February 24, 2017
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Staff Finds Racist Graffiti in Richard Montgomery High School Classroom

02/24/17

Staff Finds Racist Graffiti in Richard Montgomery High School Classroom

​Messages of “Trump power” and a racial slur were written on a white board

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Bethesda Cycle for Survival Team Raises More Than $1 Million in Six Years

02/24/17

Bethesda Cycle for Survival Team Raises More Than $1 Million in Six Years

Group has participated in annual fundraising event for rare cancer research

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School Notes: County Education Leaders Stand Behind Protections For Transgender Students

02/24/17

School Notes: County Education Leaders Stand Behind Protections For Transgender Students

Plus: Minority Scholars Program holds sixth retreat; two boundary studies up for consideration

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Study Group To Look at Using Woodward High To Deal With Capacity Crunch at Eight Schools

02/24/17

Study Group To Look at Using Woodward High To Deal With Capacity Crunch at Eight Schools

Group will also brainstorm about moving alternative programs into nontraditional spaces

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Bethesda Church, Residents Unable To Stall Westwood Shopping Center Redevelopment Proposal

02/24/17

Bethesda Church, Residents Unable To Stall Westwood Shopping Center Redevelopment Proposal

Planning Board approves sketch plan, excludes area where African-American burial sites could be located

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Parents To Discuss Safety of Bethesda Intersection One Year After Crash Killed Three

02/24/17

Parents To Discuss Safety of Bethesda Intersection One Year After Crash Killed Three

Community members push for new entrance for Walt Whitman High School, traffic signal installed near site

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Amendment Could Help Pedestrian Traffic Signal Bill Move Forward After SHA Balks

02/24/17

Amendment Could Help Pedestrian Traffic Signal Bill Move Forward After SHA Balks

The state highway administration said HAWK legislation could put federal funds at risk

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Small Bites: Mission BBQ Sets Opening Date in Rockville

02/24/17

Small Bites: Mission BBQ Sets Opening Date in Rockville

Plus: Silver Spring Popeyes closes, Sweetgreen to go cashless

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History Shows Differing Accounts about Westbard Cemetery; State Minimum Wage Preemption Bill Won’t Pass

02/24/17

History Shows Differing Accounts about Westbard Cemetery; State Minimum Wage Preemption Bill Won’t Pass

News, announcements and other helpful links for Friday morning

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Metro Board Agrees To Allow Development Next to Grosvenor-Strathmore Station

02/23/17

Metro Board Agrees To Allow Development Next to Grosvenor-Strathmore Station

Project could bring more than 1,000 residential units to site of a surface parking lot

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“Minivan Diaries” will chronicle the adventures and misadventures of raising a family in the Bethesda area, as well as provide hot parenting tips such as how to survive your child’s birthday party and how to transcend summer carpool planning.

Maura Mahoney is a writer and editor who lives in Chevy Chase with her husband, three kids, and a mountain of laundry. Maura has worked in the publishing industry for more than twenty years, including stints at Reader’s Digest, Mother Jones, and CQ Weekly Report. She has been writing for the past two years on parenting topics for ExaminerDC and Chevy Chase Patch.

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