DC Public Library Plans to Make 75% of DC Residents Active Library Users

District residents may see changes at their neighborhood library over the next few years. The DC Public Library released its new “Know Your Neighborhood” five-year strategic plan that aims to increase usage by customizing services at the city’s 26 locations. Overall, the vision for the plan is for each neighborhood library to offer programs, services, […]

Harvest Time in SW Community Garden!

June is harvest time in the SW Community Garden! Throughout the month we’ll be harvesting garlic, lettuce, blackberries, and a variety of herbs. The blackberries are purposely located along our food fence so that any passersby can grab a couple without actually coming into the garden. Remember, the darker the berry, the sweeter the juice! […]

DC Council Passes Law Permanently Setting DC Primary Election Date on Third Tuesday in June

Today the DC Council passed Councilmember Charles Allen’s Primary Date Alteration Amendment Act of 2017, which moves the date of all future DC primary elections to the third Tuesday in June, starting with next year’s elections scheduled now for June 19, 2018. As is common with legislation needing to take effect quickly, the bill was […]

How One SWBID Team Member Inspired a Homeless Outreach Plan

Every day, Southwest Business Improvement District (SWBID) employee Jerome “Oatmeal” McRae talks to the people who live on the street in Southwest DC. Oatmeal makes a point to ask them whether they are hungry, whether they need anything, and how they’re feeling. He listens and offers help when he can. “He has a gift,” says Andre […]