Southwest Waterfront AARP Chapter to Host Community Conversation

The Southwest Waterfront AARP Chapter invites the public to join their January Community Conversation with ANC 6D 05 Commissioner Fredrica “Rikki” Kramer. The teleconference will take place on Wednesday, January 19 at 12:00 p.m.  Attendees will have the opportunity to learn about community matters, programs and initiatives in support of and benefitting adults age 50 […]

Charles Allen Announces 2021 Brickie Award Winners

By Southwester Staff On December 2, Councilmember Charles Allen announced the winners of the 15th annual Ward 6 Brickie Awards in a live streamed ceremony. The awards, which take the shape of a brick, are awarded to Ward 6 residents in categories such as civic pride, public service and more. The five winners for 2021 […]

Proposed Redesign of M Street SE Seeks to Increase Safety, Mobility

By Haley Murphy  This article was originally published on TheWash.org and is reprinted with permission.  The Capitol Riverfront Mobility Project plans to change the way people move through Southeast Washington by increasing micromobility options and making the roads safer for everyone. A mobility study by the Capitol Riverfront Business Improvement District (BID) names Navy Yard […]

Mayor Bowser Addresses Southwest Community Questions, Challenges 

 By Melissa Silverman Washington, DC Mayor Muriel Bowser joined a Southwest Neighborhood Assembly (SWNA) community meeting on October 25 to discuss a range of timely topics, from combating COVID-19 to education, transportation, crime, and even the burgeoning rat population in Southwest.  SWNA is the publisher of The Southwester, and Editor-In-Chief Mike Goodman served as the […]

MLK Memorial Celebrates Tenth Anniversary on the Mall

By Matthew Koehler On a beautiful mid-October morning, community leaders, celebrities, a few very big names in national politics, and several hundred people assembled at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial to celebrate its 10th  anniversary on the National Mall. Those gathered paid tribute to the civil rights leader’s legacy and tied it into our […]

Redistricting to Shift Ward 6 Boundaries

By Melissa Silverman Every decade, the boundaries of all eight wards of Washington, DC are reconsidered in a redistricting process that aims to ensure equitable representation across the city.  The 2020 Census recorded the District’s population as 689,545, which means that, by law, each ward should have between 81,883 and 90,503 residents. Under current boundaries, […]

A Gateway to Southwest: New Frederick Douglass Bridge Opens with Community Gathering

 By Melissa Silverman On a sunny Labor Day in Southwest, community members gathered to celebrate a transportation and infrastructure milestone: the completion of the new Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge.  Located between Audi Field and South Capitol Street, the new bridge will ferry pedestrians, cyclists and motorists across the Anacostia River. The first to cross the […]