Posts Tagged ‘hurricane earl’

The Needle: Labor Day Weekend Edition

Red Line Shutdown: Five stations on Metrorail's Red Line will be shuttered this weekend for extensive track maintenance. If you're headed in the direction of Silver Spring and Glenmont, be aware that you'll have to take a shuttle bus from Fort Totten or Georgia Avenue-Petworth. -2
New York's Loss Is D.C.'s Gain: Up in New York [...]

The Needle: No Hostages Edition

Phillips Flames Extinguished: A fire in a museum is about the worst nightmare any curator could have. So when the Phillips Collection started blazing this morning, it would have been easy to panic. But museum workers spirited artworks out of the building as soon as they realized the fire had started, and the areas directly [...]

The Needle: Silver Spring Syndrome Edition

Silver Standoff: A gunman strolls into the Discovery Communications headquarters in downtown Silver Spring and takes hostages, apparently in an attempt to get the cable conglomerate to stop airing shows that encourage people to have babies. Why? Because the gunman is nuts. The alleged suspect, James Jay Lee, was arrested in the same place two years [...]

The Needle: Like a Hurricane Edition

Getting Blown Away: This year has already brought the D.C. region blizzards, near-record heat waves, and an earthquake. So it probably shouldn't come as any surprise that Virginia officials are now warning that Hurricane Earl could wind up rolling through the area. For now, southern Virginia looks to be at more risk than the District, [...]