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Updated: Bradley Boulevard in Bethesda to Remain Closed Wednesday

07/29/15

Updated: Bradley Boulevard in Bethesda to Remain Closed Wednesday

Water main has been replaced, but crews must make road repairs

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Council Warns of More Cuts While Finalizing $54 Million ‘Budget Savings Plan’

07/28/15

Council Warns of More Cuts While Finalizing $54 Million ‘Budget Savings Plan’

Tension between County Council, county executive over immediate budget cuts sets up potential showdown next spring over property tax increase

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Lord & Taylor Pursuing $23 Million to $31 Million Lost Profits Claim in White Flint Trial

07/28/15

Lord & Taylor Pursuing $23 Million to $31 Million Lost Profits Claim in White Flint Trial

Judge dismissed other claims that could have totaled over $1 billion Monday

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Pro-Life Protest in Chevy Chase Could Cause Rush Hour Traffic Issues

07/28/15

Pro-Life Protest in Chevy Chase Could Cause Rush Hour Traffic Issues

Group set to remain on Connecticut Avenue sidewalk until 6:30 p.m. Tuesday

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Council Agrees On Partial Privatization of Liquor Control, But Some Want More

07/28/15

Council Agrees On Partial Privatization of Liquor Control, But Some Want More

Berliner wants “phased exit strategy” from business

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Close to Being Torn Down, Bethesda’s ‘Log Cabin’ Home Will Remain

07/28/15

Close to Being Torn Down, Bethesda’s ‘Log Cabin’ Home Will Remain

Unique home in Mohican Hills neighborhood will get a major addition, but core of property will remain

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Business Notes: Bethesda Named One of the 10 Best Places Where Small Businesses Thrive

07/28/15

Business Notes: Bethesda Named One of the 10 Best Places Where Small Businesses Thrive

Plus: Two new stores opening at Westfield Montgomery; Lockheed wins $1.5 billion missile contract

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Rockville Mayor Says County Can't Remove Confederate Statue Yet; Office Building Sold for $75 Million

07/28/15

Rockville Mayor Says County Can't Remove Confederate Statue Yet; Office Building Sold for $75 Million

News, announcements and other helpful links for Tuesday morning

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World of Beer Aiming for August Opening in Rockville

07/27/15

World of Beer Aiming for August Opening in Rockville

The restaurant is known for its voluminous beer list

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Red Line Waterproofing Work Moved to 2017, and Could Move Again

07/27/15

Red Line Waterproofing Work Moved to 2017, and Could Move Again

Metro hopes to do Red Line tunnel repairs at same time as Bethesda station Purple Line improvements

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Education Matters will discuss the news and issues affecting both public and private schools in Montgomery County. We want to talk about what’s happening inside—and outside—the classroom, who’s making the grade and who isn’t.

Julie Rasicot is a former newspaper reporter and managing editor who’s been writing about education for 25 years. She’s a veteran PTA and classroom volunteer who’s the mother of two girls—an eighth-grader and a fifth-grader—attending MCPS schools. None of that seems to matter, though, when she’s struggling to help her kids with their math homework.

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