Inaugural Case Memorial Bridge Lighting on Aug. 18

Photo credit: Matthew Borkoski Photography A crowd gathered at the end of one of the brand new piers of The Wharf on Thursday, Aug. 18 to observe the first official lighting of the Francis Case Memorial Bridge. A brief ceremony including a speech from Ward 6 Councilmember Charles Allen was followed by the illumination of the […]

Councilmember Charles Allen’s Made In DC and Tree Canopy Protection Bills Passed By DC Council

WASHINGTON, DC – At an April 19 meeting of the DC Council, Councilmember Charles Allen’s Made in DC Program Establishment Act and Tree Canopy Protection Amendment Act were passed unanimously. Allen’s Made In DC bill will promote locally created, manufactured, and assembled products through brand certification via the Department of Small and Local Business Development (DSLBD). […]

Councilmember Charles Allen Introduces Bill To Update DC License Plates to Read “End Taxation Without Representation”

WASHINGTON, DC – At an April 19 DC Council legislative meeting, Councilmember Charles Allen introduced the End Taxation Without Representation Amendment Act of 2016 to update the District’s standard motor vehicle license plates. In 2000, DC added the phrase “Taxation Without Representation” to DC license plates as a way to raise awareness about the disenfranchisement of our residents. […]

Thelma D. Jones Breast Cancer Fund Benefit Concert

The inaugural benefit concert for the Thelma D. Jones Breast Cancer Fund (TDJ BCF) held recently at Westminster Church achieved its goals and was a remarkable success. The benefit provided excellent entertainment, served delightful food, raised needed funds, and was lots of fun. Sponsored by Safeway, Blind Whino Southwest Arts Club, Black Benefactors, World ATM Company, […]

Councilman Allen’s Books from Birth Program Launches

Fourteen months ago the Southwest Neighborhood Library was honored to be the location of Councilman Allen’s announcement of his intent to introduce legislation to create a new early childhood literacy program, Books from Birth. On Thursday, Feb. 4, his vision became reality. The program was launched at the Children’s National Medical Center with Mayor Muriel […]

Amidon-Bowen Opening Day 2015

Photo caption: Teddy the Racing President from the Washington Nationals at Amidon-Bowen’s new playground. Photo caption: Teddy greeting the students. Opening day at Amidon-Bowen is always exciting and this year was no exception. The positive energy shown by all involved, especially the students, was truly encouraging. With all of the planning that goes into making Opening Day […]