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August 2, 2021 | Joshua Casazza

Potomac Boy Scout Gives Back to Veterans

Potomac Boy Scout Joel Berinstein gathered a group of fellow scouts and volunteers to put together 304 care packages for veterans staying in VA Hospitals. Body wash, shampoo, conditioner, combs, tissues, toothpaste, lotion and deodorant can be found inside the boxes. For veterans with a longer stay, the gifts include activity and puzzle booklets. Each […]

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July 31, 2020 | Samantha Subin

Medical Center, Bethesda Metro Stations to Close for Track Work Aug. 2

Metro has announced that Red Line track work will shutter service between Grosvenor-Strathmore and Friendship Heights stations through Aug. 14. The closure comes following a week-long project at Takoma Park Station, which has halted service between Fort Totten and Silver Spring through Aug. 1. REMINDER: Buses replace trains between Fort Totten & Silver Spring today […]

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January 30, 2019 | Staff Writer

New Adventist HealthCare Medical Center in White Oak to Open in August

An Adventist HealthCare statement released Wednesday said its $400 million, 180-bed hospital will open Sunday, Aug. 25, to serve patients in Montgomery, Prince George’s and surrounding counties. Exterior work on the Adventist HealthCare White Oak Medical Center is nearly complete and interior work in patient care areas will continue over the next few months. White […]

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January 12, 2018 | Staff Writer

Scattered Rains, and Montgomery County Has Rough Commute

Lots of Montgomery County commuters had a rough ride into work Friday. With the rain, a number of cars collided. And Metro had track problems at the Medical Center station. New Hampshire Ave. and Midland Rd., Colesville, collision — Pete Piringer (@mcfrsPIO) January 12, 2018 Bowie Mill Road and Muncaster Mill Road, collision — Pete […]

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June 28, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Metro To Test Technique To Prevent Arcing Insulators

Metro GM Paul Wiedefeld told the Montgomery County Council on Tuesday about the water that was entering the Red Line tunnels, which didn’t mix well with the electric-powered trains. The next day, Metro announced it had approved a pilot program to test a “curtain grouting” technique that will add a waterproof membrane to the exterior […]

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June 26, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Metro’s Wiedefeld to Address County Council on Tuesday (VIDEO)

Metro General Manager Paul Wiedefeld is scheduled to address the Montgomery County Council on Tuesday on his plan to keep the transit system safe, reliable and affordable. His discussion comes after arcing insulators suspended Red Line service during the Friday morning rush hour. Metro officials said the arcing was likely sparked by water infiltration into […]

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June 19, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Berliner Discusses Metro, Purple Line and Bethesda Sidewalk Issue

At his weekly meeting with reporters, Council President Roger Berliner discusses a proposal to change Metro’s governance, the loss of a sidewalk in Bethesda because of construction at the Apex building and his thoughts on the latest rulings from the judge hearing the Purple Line case.

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April 26, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Report Supports Call for Sales Tax to Support Metro

A new report makes the case for a regional sales tax to pay for improvements to Metrorail, saying that the addition of a penny to the sale tax would help close a $9.5 billion funding gap to bring the transit system to a “state of good repair.” The report, from the Metropolitan Washington Council of […]

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April 19, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

New Bus Service Planned for Md. 355 (VIDEO)

The Montgomery County Department of Transportation is preparing for extRa, a faster transit option for Md. 355. extRa focuses on Md. 355, with higher speed service and 12 stops — between the Lakeforest Transit Center in Gaithersburg and Medical Center Metro Station in Bethesda. Starting in October, the extRa buses will travel the distance in […]

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January 18, 2017 | Staff Writer

Metro Increases Hours and Trains on Saturday for the Women’s March

The Metro is opening two hours early on Saturday because of the Women’s March. Metro CEO and General Manager Paul Wiedefeld announced, today, that the Metrorail system will open at 5 a.m. on Jan. 21, and the system is adding up to two dozen additional trains to accommodate those attending the Women’s March on Washington. […]

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