Articles by Mitti Hicks

July 27, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Program Offers Paid Internships to Underserved Youth

In an effort to help the more than 8,000 disconnected youth in Montgomery County, Urban Alliance partnered with local businesses to offer high school students an opportunity to gain professional work experience. A report from the Montgomery County Office of Legislative Oversight describes disconnected youth as individuals between the ages of 16 to 24, who […]

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July 26, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Update on Germantown Sinkhole

Crews from Montgomery County Department of Transportation are working around the clock to repair the area of Father Hurley Boulevard where a sinkhole developed earlier this week. According to Bruce Johnston, chief of the Division of Transportation Engineering with MCDOT, the sinkhole is the result of a damaged culvert underneath the ground.  It isn’t clear […]

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July 25, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Here’s What You Can Do to Avoid Identify Theft

U.S. Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-MD) joined Maryland Attorney General, Brian Frosh, and Montgomery County Office of Consumer Protection Director, Eric Friedman, to discuss identify theft prevention from scammers during the inaugural Consumer Fest. The event, held at Veterans Plaza in Silver Spring Tuesday evening, also featured a resource fair for residents to learn more organizations […]

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July 25, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Five Things to Know for July 25 in Montgomery County

Here are five things you need to know for Wednesday, July 25, in Montgomery County: 1. Beltway Relief: The Maryland Department of Transportation’s State Highway Administration will hold a public workshop to consider improvements along the Capital Beltway and I-270. Tonight’s workshop will be held at Thomas W. Pyle Middle School, located at 6311 Wilson Lane in […]

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July 24, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Silver Spring Resident Turns 107 Years Old

Happy Birthday Dorothy Dworkin, a resident of Silver Spring turned 107 years old Tuesday. Her son, Bob Dworkin,  attributes her long life and health to “worrying about her children.” Dworkin was born on July 24, 1911, and traveled to the Washington D.C. area at the young age of three. According to the U.S. Census Bureau,  […]

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July 24, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Concert in Rockville to Benefit Hurricane Maria Victims

In an effort to raise money to rebuild communities in Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria last year, a local nonprofit is hosting a series of concerts in the Washington D.C. metro area. Vieques en el Corazon will hold a fundraising music tour from July 24 through July 29. The tour will feature Puerto Rico-based musician […]

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July 24, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Five Things to Know for July 24 in Montgomery County

Here are five things you need to know for Tuesday, July 24, in Montgomery County: 1. Rainy Tuesday: As heavy rain continues through the region, officials are reminding residents that some roads may become flooded and to “turn around, don’t drown.” 2. Peace Day: Montgomery County Council President Hans Riemer will join Councilmember Sidney Katz in […]

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July 23, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Roads Close in Montgomery County Due to Sinkhole

Updated: Bruce Johnston, chief of the Division of Transportation Engineering with the Montgomery County Department of Transportation said crews are working to open Father Hurley Boulevard later this week. According to Johnston, a collapsed culvert running underneath the road is what caused a massive sinkhole.  A replacement pipe is currently being designed that will be set […]

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July 23, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Montgomery College Rockville Campus to Host Salvadoran-American Festival

Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett joined other state and local leaders on the Montgomery College Rockville Campus Monday to announce that the Ninth Annual Salvadoran-American Day Festival will be held at the college. The free festival, hosted by the COTSA, will take place on Aug. 5 from 11 a.m. to 7 pm. This year’s event […]

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July 23, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Five Things to Know for July 23 in Montgomery County

Here are five things you need to know for Monday, July 23, in Montgomery County: 1. Council Work: The Montgomery County Council has a busy day of committee work. The Public Safety Committee, meeting at 9:25 a.m., will get an update on crime statistics. The Education Committee, meeting at 1:55 p.m., will hear from the […]

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