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County Councilmember-Elect Sidney Katz Plans for the Future

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Gaithersburg Mayor Sidney Katz is spending a lot of time in Rockville these days, especially at the Montgomery County Council office building at 100 Maryland Avenue. Inside the Council building he’s been attending Montgomery County Council meetings, reviewing Council packets and getting to know the Council staff as he prepares to transition from his current […]

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Council Approves White Oak Science Gateway Master Plan

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The Montgomery County Council on Tuesday approved the White Oak Science Gateway Master Plan, a major land use plan to transform  the east side of the county around the Route 29 corridor into a residential and life sciences hub. The plan was approved by a vote of 8-0, with one abstention by Councilmember Marc Elrich. […]

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MSI’s Executive Director Talks About Equity in Turf Field Projects (Video)

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In this MyMCMedia Extra, Montgomery Soccer Inc.’s Executive Director Doug Schuessler gives his thoughts about the partnerships between MCPS and local private athletic clubs to build turf fields at area high schools. Related:

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Celebrating Parks and Recreation Month (PHOTO)

Montgomery County Council President Craig Rice enthusiastically talks about the many parks and recreational opportunities throughout the County as the Council and County Executive Isiah Leggett on July 29 recognized the national celebration of July as Parks and Recreation month. Joining the ceremonies were Gabe Albornoz, left, the director of the County’s Department of Recreation, […]

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State Sends Out Request for Proposals to Build/Operate Purple Line

Maryland Department of Transportation and the Maryland Transit Administration is looking for a private partner to help the agencies build, maintain and operate the proposed Purple Line and Monday the state agencies released a request for proposals to a short list of bidders who might want the job. The state expects to partner with a […]

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MCPS Pulls Churchill Turf Field Funding Request from Council Agenda

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UPDATED, July 29 at 2 p.m.- The Montgomery County Council pulled from its agenda Tuesday a consent item that would have OK’d using $1.3 million in private funds to build a turf field at Winston Churchill High School in  Potomac. The item was removed from the Tuesday agenda at the request of Montgomery County Public […]

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Governor & Lt. Governor Issue Statements on FBI HQ Site Evaluations

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Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley and Lt. Governor Anthony Brown issued the following statements after a joint panel of the General Services Administration (GSA) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) identified sites in Greenbelt and Landover as potential locations for the new FBI Headquarters: Statement from Governor O’Malley: “I applaud the General Services Administration for […]

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New Report: Wide Range of Times to Get Development Projects Through County Review

Some development projects take more than three years to clear Montgomery County’s planning hurdles, according to a report released by the Office of Legislative Oversight Tuesday. The report  examines the review and approval timeframes for preliminary plans, site plans and record plats for development projects in Montgomery County. The report found that certain projects that are […]

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Council President Craig Rice Shares His Ride On Experience (VIDEO)

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In this MyMCMedia Extra Council President Craig Rice shares his experience on a round-trip ride on Ride On bus recently from Germantown to Shady Grove. Rice explains how it took him nearly 40 minutes to make a five-mile commute on Ride On. Rice also talks about the challenges created by past cutbacks of some Ride […]

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MC311 Now On Twitter, Customer Satisfaction High Survey Says

Montgomery County’s 311 Customer Service Center has launched a new Twitter account that allows residents to get non-emergency County government information and request services via Twitter. Initially, tweets will be monitored Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. What this means is that residents can now tweet MC311 with a question or request for […]

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