Thursday, May 2, 2013
The robber took bags and fled on foot on Chevy Chase Parkway.
A man used a handgun to rob a man walking in the Chevy Chase neighborhood of Washington, DC, just before 11 p.m. Wednesday, according to DC's Metropolitan Police Department. The victim was walking on the sidewalk in the 3700 block of Fessenden Street NW when the alleged robber flashed a handgun and demanded the victim hand over the bags he was carrying, said Lt. Antonio Charland of the Metropolitan Police Department's Second District. With loot and gun, the suspect took off on foot. He was last seen in the 5000 block of Chevy Chase Parkway in Washington. DC police are working with police in other jurisdictions to identify and apprehend the suspect.
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Residents of Chevy Chase, DC, recently got something that some residents of Chevy Chase Village, MD—just a few blocks away—would like: a high-tech, pedestrian-activated HAWK traffic signal.
Ever wished that you could just walk up to an intersection, press a button and—presto—stop traffic so you could cross the street? Some residents of Chevy Chase Village have been asking the Maryland Department of Transportation for months to install a traffic signal and marked crosswalk across Connecticut Avenue near Chevy Chase Village Hall. That request has been denied, for now. Meanwhile, just a few blocks away, on the other side of the Maryland-Washington, DC, border—in Chevy Chase, DC—a special new pedestrian-activated signal was installed on April 19 to allow pedestrians to stop traffic to cross Connecticut Avenue at Northampton Street at the touch of a button. The new signal—called a HAWK, or High-Intensity Activated crossWalK, …
Monday, February 11, 2013
Tyran Mcelrath pleaded guilty to a Chevy Chase, DC, burglary and assault, The Northwest Current reported.
A man arrested in a Chevy Chase, DC, burglary last fall pleaded guilty to the charges on Monday, Feb. 4, The Northwest Current reported. Tyran Mcelrath—18 and of Southeast Washington, DC, WUSA9 reported—admitted "to punching the woman in the face until she lost consciousness after she 'politely' confronted him in her home on the 3500 block of McKinley Street on the morning of Nov. 6, 2012," The Current reported from a news release issued by the U.S. Attorney's Office. Last November, The Washington Post reported on the burglary, saying that the suspect entered the victim's house, assaulted her and stole a computer, according to DC police. The victim was a legally blind, 81-year-old woman, according to sources with knowledge of the case, The…
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Many Chevy Chase, DC, residents are frustrated that no neighborhood commission review is required for a 90-foot tall apartment building planned for Connecticut Avenue NW at Military Road.
The prospect of a glass apartment building rising up on Connecticut Avenue NW in Chevy Chase, DC—and the heretofore lack of opportunity for residents to voice concerns about the project to developers—brought out between 200 and 300 residents at a community meeting last week at the Chevy Chase Community Center, The Washington Post and Greater Greater Washington reported. The property in question—at 5333 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington, DC—is owned by Calvin Cafritz Enterprises and has been zoned for dense development for more than 30 years, WJLA reported. But, because the project is considered a "matter-of-right" project (because it stays within its zoning regulations), "it needs no zoning approval nor is there a 'statuary requirement for …
Monday, January 28, 2013
No big changes are planned for the store by the new owner, The Northwest Current reported.
More good news for fans of the recently sold Magruder's store in Chevy Chase, DC: Not only is the store not closing—it's also not changing all that much, either, The Northwest Current reported. The store—which consists of a liquor store, deli and farmers market—was bought by Ki Yoon, who will keep the same product mix. The only upgrades planned are for things like new carpeting and fixtures, The Current reported on pages 1 and 26 of its Jan. 23 issue. Yoon told The Current that he worked hard to keep the Magruder's name. "It's a D.C. tradition—a great store that has served customers for decades," he told The Current. Even more: All of the employees will stay on at the store, The Current added. Read more about the store's transition to new …
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
The Connecticut Avenue Magruder's liquor store in DC has been sold and will continue to operate under the Magruder's name.
Magruder's is closing all of its supermarkets—including its Chevy Chase store (at 5626 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington, DC) and its Montgomery County locations in Gaithersburg and Rockville. A letter available at the customer service desks of Magruder's locations said the Connecticut Avenue Magruder's liquor store in DC has been sold and will continue to operate under the Magruder's name. "We are currently in negotiations to sell the remaining four locations to a group who wishes to purchase the individual stores and reopen them as quickly as possible and we are working diligently with all parties involved," Magruder's Vice President Gary Bortnick wrote in the letter. The letter thanked the store's employees, unions, vendors and customers…
Friday, September 28, 2012
The cyclist was transported to an area hospital.
The 5300 block of Wisconsin Avenue was closed Friday morning and traffic was diverted to Western Avenue after a car struck a cyclist before 8 a.m. A male cyclist was transported to an area hospital in an unknown condition, according to ABC7. Wisconsin Avenue reopened to traffic just after 8 a.m. according to the D.C. police department Twitter account.
Thursday, July 12, 2012
Chevy Chase, DC, is pushing for traffic signals for Chevy Chase Circle, and Chevy Chase Village is feeling left out of the conversation.
Chevy Chase Village and the Chevy Chase neighborhood of Washington, DC, share more than just a name. They also share access to a traffic circle. And, while the neighborhood commission of Chevy Chase, DC, is in favor of installing traffic signals at the circle, Chevy Chase Village is more skeptical. Chevy Chase Circle sits on the boundary of Chevy Chase, MD, and DC. Connecticut Avenue (Maryland state Route 185) and Western Avenue (the DC-Maryland border) both run around the circle, as does smaller Grafton Street. Magnolia Parkway also connects to the circle on the Maryland side. The circle—with its wide and graceful water fountain—is owned by the National Park Service. Both the DC Department of Transportation and the advisory neighborhood …