Town of Chevy Chase To Hire Technical Expert To Refute Purple Line – The Town of Chevy Chase Council discussed hiring experts and lobbyists to fight the Purple Line, the 16-mile light rail from Bethesda to New Carrollton that will cut off Georgetown Branch Trail access at points and run behind some of the Town’s homes. [The Gazette]

Fast-Growing Company Moving To Downtown Bethesda – Wellness Corporate Solutions, recently named one of the country’s 500 fastest growing companies, will move to downtown Bethesda from its headquarters in Cabin John this fall. The firm does health programs and education for corporations and smaller companies. [Wellness Corporate Solutions]

Bethesda Country Club Holds Bridge Tournament For Wounded Warriors – The annual Comfort for America’s Uniformed Services Bridge Charity event was Tuesday at the Club. 2011 USO Solider of the Year David Bixler spoke about his experience of being wounded in Afghanistan and recovering at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. [Cause]

O’Malley Fires Back At Texas Gov. Perry – Rick Perry is coming to Maryland next week to woo businesses to Texas with its business-friendly tax structure. Gov. Martin O’Malley didn’t seem too scared at an event on Thursday night. “I know from past experience that the gentleman is all hat and no cattle,” O’Malley told a group at an event in Greenbelt. “I kicked his ass, and he never came back again,” O’Malley said, referring to a 2011 Politico forum which pitted him against Perry. O’Malley cited stats that put Maryland ahead of Texas in median income, poverty rates and upward mobility. [Washington Post]

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