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Glen Echo Park Fire (PHOTOS)

UPDATED Montgomery County firefighters say an electrical fire sparked a blaze at Glen Echo Park around 3 a.m. on Friday. Fire and Rescue Services Spokesperson Pete Piringer said there was heavy smoke showing when the first units arrived on scene overnight. According to Piringer, sprinklers controlled the fire in an art studio, classroom and jewelry […]

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Police Find Missing Gaithersburg Woman (PHOTO)

UPDATED Jan. 29- Montgomery County Police have located a Gaithersburg woman who has been missing since Jan. 9. ORIGINAL POST Montgomery County Police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a missing Gaithersburg woman. Police are concerned for the emotional and physical welfare of Elizabeth ‘Betty’ Jean Queen, age 69, of the hundred block of Orchard […]

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Students in Silver Spring Learn About Suicide Prevention (VIDEO)

The school day started with games, sharing fun memories from the holidays, and favorite foods just before a more serious talk about one of the leading causes of death among teenagers: suicide. To help in the efforts of preventing suicide among teens, the National Alliance on Mental Illness of Montgomery County in partnership with Umttr- […]

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County Resident Honors Mother By Giving Back to the Community

Aubrey Alston, of Gaithersburg, said his mother did “the best she could with what she had.” He grew up in single parent home in the inner city of Newark, New Jersey, and said his family was part of the “working-poor.” Alston decided to start Julie’s Food Pantry, an organization to “uplift and support” Montgomery County’s low income […]

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Montgomery County Bikeshare Exceeds Projections

Montgomery County’s Bikeshare program celebrated its first year of operation in fall 2014 and exceeded participation projections with 35,000 trips taken. The County’s Department of Transportation (MCDOT) launched its Capital Bikeshare network in October 2013 with 14 stations. Over the following months, the program ramped up to install a total of 51 stations in three […]

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Montgomery County Launches “Young Montgomery” TV Show

The Montgomery County Office of Public Information (PIO) has launched “Young Montgomery,” a half-hour cable television show geared to highlight the accomplishments and activities of the County’s youth population. “Young people represent our County’s future and they have a lot they want to say. I’m pleased that ‘Young Montgomery’ will be an outlet for hearing […]

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Animal Lovers Turn out to Testify For and Against Bill 50-14 (PHOTOS)

Montgomery County residents love their animals. That was certainly evident at a Jan. 27 public hearing about proposed Bill 50-14 that would ban retail pet stores that sell dogs and cats in Montgomery County. Dozens of residents packed the Council’s chamber, many of them wearing stickers or buttons that read “Animal Lover” or “Stop Puppy […]

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Resource Fair For Low Income Residents Set For Jan. 28 (VIDEO)

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The Montgomery County Community Action Board, in partnership with the city of Gaithersburg, will host a free public forum and resource fair to explore issues impacting low-income County residents. The forum, entitled Raise Your Voice! Poverty in Montgomery County invites members of the community to participate in this program, which will include a resource fair […]

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Rockville Mayor Bridget Newton Delivers State of the City on Jan. 29

Rockville Mayor Bridget Newton will deliver the State of the City address on Jan. 29. In this MyMCMedia Extra Video, she provides a preview: If you miss the event, Rockville 11 will rebroadcast the Mayor’s address on its television channel.

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Rockville Celebrates Life of Martin Luther King, Jr. (VIDEO)

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The city of Rockville commemorated the dream of Martin Luther King, Jr. with a celebration of his life, his legacy and his vision of a beloved community. Rockville 11 reports: Visit our PEG partner Rockville11 to view more of its programming.

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