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Unanimous OK Given To Life Sciences Expansion In Montgomery County

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By Matt Bush

After months of talk and wrangling, the massive expansion of Montgomery County's Life Sciences Center in Gaithersburg has been given final approval. The centerpiece of the area will be the expansion of Johns Hopkins University's local campus onto a nearby farm. The plan that will allow it was passed unanimously by county council.

Councilman Phil Andrews was one of the early opponents to the new plan, chiefly because he believed the expansion would lead to a traffic mess. He said he changed his vote because each step of construction will not start until traffic and mass transit benchmarks are met. The school says it's at least two years away from starting construction.


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Recipes Get A Makeover With GIFs, Science, And Emojis

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International Military Action In Syria

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Used Rocket Is A New Breakthrough For Blue Origin's Space Plan

Blue Origin, the space company founded by Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos, has sent a craft past the edge of space and then landed its rocket safely – and vertically — in Texas.

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