Southwest receives Environmental Justice Initiative recommendations

By Kael Anderson, SWNA Last fall Georgetown University’s Community Justice Project and the Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center launched an environmental justice project in Southwest. But with the end of the academic year, the founding students—Lauren Dollar, Kevin Larivee, Andrew Park, and Rohini Singh — are moving on. What happens next is up to the community. Background […]

Career Day at Amidon-Bowen features a wide range of jobs

By Meg Brinckman On May 11, students from pre-K to fifth grade at Amidon-Bowen Elementary School were introduced to a broad spectrum of the world of work. Representatives from the D.C. Metropolitan Police and Fire departments, Metrobus and Social Security Commission, along with a mental health counselor and author, drug counselor, hair stylist, chef and […]

ANC 6D meeting report

By B. K. Lunde Our Advisory Neighborhood Commission meeting was very congenial May 14, with at most one dissenting vote on each issue. The D.C. Department of Transportation will be presenting its transportation study of M Street SW and SE from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, May 24, at the Capitol Skyline Hotel at […]

A letter from ‘The Southwester’ staff

Initially, it looked like our June issue would be a relatively quiet one.  How wrong that assumption was!   You’re looking at the proof – this issue is packed with stories, from a world-record attempt to important news on environmental justice and affordable housing, with a generous helping of community stories, arts and entertainment events, and […]

Southwest hosts Verdi’s ‘Otello’

By David Ehrlich Riverbend Opera Company is returning to Southwest Washington for the fourth year, this time presenting Verdi’s masterpiece Otello at 7:30 p.m. June 12, at St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church.  In partnership with the Southwest Chamber Players concert series, this will be a free concert, with donations accepted. Otello is arguably the most compelling […]