Ambitious DC Central Kitchen Space on Buzzard Point Nears Opening

By Southwester Staff DC Central Kitchen marked near completion of construction on its new headquarters, scheduled to open this fall on Buzzard Point, with a “first look” event joined by elected officials, including DC Mayor Muriel Bowser and Ward 6 Councilmember Charles Allen, as well as philanthropists, community advocates and celebrity chef José Andrés.  The […]

Allen Advances Bill on Monthly Basic Income

By Southwester Staff Beginning next year, low-income DC residents, such as those who earn less than $60,000 for a family of four, will begin receiving a monthly check from the District government, akin to a first-in-the-nation monthly basic income. Ward 6 Councilmember Charles Allen advanced legislation in July to clarify that monthly basic income dollars […]

DC Budget Includes Highlights for Ward 6, Southwest Residents

By Southwester Staff On May 10, the DC Council approved a budget for the coming year, allocating $19.5 billion for needs across the city, ranging from public safety to education and beyond.  Ward 6 Councilmember Charles Allen, who chairs the Committee on the Judiciary and Public Safety, provided $1.7 billion in budget recommendations for public […]

Public Safety Sparks Community Concern, Calls for Coordinated Response

By Melissa Silverman  On February 28, the Southwest Neighborhood Assembly hosted a community meeting with the District’s top public safety leaders, who fielded a wide range of questions on topics from gun violence to opioid abuse and property crime.  The forum was opened by Ward 6 Councilmember Charles Allen and attended by Metropolitan Police Department […]

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 […]

Pediatric Dental Van Comes to Southwest

“It’s been in the works and driven by the Nationals and MLB,” says Councilmember Charles Allen. “What’s that?” you ask? It’s the new pediatric dental van that you will soon see driving around the neighborhood. The Washington Nationals, the Nationals’ Dream Foundation, and Major League Baseball partnered together to fund the vehicle, which was then […]