Meet the Candidates

Meet the At-Large Councilmember Candidates at a virtual event available on YouTube and Facebook Live (you must have a Facebook account). Log-in information will be announced on the Southwest Neighborhood Assembly’s (SWNA) events page at SWNA.org one week prior to the event. Guests will have an opportunity to ask questions using the chat function to […]

Voter Registration Drive

There will be a voter registration drive on Wednesday Sept. 9, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., outside the James Creek Resident Council office (100 N St SW), held in conjunction with the Food Bank distribution that day. The registration drive is organized by Westminster Presbyterian Church with the help of the D.C. Board of Elections. Come register […]

D.C.’s Norton Scores Victory to Clean up the Anacostia in Water Infrastructure Bil

By Southwester Staff The District’s tireless Congresswoman and champion, Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) announced in July that she was able to include in the House’s Water Resources Development Act of 2020 (WRDA), a major water infrastructure bill, a provision that would help accelerate the cleanup of harmful sediments in and around the federal navigation channel […]

JMA Solutions Gives Back During COVID-19

By Iman Brown and Jonathan Clark Founded on the mission of giving back, local Southwest (SW) D.C.- based government contractor, JMA Solutions, continues to step up to serve the SW community and its surrounding areas during the COVID-19 pandemic. Since the initial phases of the stay-at-home order, JMA has donated food and provided monetary funds […]

Councilmember Allen Sponsors Emergency Police Reform Bill

By Southwester Staff The Thirty-First Legislative Meeting of the District of Columbia Council began with a moment of silence. Chairman Phil Mendelson asked Councilmembers to reflect on “deeply-rooted attitudes, often unconscious attitudes, within ourselves, that allow racism to persist in our society.” Thus began hours of debate over an omnibus emergency bill proposing policing reforms. […]

Delayed D.C. Sports Betting Launch May Affect SW Businesses

By Southwester Staff  The DC Lottery has pushed back the launch of on-site sports betting in retail locations to summer 2021. In a June 3 budget hearing, DC Lottery Executive Director Beth Bresnahan said the pandemic “has prevented field technicians” from visiting stores to upgrade equipment and delayed shipments of necessary equipment from overseas. Previously, […]