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The Daily Gripe: July 11, 2010 - July 17, 2010

No trash cans available

A griper has a simple question: How come there are no trash cans on the playgrounds behind Westland Middle School in Bethesda, where there are ball fields and tennis courts? So far, there's no simple answer. Ginny Gong, executive director...

By Washington Post Editors  |  July 15, 2010; 11:41 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Maryland , Unfixed  
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Neighbors: Overgrown lot a rat's nest

Who's responsible: D.C. Department of Public Works Number of votes to fix: 2 While not quite at the level of urban jungle, the vacant lot at the corner of Eastern Ave. and Meade St. in the Deanwood section of Northeast...

By Washington Post Editors  |  July 14, 2010; 4:46 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  The District , Unfixed  
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These signs don't make sense

Who's Responsible: Department of Transportation and Environmental Services, City of Alexandria Number of votes to fix: 2 A pair of gripers wrote in to say that signs directing drivers around repair work in Alexandria are confusing. The problem comes when...

By Washington Post Editors  |  July 13, 2010; 5:38 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Unfixed , Virginia  
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Drivers: Intersection is accident waiting to happen

Who's responsible: Maryland State Highway Administration Number of votes to fix: 2 Rockville drivers report confusing markings on eastbound Nicholson Lane at the corner of Rockville Pike have nearly resulted in a number of near collisions. At the intersection, there...

By Washington Post Editors  |  July 12, 2010; 4:57 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Maryland , Unfixed  
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Sweltering Metro trains, boiling riders

Who's responsible: Metro Number of votes to fix: 1 Larry Strongin has been riding Metro five-to-six days a week for over 20 years, but he said he reached a boiling point with the system on Thursday. He entered the Capitol...

By Washington Post Editors  |  July 11, 2010; 4:28 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Maryland , The District , Unfixed , Virginia  
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