Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Although a public hearing on the site plan must legally be held within 120 days of Toll Brothers' submission of the plan to the County on October 25, 2017, the company says there were too many issues raised by the County Development Review Commission. They cannot address all of these by the previously-scheduled hearing date of February 22, 2018. they said in a letter to planning staff.
Therefore, Toll is seeking a three-month extension, which would postpone the public hearing until May. Planning staff is recommending approval of the extension. The Board will take up the extension request at its January 25 meeting.
Tuesday, January 16, 2018
|This new view from Wisconsin Avenue|
stopped me in my tracks for a moment - this
is what it used to look like up until the late 1980s
Online reviews of this Safeway have been harsh, and like the Sangamore location, this store apparently hasn't discovered self-checkout machines exist yet. I'm still puzzled as to why Giant and Safeway leave all these empty checkout aisles that are never manned, instead of removing them for more inventory floor space.
Montgomery County has lost more than 2000 retail jobs since the year 2000, according to the Maryland Retailers Association.
Monday, January 15, 2018
Paladar has closed in the North Bethesda Market building, according to an email from the restaurant. Their Tysons and Gaithersburg locations remain open. They said the structure and layout of their space, and "building issues" in recent months, were to blame at the North Bethesda location.
What should have been a sleepy stagger over the finish line for Senator Ben Cardin (D - Maryland) has turned into a battle royale with national implications overnight. The Maryland Democratic political machine and Republicans alike melted down upon hearing Red Maryland report that Chelsea Manning has entered the race. Manning, a North Bethesda resident, is best known for her role in providing damaging information about U.S. actions and operations during the Iraq War to Wikileaks in 2010. She was serving as an Army intelligence analyst deployed to Iraq at the time.
|Incumbent U.S. Senator|
Ben Cardin (D-Maryland)
Manning can capitalize on national attention and money. The victory of Danica Roem in Virginia last November showed just how much national money was out there for a minor state legislative race. Manning would be the first transgender U.S. Senator, if elected. That's a strong selling point, when 2018 is expected to be another Year of the Woman in politics.
A campaign video and fundraising page have been posted by Manning's campaign in the last 24 hours.
Sunday, January 14, 2018
expected arrival Altar'd State has posted signage announcing a March 2018 target opening date.
Saturday, January 13, 2018
Because the outage was so brief, and I was driving at the moment, I was unable to use the Pepco outage map to confirm if the same nearby homes were also affected this time. Once again, there was no bad weather or wind in the area when the failure occurred, suggesting something is wrong with Pepco's power grid in that area.
Friday, January 12, 2018
Regular readers of this site are well-versed in the facts about the cemetery, its history, and previous desecration in the late 1960s during construction of Westwood Tower.
But if you are new to the controversy, have questions, or simply want to show your support for the church and descendants of those buried in the Moses cemetery (who include some of the first African slaves freed after Maryland Emancipation, only to find themselves in death again the property of a white business enterprise worth billions of dollars), there is a potluck luncheon scheduled for this Monday, January 15, 2018, from noon to 3:00 PM, at Macedonia Baptist Church, located at 5119 River Road in Bethesda. Please bring a dish to share during the lunch.
You can sign the petition by clicking here.
Metro is reporting Metrobuses are currently bypassing the Medical Center station, and that trains from Silver Spring "will operate to Friendship Heights" for now.