Op-Ed: No Progress on Greenleaf Redevelopment?

The fate of Greenleaf residents and of public housing overall is a persistent concern to all residents of Southwest, reflecting the Southwest Small Area Plan’s vision for the community to remain “an exemplary model of equity and inclusion, …a diversity of races, ages and income levels.” As Greenleaf residents’ anxiety mounts about their own prospects […]

Get to Know the New “Southwester” Staff

Last month, the keys to “The Southwester” were handed off to a new Editor-in-Chief, Katelynd Mahoney Anderson, and Copy Editor, Mike Goodman. They are excited to continue the great work of the former Editor-in-Chief, Shannon Vaughn, and Copy Editor, Julia Cole. Katelynd is a fundraising professional in the non-profit industry and is involved in a […]

Register for the SW Holiday Toy Giveaway

The Southwest Comm-Unity Forum recently announced that registration is now open for their Annual “Toys for Tots” Holiday Toy Giveaway. Interested families should register ahead of time at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/southwest-comm-unity-forum-annual-toy-giveaway-tickets-50808394275. Toy pick-up will occur on Wednesday, Dec. 12 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., at the Blind Whino, located at 700 Delaware Ave., SW. Recipients must […]

Get to Know Your ANC Candidates

On Nov. 6, DC residents will have the opportunity to vote for Advisory Neighborhood Commissioners on the general election ballot. “The Southwester” reached out to every ANC candidate in ANC6D, and invited them to submit a brief statement about their candidacy. The statements of the responsive candidates are below. “Southwester” staff made no edits to […]

District Shabbat Brings Judaism Back to Southwest

Two of Washington Hebrew Congregation’s rabbis, Rabbi Aaron Miller and Rabbi Eliana Fischel For more than a century, Washington’s Jewish community thrived in the heart of the city. Since 1995, however, there has not been a Jewish synagogue in Southwest. For Southwest’s Jewish community, this meant traveling to other areas of the District to participate […]

DC Candidate Forum on Oct. 29

On Oct. 29, SWNA and “The Southwester” are hosting a candidate forum, so that area residents can hear directly from the candidates prior to the Nov. 6 general election. Come get to know the candidates for the City Council Ward 6 seat, City Council at-large seats and DC Board of Education Ward 6 Representative. The […]