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Second Hispanic Gala Celebration of Latino Students in Silver Spring (VIDEO)

Sixty Latino students were the recipients of the 2014 Maryland Hispanic Achievement Scholarships presented at the Montgomery County Executive’s Hispanic Gala on Sept. 18 at The Fillmore in Silver Spring. In this MyMcMedia Extra, Lorna Virgili, President/CEO of the National Hispanic Communication Group, tells us how it all began.  Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett and wife, Catherine […]

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A Few Dozen Seventh-Graders Fall Short Still on Immunizations

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As of Friday afternoon just 45 seventh-graders at Montgomery County’s Public schools have yet to comply with new immunizations requirements. Those students who do not have the proper immunizations will be excluded from attending classes Monday, according to MCPS spokesman Dana Tofig. So far MCPS has not stopped any seventh-grader who hasn’t complied with the […]

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Ana Sol Gutierrez to Receive “Public Service Award” at Hispanic Gala

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Maryland Delegate Ana Sol Gutierrez will be presented the “Public Service Award” at the Sept. 18 Montgomery County Executive Hispanic Gala. Gutierrez was the first Salvadoran-American to be elected to office in the U.S., and serves on the House Appropriations Committee. “We are delighted that Delegate Gutiérrez will honor us by accepting this award.  She made history as […]

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Local Leaders Announce YOLO Program to Curb Pedestrian Crashes Involving Teens (PHOTOS)

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UPDATED- Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett, County Council President Craig Rice and Vice President of the Montgomery County Board of Education Patricia O’Neill today announced the launch of a new education program to reduce pedestrian crashes involving teens. Other speakers included: Montgomery County Council members Cherri Branson and Roger Berliner, Seneca Valley High School Principal Marc […]

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Legal Fees for School Board Credit Card Review to Total $140,000

Montgomery County taxpayers will likely spend about $140,000 in legal fees for the the review of what the county’s school board members put on their county-issued credit cards. The school board recently was presented a June legal fees reported that shows $112,000 was spent in that month on the credit card issue. MCPS Spokesman Dana Tofig […]

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An Afternoon of Innovation at the Maker Faire in Silver Spring (VIDEO)

KID Museum, a new children’s museum in Montgomery County, hosted on Sept. 14 the Maker Faire in Silver Spring. It was an afternoon of curious eyes and lots of making, creating and inventing. At the free family event, there were robots of all shapes and sizes, 3D printed jewelry, automated chess boards, NASA’s Hubble Space […]

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Avalon School Football Coach Kicks Off Season at New School (VIDEO)

As a football coach, Tyree Spinner was used to having a weightroom, a training room, suiting up nearly 50 guys on varsity and a turf field to call home. Now, as the new head football coach for the Avalon School in Gaithersburg, Spinner trains his team of 30 players on rented county fields, using local gyms […]

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Van Hollen Touts Maker Faire (VIDEO)

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In this MyMCMedia extra, U.S. Rep. Chris Van Hollen tells us what he thought about the Maker Faire and he’s excited about the future of the KID Museum, too.

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Status of the Start School After Labor Day Petition (VIDEO)

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In this MyMCMedia Extra, Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot shares the status of his “Let Summer Be Summer” petition. Franchot says even Governor Martin O’Malley has signed the petition. Take a look:

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State Grants More Time for Seventh-Graders to Get Immunized

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Montgomery  County Public Schools has applied for a 45-day waiver from the state Health and Human Services Department to allow seventh-graders who have not yet complied with the new state immunizations requirements another 45 days to get the vaccinations they need. “At this point we are continuing to work with families to ensure students get the immunizations […]

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