PHOTOS: Demolition is officially underway at WSSC building

July 12, 2019

By MARIA D. JAMES — The former Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC) building on Hamilton Street is coming down for good. The construction team was on-site on July 12 to tear down the building, which has been the source for much debate and discussion in the community for several years. [read more]

WSSC building scheduled for demolition

May 30, 2019

UPDATE: On June 30, Karl Granzow said that because of changes being made to July Fourth programming in downtown D.C., the Department of Transportation rescinded all the road permits for the large machinery that would be necessary for demolition until after July 4. Therefore, Werrlein Properties [read more]

Rotten tomatoes in the WSSC parking lot

August 31, 2016

BY KIT SLACK — Around 6pm in the old WSSC parking lot next to the Magruder Park playground on Aug. 30, a small group of protesters behind caution tape screamed and waved signs saying “We need healthcare!” and “Boo, Mr. President!” A black suburban pulled past them, and the protesters [read more]

PHOTOS: Water main break closes Madison Street near 33rd Avenue

February 18, 2015

BY CAROLINE SELLE — At approximately 4:15 p.m. on February 18, WSSC work crews were out at the intersection of Madison Street and 33rd Avenue to repair a broken water main. Water streamed down 33rd Avenue as students walked home from school, and several walked through snowbanks to avoid the [read more]

Family narrowly escapes sinkhole caused by water main break

January 27, 2015

BY CAROLINE SELLE AND REBECCA BENNETT — Updated at 5:50 p.m.  A 12-inch water main break on Edmonston Road near Decatur Street just outside the City of Hyattsville caused a sinkhole that swallowed a car and nearly the family inside. That family is displaced, and according to the Washington [read more]
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