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

4, 2015, edition
DEVELOPMENT
D.C. planning officials are set to release a draft action plan in March for their Van Ness Vision
project a budding effort to revitalize the commercial district along Connecticut Avenue between
Albemarle and Van Ness streets. (Northwest Current, Georgetown Current, Dupont Current)
The new owners of a Spring Valley retail complex are hoping to break ground next year on a new
two-story building with about 13,000 square feet of retail and office space. (all editions)
Although Safeway has completed its merger with Albertsons under the new ownership of Cerberus
Capital Management, questions remain about the fate of the company's Palisades location, which
has previously been eyed for redevelopment or sale. (all editions)
American University and its neighbors have reached an agreement on compensation for any
groundwater-related damage that might stem from the construction of its East Campus parking
garage, helping secure the project's Zoning Commission approval. (Northwest Current west,
Georgetown Current, Dupont Current)
EDUCATION
Garrison and Marie Reed elementaries are among the D.C. schools that stand to lose significant
funding for modernizations this year, under a proposed reprogramming that boosts allotments for
in-progress projects including renovations at Duke Ellington School of the Arts and Roosevelt High.
(Dupont Current, Foggy Bottom Current)
ENVIRONMENT
The Embassy of Finland is celebrating its new LEED Platinum certification after upgrading the
environmental practices at the Massachusetts Avenue building.
POLITICS
In a crowded field, Ward 4 D.C. Council candidates are trying to pitch themselves as alternatives to
Bowser protege Brandon Todd, who has raked in a significant fundraising advantage. (Northwest
Current east)
Led by their new chair Noah Smith, Dupont Circle's advisory neighborhood commissioners are
embarking on an effort to more proactively shape public policy related to their communities. (all
editions)
PUBLIC SAFETY
Two Friendship Heights blocks have spent winter after winter coated in ice, and residents are
lambasting the city government's response after a child was recently injured in a fall outside his
home. (all editions)
RECREATION
The National Park Service has proposed allowing new Potomac River boathouses on either side of
the Key Bridge and is seeking public comment on this concept. (all editions)
OTHER NEWS
An Emmy Award-winning documentary producer will chronicle U Street's "Black Broadway" era in a
forthcoming multimedia production about the corridor's history. (Dupont Current, Foggy Bottom
Current)
ON THE MARKET (all editions)
A six-bedroom Sheridan-Kalorama home, on the market for $3,690,000, boasts ample amenities for
outdoor entertaining.
OPINION (all editions)

Editorial: The D.C. Council should seriously consider a bill that would allow non-residents to vote in
local elections.
Editorial: We're pleased to see progress on efforts to control airplane noise over the Palisades,
Foxhall and Georgetown.
Sherwood: By rejecting alarmist calls for controlled access, the National Zoo is putting pandas over
panic.
SPORTS (Northwest Current, Georgetown Current)
Gonzaga swimmers edged out a victory over Georgetown Prep for a fifth straight WMPSSDL
championship on Saturday.
National Cathedrals talented duo of Marta Sniezek and Isabella Alarie made the game close, but
the greater depth in Visitation's lineup sealed the Cubs' 55-48 victory on Thursday.
Wilson junior Katya Ekimian is making herself at home on the Tigers wrestling team, despite
discomfort from some opposing squads.
SCHOOL DISPATCHES (all editions)
Eaton fifth-graders study the Civil War, Holy Trinity celebrates Catholic Schools Week, and other
reports from area 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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