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By Aaron Kraut

Wednesday - 7/30/2014, 9:00am  ET

Beautification award plaque outside the former Eastham's Servicenter site

Trader Joe’s Coming To Apartment Project? – A representative from developer JBG might have mistakenly revealed a Trader Joe’s grocery store is coming to the ground floor of the company’s planned 17-story apartment at 7900 Wisconsin Avenue. Representatives from the developer met with residents of the next-door Fairmont Plaza on Tuesday and also said they expect construction to start in February 2015. It’s unknown what the Trader Joe’s would mean for the existing location at 6831 Wisconsin Ave. [Robert Dyer @ Bethesda Row]

More Issues With WSSC Contractor – The WSSC contractor doing pipe replacement and repaving work on Bradley Boulevard closed lanes during a morning rush-hour last week, causing huge back-ups and headaches for drivers who also had to deal with an ongoing State Highway Administration paving project in the area. A WSSC official said there was a “miscommunication” with the contractor, Metra Industries, and the work was expected to finish at the end of last week. The contractor has been no stranger to controversy. [The Gazette]

New Immunization Requirements For Students Entering Seventh Grade – New immunization requirements mean all MCPS students entering seventh grade this year must get a Tdap (Tetanus-diphtheria-attenuated pertussis) and meningococcal vaccination. The county’s Department of Health and Human Services will provide free vaccinations to incoming seventh graders at the school system’s Back to School Fair on Saturday, Aug. 23 in Rockville. Appointments are required. [Montgomery County]