Tuesday, April 2, 2013
A study of the White Oak and Hillandale neighborhoods reveal residents grappling with more traffic than the average Montgomery County resident.
Visions for a more connected and less congested White Oak neighborhood head to the Montgomery County Planning Board Thursday where staff members will present recommendations from the White Oak Science Gateway Master Plan. A two-year study of the neighborhood kicked off in February 2011. The 104-page staff draft analyzes land use and transit patterns within the plan area, a swath of East Montgomery County that covers about 3,000 acres and is bounded to the north by Cherry Hill Road; to the south by I-495/Capital Beltway; to the east by Prince George's County and to the west by the Northwest Branch Stream Valley Park. The study of the neighborhood found: In an effort to ease congestion and better use the available collection of retail and …
Friday, August 24, 2012
MyFoxDC.com released video from inside the Ride-On bus that smashed into a home in Hillandale Monday.
How exactly did a Ride-On bus carrying passengers end up with its front grill pressed into the front porch of a house in Silver Spring Monday? Montgomery County Police, along with Fire and Rescue Services and Ride-On officials, are still investigating the cause of the collision that left four passengers and the bus driver with minor injuries shortly before 11 a.m. on Aug. 20. MyFoxDC.com published videos from inside the bus that show the collision in detail. One video, labeled "CAM6" shows the bus making a right turn onto Avenel Road and, missing the appropriate lane, driving past both lanes of traffic onto one house's front lawn, hitting a black car. (Police confirmed that the car was a taxi parked at the home next door.) In that video, …
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
A Ride-On bus carrying passengers landed on the front yard of a Silver Spring home Monday morning. County officials are searching for answers.
A Ride-On bus driver who apparently lost control of the vehicle and crashed into a Silver Spring home has been put on administrative leave, pending a review of the accident. No one was seriously injured in the accident Monday. The bus drove over the front yards of two homes, hitting a parked taxi and smashing into the porch of one home before stopping. The driver of the bus, a male whose identity has not been revealed, is on administrative leave while Montgomery County Police, Fire and Rescue and Ride-On conduct an investigation, said Sue Tucker, public information officer for the county. That's normal procedure, she told Patch. Results of the investigation probably will not be known for a few more days. Montgomery County Police reported…
Monday, August 20, 2012
Two people were inside the house when the bus hit, police said, but neither were injured. Six passengers, including the driver, sustained minor injuries.
Update: A Ride-On bus carrying passengers landed on the front yard of a Silver Spring home Monday morning, its front grill smashed into the home’s front door. Fire and Rescue personnel and officers from police’s 3rd District were dispatched to the 9400 block of Avenel Road at 10:49 a.m. with reports that a bus made contact with a home in the Hillandale neighborhood. According to a statement from police, the Ride-On bus was driving east on Stateside Drive and tried to turn right onto Avenel Road. Instead of turning onto the street, the vehicle landed in the yard of 9407 Avenel Road. The bus continued driving until it hit an unoccupied taxi that was parked in the driveway of 9405 Avenel Road, said police. The taxi was pushed from the …
Thursday, July 19, 2012
Restaurant in Hillandale Shopping Center caters to different tastes in a modern setting.
As you drive along New Hampshire Avenue in Silver Spring looking for a place to eat, picking out a gem might prove challenging. It helps to know where the treasures are among the restaurants tucked away in non-descript shopping centers. Some diners consider the food, decor and service at Jewel of India to be one of the prizes. "I find their food is more flavorful than some of the other Indian restaurants," said Brenda Walker, a patron who visits the restaurant weekly. "It has more punch and so, I really, really like it." Walker lives near the Jewel of India located at 10151 New Hampshire Ave. in the Hillandale Shopping Center. She and the Newmans like the convenience of browsing in the stores and stopping in the restaurant for the buffet …
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Unique Thrift Store partnered with over 80 organizations, including county schools, to distribute the gift cards to residents in need.
Some Montgomery County residents in need will receive a gift card to Unique Thrift Store in Hillandale. The store, part of Savers, Inc., donated $100,000 in gift cards to the store to over 80 local non-profits, government agencies and schools Wednesday. The company hosted its fifth annual "Unique Fashion Show" to commemorate the donation. Councilmember George Leventhal (D-At Large) hosted the event along with WUSA's J. Carter. “The Unique Closet Gift Certificate Program provides thousands of needy families in our community with a convenient and welcome means to find quality clothing, shoes, school supplies and more for themselves and their children,” said Leventhal. About 57 county schools received part of the donation along with …
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Residents wonder if more development will bring more traffic to the area.
The planning of The White Oak Science Gateway, formally the East County Science Center, still leaves questions concerning transportation, retail options and green space unanswered for many East Montgomery County residents who say the corridor in the projected land space already attract too much congestion and crime. Maps for the proposed commercial and residential areas filled the auditorium of Francis Scott Key Middle School on Tuesday evening as Montgomery County planners, transportation experts and members of the Community Advisory Board spoke with residents. “Traffic is just horrible in this area already,” said Judith Nester of Hillandale. “From what I see on this maps and what I hear that they are proposing, it just looks like more …
Monday, August 15, 2011
Patch will be providing a local perspective on national issues.
Monday, August 15, 2011
We're inaugurating a new series for our readers here and across the country: "Dispatches: The Changing American Dream." Every day, you see national stories on the economy, politics, social issues, health and policy. Debates seem to be raging about unemployment, the housing market, the national debt, education and the nation's infrastructure. American families, business leaders, workers and entrepreneurs are trying to adjust to trying times. We want to explore the effects of these challenges locally--in the neighborhoods of East Montgomery County. We already know that many businesses are putting off expansion plans, people are without jobs, college students are having to leave school and governments are juggling funding priorities. But …