NIH employee assaulted inside lab in Bethesda

NIH employee assaulted inside lab in Bethesda

Plus: Petition started to save Silver Spring plaza fountain; As Marylanders call about stalled unemployment benefits, no one answers

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NIH employee assaulted inside lab in Bethesda

A man with a lengthy criminal record is accused of attacking a woman inside a laboratory at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda.

The woman, an NIH employee, was preparing an experiment inside the lab Thursday, when she was assaulted and ran for help, according to an affidavit filed by an NIH police officer. [NBC 4]

Petition started to save Silver Spring plaza fountain

Concerned that changes to Downtown Silver Spring would cause gentrification, residents started a petition to save the fountain that children have played in for the past 15 years.

Downtown Silver Spring currently is undergoing a facelift that includes removing the road on Ellsworth Drive between Fenton Street and Georgia Avenue and replacing it with synthetic turf with numerous places to sit and sculptures and murals to view. [Montgomery Community Media]

As Marylanders call about stalled unemployment benefits, no one answers

More than six months after the coronavirus pandemic triggered a deluge of unemployment claims in the Washington region, some jobless Marylanders are still experiencing major problems getting benefits and have endured weeks — or months — without the payments they are supposed to receive.

The main frustration, they say, is they cannot get anyone to answer their calls. [The Washington Post]

Today’s weather

Cloudy with occasional showers. The high will be around 75 and the low around 61.

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