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More Controversy Over School Bus Parking; Rockville Neighborhood Seeks Historic Status; NIH Wildlife in Good Hands

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Montgomery County signs contract to buy controversial Westmore site

The county’s $12 million contract to buy the lot for school bus parking angered many against the proposal during Thursday’s Planning Board review. [WTOP]

Rockville neighborhood on its way to national historic status

The city’s Historic District Commission on Thursday backed an effort to put the neighborhood of New Mark Commons on the National Register of Historic Places, where it would join Bethesda neighborhood Carderock Springs. The same man designed and built both neighborhoods in a distinctive modern style. [Rockville View]

NIH volunteers join to protect wildlife on Bethesda campus

The group of veterinarians established a 24-hour on-call schedule to deal with wildlife issues on the sprawling NIH campus, including a nest of six goslings on the NIH Library’s roof that had to be relocated to the ground so the mother and father could care for them. [NIH]

New driver’s license and ID cards debut Monday

More secure and durable driver’s license cards will start being issued today by the state of Maryland. [Washington Post]

Quicken Loans National volunteer challenge

About 1,300 volunteers will help run this week’s Quicken Loans National at Congressional Country Club. The PGA Tour and pharmaceutical company Astellas are sponsoring a volunteer challenge in which the volunteer with the most votes for favorite volunteer will get to present a $10,000 check to the Tiger Woods Foundation, the tournament’s sponsor. [PGA Tour]

Sunny and hot Monday on tap

The first day of summer will feature a high temperature near 90 degrees with a light breeze. [National Weather Service]

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