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August 25, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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Five Things to Know Today, Aug. 25, in Montgomery County

Here are your five things to know today, Aug. 25, in Montgomery County: 1. The Montgomery County Board of Education meets today in both closed and public sessions. You can peruse the BOE agenda, here. 2. The 2016 Power Conference: Women Doing Business takes place today at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel and Conference Center. 3. […]

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August 24, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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Community Police Academy for Spanish-Speaking Residents Begins on Sept. 8th

Save the date! The Montgomery County Police Department’s Community Police Academy for Spanish-speaking residents begins on Sept. 8th. Classes meet on Thursday evenings from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., with graduation planned for December 15th (a 15-week academy).  This program is free of charge, and classes are taught in Spanish. More information about the Community Police […]

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August 24, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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Berliner Speaks Out Against Term Limits at Charter Review Commission

Montgomery County Council Vice President Roger Berliner testified against term limits at today’s Charter Review Commission meeting, and afterwards he posted a copy of his statement online. According to Berliner’s statement, all nine members of the Council agree that “term limits would not be in the best interest of our county.” He said he’s “not […]

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August 24, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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Five Things to Know Today, Aug. 24, in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, Aug. 24, in Montgomery County: 1. Police are investigating an overnight death in Burtonsville as a homicide. 2. Shop at any Whole Foods Market in Montgomery County today and five percent of all purchases will go to Manna Food Center. 3. The Montgomery Charter Review Commission meets at […]

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August 23, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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Election Director Confirms Robin Ficker’s Term Limits Petition Has Enough Signatures

A Montgomery County Board of Elections (BOE) official announced on Tuesday that defense attorney and local activist Robin Ficker has collected more than the 10,000 signatures necessary to put term limits on the ballot later this year. In a letter to Ficker (that is posted on the BOE website), Election Director Margaret Jurgensen wrote, “the […]

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August 23, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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Katie Ledecky to Throw Out First Pitch at Nationals/Orioles Game

Olympic gold medalist Katie Ledecky, a Montgomery County resident, is scheduled to throw out the first pitch at the Nationals/Orioles game on Wednesday night at Nationals Park. Just last week, Ledecky returned to her Bethesda home from the Rio Olympics with five medals: four gold and one silver. On Monday, she visited with patients at […]

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August 23, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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Pepco Rate Case Hearing Scheduled for Sept. 6 in Rockville

The Maryland Public Service Commission (PSC) has scheduled a Sept. 6th public hearing in Rockville on a request by Potomac Electric Power Company (PEPCO) to increase its electric distribution rates by $104 million (an increase of about $13 a month for the typical residential customer). According to the PSC, Pepco provides electricity to about 560,000 […]

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August 23, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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Board of Education Candidates Forum Set for Sept. 28 (VIDEO)

The League of Women Voters of Montgomery County, Montgomery County Council of PTAs  and the  NAACP (Montgomery County, MD Branch Parents’ Council) are hosting a Board of Education candidates forum on Sept. 28 at 6:30 p.m. at John F. Kennedy High School. The forum includes Jeanette Dixon and Phil Kauffman in the at large race; […]

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August 23, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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The Rose Garden at Brookside Gardens (VIDEO)

Looking for something to do before the kids head back to school? How about visiting the Rose Garden at Brookside Gardens.

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August 23, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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A Preview of Montgomery College’s Speaker Series that Begins on Sept. 15 (VIDEO)

Montgomery College launches its Frank Islam Athenaeum speaker series at the Germantown campus on Sept. 15th. Find out more about the lecture series in this report, below:

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