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3 hrs ago | Mass Transit

Purple Line One Step Closer to Receiving Federal Funding

The Maryland Transit Administration Aug. 28 received notice that the Federal Transit Administration has advanced the Purple Line project to the Engineering phase of its New Starts grant program.

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Related Topix: Maryland, Baltimore County, MD, Bethesda, MD, New Carrollton, MD

7 hrs ago | Gazette.net

Germantown man charged with stealing utility poles

A Germantown man has been charged with stealing five Pepco utility poles worth $25,000 from a construction site in Rockville.

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Related Topix: Germantown, MD, Rockville, MD

11 hrs ago | Gazette.net

Long Branch Library opens systema s first digital media lab

Mary Ellen Icaza, the virtual services manager for Montgomery County Public Libraries, in the digital media lab at the Long Branch Library in Silver Spring.

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Related Topix: Libraries

15 hrs ago | CBS Local

15-Year-Old Girl Reported Missing From Potomac, Md.

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department Special Victims Investigations Division are asking for the public's assistance in locating a missing 15-year-old girl.

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Related Topix: Potomac, MD

Wed Aug 27, 2014

WUSA-TV Washington

Former police officer pleads guilty to animal cruelty

A former Baltimore City police officer accused of killing his girlfriend's puppy has pleaded guilty to one count of aggravated animal cruelty.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Hyattsville, MD, Silver Spring, MD

The Washington Post

Chevy Chase Land Co. abruptly ousts chief executive

David M. Smith, chief executive of the Chevy Chase Land Co. and great-great grandson of the company's founder, was ousted by the company's board of directors last week, a company spokeswoman confirmed Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Chevy Chase, MD, World News

Gazette.net

Two men charged with assault, robbery; warrant issued for third

Officers responded to the 18300 block of Lost Knife Circle at about 6:16 p.m. and found a 51-year-old victim suffering from a laceration on his forehead.

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Patch.com

Former Benny's Restaurant Worker Charged in Hate Crime

A former employee of a Potomac restaurant has been charged with a hate crime for reportedly making threatening and anti-Semitic phone calls to the owner of Benny's Bar and Grill.

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Related Topix: Potomac, MD, Beltsville, MD, Israel, World News, Middle East

Dundalk Eagle

Democrats propose annual pass system for Key Bridge tolls

State Senate candidate Del. John Olszewski, Jr. and Del. Mike Weir have been campaigning together, but House candidates Jake Mohorovic and Nick D'Adamo had appeared to be taking an arm's-length approach to their fellow Democratic nominees.

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Related Topix: Harford County, MD, Cecil County, MD, Bethesda, MD

Baltimore News

Purple Line suit seeks to protect rare creatures

A trail group in Bethesda, Maryland, is suing the U.S. Transportation Department, alleging a planned light-rail route through some Washington suburbs would harm two rare, shrimplike creatures.

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Related Topix: Bethesda, MD, Chevy Chase, MD, Chase, MD

WTOP-FM Washington

MoCo's most congested intersections are probably familiar

By one commonly used metric, the three most congested intersections in Montgomery County are all in Bethesda and North Bethesda.

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Related Topix: Bethesda, MD, North Bethesda, MD, Chevy Chase, MD

Tue Aug 26, 2014

Gazette.net

Glass taking over Gandhi Brigade temporarily

Glass is a former CNN producer. He ran unsuccessfully for Montgomery County Council this year in District 5, losing in a Democratic primary.

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WJLA-TV Arlington

Ride On officials investigate potential passenger privacy breach

Bethesda resident Kathy Gambrell became troubled while signing up her 12-year-old son, Dakota, for a discounted bus card.

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The Washington Post

All Opinions Are Local: How Silver Spring came to be

You could ask five residents what Silver Spring's boundaries are and receive five different answers, ranging from a neighborhood near the D.C. line to a city the size of the District of Columbia itself.

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Related Topix: Silver Spring, MD, Colesville, MD, Blog News, Opinion

Washington Times

Police: Woman faces hate crime charge for demanding restaurant remove Israeli flag

Montgomery County police say a former employee made threats against a Potomac restaurant's owner after he hung an Israeli and an American flag outside his establishment.

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Patch.com

Share Your Thoughts on Metro's Z Line Corridor Services

Public input is being sought at two upcoming open houses hosted by Metro as it studies possible improvements to the Z line corridor.

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Patch.com

Three Suspects Charged with Theft of Utility Poles Worth $25K

A Germantown man and two teenaged-family members face felony theft and burglary charges for allegedly stealing five PEPCO utility poles valued at $25,000.

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Related Topix: Germantown, MD, Rockville, MD

Business Journal

Coming soon to Rockville: Stanford Grill, from the Copper Canyon Grill team

Stanford Grill is the latest restaurant headed to Montgomery County, with a new lease signed for a 400-seat restaurant at 2000 Tower Oaks Blvd. The first Stanford Grill opened in Columbia in 2012.

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Related Topix: Life, Food, Dining, Rockville, MD

Mon Aug 25, 2014

WTOP-FM Washington

Bethesda's Woodmont Avenue could remain closed until 2015

The road closure in downtown Bethesda that was supposed to be reopened in 20-24 months could continue into 2015.

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Related Topix: Bethesda, MD

Patch.com

MoCo Students, Staff Share #mcpsfirstday Highlights

New backpacks were filled, new rules explained, and both new and old schools filled with students across Montgomery County Monday morning.

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