Category Archives: Silver Spring

High School Sports Update

One of my first career ambitions, in my sports crazed pre-teen years, was to be a reporter covering pro sports. I was way too biased and opinionated to be a good journalist (how things have changed!). Now, with the demise of the Gazette and other traditional media outlets, I’m constantly discussing with political types about how there’s an enormous dearth… Read more »

Explosion And Fire At Flower Branch Apartments In Silver Spring [UPDATEDx2: 2 Now Confirmed Dead, 31 Injured, 5 Missing]

A massive explosion and fire leveled a Silver Spring apartment complex with a blast that could be felt a mile away, leaving two dead and injuring 31 people and forcing nearly 100 people from two buildings with some residents tossing their children from windows, officials said Thursday. Authorities did not identify the dead at a lunchtime news conference or release… Read more »

GSSDC Picnic At My House 8/27

For the second consecutive year and the eighth time in the past twelve years, I’ll be hosting the Greater Silver Spring Democratic Club picnic at my house on Saturday, August 27 from 1-5. A Facebook event with more details can be found here. This being an election year, I’ve enlisted the aid of Nik Sushka, Brigida Krzysztofik and a merry… Read more »

Who’s Gonna Host The Expensive Political Fundraisers Now?

Silver Spring restaurant Jackie’s, a highly regarded pillar of the food scene here for 11 years, is closing at the end of March. Jackie’s, restaurateur Jackie Greenbaum’s eponymous Silver Spring restaurant, will shutter by the end of March after an 11-year run. The closing coincides with the spring opening of Little Coco’s, Greenbaum’s contemporary Italian eatery in Petworth, whose kitchen will… Read more »

Silver Spring Restaurant Week Verdict

Bethesda Magazine has a story today assessing the recent Silver Spring Restaurant Week. Verdict: thumbs up. All I can say is I had a really good excuse to eat a lot of great food. When Montgomery County Council member Tom Hucker resurrected Silver Spring Restaurant Week after a nearly decade-long hiatus, many wondered if diners would respond. A few days after the… Read more »