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Silver Spring Transit Center finally on the move

silver spring transit centerSILVER SPRING – Five years behind schedule and about $50 million over budget, the Paul Sarbanes Transit Center at the Silver Spring metro station finally seems to be on track.

This week crews are preparing the surface of the transit center for the final step of remediation, the latex-modified concrete (LMC) overlay for the middle tier of the structure, according to Department of General Services (DGS) Director David Dise.

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Rooster petition in G-Burg

hensGAITHERSBURG – Aaron Rosenzweig chose to move to Gaithersburg with his wife and two children last year in large part because the city permitted residents to keep chickens as pets.

“My kids never had pets before, so we wanted to be in a place where they could,” said Rosenzweig, who owns Chat ‘N Bike, a company which promotes family cycling.

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Distributor says new liquor system is broken

liquorROCKVILLE – According to one wine distributor the new inventory system the Department of Liquor Control (DLC) implemented has made liquor distribution in the county more problematic.

The new inventory system was supposed to make delivering and ordering products easier has “to date – done the exact opposite,” according to the distributor.

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Sentencing begins on man convicted as "Beer Pong" rapist

JoeyPoindexterROCKVILLE – A local man faces 200 years in prison and the mother of one of five known sexual assault victims of a Gaithersburg man testified at his sentencing hearing for “no leniency” Friday morning.

The sentencing comes after a jury last month found Joey Poindexter, 40, also known as the “beer pong rapist,” guilty of eight counts of sexual assault on young men between the ages of 18 and 21 he met playing beer pong and later assaulted.

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Rockville budget and raises still up in the air

Barbara MatthewsROCKVILLE – In her proposed $112.3 million budget, City Manager Barbara Matthews has focused on infrastructure but one of the most important pieces for staff – the final implementation of the compensation and classification study – is still to come.

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Takoma Park chooses Junction developer

takoma park logoAfter a yearlong selection process, Takoma Park finally has a Takoma Junction project developer.

Six of seven city councilmembers endorsed the Neighborhood Development Company (NDC) Monday as the clear choice to build a mixed-use development on 1.2 acres of city-owned land at the intersection of Ethan Allen, Carroll and Grant avenues.

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