MoCo Headlines: Dual Wheaton Redevelopment Plans, New Rockville City Clerk, Bethesda Lots To Close
The week's top Montgomery County news headlines.
Catch up on news you may have missed this week including an Internet safety forum hosted by the Maryland Attorney General, dual plans for Wheaton redevelopment, a new Rockville city clerk and the pending closure of Lots 31 and 31A in downtown Bethesda as a major construction project begins.
With two plans for Wheaton redevelopment on the table, representatives from the county's executive and legislative branch say that, rather than pitting one plan against the other, they are working together to come to a collaborative solution for Wheaton's downtown. Read more on Wheaton Patch.
Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler hosted 'Facebook: 101,’ a community forum encouraging parents and kids to exercise caution online and utilize privacy settings on Facebook to prevent issues including cyber bullying and impersonation. Read more on North Potomac-Darnestown Patch.
Takoma Park Police are searching for three men who attempted to rob a
man Monday evening in the 6400 block of 4th Avenue March 21. Two suspects assaulted a victim who was walking on the street while trying to forcibly remove property from him, according to police.Read more on Takoma Park Patch.
Republican Del. Patrick L. McDonough of Baltimore County is challenging the right of Maryland municipalities—like the Town of Somerset and the Village of Martin's Additions—to allow non-U.S. citizens to vote in their local elections. Read more on Chevy Chase Patch.
The Rockville City Council named Douglass A. Barber as city clerk. Barber began working for the City of Hyattsville at age 15 and worked his way up to city clerk in the Prince George's County town. He was tapped for a job that has been empty since former Rockville city clerk Glenda Evans left amid controversy in October. Read more on Rockville Patch.
Beach Week has become a rite of passage for many Montgomery County seniors when they graduate from high school. But, is it worth it? Dewey Beach Police Officer Cliff Dempsey doesn't think so. Read more on Chevy Chase Patch.
Lots 31 and 31A, two popular surface parking lots across from Bethesda’s Barnes and Noble, are slated to close April 10 as developers begin work on a major public parking garage project. Read more on Bethesda Patch.