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County Council Postpones Discussion on Major Renovations to Council Office Building

A discussion on a proposal that could have the county council government either moving out of its space on Maryland Avenue and into a another county-owned building in Rockville or renovate its current building was pulled from the Government Operations and Fiscal Policy committee meeting scheduled for Thursday. According to Adam Fogel, chief of staff […]

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County Looking for Tenants in New Silver Spring Library (PHOTOS)

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The new Silver Spring Library has some extra space built into it and organizations have two more weeks to apply to be a part of it. The county is seeking proposals from one or more organizations to be included in the new Silver Spring Library on Fenton Street between Wayne Avenue and Bonifant Street in downtown […]

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Takoma Park’s Youth Make a Difference in Montgomery County (VIDEO)

The Young Activist Club recently held a news briefing in Takoma Park to celebrate the passage of the county’s ban on foam polystyrene at food service places and the passage of the Young Activist Act of 2014 which restricts the use of polystyrene at restaurants and other food service places in the city of Takoma […]

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County Library System Restored

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UPDATED –  Montgomery County Public Libraries My Account, online catalog and e-sources services that went down on Monday have now been restored. According to the MCPL website, the system went down on Monday. The service interruption impacts the following: Online Catalog My Account Marina Interlibrary Loan 3M Cloud Library Freegal Online database remote access The following […]

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County Council Approved Both E-Cigarettes and Ban on Pet Stores Bills Today

UPDATED – The Montgomery County council approved both a ban on retail pet stores that sell cats and dogs and the use of electronic cigarettes in public places where traditional tobacco smoking is prohibited. The bills now go to County Executive Ike Leggett for his approval. It will take effect 91 days after he signs it. […]

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County Council President George Leventhal on Mikulski’s Departure from the Senate (VIDEOS)

County Council President George Leventhal, a former staff member of Senator Barbara Mikulski, shared his thoughts on her announcement that she will not run for reelection in 2016. Leventhal comments on Mikulski’s service to Maryland.

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Purple Line Debate and Rally Scheduled in Silver Spring Tonight

The Action Committee for Transit (ACT) is holding a rally tonight outside the AFI Silver Spring Theater and Culture Center denouncing a debate about the future of the Purple Line that is being hosted inside by the Maryland Public Policy Institute. ACT called the event a “fundraiser.” The event costs $45 per ticket to attend. You can read the ACT […]

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County Council President George Leventhal News Briefing (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

photo of Montgomery County Council President George Leventhal

Montgomery County Council President George Leventhal met with reporters at his weekly briefing on March 2. Some of the topics discussed were the Montgomery County Department of Liquor Control, the Wheaton Recreation/Library project and the decision by U.S. Senator Barbara Mikulski,(D-Md.) not to run for reelection in 2016. Watch the news briefing in its entirety […]

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Mikulski’s Statement to Not Seek Reelection in 2016 to the Senate

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Senator Barbara Mikulski’s released the following statement on her decision not to seek reelection in 2016: “It’s great being here in Fells Point today where I spent a good part of my life and where I learned my values. Growing up in East Baltimore was growing up in an urban village where people lived, worked, […]

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Residents Talk History to Council During Black History Month (VIDEOS)

Six long time Montgomery County residents whose activism on Civil Rights played key roles in the Civil Rights movement spoke to the County Council about history as they lived it. The presentation was in recognition of Black History Month. Take a look. County Cable Montgomery producer/editor Barbara Grunbaum and videographer Mike Springirth compiled the recollections […]

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