‘Dear Evan Hansen’ Just Wants to be Liked, and Is!

If you haven’t made it to Arena Stage to see Dear Evan Hansen yet this summer, you only have a few days left to do so. Otherwise, you better start planning a trip to New York City, where the show will be moving for an Off Broadway run at Second Stage Theater. I had the privilege […]

Pepco Substation Sparks SW Construction Project

Photo caption: Architectural rendering of the future Waterfront Substation. Photo courtesy of Pepco Change and construction have officially arrived in Southwest, bringing with it more business, more housing, and more electrical usage. The capacity of the electrical system is not something that is often thought about in our day-to-day lives, but if the capacity is […]

History Task Force Seeking Local History Stories

The Southwest Neighborhood Assembly’s History Task Force is in the initial phases of exploring an exciting new project to preserve the first-hand experiences and recollections of our established residents. We are looking into the prospects of doing an oral history project to capture personal perspectives and memories of the changes in Southwest DC over the […]

SEU Building Demolished to Make Way for Theater Company

Photo courtesy of Perry Klein This is a photo showing the demolition of the Southeastern University building as viewed along 6th St. SW near I St. The building has been unoccupied for several years and is being razed to make way for the Shakespeare Theatre Company’s offices, rehearsal space, and actor housing, as well as […]

New Leadership at CBCC!

In June, with great consideration after almost 10 years of service and leadership, Reverend Ruth Hamilton, founder and chair of the Near SE/SW Community Benefits Coordinating Council (CBCC), stepped down from the board of directors. Coining the term “coordinating benefits for a caring community,” Rev. Hamilton’s leadership was the catalyst that helped CBCC build many bridges across the ANC […]

A Champion is Gone

Our dear friend Phyllis M. Martin passed away on July 4, 2015. Family, friends, and community members gathered to honor the legacy and life of this phenomenal and fearless community leader on Tuesday, July 14 at Westminster Presbyterian Church. Ms. Martin fought and won numerous battles on behalf of public housing residents. She lived a life full of […]