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March 24, 2017 | Staff Writer

PHED Committee to Discuss Affordable Housing and Bethesda Downtown Plan

Affordable housing will be one topic of discussion during the Montgomery County Council’s Planning, Housing and Economic Development Committee’s meeting on Mar. 27. The goal of this meeting is to address the affordable housing component of the proposed Bethesda Downtown Plan to increase or preserve affordable housing, according to a news release. In addition to affordable […]

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March 24, 2017 | Staff Writer

County Report This Week (VIDEO)

Lorna Virgili hosts the latest episode of County Report This Week, which begins with County Council reaction to the county executive’s recommended fiscal year budget and concerns about President Trump’s proposed federal budget. There are also reports on a health care rally in Gaithersburg, the Capital Bikeshare network expansion in Wheaton, and summer jobs at […]

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March 24, 2017 | Staff Writer

Weekend Planner, March 24 – March 26 (VIDEOS)

Here are some of our picks for arts and entertainment this weekend: Art: ‘Domestic Pursuits‘ at BlackRock Center for the Arts is a three-person exhibit of hand-pulled prints and stitched and woven textile works. The artists include Nancy McNamara, Dominie Nash, and Hillary Steel. The exhibit is on display in the Kay Gallery and runs through […]

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March 23, 2017 | Staff Writer

Man Charged with Burglary, Theft of Jewelry from Sears

A 34-year-old Silver Spring man faces commercial burglary and theft charges after he stayed inside a Sears store past closing and tried to steal $830,000 worth of jewelry, Montgomery County police said in a statement. Daniel E. Grant of the 3400 block of Robey Terrace in Silver Spring is being held in lieu of bail, police said. About 11:30 […]

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March 23, 2017 | Staff Writer

Katie Ledecky Inducted into Maryland Women’s Hall of Fame

Olympian Katie Ledecky, a Bethesda resident, was inducted into the Maryland Women’s Hall of Fame at a ceremony at the Miller Senate Office Building in Annapolis this month. Ledecky is the youngest inductee ever and the first Team USA swimmer. The honor places her among other extraordinary women in that Hall, including Harriet Tubman, Rachel […]

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March 23, 2017 | Staff Writer

Metro Completes Escalator Project at Bethesda Station

Metro placed the third of three escalators into service Wednesday, culminating a replacement project at the Bethesda station. The escalator is 106 feet tall — the equivalent of a 10-story building — making it the second longest in the Western Hemisphere. The Wheaton Metro Station sits at No. 1. Metro has spent $8 million over […]

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March 23, 2017 | Staff Writer

Takoma Park’s First Dog Park Opens April 2

The City of  Takoma Park announced the grand opening for a new dog park located at the end of Darwin Avenue near Takoma-Piney Branch Park. Residents are invited to join Mayor Kate Stewart and Councilmember Terry Seamens to the grand opening event on April 2, according to a news release. Construction for the city’s first […]

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March 23, 2017 | Staff Writer

Silver Spring Biotech Receives State Award

United Therapeutics Corp. received the Bright Lights Award for Innovation and Entrepreneurship for Montgomery County. Comptroller Peter Franchot presented the award Wednesday. In a statement, Franchot heralded United Therapeutics chairman and CEO Martine Rothblatt for creating hundreds of jobs and saving the lives of thousands of people. The award recognizes the private and nonprofit innovation […]

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March 22, 2017 | Staff Writer

UPDATED: Police Locate Missing Germantown Man

UPATED Montgomery County police say that Huu Banh has been located and is being reunited with family. UPDATE to Silver Alert: Huu Banh has been LOCATED and is being reunited with family. TY for sharing: https://t.co/xglLIgOIJC pic.twitter.com/37s4SHuKGF — Montgomery Co Police (@mcpnews) March 23, 2017 The Montgomery County Police Department needs your help to locate […]

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March 22, 2017 | Staff Writer

Phone Outage Reported at Gaithersburg Police Department

Due to a temporary phone outage, callers are asked to dial 301.258.6401 to reach the Gaithersburg Police Department, according to a Gaithersburg news release. For emergencies, residents should dial 911 and for non-emergency dispatched calls, dial 301.279.8000. Due to a temporary phone outage, please dial 301-258-6401 to reach the Gaithersburg Police Department. For emergencies dial […]

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