Tuesday, December 31, 2019
Monday, December 30, 2019
Friday, December 27, 2019
Merchandise at Macy's Backstage includes a large number of items that full-size Macy's stores don't carry, combined with the overstock inventory of items Macy's does sell. Product categories include apparel, housewares, home textiles and decor, cosmetics, hair and nail care, gifts, jewelry, shoes, designer handbags, accessories and activewear.
"Our customers are thrilled about the Macy’s Backstage shopping experience," Macy's Senior Vice-President Michelle Israel said in a statement. "Macy’s Backstage brings great deals, the thrill of the hunt and fun into our existing Macy’s locations." Another great addition to Wheaton Plaza!
Thursday, December 26, 2019
Tuesday, December 24, 2019
Interesting trivia: The last president to give federal workers a full holiday on Christmas Eve was Franklin Delano Roosevelt.
Monday, December 23, 2019
Friday, December 20, 2019
Irving was also allegedly carrying a credit card reader skimming device and fraudulent credit cards. An officer detected the odor of marijuana coming from inside the vehicle, as well, police say. Irving is being held without bond.
Thursday, December 19, 2019
The three men and one juvenile arrested Tuesday were:
Jonathan Josue RIVERA-ESCOBAR, age 19, of Silver Spring
Geovany A DOMINGUEZ-ESCOBAR, age 24, of Washington, DC
Jordan Ryan MORENO, age 21, of Washington, DC
Rigoberto MACHADO, age 16, of Washington, DC (Juvenile – Charged as Adult)
The investigation of this homicide is ongoing, detectives said. They are urging anyone who may have information regarding this murder to call the Major Crimes Division at 240-773-5070. Those who wish to remain anonymous may call 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 an arrest in this case.
Wednesday, December 18, 2019
56% say MoCo moving in
Montgomery County officials, as usual, patted themselves on the back with a glowing summary of its annual survey of residents. Alas, when one examines the specifics, the picture is nowhere near as rosy as our elected officials would have us believe. The opinion of East County residents hardly shows a community thrilled with Montgomery County's current leadership.
Residents in eastern Montgomery County continue to be displeased with Montgomery County's elected officials. A majority of those surveyed say the County government is dishonest. 53% report that they have no confidence in the County government. And 56% believe Montgomery County is currently headed in the wrong direction.
More than half of the residents surveyed (55%) say the County treats them unfairly. A whopping 67% feel that their participation in County government - public meetings, legislative process - is not welcomed by County officials. 63% say they are not getting the public services they deserve for the high taxes they pay. Only half of east county residents said they feel a "sense of community" in their neighborhoods.
None of this is particularly surprising, given our elected officials' pronounced neglect of economic development, transportation and schools in the eastern part of the county. But it's certainly not something to celebrate. Rather, it's time for our elected officials to stop grandstanding on minor divisive issues and get down to work on the People's business, a failing transportation system, a moribund County economy, and a decade-worth of decline in Montgomery County Public Schools.
Tuesday, December 17, 2019
Monday, December 16, 2019
Friday, December 13, 2019
|An earlier stage of concrete pouring at|
the Burtonsville Park & Ride station site
Thursday, December 12, 2019
Wednesday, December 11, 2019
Two lanes will remain open in each direction despite the shift. The lanes will remain in the temporary position for at least one year, so this will be an ongoing issue.
Tuesday, December 10, 2019
Monday, December 9, 2019
Despite the delay, for which no explanation was given, equipment continues to arrive and preparations be made at the transit center site, including erection of what appear to be the supports for the elevated light rail track. Here's a look around the property.