Southwest Mutual Aid Marks Two Year Anniversary

By Regina Mazur Keeping our community safe has been a long-standing priority of Serve Your City/Ward 6 Mutual Aid (SYC/W6MA). They have been putting a continuous effort into providing our neighbors with food and supplies throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Partnership between the Christ United Methodist Church and the Southwest Pod of SYC/W6MA, as well as […]

Meet SWBID Heroine and Operations Administrator Idania Arteaga 

By Southwest Business Improvement District Staff Southwest DC is “the place to be” and the Southwest Business Improvement District (SWBID) is a big part of that reputation.  We continue to spotlight the dedicated staff of the SWBID who are focused on making Southwest a clean, safe, vibrant community to live, work, and visit. What started […]

St Matthew Lutheran Church Perseveres Through Times of Change

By Georgine Wallace  When the new St. Matthew Lutheran Church opened on January 19, 2019, the pastor and congregation were excited about the possibilities to serve the Southwest Community after an eleven-year absence from the neighborhood, as the previous structure was demolished in 2008. St. Matthew formed a sister church relationship with First Trinity Lutheran […]

District Officials Recommit to Build First Strategy for Greenleaf Redevelopment

By Melissa Silveman  In a public session hosted by the DC Housing Authority Board of Commissioners on March 9, city officials recommitted to a build first strategy to limit displacement and relocation of current residents during the redevelopment of the 15-acre Greenleaf public housing site.   Greenleaf’s complex includes 493 units spread across 23 buildings in […]

Concerns Raised about Lansburgh Park Development 

By Melissa Silverman Community leaders, including ANC 6D Chair Edward Daniels and members of Southwest DC Action, raised concerns in March about development at 60 I Street SW and community access to Lansburgh Park. The location previously housed the Bethel Pentecostal Tabernacle – Assemblies of God church. The church partnered with developer Foulger-Pratt to tear […]

Centuries of Japanese Art on Display During Cherry Blossom Season

By Southwester Staff With cherry blossom season in full swing, the museums of the Smithsonian are showcasing Japanese art from the 13th to the 19th centuries.  In early March, the Freer Gallery launched a new exhibition showcasing the full scope of the museum’s medieval Zen collections, one of the broadest in the world, for the […]