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Top Headlines: Pedestrian Collisions, a Fatal Fall, New Restaurant Dubbed 'Roof'

Get caught up on the top headlines this week in Montgomery County.

With 13 websites across Montgomery County, Patch brings you news from every corner of our community. Catch up on headlines you might have missed this week, including a spate of pedestrian and cyclist collisions, a construction worker's fatal fall in Wheaton, and a name for Bethesda's first full-service rooftop restaurant and bar.

Silver Spring: Where the Young Folks Live

SILVER SPRING—If you're an adult under the age of 34 in Montgomery County, there's a good chance you've chosen to live in Silver Spring, according to Census data analyzed by Greater Greater Washington. Read more on Silver Spring Patch. 

BETHESDA-- The restaurant planned to occupy the second floor and roof deck of a new commercial building in Bethesda has been dubbed ‘Roof.’ The owner of Tommy Joe’s is behind the new eatery. Read more on Bethesda Patch.

Bicyclist Dead After Car Collision

SILVER SPRING—A 23-year-old man died Monday after he was hit by a car while riding his bike in downtown Silver Spring, police said. The cyclist's death marks the fifth pedestrian/bike fatality this year in Montgomery County. Read more on Silver Spring Patch. 

Police: Construction Worker's Fatal Fall in Wheaton Ruled Accidental

WHEATON--Montgomery County police have identified the 31-year-old man from Beltsville who fell to his death at a construction site in Wheaton on March 8. A gust of wind caused the man to lose his footing, police said. Read more on Wheaton Patch.

Biden's Press Office Apologizes for Bullying Student Reporter at Rockville Event
ROCKVILLE—Vice President Joe Biden’s press secretary apologized to a Capital News Service reporter and the Philip Merrill College of Journalism Wednesday after a press office staffer demanded the reporter delete photos taken at an event in Rockville. The CNS article is at Rockville Patch.

County Planning Board Approves Kensington Design Guidelines

KENSINGTON--The Montgomery County Planning Board unanimously approved the Kensington Sector Plan's design guidelines, which illustrate the sector plan's recommendations and provide a framework for redevelopment of parts of Kensington. Read more on Kensington Patch

UPDATE: Person In Custody After Bus Stabbing At Shady Grove Metro Station

GAITHERSBURG—Police say suspect was 'yelling and acting erratically' before stabbing. Read more on Gaithersburg Patch.

Watkins Mill Student Struck By Vehicle Walking To School Tuesday

MONTGOMERY VILLAGE—The student "was struck by a car as he was walking across Apple Ridge Road on the crosswalk adjacent to our school," principal Scott Murphy said. Read more on Montgomery Village Patch.

Report: $50M Shady Grove Arena Sketched By Developers

GAITHERSBURG--"A Taylor Swift concert could dominate the space one night, and a Disney show could take center stage the next night," developer William Askinazi said. Read more on Gaithersburg Patch.

Senior Villages in Need of County-Level Coordination

CHEVY CHASE—As the number of senior neighbors-helping-neighbors "village" networks increases in Montgomery County, assistance at the county level could be of use in helping these virtual villages form and coordinate services. Read more on Chevy Chase Patch.

Potomac Resident Starts Gender Empowerment Camp for Teens in Thailand

POTOMAC—Ji Kim, a Peace Corps volunteer from Potomac, is working to start a sexual health and gender empowerment training camp for high schools students in a community in Thailand. Read more on Potomac Patch.

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