Requesting More Local Outreach to SW Residents on Environmental Impact of Buzzard Point Redevelopment

Photo caption: Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (seated at table), listens to Syphax Gardens residents’ concerns in a meeting organized by Rhonda Hamilton, president of the Syphax Resident Council (standing). Rhonda is also the advisiory neighborhood commissioner that represents the Syphax Gardens area. Photo courtesy of Perry Klein. Last week, I spoke with residents living in ANC 6D06 […]

“Thank You Tommy Wells” Event Photos

Here are a few photos from the “Thank You Tommy Wells” celebration, which took place on Dec. 14 at The Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital in Southeast DC. Photos courtesy of Perrry Klein. (photo caption: Barbara Wells told everyone what it’s like to be the wife of a councilmember.) (photo caption:Former Ward 6 Councilmember Sharon […]

The Navy Yard Tragedy: One Year Later

(photo caption: Congressman Steny Hoyer (center) stands with Bruce DarConte (L) and Ed Kaminski (R), co-founders of NSCP.) On Sept.16, 2013, military and civilian personnel at the Washington Navy Yard were targeted in a senseless act of violence that took the lives of 12 innocent people, injured many others, and forever cast a dark cloud over […]

Capitol Park Tower Designated as Historic Landmark

On July 10th, the DC Historic Preservation Review Board voted to designate Capitol Park Tower (301 G Street SW) as an historic landmark. The application was submitted by the Southwest Neighborhood Assembly (SWNA) on behalf of the tenants of Capitol Park Tower, and prepared by SWNA History Task Force volunteers Cecille Chen and Madeline Clites. […]

Construction Begins on CBCC’s Southwest Playground Project

After almost four years of the Near SE/SW Community Benefits Coordinating Council’s (CBCC) planning, fundraising, and advocacy, construction fencing appeared around the 3rd and I Street SW Library Park on Monday, June 30th. Department of General Services-certified contractor HRGM began tree removal and pruning as part of phase one of a two-phase project. The first […]

Fountains Illuminate Duck Pond!

On May 8, benefactors and honorees received recognition at an evening billed as “Illumination & Dedication” with Councilmember Tommy Wells acting as master of ceremonies. Annual recognition awards were given out at the event. Katie Renwaldt was named District Employee of the Year for her efforts on behalf of the park within the Department of Parks & Recreation, Local […]

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 […]