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September 2, 2015

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OPM Encourages Federal Agencies to Let Employees Work from Home During Pope’s Visit

The Pope’s visit to Washington, D.C. is expected to bring increased traffic, road closures, detours and crowded trains and buses. For that reason, the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is encouraging federal agencies to let employees in our area telework. “To help alleviate traffic congestion and minimize distraction to law enforcement and security officials, agencies […]

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September 1, 2015

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The Rockville Business Academy is Open For Business

Registration is now open for the Rockville Business Academy– a free program that gives business owners and managers the tools they need to grow their business, connect with city officials, and better serve customers. The program is scheduled for Oct. 21 from 8 a.m. to noon at the EVEN Hotel and is presented by the City of […]

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September 1, 2015

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Big Demand for Affordable Housing in Montgomery County

The need for affordable housing in Montgomery County is great as seen by the response to a new portal that allows anyone interested in obtaining housing assistance to apply online. More than 7,000 people completed applications within the first 24 hours of the Housing Opportunities Commission (HOC) launching its new housing wait list (HOCHousingPath.com), and […]

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September 1, 2015

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Montgomery County to Host Purple Line Presentation on Sept. 17

The public is invited to attend a presentation by the Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) regarding recent changes to the Purple Line project. The meeting will be held on Thursday, September 17 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Silver Spring Civic Building, 1 Veterans Place. The Purple Line is a proposed light rail line […]

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September 1, 2015

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Governor Hogan Announces National Blood Cancer Awareness Month in Maryland (PHOTOS)

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan today issued a statewide proclamation announcing September as National Blood Cancer Awareness Month in Maryland. In addition, the governor announced that on Tuesday, September 15, the administration will host an American Red Cross blood drive at the State House, where a Bloodmobile will be set up to take donations. “Going through […]

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August 31, 2015

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County Leaders Kick Off First Day of School at Wheaton Woods (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Public Schools officials welcomed more than 156,000 students on the first day of school. That’s the largest enrollment in the district’s history. At a news conference to kick off the first day, local leaders discussed the need for more school construction funding.    

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August 31, 2015

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Leggett Shares a Personal Photo at Back to School Kickoff (VIDEO)

The 2015-2016 school year begins with the highest enrollment in Montgomery County’s history. According to school officials, enrollment in Montgomery County Public Schools is increasing by more than 2,600 students this year, the eighth straight year of growth greater than 2,000 students. In this MyMCMedia Extra, Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett says although the numbers […]

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August 31, 2015

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Former Governor Marvin Mandel to Lie in State at Maryland State House

Former Maryland Governor Marvin Mandel will lie in state for a public viewing at the Maryland State House in Annapolis on Wednesday, September 2, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. The viewing is open to the public. Governor Larry Hogan, along with other dignitaries and elected officials, will receive Governor Mandel’s family at the State […]

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August 30, 2015

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County Leaders Review Locations for Relocating Confederate Soldier Statue

Where do you think Montgomery County should relocate the Confederate Soldier statue? Local leaders are hoping to hear from you by Sept. 9th. You may recall that Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett and the County Council are reviewing options for the relocation of the statue of a Confederate soldier that is currently located next to […]

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August 30, 2015

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Leggett Supports Attorney General’s Approach to End Racial Profiling (VIDEO)

Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh unveiled new guidance designed to end racial profiling by police in Maryland this month and by his side was County Executive Ike Leggett. Take a look: Visit our PEG partner County Cable Montgomery to view more of its local programming.

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