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Is it just me, or has the Washington City Paper committed itself to trashing a D.C. neighborhood and the people who reside there every week? This week, it was Ward 8 (“Table for None,” 3/31), a few weeks ago, it was a neighborhood in Ward 4, which, the writer complained, had yet to be gentrified (“Just Reduced: Saying Goodbye to D.C.’s Real-Estate Bubble,” 2/10). I have long been a reader of the City Paper and once regarded it as a progressive newspaper, a happy reprieve from the other conservative newspapers in our wonderful city. Now I am offended every time I pick up a copy. Let’s face it, the D.C. of old is fading, but that does not give the City Paper a free pass to trash the people and communities who have struggled through the ups and downs of this ever-changing city. Let’s focus on the good of the city for a change. (And no, gentrification does not count.)

Brightwood