Berliner Says Council Will Pass $15 an Hour Minimum Wage by Year’s End (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Council President Roger Berliner is promising that a $15 minimum wage will pass by the end of this year. Berliner was asked about the minimum wage issue at a rally in Silver Spring on Sunday night and at a news...

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Berliner Asks PSC to Enforce Reliability Requirements in Pepco/Exelon Merger (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Council President Roger Berliner, who chairs the Council’s Transportation, Infrastructure, Energy and Environment (T&E) Committee, is asking the Maryland Public Service Commission (PSC) to enforce the...

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Shop Maryland Energy Tax Free Weekend: Feb. 18-20 (VIDEO)

Need a new appliance? You can save money and help the environment by taking part in Shop Maryland Energy Tax Free Weekend from Feb. 18 – 20. Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot has been traveling across the state of...

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Decadent, Indulgent, Buttery Lobster

Whether you’re celebrating a birthday, an anniversary, or even a Friday, pro’s always do it with Lobster. These somewhat gnarly-looking creatures give new meaning to the idiom don’t always judge a book by...

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Alan Gregerman Headlines Small Business Network Series on Feb. 16 at MCM (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

Award-winning author Alan Gregerman was the featured speaker at the Feb. 16 Small Business Network event at Montgomery Community Media (MCM) studios in Rockville. Dr. Gregerman’s topic was titled, “The Necessity of...

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Tipo’s Toybox to Close

Tipo’s Toybox, a children’s toy store in the Kentlands, will be closing in a couple of weeks, owner Lew Tipograph said Monday. “We hoped it would be a community store, but that just didn’t quite work out,” Tipograph...

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February 27, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Berliner Says Council Will Pass $15 an Hour Minimum Wage by Year’s End (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Council President Roger Berliner is promising that a $15 minimum wage will pass by the end of this year. Berliner was asked about the minimum wage issue at a rally in Silver Spring on Sunday night and at a news briefing with reporters on Monday morning. “Before the year is out, we will […]

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February 22, 2017 | Staff Writer

Rockville Employment Agency Recognized for Best Staffing and Talent Award

Sparks Group, a temporary staffing and recruiting service provided headquartered in Rockville, was recognized as a winner in the 2017 Best of Staffing Client and Talent Awards. Less than two percent of staffing agencies in North America receive this award, according to a news release. “We are honored to receive this recognition from the larger […]

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February 17, 2017 | Staff Writer

Shop Maryland Energy Tax Free Weekend: Feb. 18-20 (VIDEO)

Need a new appliance? You can save money and help the environment by taking part in Shop Maryland Energy Tax Free Weekend from Feb. 18 – 20. Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot has been traveling across the state of Maryland to kick off his statewide promotional tour to encourage Marylanders to go green. During the weekend […]

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February 16, 2017 | Staff Writer

Alan Gregerman Headlines Small Business Network Series on Feb. 16 at MCM (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

Award-winning author Alan Gregerman was the featured speaker at the Feb. 16 Small Business Network event at Montgomery Community Media (MCM) studios in Rockville. Dr. Gregerman’s topic was titled, “The Necessity of Strangers: Unlocking the Brilliance in Yourself, Your Organization, and the World Around You.” You may watch Gregerman’s presentation, below: Gregerman is an award-winning […]

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February 14, 2017 | Staff Writer

A Reminder from Pepco on Valentine’s Day about Foil Balloons

Pepco officials are reminding residents to hold onto their foil-coated or metallic balloons when outdoors this Valentine’s Day. According to a Pepco news release,  these free flying balloons result in power outages impacting thousands of customers each year. When foil-coated balloons contact a power line or other electric equipment, their metallic properties can cause a […]

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February 14, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Dozens Rally at Macedonia Baptist Church About Historic Burial Site in Bethesda (VIDEO)

Montgomery County police officers stopped traffic on River Road in Bethesda on Sunday afternoon so dozens of protesters who gathered at Macedonia Baptist Church could march across the road to a property the demonstrators say is the site of a historic African-American burial ground. The protesters carried signs that read, “Black Lives Matter,” “Black History […]

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February 12, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Equity One to Contract Ground Radar Studies for Cemetery Site

The company that is pushing a redevelopment plan for the Westbard neighborhood of Bethesda said it plans to pursue a contract for Earth-penetrating radar studies of an area believed to be the site of a former African-American cemetery. Because of the lack of action on the studies, the Macedonia Baptist Church plans a protest Sunday. […]

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February 12, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Tipo’s Toybox to Close

Tipo’s Toybox, a children’s toy store in the Kentlands, will be closing in a couple of weeks, owner Lew Tipograph said Monday. “We hoped it would be a community store, but that just didn’t quite work out,” Tipograph said. The store is at 724 Center Point Way, Gaithersburg. Tipo blamed the closing on poor business. […]

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February 10, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Traffic Study Shows County Moving Slower

Motorists coursing through Montgomery County traveled 4 mph slower in 2015 than in 2011, according to a new study from the county Planning Board. And if anyone had trouble guessing, most of the speed reductions are in down county areas and along the I-270 corridor, the mobility assessment report says. County planners drafted the report, […]

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February 9, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Marilyn Balcombe Plans Run for County Council in 2018 (VIDEO)

Germantown resident Marilyn Balcombe, who is the president and CEO of the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce, is planning a run for Montgomery County Council in 2018. In an interview at the studios of Montgomery Community Media (see videos below), Balcombe, a Democrat, said she wants to make sure the County Council has experienced, knowledgeable, and […]

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