Transportation Task Force Looking for Volunteers

The Southwest Neighborhood Assembly’s Transportation Task Force is seeking volunteer members to help work on issues critical to the quality of life in Southwest. As all residents recognize, the development in and around our community has led to new challenges related to all aspects of mobility—pedestrians, automobiles, bikes, scooters, Metro, buses, parking, etc. In order […]

Southwest Community Center Takes its First Steps

Artist’s rendering of the new Southwest Community Center; Photo: Perkins Eastman DC When the D.C. Zoning Commission voted in September to support Forest City’s plans for the open lots at Fourth and M, our neighborhood gained more than just two more apartment buildings and ground level retail. As a result of some hard negotiations on […]

Meet Jerome Horne: SWBID Environmental Ambassador

Southwest DC is now “the place to be.” We continue to spotlight the dedicated staff of the Southwest Business Improvement District who are focused on making Southwest DC a clean, safe and vibrant community to live, work and visit. Jerome Horne, one of the first SWBID employees, works in the L’Enfant Plaza area. He is […]

Kristen Berset-Harris Keynotes the Thelma D. Jones Breast Cancer Fund Support Group

Host of “Great Day Washington” and two-time breast cancer survivor Kristen Berset-Harris Two-time breast cancer survivor and host of “Great Day Washington,” Kristen Berset-Harris, shared her story to a standing-room only audience at the Thelma D. Jones Breast Cancer Fund’s October support group meeting. In 2009, a month before her 27th birthday, Kristen discovered a […]

It’s Electric! Scooters Slide into DC

Over the past year, you have likely witnessed the District’s latest experiment in last mile transportation–electric scooters. I recently had the opportunity to learn more about electric scooters and the DC pilot program from Terry Owens, Public Information Officer for the District Department of Transportation (DDOT), Sanjay Dastoor, Co-Founder and CEO of Skip, and a spokesperson […]

SW Waterfront AARP Business Meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 14

The Southwest Waterfront AARP Chapter 4751 will hold its Monthly Luncheon Business Meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 14 at noon. The Guest Speaker is Dr. Regina Harrison, Professor Emerita in Latin American Literatures and Comparative Literatures at the University of Maryland. The program features a presentation on “Ruins and Rare Species: The Ecology of Tourism in […]