Government

June 24, 2016 | Staff Writer

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Councilmember Hans Riemer Hosts Third Annual Bicycle Summit (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Councilmember Hans Riemer hosted the third annual Bicycle Summit this week. Here’s the story:    

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June 24, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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County Launches New Campaign to Promote Reusable Bags (VIDEO)

Montgomery County is launching a new outreach campaign to encourage residents to use reusable bags. Lorna Virgili reports that you can get free reusable bags at your local library. Visit our PEG partner County Cable Montgomery to view more of its local programming.

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June 23, 2016 | Sonya Burke and Maureen Chowdhury

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County Executive Says Carver and Westmore Off the Table for School Bus Parking Sites

UPDATED Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett says he is withdrawing his request for a Declaration of No Further Need for Jeremiah Park, the current site of the Shady Grove Bus Depot. In a memo sent to Montgomery County Council President Nancy Floreen today, Leggett writes that he has directed his staff to finalize a plan that will […]

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June 23, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Metro

Council Committee to Receive an Update on SafeTrack Today

The Montgomery County Council’s Transportation, Infrastructure, Energy and Environment (T and E) Committee is meeting with representatives of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) to discuss the SafeTrack program that is rehabilitating the operation and safety of the area’s Metrorail system. According to a Council news release, the update will detail how Montgomery County […]

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June 23, 2016 | Staff Writer

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Mikulski Joins Sit-In on House Floor Demanding Vote to Curb Gun Violence

U.S. Senator Barbara Mikulski is joining with House and Senate Democrats for a sit-in on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives led by Civil Rights Movement leader and Congressman John Lewis. Members are calling for an up or down vote on legislation to curb gun violence in the wake of the recent mass […]

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June 21, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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County Councilmember Craig Rice on Shady Grove Bus Depot (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Council member Craig Rice is reminding residents that there is a bus depot in Clarksburg that is located right next to a community of townhouses. In fact, Rice says the townhouses came after the bus depot. He made his point at a Council meeting on June 21st to discuss plans to relocate the […]

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June 21, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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Rockville Mayor on Shady Grove Bus Depot Relocation (VIDEO)

Rockville Mayor Bridget Newton attended a County Council meeting on June 21st to learn the latest about plans to park buses at the Shady Grove bus depot elsewhere. In this MyMCMedia Extra, Newton explained that it is important for the city to be involved in the process if the county is considering parking sites in […]

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June 21, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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Leventhal on Bus Depot and the Shady Grove Sector Plan (VIDEO

At a County Council meeting today, Councilmember George Leventhal said he will not support putting school buses at the Carver Education Services Center. His remarks were greeted with applause from many residents in the audience. During his remarks at the dais, Leventhal also said he wishes he didn’t vote for the Shady Grove Sector Plan. […]

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June 21, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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Councilmember Katz Describes Bus Depot Situation As “A Mess” (VIDEO)

The Montgomery County Council held a meeting on June 21st to discuss plans for relocating hundreds of school buses from the depot on Shady Grove Road. There were dozens of Rockville residents in the audience opposed to plans to relocate the buses to the Carver Educational Services Center parking lot and to another site on […]

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June 20, 2016 | Staff Writer

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Governor Hogan Announces Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan has issued a statewide proclamation announcing June as Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month in Maryland. Alzheimer’s disease, a neurodegenerative brain disorder, leads to memory loss and progressive mental and physical impairments. Every year on the summer solstice, the Alzheimer’s Association and advocates raise funds and awareness to honor those living with […]

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