Posts Tagged ‘Montgomery County’

District Line Daily: Cop Busted

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A D.C. police officer was involved with a scheme to launder money from cocaine profits, according [...]

Uncle Ruslan Meets the World

Ruslan Tsarni hadn’t yet brought in his garbage cans when reporters, then investigators, showed up at his home Friday morning. By afternoon, his quiet cul-de-sac in Montgomery Village was echoing with news choppers hovering overhead and reporters swarming the street.
He had been following the tragedy of the Boston Marathon bombing like the rest of the [...]

Maybe the Washington Post Should Move to the Suburbs After All

Washington Post publisher Katharine Weymouth hinted last month that her paper, which is considering putting its downtown home up for sale, might head out of D.C. This could be a ploy to get tax breaks from the D.C. government, but if it's not, where should the Post move?
As a fictional Deep Throat once urged a [...]

The Needle: For the Ducks

Quack Quack: Somebody helped some ducks cross Pennsylvania Avenue. +3
Re-Union Station: The construction in front of Union Station is almost finished. +4

Photo: Gruesome Deer Wandering Around Montgomery County

While the proposed deer culling in D.C.'s Rock Creek Park has been hung up by a lawsuit, Montgomery County started its own culling program in Rock Creek Stream Valley Park last month. But according to one animal rights group, not all the deer that get shot in Montgomery County die.
According to animal rights group In [...]

District Line Daily: Big Day for Kwame Brown

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Today could be the end of the scandal of disgraced ex-Council Chairman Kwame Brown. Brown [...]

District Line Daily: Wedding Planning

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With Question 6 approved in Maryland, the Times reports that the state's wedding planners are [...]

DC Urban Moms Clash on Whether Chickens Are for the Poors

Who would have thought that DC Urban Moms and Dads, D.C.'s most judgmental website, would have less-than-kind words about a member's plan to raise chickens in Montgomery County? What ensued was a deathmatch between two competing parenting trends: locavorism, and not wanting anything to do with the labor classes.
After the first poster asked whether chickens [...]

Montgomery County Bag Tax Begins

The Post notes that Montgomery County rung in 2012 with its own five-cent bag tax. Predictably, some people are not fans:
“This is ridiculous,” said Price, a retired federal worker, as she unloaded a full cart into the trunk of her car outside the store on Randolph Road. “You shouldn’t have to pay for bags when [...]

The Needle: It’s All At the Mall Edition

Mall Rats: Complaining about the state of the National Mall is part of the birthright of Washingtonians; the only reason we don't grumble about it more than we do is because there's not much reason to go there unless you're doing touristy things. Theoretically, that'll change, under a new plan announced with much fanfare today. [...]

Montgomery County Cops Sniffing Out Your Public Park Marijuana

Thought you were clever setting up your pot-growing operation in a Maryland public park? Wrong. Cops are on your tail and ready to bust you just like they take down murderers and other horrible human beings. We didn't believe it until we saw this NBC Washington report that convinces us pot growers are destroying the [...]

Harry Thomas Jr.: Speeding Ticket Scofflaw?

If D.C. Council chairman and mayoral candidate Vincent Gray is in a bit of trouble for an outstanding Maryland ticket from 2002, Ward 5 Councilmember Harry Thomas Jr. may be really in for it. According to Maryland court records, Thomas has earned himself five speeding tickets in the Old Line State—none of which have been [...]

Our Morning Roundup: Hot Hot Heat Edition

Good morning, people! Hope everyone had a wonderfully relaxing weekend, and you're not sitting somewhere in your office sunburned and wondering what happened exactly. Either way, it's almost the weekend again! The District's looking at a high of 101 degrees for today. Don't worry, it won't get there until about 3 p.m., and it'll only [...]

Assault Rifle Stolen from Maryland Cop

Montgomery County police are on the lookout for a stolen cache of police gear—including an assault rifle.
According to a press release, an officer who lives in Brookville, Md., had his unmarked police car parked outside of his residence in the 2500 block of Sappling Ridge Drive between 9:00 p.m. on Monday [...]

Triumphant Outcast Psychic Eyes Bethesda Comeback

Nick Nefedro, the Gypsy psychic who challenged Montgomery County's fortune-telling ban and won, tells City Desk that he plans to come back to Bethesda and start looking for a place to re-open his psychic shop. 
Well, just as soon as the time for filing an appeal is up. The county has 90 days to dispute the June 10 Maryland [...]

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