Councilmember Urges Nonprofits to Assist Federal Employees; Shutdown Victims Turning to Facebook and Craigslist; Medical Offices at Chevy Chase Pavilion; Chevy Chase Hamlet is area’s ‘Best-Kept Secret’

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Councilmember urges nonprofits to assist federal employees

Montgomery County Councilmember Evan Glass is preparing social service providers to support federal employees who may soon be without a paycheck. “What I’m doing is proactively getting ahead of any adverse economic effects that are really going to ripple through the D.C. region,” Glass said.  [WTOP]

Shutdown victims turning to Facebook and Craigslist

Federal employees across the country are posting household items on the internet to help make ends meet. Furloughed staff are preparing for their first missed paycheck of the shutdown this week. [Washington Post]

Medical offices at Chevy Chase Pavilion

Clarion Partners is considering converting retail spaces at the shopping center to medical office space, according to a Dec. 24 zoning determination letter from a D.C. zoning official. Underperformance and tenant turnover are the reasoning behind the change. [Biz Journal]

Chevy Chase Hamlet is area’s ‘best-kept secret’

Residents of the English-style neighborhood adore its neat architectural features and walkability. [Washington Post]

Today’s weather

Sunny on Friday, but high temperatures still around 37 degrees. Temperatures dropping to 25 degrees in the evening and snow is expected this weekend.

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