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Sold in Bethesda, Chevy Chase and Potomac: May 15-21

Notable homes sold in the last week

Ellsworth Place For Sale

Downtown Silver Spring mall has been renovated over the past five years

Week Ahead: Planning Board Takes Up Portion of Chevy Chase Lake Development Plan; Purple Line Open House Thursday

Plus: County Council scheduled to formally approve budget

Flames Engulf County School Bus at Depot; Total Wine Pushes To Alter State Alcohol Laws

News, announcements and other helpful links for Monday morning

Inside Lina’s Diner and Bar, a ‘New American Diner’ in Silver Spring

Restaurant is now open for dinner

Bethesda Outdoor Movie Series To Screen La La Land and Four Other Films This Year

The annual community event takes place nightly from July 18–22
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Sold in Bethesda, Chevy Chase and Potomac: May 15-21

Notable homes sold in the last week

Ellsworth Place For Sale

Downtown Silver Spring mall has been renovated over the past five years

Week Ahead: Planning Board Takes Up Portion of Chevy Chase Lake Development Plan; Purple Line Open House Thursday

Plus: County Council scheduled to formally approve budget

Flames Engulf County School Bus at Depot; Total Wine Pushes To Alter State Alcohol Laws

News, announcements and other helpful links for Monday morning

Inside Lina’s Diner and Bar, a ‘New American Diner’ in Silver Spring

Restaurant is now open for dinner

Bethesda Outdoor Movie Series To Screen La La Land and Four Other Films This Year

The annual community event takes place nightly from July 18–22

School Notes: Winston Churchill To Name Field After Baseball Program’s Founder

Plus: Local schools awarded for tolerance efforts; Comcast grants scholarships to county students

Development Representatives Air Views on Possible Downtown Bethesda Design Guidelines

Industry members urge planners not to shy away from Bethesda urbanization

Dramatic Rise in Car Thefts Prompts Police To Urge Prevention

Montgomery County has seen a nearly 40 percent increase in the crime from last year

Early Plans Call For Luxury Housing, Restaurants To Finish Rockville Metro Plaza

Developer aims to submit preliminary drawings to city in early June

Police Blotter: Aggravated Assault in Kensington; Robbery in Silver Spring; Thefts from Cars Across County

The following crimes were reported to Montgomery County or Rockville police from April 24 to May 2

Plan Being Formulated To Move Historic Community Hardware Building

County official says move could happen in the next two months

Pedestrian Dies After Gaithersburg Collision

County police say woman was crossing Woodfield Road on Thursday evening when she was struck by a truck

Silver Spring Restaurant Crawl Returns Sunday; Montgomery County Delegate Asks Colleagues to Wait on Endorsements in Governor’s Race

News, announcements and other helpful links for Friday morning

Video/Photos: 2017 Best of Bethesda Party

About 650 people attended annual bash Wednesday night at Park Potomac

Five-Mile Red Line Closure in June Marks the End of Metro’s SafeTrack Program

Shady Grove, Rockville stations will shut down June 17 for nine days of planned work

Montgomery County Council Agrees on $5.4 Billion Budget Plan

Proposal would expand county spending by 2.7 percent over prior year

Korean Fast-Casual Bibibop Looks To Open Next Week in Bethesda and Pike & Rose

Restaurant will offer free food for its grand opening in North Bethesda

Fourth-Grader To Become Rockville’s Mayor For a Day

Lakewood Elementary student won statewide essay contest on municipal leadership

Japanese Steakhouse Plans Downtown Rockville Location

Kabu will fill in ground-floor space of Choice Hotels headquarters

Montgomery County Brothers Use Music Careers To Give Student Performers the Spotlight

Maryland Public Television to air a one-hour special on the brothers' Strathmore-based nonprofit

ALDI To Open on Georgia Avenue Near Downtown Silver Spring

Grocery store will take over former Staples space in Seminary Place Shopping Center

Silver Spring Puppy Cruelty Case Ends With Six-Month Jail Sentence; County Bill Would Exempt Hotels From Lifeguard Requirement

News, announcements and other helpful links for Thursday morning

New Pop-Up Shops Unveiled at Grosvenor-Strathmore Metro

Retailers are offering empanadas, fresh flowers and pre-cooked meals

Court of Appeals Orders Plaintiffs To Respond to Maryland’s Request for a Decision in Purple Line Case

They have until Tuesday to respond

Barron Trump’s Presence at Private School in Potomac Will ‘Change Tenor,’ Parent Says

Parent Says School community learned this week that president’s son will attend in the fall

Minuteman Press To Relocate as Marriott Project Looms

Printing store will move to another downtown Bethesda location

Weekend Events: Gaithersburg Book Festival; SerbFest DC; 'ET' in Concert

What’s happening May 19-21

Parking Lot To Replace Razed Bethesda Building That Formerly Held Red Tomato Café

Property owner said 10 private spaces will be leased to surrounding businesses

Q by Peter Chang Addresses Service Snags Over Busy Opening Weekend

Restaurant served hundreds of diners during Saturday’s opening

Business Notes: Sandy Spring Bank Acquires WashingtonFirst Bank; Spotluck Receives Nearly $5 Million Investment

Plus: Discovery invests in sports app

Quincy’s Owners Plan To Sell Bethesda Bar

Sports bar filed for bankruptcy this spring

Cicadas Emerging Four Years Early?; Private Manning Expected To Head to Maryland after Release from Prison Today

News, announcements and other helpful links for Wednesday morning

Weekend Closures Ahead for Two Northbound Lanes of Rockville Pike

Work continues on pedestrian underpass project near Medical Center Metro

County Council Member Gets Testy Before Approving Fossil Fuel Divestment Resolution

George Leventhal criticizes Roger Berliner’s council leadership

MCPS Officials: Congressional Health Care Bill Would Deliver Blow to Special Education Services

Superintendent, school board chairman detail concerns in letter to senators

County Planners Announce Kickoff of Design Excellence Competition

Professional jury will choose two examples of outstanding buildings, open spaces

Red Bandana Bakery To Open Gluten-Free Store This Summer in Bethesda

Bakery will offer healthy items, vegan cakes, brownies

Ourisman Pitches Plaza as Way To Keep Garage Expansion Next to Capital Crescent Trail

Community members said the car dealership’s proposal isn’t enough to compensate for structure’s encroachment on the trail easement

Developer Buys Downtown Rockville Building Across from Town Center Project

Company plans to revamp the structure and will consider onsite development

AccuWeather Exec Could Lead NOAA; Silver Spring Man Killed in D.C. Crash

News, announcements and other helpful links for Tuesday morning

County, Schools Arrive At Plan For Fully Funding Board of Education Budget

Reimbursement from the state will help close $2.1 million funding gap

Updated - Khan Announces Run for District 39 Delegate Seat

The 29-year-old has been a Democratic activist for years

Silver Spring Middle School Security Assistant Charged with Inappropriate Sexual Contact with Student

Arrest marks second recent alleged abuse incident involving MCPS security personnel

MCPS Posts Graduation Season Schedule

Parents invited to submit graduation photos for MCPS to repost

CSNY Pizza Opens on Rockville Pike, Serves New York-Style Pies

Pizzeria is second location for Pizza CS

Maryland Attorney General Files Writ of Mandamus in Purple Line Case

State is seeking to have a higher court force the district judge to issue a ruling in ongoing case

Sold in Bethesda, Chevy Chase and Potomac: May 7-14

Notable homes sold in the last week

Longtime Bethesda Businesses Threatened by Development; Barron Trump To Attend Private High School in Potomac, Reports Say

News, announcements and other helpful links for Monday morning

Judge Denies Motion To Lower Bond for Former Childcare Worker Charged with Killing Infant

Family and friends packed the court room Friday in support of Kia Divband

Metro To Increase Fares, Shift to New Hours Starting June 25

Changes were approved to give crews more time to maintain the transit system

A Look Inside Q by Peter Chang, the Celebrated Chef’s Flagship and ‘Masterpiece’

Restaurant opened in Bethesda on Saturday

Business Notes: Report Finds Office Space Demand Increasing in Downtown Bethesda

Plus: Radio One changes its name; Gaithersburg biotech firm cancels employee bonuses after failed vaccine trial

Rockville Installs Flags from 193 Countries

Street display is meant to demonstrate diversity and inclusion

D.C. Man Pleads Guilty to Killing 72-Year-Old in Silver Spring; Hogan Promotes Middle Ground on Health Care Issue

News, announcements and other helpful links for Friday morning

Proposed Rules for Airbnb-style Rentals Headed to the County Council

Planning Board recommends 90-day annual cap for short-term rentals except when hosts live onsite

Mr. Wash Owner Wants Car Wash Coffee To Be Community Gathering Space

He plans to open the Kensington coffee shop in late summer

Hogan Requests Legal Maneuver To Compel Purple Line Judge To Make Decision in Ongoing Lawsuit

Governor warns further delays will cost Maryland millions of dollars

Planning Board Candidates Field Questions About Past Comments, Conflicts of Interest

County Council members to choose one of four applicants to serve four-year term

County Principals Alert Parents About Controversial Netflix Series ’13 Reasons Why’

MCPS psychological services director said vulnerable teens shouldn’t watch hit show

More Requests Made for County-Maintained Email Address Lists

Political advocacy group, community coalition and former political candidate who now has a podcast have requested the lists of tens of thousands of email addresses

Weekend Events: Creators of 'Serial' at Strathmore; Bethesda Fine Arts Festival

What’s happening May 12-14

Trial Begins in Silver Spring Transit Center Lawsuit

Montgomery County is attempting to recover more than $40 million in cost overruns in the complex case

Second Man Arrested for Germantown Homicide; Officials Balk at Proposed Metro Sales Tax

News, announcements and other helpful links for Thursday morning

Planning Board Candidate Faces Criticism for Years-Old Blog Posts Poking Fun at Bethesda

Seventh State blog republishes Dan Reed’s tongue-in-cheek writing comparing Bethesda, Silver Spring

Small Bites: With Bold Bite’s Relocation, TapaBar Expands Lunch Menu and Starts Sunday Brunch

Plus: New herb garden and farmers market at Cooper’s Mill; Tapp’d hosts 11 breweries to celebrate one- year anniversary

County To Host Public Meeting About Ourisman Honda’s Proposals for Capital Crescent Trail

Downtown Bethesda car dealership offers improvements as a way to keep garage

Blair High Teacher Challenges Teens To Go One Week Without Phones

Social studies instructor has given the ‘digital downtime’ assignment for years

MCPS Superintendent To Get Another $8,000 for Moving Expenses

Smith waives disability insurance in budget-neutral contract change

Mother Begins Advocacy Efforts after 24-Year-Old Son Killed in Chevy Chase Motorcycle Collision

Dean Rusciolelli, who recently moved to the area, had started working at Lockheed Martin shortly before his death

Rockville City Council Plans To Move Forward With Immigration Ordinance Next Month

Proposal to codify the city’s existing policy of not having police enforce federal immigration laws drew divided testimony at a public hearing in March

MCPS Retooling Model for Ranking School Expansion, Revitalization Projects

Proposed approach would take capacity into account

Local Elected Officials Request FAA Undertake Airplane Noise Study

Montgomery County residents continue to complain about increasing airplane noise from Reagan National flights

Park Development, Expansion Plans Up for Discussion at May 18 Forum

Event will also include historical presentation on parks system

Three Injured in Bethesda Beltway Crash Involving DUI

Collision occurred near River Road before midnight

County Police Seek Help Identifying Bethesda Apple Store Theft Suspects

Surveillance photos of the men were released

Chevy Chase Cab Driver Arrested for Abducting Three Women; Likely Gubernatorial Contenders Set Stage for Campaigns

News, announcements and other helpful links for Wednesday morning

Second Teen in Rockville Rape Case Ordered To Be Released

Henry Sanchez Milian now faces two counts of possession of child pornography

Former NIH Employee Sold Stolen Medical Equipment, Other Government Property on eBay

Gaithersburg man pleaded guilty to stealing items valued at $75,000 while working for the agency

Police Blotter: Seven Cars Stolen in Bethesda, Chevy Chase, Rockville; Former Quincy’s Bar and Grille Burglarized in Bethesda

The following crimes were reported to Montgomery County or Rockville police from April 17-25

Q by Peter Chang To Open This Weekend in Bethesda

Celebrated chef’s flagship restaurant is on East West Highway

Owner of Dilapidated Silver Spring Homes Ordered To Demolish or Repair Them

Neighbors have expressed concern about the homes for years and a County Council member hopes new legislation can prevent similar issues in the future

Blair High Parents Confront Parks Officials Over Softball, Baseball Field Closures

Father of student-athlete says coaches no longer have keys to fields, storage facilities

Police Make Arrest in Germantown Shooting Case; Hogan Vetoes Redistricting Bill; Chesapeake Earns 'C' Rating

News, announcements and other helpful links for Tuesday morning

Dog Haus Looks To Open Bethesda Restaurant This Summer

First East Coast location for the gourmet hot dog chain

Silver Spring Elementary School Wins Green Ribbon for Earth-Friendly Practices

U.S. Department of Education also applauds Poolesville middle school

Contractor Misses Recycling and Yard Waste Pickups in Bethesda and Silver Spring Area

County Council President Roger Berliner says he’s asked for more information about the county’s trash contractor’s labor shortage

ICE Arrests Albert Einstein Student Accused of Having Gun in Stolen Car

Mario Granados-Alvarado had been released on bond before being picked up by federal immigration agents

BRIO Tuscan Grille Closes in North Bethesda

Fast-casual pizzeria Pie 360 also closed its Rockville store

Madaleno Says He’ll Run for Governor

Montgomery County state senator enters what is likely to be a crowded field of Democratic challengers

Week Ahead: County Council to Review Snow Budget; Planning Board Expected To Recommend Short-Term Rental Regulations

Plus: WSSC rate structure meeting Tuesday

Sold in Bethesda, Chevy Chase and Potomac: May 1-7

Notable homes sold in the last week

Silver Spring Woman Died After Georgia Avenue Crash; Kathleen Matthews Chosen To Lead Maryland Democrats

News, announcements and other helpful links for Monday morning

UPDATE: Richard Montgomery High School Security Leader Arrested for Violating Bond in Sex Abuse Case

Prosecutors allege Mark Yantsos again had sex with 17-year-old student after release

Leggett Says Legal System Worked in Rockville High Rape Case

Montgomery County executive decries stereotyping of immigrant community after rape charges dropped against one teen; MCPS superintendent says district would find an alternate site to educate both of the accused if they returned to school

Montgomery County Schools Are Most Challenging in State in Washington Post Ranking

Poolesville, Richard Montgomery high schools top Maryland ranking on 2017 America’s Most Challenging High Schools list

School Notes: Students Deal with Tightened Safety Measures at Rockville High School

Plus: Montgomery College continues civility talks; science lab rolls up to Einstein High

11 Neighborhoods Where Houses Sell for the Most

Bethesda, Potomac and Chevy Chase lead the way with average home prices ranging from $1.84 million to $2.85 million

Rainy Weather Leads to Localized Flooding, Downed Trees

Utility workers clearing away debris from River Road, officials report
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