Developers, City Pledge to Build “One-for-One” Housing in Greenleaf Redevelopment

By Southwester Staff The District of Columbia Housing Authority (DCHA) on Nov. 17 announced it is partnering with Greenleaf District Partners to start on the redevelopment of the greater Greenleaf community, according to an agency press release.  DCHA is set to begin negotiations with the team of developers – which comprises Pennrose, EYA, and Bozzuto […]

Silent Night on a Silent Christmas Eve

By Deborah Sherwood The Christmas carol, Silent Night, has no definitive origin. Some accounts say it was a poem written in 1818 by an Austrian priest who asked a musician to compose an accompanying melody. Other legends tell of a broken organ with the priest and the composer singing the sweet, sacred song during a […]

Light Up Southwest is Back

By Mike Goodman Once again, the Southwest Business Improvement District (SWBID) brings the “Light Up Southwest” competition back to the neighborhood. Decorate your home or business for the holidays and you could win a $50 gift card to a neighborhood restaurant, or retailers will win a free ad in The Southwester.  Participation categories for the […]

A Time of Sonder

By Haleigh Pannell One of my favorite quotes of all time is “if you don’t heal what hurt you, you’ll bleed on people who didn’t cut you.” In essence, this means if you don’t address your traumas, you will inadvertently hurt people in your life that don’t deserve it. I find this to be so […]