Communities

February 23, 2017 | Staff Writer

Free Income Tax Preparation Day to Take Place on Mar. 25 in Gaithersburg

Montgomery County residents earning less than $54,000 qualify for free income tax preparation through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program, according to a news release. The Montgomery County Action Agency will host an event entitled, “Super VITA Tax Day” on Mar. 25 in Gaithersburg. Residents will have access to free tax preparation and will […]

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February 22, 2017 | Staff Writer

Residents Invited to Attend Meeting Geared Towards Keeping Bicyclists and Pedestrians Safe on Roads

The Pedestrian Bicycle and Traffic Safety Advisory Committee (PBTSAC) is inviting residents to attend a special meeting to discuss Vision Zero in Montgomery County. Vision Zero is an initiative being adopted across the Country to implement a plan to prevent traffic-related fatalities and serious injuries among vehicle occupants, bicyclists and pedestrians, according to a news […]

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February 22, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

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Mayor Jud Ashman Says There’s No Need to Call Gaithersburg A Sanctuary City

Gaithersburg was recently ranked number one by WalletHub as the most diverse city in the country, which is why one resident expressed his concern over the recent executive orders on immigration signed by President Donald Trump at last night’s mayor and council meeting. “We celebrate the fact that we are the most diverse city in America […]

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February 22, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

UPDATED: Hogan Administration Proceeds with Watkins Mill Interchange

The Hogan administration has released contract documents for the Watkins Mill Interchange, a long-sought connection along Interstate 270 that had been the subject of jockeying between local politicians and the governor’s office. The project, which could have a total cost of about $130 million, is the subject of legislation that would take the unusual step […]

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February 22, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Public Input Wanted for Proposed Election Date Change in Takoma Park

Takoma Park City officials will hold a public hearing on Mar. 1 to discuss changing the date for city elections. “In the last election, the City Council put an advisory question on the ballot asking residents if they would support moving the date of elections from odd number years to even number years,” said Takoma […]

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February 16, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Planners Share Community’s Concerns about Possible Cemetery Site in Westbard (VIDEO)

Montgomery County planners say they share a church community’s concerns about a possible African-American burial site in the Westbard section of Bethesda near River Road. “We want to find out if there are human remains or burial shafts in the area that was historically a cemetery,” said Planning Director Gwen Wright in an interview with […]

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February 16, 2017 | Staff Writer

Watch Montgomery Week In Review (VIDEO)

Don Mooers hosts the latest episode of Montgomery Week in Review. His guests include Fred Evans, Kathy Stevens, Alysoun McLaughlin, and Scot Marken. Mooers and the panel discuss the new Secretary of Education with Fred Evans, literacy programs coordinated by MCAEL with Kathy Stevens, the work of the Board of Elections with Alysoun McLaughlin, and the Jewish Foundation for […]

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February 15, 2017 | Sonya Burke

African Affairs Advisory Group Launches Mental Health Awareness Campaign (VIDEO)

The African Affairs Advisory Group has launched a Mental Health Awareness campaign this month. Find out more in this MyMCMedia Extra video, below: Harriett Shangarai, chair of the African Affairs Advisory Group, said mental health is an important topic. “We see a lot of issues in our community that have not been addressed,” said Shangarai, […]

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February 15, 2017 | Staff Writer

Police Department Joins Nextdoor to Improve Communication with Residents

The Montgomery County Police Department (MCPD) has joined Nextdoor in hopes of improving communication with residents. Nextdoor is a private social network for local neighborhoods and it’s free. According to police, Nextdoor is another tool for police officers to use to reach residents. You can also find the police department on Facebook and Twitter. According to a […]

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February 15, 2017 | Staff Writer

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Meet our Pets of the Week (VIDEO)

Meet our pets of the week: Bruce and Broseph. These two cats are brothers. Find out more in the video, below: You can find out more about these cats up for adoption by visiting the Animal Services and Adoption Center website.

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