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February 12, 2021 | Jasmine Boykin

Cupid’s Undie Run Forced to Change… But Just Barely

A Valentine’s Day tradition, where thousands of people shed their pants and run for a good cause, will now be virtual due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Cupid’s Undie Run, which usually hosts large crowds in major cities around the country, is opting for a socially distanced version of the event in 2021. View this post […]

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November 19, 2020 | Toluwa Famuyide

All Smithsonian Museums, National Zoo Announce ‘Temporarily Closure’

The Smithsonian Institution will close all its museums and the National Zoo to the public starting Monday, Nov. 23. No reopening date has been announced. The decision for a temporary closure was based on the national and regional rise in Covid-19 cases, according to an official statement. Eight Smithsonian facilities in the D.C. area will […]

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October 8, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Health Advisory Urges Individuals Connected to Recent White House Events to Get Tested

Montgomery County has joined health officers from nine neighboring jurisdictions located in Maryland, Washington D.C., and Virginia to issue a health advisory after 12 people—including President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump—tested positive for the coronavirus after attending a maskless Supreme Court nomination ceremony for Judge Amy Coney Barrett in the White House Rose […]

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July 22, 2020 | Emma Shuster

Council Resolution Aims to Replace Columbus Day With Indigenous Peoples’ Day

Councilmember Nancy Navarro introduced a resolution Tuesday that would officially recognize the second Monday in October as Indigenous Peoples’ Day. Currently that day on the calendar is known as Columbus Day. October 12, 2020 would officially be the first celebratory day if the bill is passed. The resolution also directs all official calendars to be […]

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January 24, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

How Poetry Gave Voice to Three Men Who Grew Up in Prison

For three Washington, D.C. men who were incarcerated during their youth, poetry is a powerful means of self expression. Nokomis Hunter, Shannon Battle, and Cliff Yarborough all grew up in the criminal justice system, where they were introduced to Free Minds Book Club. Hunter, Battle, and Yarborough all participated in The City of Takoma Park’s […]

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January 8, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Police Charge Second Suspect Connected to Bethesda Jewelry Store Robbery

Montgomery County Police Department has charged a second suspect in connection to the armed robbery of a jewelry store in Bethesda on Dec. 13. Police identified the man charged as 49-year-old Anthony Starr of Southeast, Washington, D.C. Starr is one of three men allegedly involved in stealing about 100 pieces of jewelry, worth more than […]

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September 20, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Public Invited to Celebrate Roberts’ Life, Donate to Children’s Inn at NIH

Cokie Roberts’ family is inviting the public to participate in celebrating the life of the renowned journalist. In lieu of flowers, the family has asked for contributions to The Children’s Inn at NIH, where Roberts served on the Board of Directors since 1992. She lived nearby in Bethesda. MyMCMedia spoke to Jennie Lucca, CEO of […]

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August 26, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

9:30 Club Owner Steps Aside After Prostitution Solicitation Charges

Days after he was charged with soliciting prostitution, Bethesda’s Seth Hurwitz announced Saturday he’s stepping aside from his responsibilities at 9:30 Club. Hurwitz is a co-owner of the 9:30 Club and The Anthem in Washington, D.C. He’s also chairman of I.M.P., a concert promotion company. Hurwitz was arrested Aug. 21. Police said a licensed massage […]

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August 22, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Hurwitz to 9:30 Club Employees: ‘Don’t Pass Judgment’

Hurwitz, Attorney Respond to Prostitution Solicitation Charges The 9:30 Club owner, facing charges of soliciting prostitution from a licensed massage therapist in Montgomery County, is telling his employees “don’t pass judgment.” Seth Hurwitz of Bethesda is co-owner of the 9:30 Club and The Anthem in Washington D.C. He’s also chairman of I.M.P., a concert promotion […]

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April 22, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Sidwell Friends Fifth-Grader Dies in Sri Lanka Bombings

A fifth-grade student who attended Sidwell Friends School was killed in the Sri Lanka bombings on Sunday, according to school officials. WJLA was first to publish the letter Mamadou Guèye, principal of Sidwell Friends’ upper school, emailed home to middle school parents. In the email, Guèye confirmed Kieran Shafritz de Zoysa died in the Easter […]

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