Week in Review: Sept. 5 - 11
The country marked the 10-year anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks this week.
Labor Day Monday, Uptown Deli held its first annual matzo ball eating contest, and Patch was there to snap photos of the event. Congrats to winner Mike Longo of Woodbridge, Va., who consumed nearly five baseball-sized matzo balls.
In transportation news, we reported that new readouts will be debuted in November at the Bethesda-Elm garage to let parkers know whether the garage is full. We also reported that the Lot 31 parking garage construction project has been pushed off until January. Initial timetables called for the project to break ground this fall.
In police news, Capt. Russell Hamill, commander of Montgomery County Police’s second district, is being tapped for a promotion to the role of Assistant Police Chief in charge of the Investigative Services Bureau, the Washington Post reported. It’s not yet known who Hamill’s replacement will be. And in energy news, we reported that a county attorney has weighed in on an inquiry led by County Councilman Roger Berliner (D-Dist. 1) into the feasibility of the county forming a public power company as an alternative to Pepco. In an opinion, the attorney wrote that the Maryland General Assembly and the Maryland Public Service Commission would need to approve any potential switch to public power.
The week ended on a somber note as the country marked the tenth anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks. Bethesda Patch spoke with Bethesda-Chevy Chase Rescue Squad volunteers Brooke Davies and Diane Pitts about their experiences responding to the Pentagon. And in a nationwide effort, Patch sites across the country compiled snapshots of 911 people whose lives were forever changed by the tragic day.
We’ll see you next week with more news.