New ANC 6D Commissioners Sworn in to Represent Southwest

By Melissa Silverman  At a January 9 meeting, the Advisory Neighborhood Commission members representing the Southwest Waterfront officially began their new term with a monthly meeting and election of officers. Following redistricting, the single-member districts of Ward 6 saw shifting lines that changed the boundaries of areas represented by incumbent commissioners.  Incumbent commissioners Ron Collins, […]

DC Black History Celebration Committee Kicks Off Black History Program in Southwest

By Vyllorya Evans & Mari Events Black Resistance is the 2023 theme for Black History month. You are invited to join the DC Black History Committee (DCBHCC) Saturday, February 4, 2023, 11:00 a.m. at Westminster Church, 400 I Street SW for its kick-off event.  What better place to host this event than in Southwest DC, home of African […]

Anacostia Riverkeeper and Pope Branch Park Restoration Alliance Host Biggest MLK Day Cleanup on Record

By Trey Sherard, Anacostia Riverkeeper Anacostia Riverkeeper celebrated Martin Luther King, Jr. Day 2023 with our ninth year collaborating with Pope Branch Park Restoration Alliance on the MLK Day Clean Waterways Cleanup in honor of Dr. Joseph Glover. This cleanup is my favorite one every year, not because it’s our biggest single draw for volunteers, […]

Council Advances Allen’s Transportation Bill Expanding Access to Free Bus Rides

By Southwester Staff In December, Ward 6 Councilmember Charles Allen earned unanimous support from City Council colleagues for his “Metro for DC” bill, which sets the stage for free access to Metrobuses departing from any location in the District beginning this summer. “Today’s vote on this transformational bill shows the District is ready to be […]

Friends of Southwest DC and King-Greenleaf Recreation Center’s Coach Skip Honored at Brickie Awards

By Guy Aldridge  Ward 6’s annual Brickies award ceremony returned to an in-person format at the Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital on December 7 after two years of virtual ceremonies during the COVID-19 pandemic. In the internet age, some workplaces and organizations are wondering if a “return to normal” is necessary or even […]