Patch brings you news from across Montgomery County. Catch up on headlines you might have missed this week, including the resignation of a state Senate leader from Germantown, a Rockville home seized in a Nigerian corruption scandal, a new baseball team in Gaithersburg and a man wanted for burglary after he claimed a Bethesda mansion as his own.
Suspect Photo Released in 'Moorish Nation' Burglary of Bethesda Mansion
BETHESDA—The photo of a suspect in a burglary of a Bethesda mansion was released by police earlier this week. Another suspect told police that the house belongs to him because he is a member of the Moorish Nation. Read more on Bethesda-Chevy Chase Patch.
Arrest Made in Silver Spring Postal Worker Rape
SILVER SPRING—A postal employee was raped while on her lunch break last month. Read more on Silver Spring Patch.
Feds Seize Rockville Home Linked to Nigerian Corruption Scandal
ROCKVILLE—Federal investigators said the Rockville home was purchased by a former Nigerian leader who used dirty money. Read more on Rockville Patch.
Republican Governor Hopeful Stops in Silver Spring
SILVER SPRING—Harford County Executive David Craig had a message for Montgomery County as the Republican launched his campaign for governor this week. Read more on Silver Spring Patch.
Report: Sen. Rob Garagiola to Resign
GERMANTOWN—Maryland Senate Majority Leader Robert J. Garagiola will step down from his District 15 seat Sept. 1. Read more on Germantown Patch.
Seoul Food DC Opens in Wheaton
WHEATON—Anna and Jon Goree no longer feel like they are dependent on the whim of the elements to sell chicken bibimbap and ginger honey tea now that they’ve turned their food truck into a new restaurant. Read more on Wheaton Patch.
Report: Rockville Sued For Racial Discrimination
ROCKVILLE—Lawsuits claims employees were mistreated because they were black. Read more on Rockville Patch.
Planning Board Approves Glenmont Sector Plan
GLENMONT—What could Glenmont look like in the next 20 years? The document approved by the Planning Board this week lays out a blueprint of sorts. Read more on Wheaton Patch.
Potomac Property Slated for Townhouse Development
POTOMAC—The 5.24-acre property—once slated for parkland—on Seven Locks Road received approval from the county planning board to be developed into 23 townhouses (four of them moderately priced dwelling units). Read more on Potomac Patch.
CHEVY CHASE—On this stretch of Wisconsin Avenue, a sidewalk is planned by the Maryland State Highway Administration, and designated bus lanes are being planned by the county. County Councilman Roger Berliner says that the two projects—both in their early planning stages—can co-exist. Read more on Bethesda-Chevy Chase Patch.
GERMANTOWN—United States Treasurer Rosie Rios visited Roberto Clemente Middle School on Thursday, where she presented the school with plaster models of the 1973 Congressional Gold Medal honoring the achievements of the school’s namesake—Baseball Hall of Famer Roberto Clemente. Read more on Germantown Patch.
Gaithersburg Giants Set To Open Criswell Automotive Field at Kelley Park
GAITHERSBURG—A six-figure sponsorship deal helped fund a significant makeover as the Gaithersburg Giants make their debut in the Cal Ripken Collegiate Baseball League. Read more on Gaithersburg Patch.
Gaithersburg Soup Kitchen Director Honored As 'Person of Character'
GAITHERSBURG—The Lord's Table has served more than 370,000 people in its 30-plus years and Mary Canapary has been the soup kitchen's executive director for all of them. Read more on Gaithersburg Patch.