Sunday, May 19, 2013
What advice did the first lady give graduates? Will electricity rates go up - again? Get all the Maryland news with one click on Patch.
Sunday, May 19
By Patch Staff It was a big news week in Maryland last week, with a visit by the first lady, a commuter nightmare in Montgomery and a heads up for a sixth casino in the state. All the headlines from 48 Patch sites across Maryland: Berliner Calls for Better Electricity Service with 'Utility 2.0' Montgomery County Council Member Roger Berliner asked the Maryland Public Service Commission to require that substantial changes be made to electricity services in the state. Meanwhile, Pepco is asking for permission to raise rates. Michelle Obama to Bowie State Grads: It's Time to Feel Hungry Again In a speech rich with historical references, the first lady reminded the BSU class of 2013 why education is important. Report: Quince Orchard Students…
Thursday, May 16, 2013
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The restaurant announced in a Facebook post that its 90th year will also be its last.
O'Donnell's Sea Grill—currently celebrating its 90th year in the DC-metropolitan area—announced on its Facebook page this year will also be its last: Dear Friend/Customer of O’Donnell’s Sea Grill: We have proudly been serving the Washington D.C. metropolitan area for 90 years – and are celebrating our anniversary this year with joy and excitement. It is in this same year, that we have made the purposeful decision to officially close our doors and exit on a most high note. The restaurant has not announced an official closing date, according to The Town Courier. Customers took to the comments section to weigh in on the announcement. "This is very sad news! O'Donnells has been part of my family's history for 4 generations," Vicky Waldron …
Sunday, May 12, 2013
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Sunday, May 12
By Patch Staff Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown Kicks Off Gubernatorial Bid In a speech highlighting his military and government service, Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown announced in his home county of Prince George's Friday night that he is running for governor of Maryland in the November 2014 election. Dan Bongino’s Home Burglarized Wednesday Night While Family Slept A spokeswoman says computers, purses and a wallet were taken from the Severna Park home of Bongino, the former Secret Service agent who ran for U.S. Senate in 2012. Report: Anne Arundel County Top in State for Generating Tourism Money The county saw a more than 7 percent increase in money from tourism between 2010 and 2011, according to a new report. Businesses Look to Marketplace Fairness…
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
A collection of food trucks in Montgomery County organized a collective website, www.mocofoodtrucks.com.
The grown-up lunch line is just as likely to be outside, on the corner of a busy intersection as it is inside of a strip mall restaurant. (And it's been that way for years now.) And while residents and workers in places lousy with food trucks may enjoy the variety and speed of mobile food offerings, keeping up with what's available and when can be a challenge. A new website, www.mocofoodtrucks.com, organizes about a dozen food trucks within the county and includes a comprehensive calendar of when some of the trucks will be in which area. Here's how the organizers describe the site: "This site will tell you the three "Ws" of food trucks: Where we are, Who we are and What we serve. Our trucks operate throughout Montgomery County, MD from…
Monday, May 6, 2013
Business pledges to pick up any costs not covered by insurance.
Dankmeyer Inc., a prosthetic company with offices throughout Maryland, has joined a coalition that pledges to cover out-of-pocket healthcare costs for Boston bombing victims that require prosthetics, according to a recent report by Baltimore CBS affiliate WJZ. Mark Hopkins, the clinical director for Dankmeyer, told WJZ, “If the folks who are coming back from Boston require care, require any type of prosthesis, we are going to make sure that they are going to get that.” One such victim is Timonium pre-school teacher Erika Brannock, who was at the marathon to cheer her mother and Heather Abbott, a 38-year-old Rhode Island woman whose left leg was amputated below the knee. The injury will force her to use a prosthetic device. “Although the …
An outside company tallied the rate of job growth at 3.9 percent from 2010 to 2012, according to a report from county government.
Employers in the financial sector that included The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and Capital One led the list of companies that have added the most jobs in Montgomery County since 2010, according to a release from county government. The county's job growth rate from 2010 to 2012 was 3.9 percent, the release stated, higher than those of bordering jurisdictions Fairfax, VA (3.6 percent) and the District of Columbia (2.8 percent.) Overall, 24,670 jobs were added during the period. The data was provided by Economic Modeling Specialists International, a private firm that provides jobs data on the county level. FINRA, which operates four offices in Rockville, added more jobs than any other company, the county said, with 330 …
Sunday, May 5, 2013
Want to be more informed about what goes on in your neighborhood? Maryland made big news this week. Will the death penalty repeal stick? Will Walmart come to Aspen Hill? Find out more state news in one click on Patch.
By Patch Staff A robbery stuns Cartier shoppers on a quiet mid-morning, an investigation into a county police force and just one question: Which Maryland county has a lot of "excessive drinkers?" Headlines from 48 Patch sites across Maryland: Gov. O'Malley Signs Law to Take Away Death Penalty, Politicians Move to Bring it Back Maryland is now the 18th state to abolish the death penalty but a bipartisan group of elected officials says the threat of terrorism is an incentive to reverse that move. Del. Ron George to Make Bid for Governor's Office Del. Ron George, an Anne Arundel County Republican, says he plans to start campaigning in June for the 2014 race. Columbia Native Jayson Blair Reflects on Resignation from New York Times "I'm …
Restaurant news from around Montgomery County and adjacent Washington, DC, neighborhoods.
Get caught up with the food scene in Montgomery County and adjacent Washington, DC, neighborhoods with 1 Meat, 3 Sides. This week, the closure of two popular Bethesda businesses takes center plate. One meat: Bethesda tea shop Zen Tara Tea is shutting down operations later this month, citing the sluggish economy, disruptive construction nearby and the loss of nearby parking as the main reasons for closing up shop, Bethesda-Chevy Chase Patch reported. Nearby, Ri Ra, an Irish pub in downtown Bethesda, will close in early September. "The popular gathering spot, which opened 10 years ago, is not renewing its lease, confirmed bar manager Paul Corey," Bethesda Magazine reported. Three sides: The popular Korean food truck Seoul Food DC will …
Thursday, May 2, 2013
The kitchen, bar and lakeside patio is open at the Gaithersburg Marriott Washingtonian Center.
The Gaithersburg Marriott's newest addition is ready for customers. The Bench — a kitchen, lounge and lakeside patio — opened this week, completing one phase of the hotel's major upgrades. The restaurant headlines the new Marriott Greatroom that replaced The Grille at Washingtonian restaurant and traditional lobby in a multi-million dollar renovation by the Gaithersburg hotel’s owner, Host Hotels & Resorts, and manager, Marriott International. “We’re pleased to offer our guests a restaurant and greatroom designed for the modern lifestyle, whether they’re staying at the hotel, working in the neighborhood, or simply looking for an exceptional local dining experience,” said Sara Moore, general manager of the Gaithersburg Marriott …