Bethesda Metro Elevator Out of Service – After seven months of rehabilitation work, the street-to-gate elevator at the Bethesda Metro station is out again, this time until tomorrow, according to WMATA’s maintenance schedule. [Fix WMATA via Twitter]

Civil Cigar Lounge Debuts Next to Voltaggio’s Range – The 93-seat, cigar bar and lounge will have a ventilation system that replaces the air every two minutes, part of celebrity chef Bryan Voltaggio’s swanky new Range restaurant in the Chevy Chase Pavilion. [Washington Post]

Maryland Schools Top List For Fifth Straight Year – Maryland schools were rated No. 1 in Education Week’s “Quality Counts” report for the fifth straight year. The state’s Department of Education spokesman that’s thanks in part to the funding support the system receives from the General Assembly. [Washington Examiner]

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