Transportation Task Force Revs Up

In Nov. 2018, the Southwest Neighborhood Assembly (SWNA) renewed its commitment to all activities concerning transportation with the rejuvenation of the Transportation Task Force (TTF). Co-chaired by Bruce Levine and Adom M. Cooper, the task force is comprised of the following members: Lexie Albe, Katelynd Mahoney Anderson, Stacy Baker, Kathik Balasubramanian, Andrew Bossi, Victoria Stewart, […]

Get to Know Your New SW Elected Officials

On Nov. 6, Southwesters elected three new Advisory Neighborhood Commissioners, and a new Ward 6 Representative on the State Board of Education. “The Southwester” reached out to these newly elected representatives and asked them to submit a brief statement about themselves, their priorities and their goals in their new positions. “Southwester” staff made only minor […]

Save the Date: Southwest Transportation Forum

On Monday, Jan. 28, SWNA and ANC6D will co-host the next forum on Southwest transportation issues and the impact on residents and visitors alike. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. at Arena Stage. Representatives from various DC government agencies who work in the sphere of transportation and safety have been invited to participate. Although […]

Flood Risk Assessed for Southwest

Location of the D.C. levee system and leveed area; Photo: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers The District of Columbia Levee System, also referred to as the Potomac Park Levee System, was constructed near the National Mall by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) in the 1930s to reduce Potomac River flooding to Southwest D.C., […]

Amidon-Bowen Scholars Advocate to D.C. Council-Four “Petite Powerhouses” Push for Science & Technology Funding

Amidon-Bowen students Za’Mari Wilson, Ameya Johnson, Taniya Washington and Zy’Ree Maddox-Mills in the hearing room of the John A. Wilson Building; Photo: Grace Hu On Monday, Oct. 15, four Amidon-Bowen Elementary School students testified before the D.C. Council Committee on Education as part of a hearing on issues facing D.C. youth. At 4 p.m., the […]

Op-Ed: Looking Ahead—School Report Cards

Across Ward 6, the back-to-school excitement has started to fade into the background as fall approaches. Students have settled into their routines, fall sports and music programs have begun, and students are engaged in their classes. In the coming weeks, we’ll be celebrating Halloween at the Duck Pond and at Fall Festivals across the Ward. […]