Per the U.S. Attorney’s Office, District of Maryland: “Oscar Efrain Zavala Urrea, age 23, an El Salvadoran national residing in Silver Spring, Maryland, pleaded guilty to his participation in a racketeering conspiracy, including a murder, related to his activities as part of the MS-13 gang.
The “You Sleigh Me! A Grinch Experience!” holiday pop-up bar is now open at Fialova in The Bethesda Hotel (8120 Wisconsin Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814) from 5pm-11pm until December 31st.
Sergeant Patrick Kepp of Montgomery County Police was transported from Baltimore to Walter Reed with a Montgomery County Police Department central traffic escort earlier this afternoon. The motorcade traveled down Interstate 95 to the Intercounty Connector/ MD 200, I-270 before exiting onto Wisconsin Avenue.
MCPS Systemwide Athletics Director Dr. Jeff Sullivan has been elected as the new president of the Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association (MPSSAA). (more…)
Chick-fil-A in Germantown had plans to temporarily close its doors for approximately two weeks for renovations starting December 9th at 3pm, but those plans were pushed back during a December 6th meeting. The store will now remain open until renovations take place in Mid/January/February 2024.
When the renovations do take place, we are told “this beautification project will include removing our playground to make room for more dining space & expanding our interior drive thru operational space which will allow for better service to our guests!”
The last remaining Romano’s Macaroni Grill in the DMV is now expected to be replaced by Lazy Dog, according to a BizJournals report. Macaroni Grill, located at 5925 Kingstowne Towne Center in Fairfax County, is still operating and a closing date is unknown.
Members of the Montgomery County Board of Education re-elected Karla Silvestre to serve for a second term as president on Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2023. Lynne Harris was elected as vice president. Both officers will serve a one-year term. The election of officers occurs each year during the first business meeting of December. More below, per MCPS:
This past summer we let you know that Kats Kitchen and Company is coming to 12854 New Hampshire Ave in Colesville, previously the home of Dominic’s Italian Grille– Dominic’s closed permanently in January.
MCPS is introducing the School Profiles Dashboard, which will replace the Schools at a Glance report and provide a clearer understanding of district and school-level data, in alignment with the Antiracist System Action Plan.