Police Investigating Shooting in Takoma Park

Photo from Flickr user Corde11 Takoma Park police are investigating a shooting that occurred just before 8 p.m. last night in the 8300 block of Flower Avenue, according to the department’s Twitter feed, @TakomaPark PD. A female victim was taken to a local hospital and was reported to have non-life-threatening injuries. The victim met the suspect via a social media app, according to the department, and was shot following an altercation. The suspect is described as a black male with a medium complexion and a thin build, short hair, about 5’5”-5’7” and wearing glasses. He was last seen wearing...

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Two Red Line Metro Stations to Close for 45 Days

Red Line riders will need to transfer at Fort Totten to continue downtown beginning Saturday. WMATA photo. The Red Line Metro stations at Rhode Island Avenue and Brookland-CUA will be closed for 45 days beginning Saturday, July 21, for structural repair work, including addressing deteriorating platform conditions that affect the ADA-accessibility of the station. During the closing period, the Red Line will not offer service between Fort Totten and NoMa-Gallaudet U stations. Passengers can transfer to the Green or Yellow lines at Fort Totten and head to Gallery Place to avoid the work zone. Earlier, Metro announced that it...

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Blair Requests Partial Recount of Democratic Primary Ballots

Photo from barbarajpeters.com David Blair has requested a partial recount of ballots in the Democratic primary race for county executive, according to a report in The Washington Post. Blair, the Potomac businessman who largely self-financed his campaign, lost the election by 79 votes to Councilmember Marc Elrich (D-At Large). The county’s Board of Elections certified the results on Monday. Blair is asking for a recount of both rounds of absentee ballots, provisional ballots, all ballots cast at an early-voting center in Potomac, and those in precinct 02-06, located at Hallie Wells Middle School in Clarksburg, the Post reported. BOE...

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Park Valley Road to Close Tomorrow for Bridge Replacement

Screenshot of the project map from the county’s Division of Trasnportation Engineering project page. Park Valley Road is scheduled to close Friday, July 20 in order to begin construction to replace the bridge over Sligo Creek and provide improvements to Sligo Creek Hiker/Biker Trail nearby, a representative of the county’s Department of Transportation confirmed. The project, budgeted at $3.95 million, will replace a bridge originally built in 1931 with a wider bridge and sidewalk. The trail will be realigned and include a new 12-foot wide pedestrian bridge over Sligo Creek, plus a new trail to connect the bridge with...

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County Detectives Investigating Stabbing on Fenton

Photo of Fenton Street being blocked off by county police courtesy Eric Robbins via Twitter Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department are investigating a stabbing that happened at about 5:40 p.m. yesterday. The incident occurred in the 8500 block of Fenton Street, near Wayne Avenue. Police report that officers took an adult male suspect into custody. The victim, another adult male, was taken to the hospital with what appeared to be non-life-threatening injuries. “When I inquired with an officer searching Easley Street, he said they were looking for a black-handled knife, most likely with blood on it,” said...

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UPDATE: Society Lounge Subject of Noise Hearing This Week

Society Lounge is the subject of a noise complaint hearing this week. (Photo: Society Lounge website) Update, 7/18: Society Restaurant & Lounge pled guilty to violating the county’s noise ordinance in District Court yesterday, and the business was fined $500 and $5 in court costs. The fine was suspended and the case is listed as closed. Society Lounge is being summoned to court this week after Montgomery County received numerous noise complaints against the Georgia Avenue restaurant and nightclub. A poster on the Silver Spring subreddit posted last week: I received this email from the property manager at Solaire...

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Upcoming Events July 18-26

Illustration from FiveStone Church Wednesday, July 18 Free Speaker Series: The 11th Street Bridge Park and the Restoration of the Anacostia Watershed, 8787 Georgia Ave., noon-2 p.m., preregister for free boxed lunch Long Branch Book Discussion: Isadora by Amelia Gray, Long Branch Library, 8800 Garland Ave., 2 p.m. Thursday, July 19 Virtual Town Hall with County Executive Ike Leggett, 1-2 p.m. Volunteer Park Cleanup, Long Branch Garland Neighborhood Park, 8601 Garland Ave., 9-11 a.m. Sweet Saludos, Veterans Plaza, 7-9 p.m. Fundamentals of Drawing and Painting: Watercolors, CREATE Arts Center, 914 Silver Spring Ave., $45, 7-9 p.m. Friday, July 20...

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Elrich Certified as Primary Winner; Floreen Plans Independent Run

Photo from barbarajpeters.com The Montgomery County Board of Elections has certified the results of the Democratic primary for county executive, won by Councilmember Marc Elrich (D-At Large). Elrich beat businessman and political novice David Blair by 79 votes, 37,529-37,450, in the six-person race. “I want to thank the Democratic voters of Montgomery County for selecting me to be the Democratic nominee for County Executive, as certified today by the County’s Board of Elections. It’s on to November 6!,” wrote Elrich in a tweet responding to the news. Under the law, Blair has three days to request a recount. Assuming...

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Society Lounge Subject of Noise Hearing This Week

Society Lounge is the subject of a noise complaint hearing this week. (Photo: Society Lounge website) Society Lounge is being summoned to court this week after Montgomery County received numerous noise complaints against the Georgia Avenue restaurant and nightclub. A poster on the Silver Spring subreddit posted last week: I received this email from the property manager at Solaire on Thursday (emphasis mine): “I just want to let you know that I have had several complaints about Society Lounge and the loud music during late evening hours. Montgomery County has a court case scheduled against them at the Montgomery County...

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So Your Dog Wants a Yard…

Guest post and photo from Melinda Schnare Buying your first home is a very exciting time in your life and for your dog. But for now, let’s focus on you. Building equity through home ownership is without a doubt the way to go. Before you start looking at properties, here are a few things you need to know: Get organized. Secure all of your recent pay stubs, get your bank statements together and find your last two years of tax returns. Because when you go to apply for your loan, the lender is going to ask for all of...

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