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, […]

Breaking Ground, the SW Library Begins a New Phase of Construction

By Georgine Wallace Despite the chilly weather and intermittent drizzle, the groundbreaking ceremony for the new Southwest Library on Feb. 5 was historic and joyous. Southwest residents, neighbors, ANC6D Commissioners, D.C. Public Library staff, Ward 6 CM Charles Allen, and Mayor Muriel Bowser all celebrated the occasion. Ambassadors from the SWBID were present to greet […]