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Bezos gives Andrés $100 million for World Central Kitchen

Plus: Mike Tyson's former Bethesda estate has sold; 'Stream restoration' projects face neighborhood opposition

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Bezos gives Andrés $100 million for World Central Kitchen

Chef José Andrés, who lives in Bethesda, and Van Jones, founder of Dream Corps and a CNN political contributor, will each receive a $100 million gift from Amazon founder Jeff Bezos to be shared with charities of their choice.

For Andrés, the money will go to World Central Kitchen, which has been addressing food insecurity needs around the world, particularly in the aftermath of disasters. [WTOP]

Mike Tyson’s former Bethesda estate has sold

Mike Tyson’s former Bethesda estate has sold, setting a record for its neighborhood, per the listing agent.

The nearly 19,000-square-foot mansion on Persimmon Tree Road sold Tuesday for $4.575 million, according to various listing sites. [Washington Business Journal]

‘Stream restoration’ projects face neighborhood opposition

The Gaithersburg City Council voted 3-2 on Monday in support of a $1.4 million contract to bulldoze the woods beginning late summer.

Council Members Robert Wu and Laurie-Anne Sayles opposed, requesting further studying of the proposed project. [WUSA]

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