren0t going to happen at the West End camp(s, 'all editions* ENV.7ONMENT  7esponding to neigh!ors’ re+(ests$ the District is ta ing ne# steps to monitor poll(tion and #ater +(ality levels at 4oapstone Valley &ree in 5orest )ills$ #hich has a history of E, coli contamination and fre+(ent tro(!les from storm#ater overflo#s, 'all editions* T7%N4PO7T%T.ON  &omm(nity division over 7eno 7oad0s intersection #ith 38th and .ngomar streets NW contin(ed Monday even as %dvisory Neigh!orhood &ommission 39:; (nanimo(sly opposed the D,&, Department of Transportation0s proposed fies for the accident6prone location < instead calling for a fo(r6#ay stop at 7eno and 38 th , 'North#est &(rrent*   %dvocates for a gondola system across the Potomac 7iver !et#een ;eorgeto#n and 7osslyn are contin(ing to ma e their case despite a recent f(nding set!ac in Virginia and some reservations from;eorgeto#n neigh!orhood leaders, ';eorgeto#n &(rrent$ D(pont &(rrent$ 5oggy =ottom &(rrent* 4)OPP.N; > D.N.N; .N D,&, 'all editions*  5ive ;(ys hopes to /oin a fl(rry of fast cas(al resta(rants that have recently opened or anno(nced plans to open in Tenleyto#n$ #hen it moves into the former 5irela e ;rill spot on Wisconsin %ven(e early net year,  Longtime ;eorgeto#n !o(ti+(e The Phoeni recently reopened after a si6#ee renovation and epansion pro/ect, NO7T)WE4T P%44%;E4 'all editions*  7eflecting on her great6grandfather0s position in %dolf )itler0s ca!inet$ &hevy &hase a(thor -rs(la Werner recently la(nched her de!(t novel$ ?The ;ood at )eart,@ ON T)E M%7AET 'all editions*   % classic B8B fo(rs+(are ho(se in &leveland Par $ listed for 1B$C88$$ recalls the neigh!orhood0s srcins as a s#amp6escaping s(mmer geta#ay, OP.N.ON 'all editions*  Editorial Despite Peter Ne#sham0s impressive res(me$ the D,&, &o(ncil m(st caref(lly revie# his  handling of mass arrests !efore confirming him as the District0s police chief,  Editorial Widespread criticism of planned LED streetlights s(ggests that the District m(st !e preparedto compromise in order to #in over s eptics < !efore it0s too late to salvage any aspect of this environmentally s(staina!le and fiscally responsi!le initiative,  4her#ood 4ome dismayed advocates of paid family leave feel li e they #ere s(c er6p(nched !y D,&, &o(ncil &hairman Phil Mendelson0s decision to revise the already6approved legislation$ !(t Mendelson says his approach #ill help ens(re implementation, 4PO7T4  .n its first D&.%% !oys !as et!all title since B8F:$ Wilson ro(ted 7oosevelt G63F last Wednesday, 'all editions*  Despite missing a ey player$ the 4t, Hohn0s girls !as et!all team edged o(t Pa(l V. F62 for the W&%& title on Monday, 'North#est &(rrent$ ;eorgeto#n &(rrent*  4trong post play helped Visitation ta e the .4L girls !as et!all trophy on 4(nday #ith a C6:F victory over =(llis, 'North#est &(rrent$ ;eorgeto#n &(rrent*  4id#ell0s deep roster helped it ta e the M%& !oys !as et!all championship despite the a!sence of in/(red star Helani Williams$ !eating Maret CG6G on Monday, 'North#est &(rrent$ ;eorgeto#n &(rrent*  ;onIaga po(nded Pa(l V. CF6 on Monday to ta e the W&%& !oys !as et!all cro#n, 'North#est &(rrent$ ;eorgeto#n &(rrent$ D(pont &(rrent* D.4P%T&)E4 'all editions*  Aey Elementary cele!rates ?=oots on the =lac top$@ O(r Lady of Victory sith6graders st(dy the nar#hal0s poll(ted ha!itat$ and other reports from local schools,  %L4O .N T)E &-77ENT  &rime report   %dvisory neigh!orhood commission reports and agendas  7eports from local citiIens associations  &alendar of the #ee 0s events  &lassified ads and service directory Email us to receive this newsletter every Wednesday.  The &(rrent can !e read online at c(rrentne#spapers,com9archive,php and iss((,com9c(rrentne#spapersJ each #ee 0s iss(e is posted Th(rsdays, To reach The &(rrent #ith a ne#s tip$ correction$ advertising in+(iry$ or other +(estion or comment$ email ne#sdes Kc(rrentne#spapers,com or call 2262::6G223, The &(rrent Ne#spapersBF Mac%rth(r =lvd, NW$ 4(ite B2 Mailing address: Post Office =o ::Washington$ D,&, 2BC6:&opyright  2BG$ The &(rrent Ne#spapers$ all rights reserved
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