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Boffi-Maxalto's Summer Kickoff with Chef Roberto Donna

Boffi-Maxalto's Summer Kickoff with Chef Roberto Donna
Showroom Managers Julia Walter and Brian Fell along with Boffi's Lilian Leong and Maxalto's Thor Ochs welcome guests for an evening soiree Boffi-Maxalto held a Summer Soiree on June 26 at the Boffi-Maxalto Showroom, 3320 M Street NW in Cady's Alley/Georgetown. Boffi-Maxalto kicked off summer with specially-created hors d'oeuvres by renown Chef Roberto Donna, Esquire's 2012 Chef of the Year, as well as a Prosecco tasting with Altaneve. The chef was interacting with guests while preparing risotto in one of the Boffi kitchens.

Design Army's Pum Lefebure Selected as 1 of 2 US Design Judges at Cannes Lions

Design Army's Pum Lefebure Selected as 1 of 2 US Design Judges at Cannes Lions


The Chief Creative Officer of the Washington, DC-based firm sees the power of design as a global theme

Pum Lefebure, co-founder and Chief Creative Officer of Design Army, www.designarmy.com, is one of only two US judges in the Design category at the global 61st Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, June 15-21, in France. She was selected to judge the world's leading celebration of creativity in communications.

Potomac High School teacher assaults cop during investigation

LANHAM, Md. (WUSA9) -- Virginia State Police say a high school teacher who is accused of having inappropriate contact with a minor assaulted an officer during the investigation.

Potomac High School teacher Linda Burke, 41, assaulted a Virginia State Police special agent while being interviewed on June 11, officials say.

State Police began investigating the allegations of inappropriate contact between Burke and a minor at the request of the Prince William County Police Department.

Linda Burke, who lives in Manassas, teaches English as a second language at the school. She has been with the school system since 2003 and is currently on administrative leave.

She has been charged with one count of felony assault on a police officer and one misdemeanor count of obstruction of justice, police say.

Police: Md. teacher recorded exchange student in shower

POTOMAC, Md. (WUSA9) -- Montgomery County police have arrested a school teacher who they say admitted to recording a foreign exchange student in the shower without her knowledge.

Darrien Lamont Tucker, 39, has been charged with five counts of conducting visual surveillance of another person in a private place without that person's consent and with prurient intent.

Police say the victim, an 18-year-old foreign exchange student, was living with Tucker's family. Police describe Tucker as her host father.

The victim told police that on May 27 and 28, Tucker slid an iPad under the bathroom door while she was showering. After the incident, the victim used her phone to record tucker sliding the iPad under the door on further occasions. She also caught Tucker using a video camera which she placed outside the bathroom, according to police.

Montgomery County Police announce hate crime arrests

GAITHERSBURG, Md. (WUSA9) --Montgomery County Police have announced the arrests of two teenagers in a series of hate crimes in Montgomery County, Md.

At a news conference late Friday afternoon, Police Chief Thomas Manger, County Executive Ike Leggett and members of the faith community said this type of crime will not be tolerated.

Two 16 year-old boys who attend a public high school in Potomac are under arrest. Police say a tip from a school resource officer helped crack this case.

Police Chief Thomas Manger said, "The fact that anyone at the age of 16 has the ability to have this kind of motivation and perpetrate this kind of act is very troubling."

The anti-Semitic slogans the teenagers allegedly painted in several Potomac locations were so hateful, Police Chief Thomas Manger refused to say them.

Two juveniles charged for vandalisms with swastikas

POTOMAC, Md. (WUSA9) -- Montgomery County police say they have charged two juveniles with three vandalism incidents in Potomac.

The first two vandalisms happened in the 11600 block of Seven Locks Road. At the Montgomery Child Care a swastika and the writing All Jews Burn was found on two buses. At the Young Israel of Potomac, police found a swastika drawn on the synagogue sign.

The third incident happened at a home in the 11100 block of Old Coach Road. A swastika and the letters SS were drawn on a windshield of a vehicle.

During the investigation, officers were able to get surveillance video showing the teens in these incidents. Police were able to identify the suspects with the help of a school resource officer.

Md. police: increase in car vandalism

ROCKVILLE, Md. (WUSA9) -- Montgomery County Police are alerting residents in the Rockville and Potomac areas that there has been an increase in the number of vandalism to vehicle incidents during the month of April.

Authorities said since April 5, deputies have responded to at least 20 reports of vandalism to vehicles. Police said vehicle tires have been slash, vehicle windows have been broken, and vehicles have been spray painted.

According to authorities, the incidents happened at the following locations:

•Larkmeade Lane (1)

•Deborah Drive (3)

•Paulsboro Drive (1)

•Finegan Farm Drive (2)

•Seven Locks Road (2)

•Lochinver Lane (1)

•Powder Horn Drive (1)

•Old Coach Road (1)

•Lambertina Place (1)

•Broad Green Drive (4)

•Chilham Place (1)