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April 29, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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Fight the Bite: Residents Urged to Take Precautions Against Mosquitoes (VIDEO)

As the weather warms up, Montgomery County officials are urging residents to take precautions against mosquitoes because of the Zika virus. MyMCMedia’s Sonya Burke reports that the county has launched a new public education campaign that you may be hearing a lot about this summer.

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April 29, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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Bethesda Residents Want County Councilmembers to Reduce Density in Westbard Sector Plan (VIDEO)

Dozens of Bethesda residents protested outside the Council Office Building one week before the County Council scheduled a vote on the Westbard Sector Plan. The residents displayed signs that read, “Save Our Neigborhood,” and “Beautify not Densify,” as they took turns at the microphone sharing their thoughts on the current Westbard Sector Plan. They were […]

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April 29, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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County Report This Week (VIDEO)

The latest episode of County Report This Week features reports on the Primary Election, budget work sessions, the new Dennis Avenue Health Center, the new transit center at Montgomery Mall, the retirement of Rockville Police Chief Terry Treschuk, a planning tour of the Crown and King Farm communities, College Signing Day, a new space for […]

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April 28, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

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Purple Line Project Update, WSSC Meeting (VIDEO)

Transportation and Environment Committee members from Prince George’s and Montgomery County recently met at the headquarters of the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission to discuss the Purple Line and WSSC issues. CCM’s Susan Kenedy reports. Visit our PEG partner County Cable Montgomery to view more of its local programming.

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April 28, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

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Delaney to File Legislation to Reform Metro Board Requirements

U.S. Rep. John Delaney is expected to file legislation that would reform the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority’s (WMATA) Board of Directors this week. According to a news release, the WMATA Management Reform Act would require the next three federal appointees to the Board to either be certified transit expert, a certified management expert, a […]

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April 28, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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Westfield Transit Center at Montgomery Mall Opens on May 1st (PHOTO)

Montgomery County officials and Westfield Montgomery Mall leaders are celebrating the new Westfield Montgomery Mall Transit Center. A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held today, April 28, for the new facility. The relocated center opens on May 1st, and will provide additional customer amenities and better traffic circulation. “The County is proud to manage a transit center […]

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April 27, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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UPDATED: WSSC Repairs Water Main Break on Rockville Pike in Bethesda (PHOTOS)

UPDATED WSSC crews have completed repairs on the 16-inch water main that broke overnight on Rockville Pike near Cedar Lane. According to WSSC, service has been restored to 116 customers who were impacted by the break. All lanes on Rockville Pike at Cedar Lane are now open. WSSC confirmed the broken water main shortly before […]

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April 27, 2016 | Willie James Inman

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County Council Seeks to Ban Travel to Mississippi and North Carolina Over LGBT Laws (VIDEO)

The Montgomery County Council unanimously approved a resolution on Tuesday that would ban all County work related travel to the states of Mississippi and North Carolina. County Councilmember Nancy Navarro took the lead in pushing for the the resolution which was co-sponsored by the remaining eight members of the Council. “Montgomery County’s strength comes from its […]

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April 26, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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Berliner on Westbard: “I Get That This is Not a Popular Stand” (VIDEO)

Dozens of residents who say they are trying to “Save Westbard,” rallied in front of the County Council Office Building on April 26, one week before the County Council is scheduled to vote on the Westbard Sector Plan. Council Vice President Roger Berliner has worked to reduce the density in the plan for this Bethesda […]

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April 26, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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Councilmember Marc Elrich Addresses Save Westbard Group (VIDEO)

In this MyMCMedia Extra video, below, Montgomery County Councilmember Marc Elrich addresses the residents at the “Save Westbard” rally outside the Council Office Building on April 26th. Elrich said he shares the residents’ anxiety about the planning process. Take a look: The rally comes one week before the Montgomery County Council is slated to vote […]

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