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April 6, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

D.C. Man Charged for 19 Commercial Burglaries in Bethesda, Police Say

Montgomery County Police Department (MCPD) detectives charged a Washington, D.C. man with committing 19 commercial burglaries in downtown Bethesda, 18 of them occurring between January and March, a police press release said. MCPD charged Patrick Stanley Nichols, 56, of Connecticut Avenue in Northwest D.C. for 18 commercial burglaries between Jan. 4 and March 24, police […]

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August 26, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Five Things to Know Today, Aug. 26, in Montgomery County

It’s Wednesday, Aug. 26, and here are five things to know in Montgomery County: 1. Virtual Briefing: Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich, County Health Officer Dr. Travis Gayles and Emergency Management and Homeland Security Director Dr. Earl Stoddard will hold a virtual media briefing at 12:30 p.m. Residents can watch the briefing on Facebook Live and […]

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June 8, 2020 | Isabel Cleary

Downtown Bethesda is Opening Outdoor ‘Streetery’

Downtown Bethesda is taking advantage of the warm weather and is opening a “streetery” which will create added outdoor seating for restaurants. The “Streetery” will be open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily starting on Wednesday, June 10th, and will cause temporary street closures. “Bethesda Streetery not only gives the community a safe dining […]

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August 23, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Pane of Glass Falls From Bethesda Balcony, Injuring Child

A pane of glass fell from an upper-level apartment balcony above Harris Teeter on Woodmont Avenue and Battery Lane in Bethesda, injuring a child. According to Pete Piringer, the spokesperson for Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services, the incident happened around 5:30 p.m. Thursday. ICYMI – Woodmont Av & Battery Lane, Bethesda, for unknown reason […]

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May 30, 2017 | Phyllis Armstrong

Lone Dissenter Explains Objections to Downtown Bethesda Development Plan (VIDEO)

The newly approved Bethesda Downtown Sector Plan is moving forward without the backing of one Montgomery County Councilmember, Marc Elrich. The lawmaker is known for taking a stand against building more more homes and businesses without guaranteeing the infrastructure will keep pace with increased density and traffic. Elrich was the lone dissenter when the County […]

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January 20, 2017 | Staff Writer

Marriott Selects Wisconsin Avenue Site for New Bethesda Headquarters and Hotel, Leggett Releases Statement

Marriott International officials announced on Friday that the company has signed a letter of intent with a joint venture between The Bernstein Companies and Boston Properties to develop its new corporate headquarters and hotel project in downtown Bethesda. The selected site is located at 7750 Wisconsin Avenue, at the corner of Wisconsin and Norfolk avenues, […]

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December 4, 2016 | Sonya Burke

County Council President Floreen to Meet with Reporters on Monday (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Council President Nancy Floreen will meet with reporters on Monday for her last news  conference as president of the County Council this year. Floreen is expected to discuss her accomplishments this past year as well as other hot topics, including increasing the minimum wage, the new landlord tenant bill, and the Bethesda Downtown […]

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September 28, 2016 | Staff Writer

Taste of Bethesda Returns Oct. 1 (VIDEO)

Save the date: The Taste of Bethesda takes place on Saturday, October 1st from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. and will include over 50 restaurants and five stages of entertainment at Woodmont Triangle. The Taste of Bethesda is located on Norfolk, St. Elmo, Cordell, Del Ray and Auburn avenues in the heart of Bethesda’s Woodmont Triangle.  Five stages […]

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March 16, 2016 | Willie James Inman

Residents Find Ways To Commute Without Metrorail Service (PHOTOS)

Metrorail service remained suspended on Wednesday for emergency inspections following a tunnel fire near McPherson Square Station on Monday. Metro officials say nearly 600 “jumper cables” need to be inspected due to safety concerns. For Montgomery County commuters who rely on the service that meant looking for alternative methods of transportation.  Gregory Newsome uses the […]

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March 9, 2016 | Willie James Inman

County Officials Break Ground for New Second District Police Station (VIDEO & PHOTOS)

Montgomery County Police officers in Bethesda will have a new police station to call home next year. County officials and MCPD officers broke ground for the new 2nd District Police station on Wednesday to be constructed at 4823 Rugby Avenue in Bethesda. When the building is complete, the facility will be four stories and 38,000 […]

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