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Branson Calls for Public Review of Police Excessive Force Complaint

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Montgomery County Councilmember Cherri Branson is requesting that the Montgomery County Police release publicly the results of an investigation of an allegation of excessive force in the Aug. 11 arrest of a teen in Germantown. In a letter to Montgomery County Police Chief  Thomas Manger dated Aug. 15, Branson wrote: “I am writing in reference to the […]

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Berliner Releases Statement About Pepco/Exelon Filing

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Montgomery County Councilmember Roger Berliner, chair of the Montgomery County Council’s Transportation, Infrastructure, Energy and Environment Committee, has responded to the Aug. 19 announcement of the filing of Pepco and Exelon’s proposed merger with the Maryland Public Service Commission. “It is a fundamental responsibility of our state regulators to determine whether this proposed merger—which will […]

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State Comptroller Leading Effort to Extend Summer (VIDEO)

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As kids try to make the most of the final few days of summer, Comptroller Peter Franchot is working on a plan that would extend their summer break through Labor Day. The campaign called “Let Summer Be Summer,” calls for a statewide mandate that all public schools in Maryland start school after Labor Day, the traditional […]

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Human Trafficking Task Force Public Forum Set for Sept. 10

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The issue of human trafficking will be the subject of a public forum hosted by the County Executive’s Human Trafficking Task Force (HTTF), on September 10 at 7 p.m., at the Council Office Building. The HTTF was appointed in June by County Executive Isiah Leggett to explore possible new County legislation to combat human trafficking, […]

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County Releases Holiday Schedule for Labor Day

Montgomery County government will observe the following holiday schedule for Labor Day on Monday, September 1: County Offices – closed Libraries – closed County liquor stores – open 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Recreation – outdoor aquatic facilities will be open from noon to 6 p.m. Olney Indoor Swim Center will be open normal hours, […]

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Gaithersburg Leaders Schedule Executive Session to Discuss Potential New Police Station Site

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Gaithersburg city leaders plan to hold an executive session or closed door meeting at the Mayor and City Council meeting on Aug. 18 to discuss acquiring a piece of property as a potential new police station site. An announcement about the meeting is posted on the city’s online agenda. No details about the property or […]

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MC-311 on Twitter (Video)

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Are you on Twitter? Montgomery County’s 3-1-1 customer service center has launched a Twitter account that provides residents with non emergency county government information and residents can request services via Twitter. What this means is that you can now Tweet MC-3-1-1 with a question or a request for service and you will receive a response. […]

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County Report This Week (VIDEO)

Lorna Virgili hosts the latest episode of County Report This Week, which begins with Governor Martin O’Malley, U.S. Labor Secretary Tom Perez and County Executive Ike Leggett’s recent efforts to raise the minimum wage nationally at a visit to Boloco restaurant in Bethesda:

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Navarro to Speak at Forum on Central American Children Aug. 14

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Montgomery County Councilmember Nancy Navarro on Thursday, Aug. 14, at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., will participate in a forum sponsored by the Hispanic Heritage Foundation (HHF) and other institutions on the “State of Central American Children Fleeing Violence Crisis.” The forum, which will be held from 12 noon to 2 p.m., will […]

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Transit Advocates Show Off Future Ride at Montgomery County Fair (VIDEO)

At the Montgomery County Agricultural Fair Monday, it was a rapid transit vehicle that took center stage outside the main gates. This particular bus was headed to Denver, Colo., but was an example of the kind of vehicle that might be used in the proposed bus rapid transit plan. MyMCMedia’s Krista Brick reports:

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