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Silver Spring Residents Reject Idea of Moving Confederate Statue to Local Park

09/02/15

Silver Spring Residents Reject Idea of Moving Confederate Statue to Local Park

A group organized by County Council staff recommended Jesup Blair Park as one of five possible new locations

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Crumbling Sidewalks; Purple Line Public Meeting; Radio Towers Site Development

09/02/15

Crumbling Sidewalks; Purple Line Public Meeting; Radio Towers Site Development

News, announcements and other helpful links for Wednesday morning

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Montgomery County to Send About 50 Police Officers to Baltimore Wednesday

09/01/15

Montgomery County to Send About 50 Police Officers to Baltimore Wednesday

With a hearing scheduled to take place in the Freddie Gray case, the officers will provide support to Baltimore police

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Bus Rapid Transit Boosters Unveil Wish List for Unfunded Montgomery County System

09/01/15

Bus Rapid Transit Boosters Unveil Wish List for Unfunded Montgomery County System

Study shows how other bus rapid transit systems work, what’s needed for high ridership

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The Potomac Grill Closes after Nine-Year-Run on Rockville Pike

09/01/15

The Potomac Grill Closes after Nine-Year-Run on Rockville Pike

The popular restaurant closed last week

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Matuba to Change Concept to Japanese Deli

09/01/15

Matuba to Change Concept to Japanese Deli

Owner said the Bethesda restaurant will offer a fast-casual dining experience

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UPDATED: Close Call Tuesday Morning for Bicyclist Hit by Driver in Cabin John

09/01/15

UPDATED: Close Call Tuesday Morning for Bicyclist Hit by Driver in Cabin John

Witness says teen driver turned into a rider, who suffered minor injuries

Posted at 10:48 AM | Permalink | Comments

Chevy Chase Man Pleads Guilty in Russian Uranium Kickback Scheme

09/01/15

Chevy Chase Man Pleads Guilty in Russian Uranium Kickback Scheme

Federal prosecutors say the man used role in Russian-owned energy subsidiary to secure millions in kickback payments for contracts

Posted at 10:16 AM | Permalink | Comments

Silver Spring Apartment Project Could Get Key Approvals Next Week

09/01/15

Silver Spring Apartment Project Could Get Key Approvals Next Week

Falkland North could bring up to 1,250 units and 120,000 square feet of commercial space to 16th Street and East West Highway

Posted at 09:16 AM | Permalink | Comments

East Bethesda Celebrates Last Night of Cherished Corner Store

09/01/15

East Bethesda Celebrates Last Night of Cherished Corner Store

World Market closes after 35 years as husband-and-wife ownership team retires

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Welcome to Shop Talk. We’ll keep you posted on the local retail scene: openings, closings and what’s new from local entrepreneurs. Jump in and tell us what you want to hear about: Fashion trends? Trunk shows? Events?

A contributing editor of Bethesda Magazine, Karen Watkins has lived in Bethesda for over 20 years, and has been with the magazine since the first issue. She has written for nearly every department and started writing Shop Talk in 2005. When she’s not busy writing, she’s likely to be shopping—doing “research.” It’s a dirty job, but someone’s got to do it.

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