Articles by Sonya Burke

September 23, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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Friday Night Under the Lights: Bullis Over O’Connell, 21-0 (PHOTOS)

In Potomac on Friday night, it was the Bullis Bulldogs over the Bishop O’Connell Knights, 21-0. Photographer Phil Fabrizio captured some of the game highlights, below: Final Score: Bullis Football is victorious 21-0 over Bishop O'Connell — Bullis Athletics (@BullisAthletics) September 24, 2016 Halftime Score: Bullis leads Bishop O'Connell 14-0 — Bullis Athletics (@BullisAthletics) September […]

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September 23, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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MCPS Superintendent Jack Smith: “We Must Confront Issues Head On” (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Public Schools Superintendent Jack Smith is commending the work of three principals in a video message posted on the district’s website. Smith singles out the principals of Damascus High, Robert Frost Middle and Watkins Mill High schools for engaging students in difficult conversations about patriotism and racism. The Watkins Mill football team was […]

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September 23, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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Montgomery County Executive Hispanic Gala Honors 78 Scholars (VIDEO)

The 2016 Montgomery County Executive Hispanic Gala honored 78 scholars on Thursday night at The Fillmore in Silver Spring. “The 2016 class of scholars represents the immense diversity in our county,” said Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett. Find out more in this MyMCMedia Extra, video: Selected awardees are attending 14 colleges and universities throughout the […]

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September 23, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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Gaithersburg High School Evacuated Friday Morning

The smell of gas in the hallways of Gaithersburg High School on Friday morning resulted in the evacuation of students and staff. That’s the word from Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) spokesperson Derek Turner. According to Turner, students were evacuated around 7:20 a.m. and the fire department and the utility company were called to investigate […]

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September 23, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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Five Things to Know Today, Sept. 23, in Montgomery County

It’s Friday, and the second day of fall. Here are your five things to know today, Sept. 23, in Montgomery County: 1. Human Trafficking: A regional conference about preventing and prosecuting human trafficking takes place today at the Universities at Shady Grove. 2. Fatal Overdoses on the Rise:  The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene […]

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September 23, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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Heroin: “The Quiet Epidemic” in Montgomery County (VIDEO)

County Cable Montgomery has produced a 30-minute video report about the heroin epidemic in Montgomery County. You can watch the show in its entirety, below:

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September 22, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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Robert Frost Middle School Principal Describes Bus Incident as “Offensive” and “Inappropriate”

Some middle school students were chanting on a Montgomery County school bus this week, and that chant included a racial slur.  The chant was recorded on video and shared on social media. The principal of Robert Frost Middle School in Rockville has written a letter to parents, students and staff to notify them of the […]

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September 21, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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Police Crack Down on Distracted Driving Along I-270

Maryland troopers and Montgomery County police officers are cracking down on distracted and aggressive driving along I-270 in Montgomery County. On Wednesday morning, between 6 a.m. and 10 a.m., police pulled over 129 motorists and issued 119 traffic citations and 69 warnings. According to a news release from the Maryland State Police Department, this joint […]

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September 21, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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Judge Greenberg Rules Term Limits Charter Amendment Can Go on Nov. Ballot

In a decision entered today, Judge Robert Greenberg has ruled that the term limits charter amendment petition that was certified by the Montgomery County Board of Elections (BOE) last month can be placed on the Nov. 8th ballot. This decision is good news for local attorney and community activist Robin Ficker, who organized the petition […]

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September 20, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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Local Leaders Launch Fix I-270 Now Coalition (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

Local leaders have launched a new coalition entitled, Fix I-270 Now, to widen and improve traffic conditions along I-270. “The gridlock and endless congestion on I-270 is one of the biggest problems facing Maryland, severely impacting the quality of life and economic competitiveness of one of our most critical job creating regions,” said U.S. Representative […]

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