Week in Review: May 23 - 29

Schools and transportation news made headlines this week, along with a major update in the Sue Marcum homicide investigation.

Early this week, school issues took the forefront on Bethesda Patch. We reported that neighbors of the proposed site for a new middle school in the Bethesda-Chevy Chase cluster – at Rock Creek Hills Local Park in Kensington – are saying the community wasn’t involved in the site selection process. We also reported that the when principal Christopher Garran steps down in July, and we brought you news about for  Bethesda area public high schools.

In county news, the Montgomery County Council finalized a fiscal 2012 budget this week, and we reported that

Two opinion pieces we ran expressing differing viewpoints on a study that will re-draw boundaries between four elementary schools in the Bethesda-Chevy Chase cluster drew intense discussion on the site. Check out viewpoints from the and communities on the boundary study and weigh in with your own opinion.

In transportation news, we reported that the this summer and the bus stops will be re-located. We also reported that a is planned for Rockville Pike, drawing concerns about backups with impending BRAC traffic.

The week ended with the news that Montgomery County police now have a in the death of American University professor Sue Marcum – her former yoga and Spanish instructor, Jorge Rueda Landeros, of Juarez, Mexico. The Washington Post broke the story and Patch brought you about the relationship between Landeros and Marcum.

Stay tuned to Patch next week for more news. Enjoy the rest of the Memorial Day weekend!


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