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Matthew Cella

Matthew Cella

Matthew Cella is The Washington Times' Metro editor. He can be reached at

Articles by Matthew Cella

City State: Morning Roundup

Lottery contract faces further review, hiring for online gambling moving forward, Aruba keeps Giordano detained, Irene relief emerges as political issue, 'legacy legislators' reflect D.C. political scene Published September 1, 2011

Thousands without power as Irene advances on Maryland

Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley said thousands were already without power in the hours before Hurricane Irene was expected to pass over the state's coast at about midnight Saturday. Published August 27, 2011

MPD officer charged in shooting involving transgenders

A drunken off-duty Metropolitan Police Department officer fired a gun and wounded a person among a group of people — some of whom were transgender — after a confrontation with them early Friday morning, police said. Published August 26, 2011

IN OTHER WORDS: Odd sheen further maligns river's reputation

Pity the Anacostia River. The waterway gets less attention than its D.C. partner, the Potomac, and usually serves as a dividing line for discourse on the haves and have-nots in the District or as a poster child for polluted waterways. Published August 21, 2011

Man found dead in truck on D.C.'s Beltway

Maryland State Police say a man was found dead Wednesday morning in a truck on the shoulder of the Capital Beltway near Interstate 95. Published August 10, 2011

City State: Morning Roundup

Emails show backroom lottery deals, Wone lawsuit settled, OCF (mostly) clears Alexander, Candidates consider Ward 5 run (if necessary), GOP candidates holds early edge over likely Dems in Va. governor's race, Gray veto draws Cheh ire Published August 4, 2011

City State: Morning Roundup

Gray vetoes council's bonds-tax compromise, Cuccinelli polling well among Virginia Republicans, D.C. transgender community fears it is being targeted, council members disclose campaign cash, Younger Chavous considers run for father's former seat, McDonnell does some traveling Published August 3, 2011

City State: Morning Roundup

Democratic primary race turns ugly, Another Peaceoholics cofounder to run for city council, FOP: MPD brass violate residency rules, Trash inspectors aggressively ticketing, Immigrant advocacy group sues over Dream Act referendum, D.C. planning goes for naught Published August 2, 2011

D.C. police make arrest in July homicide

Metropolitan police on Tuesday announced an arrest in the fatal shooting in Southeast last month of a Prince George's County man. Published August 2, 2011

IN OTHER WORDS: Team Thomas has its cheerleaders

Embattled D.C. Council member Harry Thomas Jr. (or at least someone handling his email account) dispatched a letter from a faithful constituent Friday morning to his colleagues at the John A. Wilson Building. Published July 31, 2011

City State: Morning Roundup

Moran group sues Obama administration, Miller predicts passage of same-sex marriage bill, Northeast man beaten before murder, Fire house burglarized, McDonnell seeks K-12 and pension reform, Lanier is popular, Lanier is unpopular, Professor challenges same-sex dorms, McDonough to run for Congress Published July 29, 2011

2 D.C. council members call for Thomas to resign

Two D.C. Council members are calling on Harry Thomas Jr. to resign his council seat after he settled a lawsuit brought by the city accusing him of using money from a charity he operated as a personal slush fund. Published July 24, 2011