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How the rebuilt Linnean Playground stream handles a deluge

Quite well, as it turns out.

During the deluge on August 12th, we got four inches of rain over a few hours. The Linnean Playground stream, rebuilt to slow the flow of stormwater and cleanse the water of pollution, is doing its …

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History: The schools for boys at Connecticut and Upton, part 2

History: The schools for boys at Connecticut and Upton, part 2

by Ann Kessler

Four different schools have occupied at the corner of Connecticut Avenue and and Upton Street NW since 1906. The first was the Army and Navy Preparatory School. The second school was the Devitt …

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History: The schools for boys at Connecticut and Upton, part 1

History: The schools for boys at Connecticut and Upton, part 1

by Ann Kessler

The Edmund Burke School, which has occupied the intersection of Connecticut Avenue and Upton Street for more than 40 years, wasn’t the first school at that spot. It wasn’t even the second, or third.

First there was the Army and Navy Preparatory School (later known …

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Murch awash in trailers as it awaits renovation

Murch awash in trailers as it awaits renovation

by Marlene Berlin

First there was the Kindergarten wing, built from trailers before my daughters attended Murch in the early 1990s. A new music trailer was added during their stay. Then the front of Murch was obscured by two trailers for the fifth grade classes about three years ago. …

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Hearst, Mann gear up for school amid construction

by Kat Lucero
Current Newspapers staff writer

Reprinted, with permission, from the August 20th edition of the Northwest Current. Download the newspaper here.

The loud drilling and pounding of heavy materials have reverberated around Mann and Hearst elementary schools throughout the summer. Upcoming additions for the two campuses are …

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Aug. 28 deadline for $10,000 social justice prize

Aug. 28 deadline for $10,000 social justice prize

by Carolyn J. Jacobson

Each year, the Forest Hills-based Berger-Marks Foundation honors a young woman (35 or younger) who has distinguished herself as a leader in the social justice movement. The Edna Award, which includes a $10,000 prize, is named after Edna Berger, the first woman …

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Police investigate fatal 4900 Conn. Ave. crash

Police investigate fatal 4900 Conn. Ave. crash

by Marlene Berlin

How did you learn of the fatal crash by the firehouse on Connecticut Avenue last Friday? I heard about it from my neighbor, Marjorie Rachlin. She called me that morning to tell me something was going on between Nebraska and Ellicott Street. Connecticut Avenue and side …

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Where are the butterflies?

Where are the butterflies?

Some our neighbors in Chevy Chase have taken to that neighborhood’s listserv this month to ask: “Where are the butterflies?” The Washington Post’s gardening columnist is getting the same question from readers. And according to the experts he spoke to, we’re not imagining things. Fewer butterflies – of …

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Ingleside at Rock Creek plans major expansion

Ingleside at Rock Creek plans major expansion

by Janean Mann
President, Northwest Neighbors Village

With the senior population in Wards 3 and 4 growing substantially, Ingleside at Rock Creek, a continuing care retirement community on Military Road, is undertaking a major expansion.

Current plans call for an increased number of independent living units, 32 …

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No summer vacation for Forest Hills projects

by Marlene Berlin

What do I do the first day back in Forest Hills after returning from 12 days of vacation? I take a walk to find out what is happening with many of the projects going on in our neighborhood.

It was curiosity about the smell of tar wafting …

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UDC Student Center taking shape

UDC Student Center taking shape

David Jonas Bardin provided these photos showing the progress at the UDC student center under construction at Connecticut and Van Ness
Architect’s rendering:

View from Calvert Woodley (4339 Connecticut):

Views from Firebirds Café terrace balcony:


Views …

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Broad Branch Road decision coming in 30-60 days

Broad Branch Road decision coming in 30-60 days

It’s been a long time since we’ve had any news on the Broad Branch Road rehabilitation project. Ten months have passed since the parties involved released the environmental assessment of the four rehab alternatives under consideration. And it’s been almost …

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Help wanted at ANC 3F

We’ve told you about two potential openings on ANC 3F, since two of its seven single member districts won’t have any candidates on the November 4th ballot.

Now, ANC 3F is creating a brand new job: Administrative consultant. Our ANC is …

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ANC 3F August meeting: Bread Furst liquor license, Clean Team request

ANC 3F August meeting: Bread Furst liquor license, Clean Team request

Would you like some wine with new sit-down dinners coming to Bread Furst next month? ANC 3F will be taking up Bread Furst’s request for a liquor license at its August meeting.

The venue of ANC 3F’s August 19th meeting remains the same as usual.

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‘Bread Feast’ dinners coming to Bread Furst

‘Bread Feast’ dinners coming to Bread Furst

The chef-owner of the former Palena restaurant in Cleveland Park has found a new – and temporary – home with Bread Furst.

Frank Ruta and Palena pastry chef Aggie Chin will collaborate on evening meals at Mark Furstenberg’s bakery, at 4434 Connecticut Avenue. According to the Washington Post: …

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