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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

Still not enough cash for D.C.; Lawsuit in South Capitol Street shooting; Gandhi says tax collected properly; More than one-third of petition signatures came from web; Gansler seeking political points?; Parents upset about third-grade textbook's liberal agenda Published June 23, 2011

City State: Morning Roundup

Allen is 'tracked'; MPD civilian overrules trial boards; Maryland changes teacher evaluation; Former postmaster general to be named to MWAA board chief; Wells not ruling out mayoral run; D.C. schools getting better; NFL lockout hurts Maryland; McDonnell in Paris Published June 21, 2011

Escaped D.C. ward recaptured in Southeast

A ward of the District who escaped custody has been recaptured by U.S. Marshals, officials with the Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services (DYRS) said Tuesday. Published June 21, 2011

City State: Morning Roundup

Ward 7 wants Yvette out; Lottery prepares for online games; Grand jury hears evidence on Gray; Fire department policy harmful to pregnant firefighters; DYRS ward escapes -- again; MetroAccess drivers snooze; Free State not so free; Post poll on AIDS; Va. Senate candidate calls for Holder to step down; GOP candidates visit Maryland Published June 21, 2011

City State: Morning Roundup

More poll results; troubled strip club; Peck back in government; Obama team organizing; Lasting effects from dirty tricks; Hospital fight may not be over Published June 20, 2011

**FILE** D.C. Council member Harry Thomas Jr., Ward 5 Democrat (The Washington Times)

IN OTHER WORDS: Civil suit not Thomas’ first rodeo

Before D.C. Council member Harry Thomas Jr. faced a $1 million civil suit filed by the D.C. attorney general over questionable fundraising and spending by his not-a-charity Team Thomas, he faced another civil lawsuit seeking to compel him to pay back a modest sum of a few thousand dollars in student loans. Published June 12, 2011

Arrest made in Capitol Heights homicide

Prince George’s County police on Friday arrested a D.C. man in connection with a fatal shooting last month in Capitol Heights. Published June 11, 2011

City State: Morning Roundup

Johnson 'legacy' faces shredding; Ramsey riled by Lanier; Thomas did not disclose; GOP criticizes cost estimate of O'Malley Asia junket; Nickles on Thomas; Virginia to reconcile redistricting plans; Speed cameras heading for the Beltway; Brown quits Metro Published June 10, 2011

Bernard J. Sadusky

Interim schools superintendent named in Md.

A former Queen Anne's County Public Schools superintendent was named interim superintendent of the Maryland State Department of Education on Thursday. Published June 9, 2011

Missing swimmer’s body recovered

The body of a swimmer who went missing in the Triadelphia Reservoir in Brookville was recovered on Tuesday, Montgomery County Police said. Published June 7, 2011

IN OTHER WORDS: Which D.C. chief is tougher on cops?

Metropolitan Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier appeared on WTOP Radio's "Ask the Chief" program Thursday and discussed an article in The Washington Times on complaints by male command staff members of receiving harsher discipline than their female counterparts. Published June 5, 2011

City State: Morning Roundup

More Navigatorgate FOIAs, DYRS nominee in peril, juvenile escapees caught, MoCo Council versus cops, (Another) PG developer busted, Allen remains faithful, Bumpy rides for Metro, Bridge tolls increased, no charges in DC9 death Published June 3, 2011

No charges filed in DC9 case

Prosecutors will not pursue criminal charges related to the death of a Silver Spring man near the DC9 nightclub in the District's U Street corridor in October. Published June 2, 2011

D.C. man sentenced for 2010 armed robbery

A D.C. man was sentenced Tuesday in connection with a daylight armed robbery in Northeast last year during which he and another man fired 19 warning shots into the air — only to be caught by police who were nearby and heard the gunfire. Published May 31, 2011

‘Outrageous’ talking points from Barry, Brown

When D.C. Council member Michael A. Brown didn't even seem to notice fellow council member Marion Barry's entreaties to speak one last time at a subcommittee meeting on Thursday, you could tell things were about to get awkward. Published May 29, 2011