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  • Locals React After Alan Gross Is Released From Cuban Prison

    Alan Gross’ release from a Cuban jail on Wednesday helped pave the way for an end to the diplomatic standoff between the U.S. and Cuba. It also meant a lot for some in the Bethesda community who knew the Potomac man before he was arrested and imprisoned by the Cuban government in 2009. “This is…

  • Man To Be Sentenced Thursday For Road Rage Stabbing At Montgomery Mall

    Sentencing is Thursday for a Potomac man convicted in August of nine charges related to the stabbing of two people in a Westfield Montgomery Mall parking lot in November 2013. David B. Goldberg, 25, faces up to 165 years in prison for trying to run over two victims and later stabbing them after his vehicle almost hit the victim’s vehicle…

  • Bethesda Restaurants Open On Christmas Day

    There will be no shortage of Bethesda restaurants open on Christmas. Know of any others? Drop us an email at news[at]bethesdanow[dot]com or leave a comment below: Bangkok Garden (4906 St. Elmo Avenue) Benihana (7935 Wisconsin Avenue) Bethesda Crab House (4958 Bethesda Avenue) City Perch (11830 Grand Park Avenue) A special five-course Christmas menu at $45 for adults and $20 for children…

  • MoCo Looking To Beef Up Safety Measures On Bethesda Road

    Montgomery County wants to make pedestrian safety upgrades to Woodmont Avenue and will be checking out the busy road today to figure out what those may be. Officials from the county’s Department of Transportation and planning firm STV will do the pedestrian safety audit on Wednesday and Thursday, according to Montgomery County’s Ken Hartman. The…

  • Bethesda Chef Gets Cutthroat On Food Network Show

    It’s safe to say Bethesda chef and restaurant owner Ashish Alfred has never before had to cook on a balance beam or dig through a slop trough of baked beans for ingredients. Alfred did both those things as part of Food Network’s “Cutthroat Kitchen” episode that first aired Sunday night. The chef and owner of 4935…

  • Morning Notes

    White Flint P.F. Chang’s To Close Jan. 4 – And then there was one. The P.F. Chang’s restaurant at White Flint Mall is set to close on Jan. 4 to make way for the redevelopment of the mall. The only tenant left will be Lord & Taylor, the department store that’s suing the mall’s owners over…

  • Mutts Matter Rescue: Thank You!

    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 a difference by helping forgotten and discarded dogs find loving families. Since our founding in 2010, we have successfully rescued…

  • Most, Least Expensive Of Bethesda-Chevy Chase Real Estate In 2014

    Theoretically, you could buy 66 condos in one Pooks Hill complex for the price of one luxury condo sold this year in Friendship Heights. That and other findings are included in the 2014 Bethesda-Chevy Chase real estate roundup from real estate website Redfin. Local Redfin agent Kris Paolini helped pull together the facts and figures.…

  • Metro Plaza Owner Says New Park Not Feasible Without New Development

    A key property owner on Bethesda’s Metro Plaza doesn’t think a new park to revitalize the spot is financially feasible without a new building to support it. Simon Carney, regional counsel at Brookfield Properties, said the company’s idea to build a new building and new retail space on the plaza would be the best way…

  • Rental Report: 10 Gifts Under $50 For Apartment Dwellers

    Editor’s Note: This biweekly sponsored column is written by Rick Gersten, founder and CEO of Urban Igloo, a rental real estate firm that matches up renters with their ideal apartments, condos or houses. Please submit any questions in the comments section or via email. The season of giving is upon us, and we have some great gift ideas…

  • Santa Ride To Benefit Children’s Inn Hits Bethesda Wednesday

    Santa and members of his police escort will make their annual ride through Bethesda on Wednesday. Montgomery County Police motor officers will lead a motorcycle-riding Santa through the county, to Woodmont Triangle and finally to the Children’s Inn at NIH to deliver gift bags to children who live there. The Santa Ride will start at…

  • Pooks Hill Residents Say New High Rises Would Add To Traffic Problems

    Residents in the Pooks Hill area of Bethesda complained that a proposal for two new high-rise apartments would make an already sticky traffic situation worse. The residents — many who live in the Promenade Towers condo complex at 5225 Pooks Hill Road — made their arguments on Monday during a required community meeting hosted by…

  • Pepco Says It Will Replace Trees Chopped Down Along River Road

    Recent tree cutting work along a section of River Road in Bethesda left many wondering what was going on. Pepco says it’s responsible for the work, which consisted of cutting down dozens of trees along the east side of River Road just north of the entrance to Kenwood Country Club. The tree cutting is part…

  • Morning Notes

    Water Main Break Has Massachusetts Avenue Shut Down Again – Crews will close Massachusetts Avenue just north of Westmoreland Circle until Wednesday to fix the water main break that shut down the road on Friday. The closure will apparently last all day Tuesday. [MCFRS via Twitter] Kensington To Rebuild Burnt Down Playground – The Town of Kensington…

  • Developer Proposes New Retail Spaces Along Bethesda Avenue

    A building of shuttered retail in the middle of downtown Bethesda could be getting some new life with a development proposal from Chevy Chase-based JBG Companies. JBG, which owns the eight-floor office building at 4733 Bethesda Avenue and the connected retail property at 4735 Bethesda Avenue, will seek Planning Board approval to tear down and…