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 […]

A Letter from Charles Allen to Mayor Muriel Bowser

Dear Mayor Bowser, I am very concerned with the recent announcement of the decision to park commercial buses on Buzzard Point. Commercial tour buses and construction vehicles already overburden the Southwest community. I do not believe the neighborhoods can absorb additional bus traffic. Neighborhood streets are already at capacity with construction traffic for the many […]

ANC 6D February Report

The Southwest Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) 6D held its monthly business meeting on Monday, Feb. 9 in the DCRA Meeting Room at 1100 Fourth St. SW at 7 p.m. New Ward 6 Councilmember Charles Allen attended the meeting and expressed his desire to maintain a productive relationship with the ANC. On the job only five weeks, Allen has […]

DC United Stadium: Details on Deal and Community Impact Still Unclear

Since last summer, Buzzard Point has received a lot of attention as the potential new home for DC United, DC’s Major League Soccer team. But, as another soccer season begins, big questions still loom as to when a deal will take place and how it will affect the residents of Southwest. Many DC residents, including […]

Senior Property Tax Relief Bill Passes Council

At March 4th’s legislative meeting of the Council of the District Columbia, the “Senior Citizen Real Property Tax Relief Act of 2013” passed final vote and passed the Council with the support of ten members approving. The bill, authored by At-Large Councilmember Anita Bonds, will exempt long-standing residents 70 years of age and older from paying […]

MAYORAL DEBATE COMES TO WATERFRONT

On Saturday, February 22, the democratic candidates for mayor assembled at Arena Stage for a two-hour debate moderated by Shannon Vaughn, the Editor-in-Chief of this very paper.  Candidates Muriel Bowser, Vincent Orange, Andy Shallal, and Tommy Wells were in attendance, while Mayor Vincent Gray and Jack Evans were notably absent.   The two-hour debate began […]