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Longest Metro escalator often stops working

The longest escalators in the Western Hemisphere are frequently out of service. At 230 feet each, the three escalators in the Wheaton Metro station stand still 33 percent of the time.

Monday - 05/14/2012, 08:44am EDT

Tags: Metro, wheaton, WMATA, Examiner

Jewish Music Festival opens with shows in D.C., Md.

The Washington Jewish Music Festival is opening for more than two weeks of performances in jazz, funk, hip-hop and indie pop music.

Thursday - 05/03/2012, 05:18am EDT

Tags: Hadag Nahash, music,

National Institutes of Health downsizing with Bethesda lease

The National Institutes of Health is shedding about 57,600 square feet in Bethesda as part of a lease renewal brokered by the General Services Administration.

Tuesday - 05/01/2012, 02:02pm EDT

Tags: NIH,

Suspicious odor evacuates Bethesda bank

Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson Capt. Oscar Garcia tells WTOP at least four people said they weren't feeling well after some type of odor was discovered near the teller area.

Tuesday - 05/01/2012, 10:27am EDT

Tags: bank evacuated

Marriott extends luxury hotel brand to Caribbean

Marriott International Inc., which noted the strong market in worldwide travel in its most recent earnings report, is extending its luxury hotel brand, JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts, to Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

Friday - 04/27/2012, 06:12pm EDT

Tags: Marriott, hotels

Bethesda ad agency renames itself RG3

Some proud Redskins fans wore their jerseys to work. Others changed their Facebook status. That's nothin' compared to what this local agency did.

Friday - 04/27/2012, 03:07pm EDT

Tags: RG3, draft, ad agency

Ride On rates, parking fees could go up in Mont. Co.

Montgomery County is considering increases to Ride On bus rates, as well as charging more for parking in certain areas.

Tuesday - 04/24/2012, 05:46am EDT

Tags: Adam Tuss, parking, ride on, wheaton, Silver Spring, parking fees

Bar breathalyzers have arrived in the D.C. area

Bars all over the country -- including one in Bethesda -- have installed breathalyzer vending machines as a way of informing customers of their driving capabilities.

Tuesday - 03/20/2012, 05:38am EDT

Tags: Boozelater 3001, Clark University, andrew mollenbeck, breathalyzer vending machines, horrorcore, breathalyzer tests

Jewish, Arab girls find peace on the soccer field

The goal of Middle East peace may seem unattainable to some, but there's a program in Israel that's promoting peace between Jews and Muslims -- one kick at a time.

Wednesday - 03/07/2012, 04:37am EST

Tags: nathan hager, Peres Center for Peace, Jewish Federation of Washington, soccer,

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