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VIA THE WASHINGTON POST: Metro has appointed James M. Dougherty, the former director of safety for the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, as its chief safety officer, according to a press release. The transit agency said Dougherty, 52, will begin his job on April 19. “I feel extremely privileged to join Metro,” Dougherty said in […]

VIA THE WASHINGTON POST: The Department of Health and Mental Hygiene says it reported the death of an adult from the Baltimore area to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Wednesday. The death occurred within the last week. Before that, the state hadn’t seen a swine flu death since February. On Thursday, the […]

VIA THE WASHINGTON POST: Mayor Adrian M. Fenty proposed an $8.9 billion budget blueprint Thursday that he said does “more with less,” eliminating hundreds of jobs and freezing employee pay raises. To close an estimated $500 million gap, Fenty would raise hourly parking meter rates in some areas by a quarter, increase the city’s 911 […]

VIA THE WASHINGTON POST: D.C. Council chairman and newly announced mayoral candidate Vincent C. Gray said he would decide whether to retain schools Chancellor Michelle A. Rhee only after he is elected, and raised “burn out” and her impending marriage to Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson as issues he would want to discuss with her. Rhee […]

VIA THE WASHINGTON POST: D.C. Council members Jack Evans and Kwame Brown confirmed Wednesday that they will be entering the race for council chairman, setting up a costly campaign that could hinge on Evans’ ability to attract votes from African Americans. One day after incumbent Chairman Vincent C. Gray entered the race for the Democratic […]

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VIA THE WASHINGTON POST: As part of the proposed budget that D.C Mayor Adrian M. Fenty is unveiling this morning, the city would increase parking meter rates and residential parking permit fees, City Administrator Neil O. Albert said. Applications for residential parking permits would increase from $15 to $25. Parking meter rates in some areas […]

VIA THE WASHINGTON POST: As authorities tell it, the wheelman wasn’t a man but a boy, 14, driving a silver Chrysler minivan with three passengers, at least two of them adults. When they were done shooting, police said, four victims lay dead or dying, and five others were bleeding from wounds. The assailants carried at […]

VIA THE WASHINGTON POST: A 14-car train showed up on the Orange Line Monday morning, pulling into New Carrollton Station, according to a Metro press release. Officials said in the statement that an eight-car train that was about to enter service coupled with a six-car train that was stored behind it at the New Carrollton […]

VIA THE WASHINGTON POST: Many of the most prestigious — and expensive — colleges in the Washington region have capped annual tuition increases at 4 percent for the coming academic year, a gesture, school officials said, of fiscal restraint and a signal to families of the college-bound that they are doing their part to remain […]

VIA WTOP: WASHINGTON – After two suicide attacks on Moscow’s subway, Metro tightened security on the rails Monday. “There will be more uniformed officers out on the stations, out on the platforms,” Metro Transit Police Capt. Kevin Gaddis tells WTOP. “You’ll probably see more K-9 dogs out in the system.” Officers who normally work in […]