Week in Review: July 11 - 17
A wrap up of the news week in Bethesda.
Happy Sunday, Bethesda! Here’s your week in review.
Many of you had written in wondering about the status of Bubby’s deli, which appeared to have closed its doors. We reported this week that Bubby’s will, in fact, be back – it’s closed for renovations that will include installing a bar.
In Montgomery County Council news this week, the council approved a smoking ban in common areas of apartment buildings and near playgrounds. A council committee this week recommended the abandonment of one block of Lincoln Street in Bethesda – which Suburban Hospital officials have said is necessary for the facility’s contested expansion – and the full council is expected to review the proposal Tuesday.
Also this coming Tuesday, the council is expected to hold a public hearing on a controversial proposal set forth this week by County Executive Isiah Leggett (D) for a youth curfew. Youth protested the curfew online this week and gathered petitions at Thursday evening’s Harry Potter movie premiere.
Wednesday, The Gazette reported that USPS is looking into a proposal to close two Bethesda post offices – including the historic site on Wisconsin Avenue—and consolidate them to a central location. A public meeting on the issue is slated for July 27 at the Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center.
Wednesday night, a 24-year-old Baltimore woman and her infant suffered a harrowing ordeal after being carjacked in Baltimore. The carjacker led police on a chase that ended after the woman jumped from the car with her child on the Capital Beltway near the Cabin John parkway. The woman suffered a cut to her head and the child wasn’t injured. Terron Alvin White, 22, has been arrested in that case.
The week ended with news two Bethesda teenagers that had been reported missing returned home safely. But there was more troubling news Saturday when police reported that North Bethesda middle school had been vandalized with an ethnically-offensive word and a sexually-descriptive drawing. Police have linked the crime to a similar recent incident at Herbert Hoover Middle School in Potomac.
Stay tuned to Patch next week for more news.