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Meredith Somers

Meredith Somers is a Metro reporter for The Washington Times. She can be reached at [email protected].

Articles by Meredith Somers

Baltimore turns out for final tribute to Schaefer

The ex-governors, Capitol Hill lawmakers and state legislators had by Wednesday largely said their goodbyes to William Donald Schaefer, and now it was time for this working-class city to bid farewell to their beloved mayor and native son. Published April 27, 2011

** FILE ** Daniel Mangione, a chef at the Ritz-Carlton in Georgetown, prepares cupcakes. (NICHOLAS GINGOLD/SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES)

British royal wedding a spectacle across pond

The marriage of Prince William and Kate Middleton on Friday will be celebrated thousands of miles away in England with millions of people watching worldwide. But area residents, especially early risers, will have plenty of opportunity to take part in royal-esque events, from the self-indulgent to the charitable. Published April 27, 2011

Zoo to review security in light of stabbing

The director of the National Zoo said Tuesday he intends to continue annual Easter Monday events despite several fights and a teen's stabbing this year - but not without a major review that includes security improvements and plans to close gates to control overflow crowds. Published April 26, 2011

Dulles Metro station appealed

Virginia Gov. Robert F. McDonnell on Monday put his political weight behind the effort to get the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority board to reconsider its decision to build the more expensive of two Dulles Metrorail station options, calling the move a "stunning" blow to the collaborative process. Published April 25, 2011

Wearing her Sunday best, 5-year-old Mercedes Webster walks down the church steps after Easter Mass at the historic Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle on Rhode Island Avenue in the District. The service, attended by an overflow congregation, focused largely on Scripture. (Drew Angerer/The Washington Times)

Sharing faith on Easter Sunday

The archbishop of Washington urged Catholics on Easter Sunday to boldly rejuvenate their faith and share it with others. Published April 24, 2011

MWAA standing by Dulles Metro decision

The chairman of the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority closed the door Wednesday on further talks about whether the authority's board should reverse its decision to build the more expensive of two Dulles Metrorail stations. Published April 20, 2011

Rep. Frank R. Wolf, Virginia Republican, on Monday urges the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority to reverse its decision to build a more costly underground Metrorail station at Washington Dulles International Airport. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

Rep. Wolf opposes more costly Dulles stop

A Northern Virginia congressman has joined the mounting opposition to building the more expensive of two proposed Dulles Metrorail stations, saying Monday that he hoped the 13-member board that made the choice will reconsider the cheaper option. Published April 18, 2011

1 dead, 1 hurt in NoVa barber shop shooting

One person was killed and another was in stable condition on Wednesday after a man walked into a Northern Virginia barbershop and shot several rounds. Published April 13, 2011

Neighbor hurt rescuing dog from fire

A Beltsville man was injured Monday when he broke a window to rescue a 12-year-old dog from his neighbor's burning home, Prince George's County fire officials said. Published April 11, 2011

Claire Tarallo, 5, of Herndon, tries to get her Disney kite aloft Sunday at the annual kite festival on the Mall. (Drew Angerer/The Washington Times)

Soaring memories at Blossom Kite Festival

With surgeonlike care and precision, Don Stark gently replaced a splintered kite dowel with a new one, tied a series of loops in the white string to demonstrate its sturdiness, returned the kite to the relieved owner, then turned to the next person waiting for the "kite doctor" at the Blossom Kite Festival on Sunday. Published April 10, 2011

Metro Board ponders 5-cent surcharge

The Metro Board on Thursday discussed a 5-cent surcharge for rail riders coming and going from some of the transit system's heavily traveled rail stations, especially Union Station in the District, in an effort to fund capital improvements. Published April 7, 2011