Government

March 27, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Added Security Expected for Council Office Building

The Montgomery County Council is contemplating increasing the security at its Rockville offices on Maryland Avenue, Council President Roger Berliner said Monday at his weekly meeting with reporters. The added security will include limiting public entrances and adding scanning equipment similar to what is used at the county courthouse or the state’s legislative offices in […]

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March 27, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Hate-Filled Messages Flood MCPS in Wake of Rape Allegations (VIDEOS)

Hate-fueled invective has filled the lines of communication into the Montgomery County Public Schools in the wake of rape allegations of Rockville High School. Many of the email messages can’t be repeated because of the profanity, but the messages that lack profanity contain disturbing images. One message to Superintendent Jack Smith: “For the glory of […]

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March 27, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Marc Elrich on the street

Elrich Running for County Executive (VIDEO)

Councilmember Marc Elrich announced Sunday he was running in 2018 for county executive, joining a field that already includes at least Councilmember George Leventhal on the Democratic side and Robin Ficker running as a Republican. He stepped outside the Council Office Building in Rockville on Monday to discuss his campaign.

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March 27, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

County Council Considering Cemetery Inventory (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Council President Roger Berliner said Monday he was working with Councilmember Craig Rice to develop an inventory of burial sites, which could be consulted when development is proposed. He talked about it at his weekly meeting with reporters.

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March 27, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Roger Berliner in yellow tie

Berliner Pledges More Money to Improve School Security (VIDEO)

As Montgomery County Public Schools completes a safety audit of Rockville High School, County Council President Roger Berliner pledged Monday the council will ensure the school system has adequate funding. “I have informed the superintendent that I will support any additional funding that is required to ensure our schools have the resources they need to […]

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March 27, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Berliner Discusses Rockville High, FAA Suit, Burial Sites (VIDEO)

At his weekly meeting with reporters Monday, Montgomery County Council President Roger Berliner discussed money for Rockville High School security, funding for Metro, a potential lawsuit against the Federal Aviation Administration over plane noise from flights going into and out of Reagan National, a potential inventory of county burial sites that could be consulted before […]

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March 27, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Gaithersburg Leaders to Discuss Kentlands Apartments Plan at Work Session Tonight

Gaithersburg Mayor Jud Ashman and the City Council are holding a joint work session on Monday night with the Planning Commission to discuss a schematic development plan (SDP) for two six-story Kentlands apartment buildings and a seven-level parking garage at the intersection of Great Seneca Highway and Quince Orchard Road. According to background material on […]

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March 24, 2017 | Staff Writer

PHED Committee to Discuss Affordable Housing and Bethesda Downtown Plan

Affordable housing will be one topic of discussion during the Montgomery County Council’s Planning, Housing and Economic Development Committee’s meeting on Mar. 27. The goal of this meeting is to address the affordable housing component of the proposed Bethesda Downtown Plan to increase or preserve affordable housing, according to a news release. In addition to affordable […]

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March 24, 2017 | Staff Writer

County Report This Week (VIDEO)

Lorna Virgili hosts the latest episode of County Report This Week, which begins with County Council reaction to the county executive’s recommended fiscal year budget and concerns about President Trump’s proposed federal budget. There are also reports on a health care rally in Gaithersburg, the Capital Bikeshare network expansion in Wheaton, and summer jobs at […]

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March 23, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Raskin to Host Health Care Town Hall Meeting on Mar. 25

As the questions surrounding the fate of the Affordable Care Act remain, Rep. Jamie Raskin (Md-8) will host a health care town on Mar. 25. Republican lawmakers have introduced legislation repeal and replace the ACA. Raskin said this event is to inform the public on how residents could be impacted if the measure passes through […]

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