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Cabin John Speaks Out on Beltway Expansion Impacts

The Cabin John Citizens Association and two CJ residents testified Sept. 3 at a virtual hearing to provide comments on the possible environmental impacts of Governor Hogan’s massive planto expand I-495 and I-270 using variablepricing toll lanes. This was one of six public hearings collecting oral comments on the 19,000-page draft environmental impact statement for …

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County Needs Cabin Johners to Complete Airplane Noise Survey by Sept. 21

The county is asking Cabin John residents and others who live in communities under the flight paths from Reagan National Airport (DCA) to complete an airplane noise questionnaire tohelp determine priorities for proposing new arrival and departure procedures. Participants have until Sept. 21 to complete the survey. As we all know, Cabin John has on …

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Key Beltway Expansion Environmental Study – Public Urged to Weigh In

The proposed $10+ billion beltway expansion project reached an important milestone in July with the release of the much-anticipated draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS). Now it’s time for the public to submit comments, and Cabin John residents are being urged to raise their concerns before the Oct. 8 comment period deadline. The close to 1,800-page …

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Cabin John Rallies in Support of BLM

More than 500 residents of Cabin John, Bannockburn, Glen Echo, and surrounding communities recently joined with millions around the world to peacefully protest against police brutality and an end to institutional racism. The local Black Lives Matter event, held June 6, 2020, was organized by Cabin John resident Debra Budiani-Saberi with the support of local …

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Moses Hall & Cemetery Finally Recognized as Historic by the State

Cabin John’s treasured Moses Hall and cemetery site was largely ignored early in the state’s initial efforts to characterize possible impact zones for the beltway expansion. Consequently, as part of NEPA/Section 106 process, the site was misrepresented in the state’s Cultural Resources Technical Report, putting it in significant jeopardy. But thanks to the diligent efforts …

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CJ Plans for a Pandemic July 4th

  Sadly with the pandemic still making large gatherings dangerous, Cabin John’s long-standing 4th of July parade and festivities will be on hiatus this year. But that doesn’t mean the community can’t show its patriotism in other ways. Thanks to John and Annmarie Allen of 81st St., who have been on community flag duty for …

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