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  • My Two Cents: An Open Letter To The Next MCPS Superintendent

    My Two Cents is a weekly opinion column from Bethesda resident Joseph Hawkins. The views and opinions expressed in this column are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of BethesdaNow.com.…

  • Weekly Crime Report: March 9 to March 17

    A burglary at an apartment construction site leads the latest 2nd District crime summary: A commercial burglary occurred at a construction site located at 8300 Wisconsin Avenue in Bethesda between Saturday, 3/15 and Monday, 3/16.…

  • Morning Notes

    Renovations Start Next Week For North Bethesda Restaurant – Helen’s The Bar hopes to open in the former Addie’s building at 11120 Rockville Pike over the summer. Addie’s and local restaurant owner Jeff Black left the…

  • Here Are The Characteristics MCPS Is Looking For In Its Next Superintendent

    The search firm helping MCPS find a new superintendent says it has boiled down almost 1,000 pieces of community input into six “desired characteristics” the new hire should have: A collaborative administrative style Effective communication…

  • Pike & Rose Wins National Planning Award

    The first mixed-use development project part of the county’s White Flint redevelopment plan will take home a top award from a national planning organization. Pike & Rose, the half-finished 24-acre neighborhood at the old Mid-Pike Plaza…

  • Metro Unveils Safety Videos For Smoke Emergencies

    Metro on Thursday released two safety videos telling riders what to do in case of a smoke or fire emergency on a train or in a station. The videos, which come in 90-second and three-minute…

  • Gravel Spill Blocking Traffic On I-270

    Gravel that spilled onto the roadway is blocking two lanes of southbound I-270 near Bethesda on Thursday. Highway crews are out cleaning up the mess, which has temporarily closed the two right main lanes just…

  • MoCo’s Population Grew By 10,000 Last Year

    Montgomery County’s population grew by another 10,680 people last year, again giving the state’s most populous jurisdiction the largest year-over-year increase in population. The U.S. Census on Thursday released county and city population changes from…

  • Pepco Settlement Is A Good Deal Despite Council Criticism, MoCo Says

    Montgomery County says its settlement with Pepco and Exelon was a good deal, despite criticism from the County Council that the agreement won’t prevent electricity rate hikes. “The status quo with Pepco is unacceptable. The…

  • White Flint Boosters Hope To Get Marriott’s Attention

      A group of residents, developers and business owners wants to pitch Marriott International on moving its headquarters to White Flint. The Friends of White Flint is planning a strategic campaign to at least get…

  • Morning Notes

    Raskin Will Run For Congressional Seat – State Sen. Jamie Raskin says he will run for Chris Van Hollen’s soon-to-be-vacant 8th District Congressional seat. The longtime state legislator from Takoma Park was widely rumored to be…

  • Fitness Center Will Take Over Historic Bethesda Post Office

    The historic old Bethesda Post Office has a new tenant. Bridges Fitness & Yoga, from the brothers who founded Bethesda-based software firm Opnet, will move into the historic building that was built in 1938 and…

  • Bethesda Pizzeria Gets Shut Down By Sheriff’s Office

    A Bethesda pizzeria with a history of changing ownership was shut down on Wednesday by the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office. Bethesda Magazine reported the restaurant — Pitzze at 7137 Wisconsin Avenue — was being evicted for failing…

  • Mutts Matter Rescue: Uniquely Alex

    This biweekly column is written by Suzanne Lawter, Director of Community Outreach for Mutts Matter Rescue, a local nonprofit, all-volunteer dog rescue. Mutts Matter is a network of volunteers who love animals and want to make…

  • New Bethesda Gym Hopes To Fill Kickboxing Void

    A boxing and kickboxing devotee decided to open his own Bethesda gym once the one he went to abruptly closed. Ken Gear joined the UFC Gym on Cordell Avenue two years ago. Coming off two…