More Late-Night Construction On Harris Teeter Project? — Back in February, some complained of overnight jackhammering that could be heard at the 8300 Wisconsin apartment project. A representative for developer StonebridgeCarras said it was investigative underground utility work permitted by the State Highway Administration. A commenter reported that work resumed from 10 a.m. to 6:30 a.m. on July 23-July 24. [Developer: No More Late Night Construction Planned For Bethesda Apartment]
Gansler Holds Transparency Forum Ahead Of Official Announcement — Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler on Wednesday held a forum for increasing transparency and accountability in state government in the back room of an Annapolis restaurant known to host legislators and lobbyists. Gansler, who will officially announce his gubernatorial bid in September, proposed public disclosure of state employee meetings during the regulatory process and an open data website. Two workers from gubernatorial hopeful Anthony Brown’s campaign were shut out at the door. The workers apparently hoped to film the event with handheld cameras. [Washington Post]
Chevy Chase Native Makes D.C. United — Collin Martin, a Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School grad who spent one year playing soccer for Wake Forest, signed with Major League Soccer’s D.C. United earlier this month and made his debut in a friendly on July 12. The midfielder was part of United’s youth Academy, meaning the team could sign him as a “Homegrown player.” [The Gazette] [MLS]
Redwood Looking For New Chef — Chef Antonio Burrell has left the popular Bethesda Row hangout at 7121 Bethesda Lane. [Eater DC]
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