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CASA to Host an Orientation Session About Obama’s Executive Actions

CASA de Maryland has been holding a series of orientation clinics to inform residents about President Barack Obama’s executive action for immigration relief. On Sunday, Dec. 21, CASA is scheduled to host the last informative session at 2 p.m. in Riverdale at the St. Bernard’s Church. “It’s design for us to provide information on the […]

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Final Day is Today to Weigh in on Bethesda Downtown Plan

Today is the deadline for stakeholders and residents to weigh in on planning staff concepts for downtown Bethesda over the next 20 years. Stakeholders and residents’ input on the Bethesda Downtown Plan can have a major impact on what county planners ultimately decide to recommend for implementation to the county executive. Via an online feedback […]

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Police Need Your Help to Find Missing Silver Spring Woman (PHOTO)

Montgomery County police officers are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a missing Silver Spring woman. According to police, Claire Duffy, age 48, of the 1200 block of East-West Highway in Silver Spring, was last seen in the area of Carroll Avenue in Takoma Park on December 16. Duffy is described by police as […]

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Santa and Chanukah Parades Share Spotlight at Rockville Fire Station (PHOTOS) (VIDEO)

There were a few rabbis, Christmas lights, a menorah and Santa Claus and it was all under one roof and the roof was that of the Rockville Volunteer Fire Department Thursday night.   For the first time, Station 3 out of Rockville hosted the Santa Ride, a parade through the community with Santa on the […]

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SoulCycle to Open Bethesda Studio on Dec. 18 (PHOTOS)

UPDATED Fitness fans take note: SoulCycle, the country’s full-body indoor cycling studio, will open a Bethesda studio next week at 4931 Elm Street. The new Montgomery County location is scheduled to open on Dec. 18 just a few months after SoulCycle opened the doors to its first D.C. area ride at its M Street studio […]

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Alan Gross Returns to Maryland (PHOTOS)

Alan Gross, a USAID subcontractor who lived in Potomac, was released from a Cuban prison on Dec. 17 as part of an agreement between the U.S. and Cuba. Gross spent more than five years in a Cuba prison. He was arrested in December 2009. After arriving on American soil, Gross talked to reporters at a press conference where […]

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Follow Police Department’s Santa Ride on Twitter (PHOTOS)

Santa has traded his sleigh for a motorcycle. The Montgomery County Police Department’s annual “Santa Ride” started at 10 a.m. on Dec. 17. Motor squad officers are escorting Santa on a motorcycle bringing gift bags and donations to a party for the children whose families are residents at the Children’s Inn at NIH. Montgomery County Police […]

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Celebrating Hanukkah Around the County

Hanukkah begins at sundown on Dec. 16 and ends in the evening of December 24. This is one of the best known Jewish holidays- an eight-day observance to honor the struggle for religious freedom. Rabbi Yehuda Glick, from Chabad of Germantown, said Hanukkah is a holiday that dates back more than 2,000 years to celebrate […]

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Costco’s Plan for Wheaton Gas Station Gets Thumbs Down by County Hearing Examiner

Costco should not be given a special exception to construct a 16-pump gas station on its property in Wheaton, according to  a hearing examiner with the Montgomery County Board of Appeals. The report by Martin L. Grossman, hearing examiner and director for the Office of Zoning and Administrative Hearings, was released late last week. According to the […]

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WUMCO Short Toys for Needy Kids in Poolesville Area

The Western Upper Montgomery County HELP Inc. is scrambling to make sure none of the more than 350 kids it serves goes without a Christmas gift this year. “We are currently in a “toy crisis”,” said Cathy Beliveau, WUMCO executive director. Beliveau said WUMCO got half the amount of toys requested from Toys For Tots distribution facility […]

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