Thursday, December 31, 2015
This request is currently scheduled to be taken up by the Planning Board at its next meeting, on Thursday, January 7.
Police say that on December 29 at approximately 11:30 AM, the suspect shown here attempted to rob the Suntrust bank located at 3901 National Drive in Burtonsville. He entered the bank wearing a green or teal hat, dark Nike sweatshirt, and a black and white scarf wrapped around his neck and chin. The suspect also wore a bandage covering his nose.
In his not-so-natty attire, he approached a teller and handed over a note demanding money. The bank did not comply, and the suspect then fled from the bank.
Anyone with information regarding the identity of the suspect involved in this bank robbery is asked to contact Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477). Crime Solvers will pay a cash reward of up to $10,000 for information provided to them that leads to the arrest and/or indictment of this suspect. Tipsters will remain anonymous.
Wednesday, December 30, 2015
|Councilmember Hans Riemer, a|
leading recipient of campaign
donations from billionaire
under investigation for tax evasion
Tuesday, December 29, 2015
Towers was transported to a local hospital, but later died from his injuries. Juan Francisco Orellana, 39, of the 12100 block of nearby Selfridge Road in Silver Spring, was the driver of the 4Runner.
The cause of the accident is now under investigation. Investigators are asking anyone who witnessed this fatal collision to contact the Collision Reconstruction Unit at 240-773- 6620. Callers may remain anonymous.
Monday, December 28, 2015
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Saturday, December 26, 2015
If you have any information that could help detectives, please call 301-278-9000.
Wednesday, December 23, 2015
Montgomery County Police detectives are investigating a suspicious death in Silver Spring, after finding a body late last night.
At approximately 11:10 PM Tuesday, detectives from the Major Crimes Division were in the area of the Northwest Branch Trail near the inner-loop of I-495 in Silver Spring. There, they located a deceased individual in the creek along the trail. They did not say why detectives were there to begin with.
An autopsy will be conducted by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore.
Detectives are urging anyone who may have information regarding this death to contact the Major Crimes Division at 240.773.5070, or contact Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477). Callers may remain anonymous.
Tuesday, December 22, 2015
|Green space at center will|
replace a portion of
Hermitage Avenue in
A new "right-of-way" will be created for automobile traffic to reach Hermitage, but the section immediately off Georgia will be closed, and become part of the co-located Wheaton Library and Recreation Center project.
Direct access from Georgia to Hermitage will be permanently cut off. There will still be pedestrian access from Georgia to the rest of Hermitage. At public meetings on the library project, some residents have expressed concerns about the traffic impacts on their neighborhood, if the top of Hermitage is cut off.
Monday, December 21, 2015
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Tuesday, December 15, 2015
Officers responding to the scene said they were finding no sign of the individuals or vehicle there, according to scanner reports. No further details are available as of press time.
Monday, December 14, 2015
An officer saw Galindo fleeing the vicinity of the double stabbing, and caught him in the 14000 block of Grand Pre Road. The officer noticed Galindo’s pants were bloody, and found a knife on Galindo's person.
Galindo was charged with one count of first-degree murder, one count of attempted first-degree murder, one count of armed robbery, and one count of robbery. He is being held without bond.
Police say their initial investigation suggests the altercation stemmed from a dispute over an earlier drug transaction. They have not yet announced any gang involvement in the incident. Previously, police had stated they were looking for as many as four suspects in the case.
Galindo's other alleged victim remains hospitalized in serious condition, according to police.
Thursday, December 10, 2015
Upon arriving, officers found two Latino males who had been stabbed. One was suffering from life-threatening injuries, and later died at a local hospital. The other is still hospitalized.
Police say the motive for the savage assault is unclear, and that the suspects simply fled after the assault.
Detectives urge anyone who may have information regarding the suspect(s) in this homicide to contact the Major Crimes Division at 240.773.5070. For those who wish to remain anonymous, Crime Solvers of Montgomery County is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for any information that leads to the arrest of the suspect(s). Tipsters can call Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477).
There are reportedly as many as four suspects at large in this case.
Monday, December 7, 2015
A large mulch pile ignited yesterday at a landscaping company in the 15700 block of New Hampshire Avenue, in the Cloverly area of Silver Spring. Montgomery County Fire and Rescue personnel battled the blaze into the evening, finally containing it sufficiently to halt operations until sunrise.
Firefighters would continue to monitor the situation overnight, MCFRS spokesperson Pete Piringer said. They had to bring in extra tools, as well. Heavy equipment was needed to move mulch, and foam and large diameter hoses were deployed.
No injuries were reported, and the cause of the fire has not yet been announced.
Wednesday, December 2, 2015
Tuesday, December 1, 2015
Planning staff are recommending approval of the plan, which includes 33 affordable housing units, and as many as 46 townhouses. The four buildings and parking areas that will be demolished to make room for all of this will have to be gone by September 26, 2020 in order for building permits to be issued.
|Buildings within the red|
lines will come down in
two phases, along with
their parking lots
The apartment building will be 85' tall.
|Detail of stream at northwest|
corner of Privacy World site;
the development was known for
its ample green space and
Interestingly, regarding the garden apartments that will remain through these next 2 phases of construction, the planners' report notes that " the current tenants in these buildings...have not been notified of the pending development plans due to the Applicant’s contract with the current property owner."
The County Department of Transportation is recommending restricted turns and a center refuge island for the intersection of the new entrance road at Glenallen Avenue. MCDOT also notes that the on-street parking planners recommended for Glenallen is not feasible, as Glenallen is classified as an arterial road. Limited hours street parking, or recessed street spaces requiring the developer to dedicate another 8' along Glenallen are proposed as compromises by MCDOT, with the former requiring a traffic study.
Glenmont Metrocentre, as the name suggests, is directly adjacent to the Glenmont Metro station.
Monday, November 30, 2015
Look closely, and you'll notice those aren't ordinary ornaments decorating the tree. First of all, the ornaments are inside the tree, not hanging on the outer limbs like usual. Artists Karl Unnasch and Jon Taylor say that is to represent "a full pantry."
Snowflakes and stars are made from silver utensils, classic takeout containers become lanterns, and bowls, platters and cups become holiday designs.
You can make a donation to Manna Food Center at the tree, and find out more about deals at local downtown Silver Spring restaurants and businesses, in a celebration they're calling Foodie Festivus.
Friday, November 27, 2015
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|Children's play area|
outside the store
Monday, November 23, 2015
Unlike the Bethesda location, this Gusto's outdoor patio has a roof over it, allowing more flexible use of the space when the weather isn't so great.
Tickets are available online. Final ticket proceeds will be donated to local charities.
Wednesday, November 18, 2015
The event will be followed by a Winter Potluck Dinner. RSVP by email to attend the evening free, and let them know what dish you'll be bringing to the potluck.
Tuesday, November 17, 2015
City Manager Suzanne Ludlow declared the evening "the end of an era for Takoma Park." Williams, who was first elected as the Ward 3 councilmember in 1993, was the first openly-gay elected official in the region including Maryland, the District and Virginia.
If it was the end of one era, last night was the beginning of another for new Mayor Kate Stewart and two new councilmembers, Peter Kovar (Ward 1) and Rizzy Qureshi (Ward 3). Qureshi, a first-generation American citizen, described his swearing-in as a "surreal moment" he and his family could not have imagined.
His colleague, Fred Schultz (Ward 6), welcomed the new blood on the Council. "It's also not a bad idea to keep some old guys around, just in case," the longtime councilmember added to laughter.
Stewart named Ward 4 Councilmember Terry Seamens as Mayor Pro Tempore.
The new Mayor herself opened her remarks by thanking the many "strong women" in her life, including her mother, sister, mother-in-law, and Rep. Ellen Story of Massachusetts. "I'm very fortunate to be elected Mayor at this time in history," she said. "We have a lot of work to do."
That work, she said, would include continuing to make the City welcoming to a diverse community, increasing energy efficiency, and providing affordable housing.
Thursday, November 12, 2015
Police responded to the scene, and found chemicals "similar to those associated with [a] possible drug lab," according to Montgomery County Fire and Rescue spokesperson Pete Piringer.
No injuries were reported, and police have not yet released further details on the case as of this writing.
Wednesday, November 11, 2015
Another highly-anticipated tenant, Dave & Buster's, has also signed a long-term lease.
Red, a new concept for Forever 21, sells the styles the brand is known for carrying at a lower price than its regular stores. It will occupy a 13,508 SF space in the mall, which is currently undergoing a complete renovation.
Forever 21 Red is expected to open in mid-2016. New casual restaurant tenant Not Your Average Joe's is expected to open in the spring of 2016.
“Our long-term goal for Ellsworth Place has always been to reinvigorate the retail offerings in downtown Silver Spring with more modern, trendy options that are in line with the rapidly changing demographic of the surrounding area,” Terry Richardson, president and COO of PRV, said yesterday. “With Dave and Buster’s and Forever 21 Red officially coming to our newly renovated Ellsworth Place upon its completion mid-2016, as well as the signing of Foot Locker and restaurants MOD Pizza and Not Your Average Joe’s, we are full speed ahead on creating an almost unrecognizable retail center.”