New CBCC Board Member and New Directions

  The Near Southeast/Southwest Community Benefits Coordinating Committee (CBCC) welcomes LaVerne Naughton as its latest addition to the board. Naughton is a native Washingtonian who grew up on Capitol Hill and attended DC public schools. She moved to the Southwest neighborhood in January 2000 with her husband, the late Reverend Ezra A. Naughton, and immediately […]

Music Venue Coming to the Heart of The Wharf’s Entertainment Street

Restaurateurs Bruce A. Gates, Nicholas Fontana, and Henry Gandy announce Pearl Street Warehouse, a 4,000-square-foot, 300-person live music venue to open at The Wharf on DC’s Southwest Waterfront in Oct. 2017. Evoking great American music cities such as New York, Seattle, Nashville, and Austin, Pearl Street Warehouse will showcase music seven nights a week including […]

Aging in Place: It Takes a Senior Village

Some 100 Southwest residents turned out at St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church on a cold, windy February night to celebrate the official launch of Waterfront Village—a neighborhood effort to enable southwest residents to “age in place,” i.e., remain in their own homes as they age into their 70s, 80s, and even beyond. Neither a government-sponsored social […]

PSA 105 Meeting Notes

The January PSA meeting took place on Wednesday, Jan. 18. Lt. Darnel Robinson ( and Officer Charles (CJ) Smith represented the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) at the meeting. Eleven community members were in attendance. Update on Neighborhood Criminal Activity Lt. Robinson started the meeting by talking about his diverse 13 years of experience with MPD, including several years […]