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The Daily Gripe: August 1, 2010 - August 7, 2010

To fix or not to fix in Silver Spring?

Who's responsible: Montgomery County Number of votes to fix: 8 Number of votes to not fix: 2 A red turn signal on Bonifant Road is generating a lively discussion among gripers and a first for The Daily Gripe: A fix...

By Washington Post Editors  |  August 6, 2010; 8:09 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Maryland , Unfixed  
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Still dark in Silver Spring

Who's responsible: Montgomery County Department of Transportation and Pepco Number of votes to fix: 16 Two weeks ago we reported that the light on the pedestrian bridge near the Glenmont Metro Station in Silver Spring had been fixed. It turns...

By Will Koper  |  August 5, 2010; 3:03 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Maryland , Unfixed  
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Public enemy number one of summer fun

Who's responsible: D.C. Department of Health Number of votes to fix: 4 The Asian tiger mosquito. The tiny pest strikes fear in the hearts of picnickers, patio sitters and lawn mowers across the D.C. area. The mosquito has gained a...

By Washington Post Editors  |  August 3, 2010; 1:08 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  The District , Unfixed  
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Dog park raises howls in Alexandria

Who's responible: City of Alexandria Alexandria may be known as one of the most dog-centric cities in a region full of dog lovers: there are dog-friendly bars, hotels, even dog-friendly Potomac River cruises. But residents of the historic Old Town...

By Will Koper  |  August 2, 2010; 3:47 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Unfixed , Virginia  
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Giant pothole filled in Alexandria

Who got it done: Virginia Department of Transportation Time to fix: 8 days Potholes are like fish. When we describe them to others, we tend to exaggerate. So when a reader told us that there was a pothole in Alexandria...

By Will Koper  |  August 2, 2010; 1:04 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Fixed , Virginia  
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Large sinkhole patched in Arlington

Who got it done: Arlington County Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Time to fix: 2.5 weeks It's not often a sinkhole deep enough to swallow a person opens up on a trail, but griper William reported one on an Arlington...

By Washington Post Editors  |  August 1, 2010; 4:43 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Fixed , Virginia  
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Walker: Crosswalk signal turning too quickly

Who's responsible: Montgomery County Department of Transportation Number of votes to fix: 1 Sixteenth Street at East West Highway is a busy, busy intersection. It's not particularly one you would want to cross without a properly functioning crosswalk signal. Griper...

By Washington Post Editors  |  August 1, 2010; 4:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Maryland , Unfixed  
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