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January 19, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Rahn Says Residents Should Anticipate Minor Delays for Purple Line Project

The Purple Line is still on track to begin service in 2022 but it may not be exactly in the spring as predicted since project leaders are anticipating some delays, according to Maryland Secretary of Transportation, Peter Rahn. “We do expect there to be some movement of the revenue service date but I do not anticipate […]

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January 17, 2018 | Staff Writer

County’s New Program Connects Volunteers 50 and Older with Nonprofits in Need

The Montgomery County Volunteer Center launched a new program Tuesday that connects volunteers 50 years of age and older to nonprofits and government agencies in need. The 50+ Volunteer Network works by recruiting retired professionals or individuals considering retirement, empty nesters, and more who want to make a significant contribution of time and talent to […]

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January 17, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Here’s What You Probably Don’t Know About Takoma Park Police Chief Antonio DeVaul

The first thing you notice when walking into Takoma Park Police Chief Antonio DeVaul’s office is his collection of police car models. Some of his replicas date back to the early 1940s. “It’s always been a hobby of mine since I was a kid,” DeVaul said jokingly. And speaking of his childhood, DeVaul said he […]

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January 16, 2018 | Staff Writer

Public Comments Wanted for Takoma Park Streets Named After Civil War Generals

Takoma Park City Council will hold a public hearing on Jan. 29 to discuss streets named after Civil War Generals. The council held a work session last year to weigh its options on keeping or changing the street names like: Grant Avenue, Hancock Avenue, Lee Avenue, Sheridan Avenue, and Sherman Avenue. A public hearing will be […]

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January 15, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

A Day of Service: Residents Lend a Helping Hand on MLK Day

It was a day off for many residents in Montgomery County but that didn’t stop them from lending a helping hand for people in need. “We made blankets for people in the hospital,” said student Ithemba. And like Ithemba, hundreds of people gathered at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel and Conference Center in honor of […]

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January 15, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Madaleno Plans to Introduce $15-an-Hour Minimum Wage Bill in Maryland

On a day where people across the state are celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by participating in community service projects, Maryland State Senator Richard Madaleno held a rally for legislation he plans to introduce that would raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour in the state of Maryland. “We wanted to use this […]

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January 13, 2018 | Staff Writer

Metro Announces Schedule for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Metro plans to operate from 5 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, which will be celebrated this year on Jan. 15. Trains will run on Metro’s Saturday schedule and buses will operate on a Saturday supplemental schedule, according to a news release. Off-peak fares will be in effect and parking will […]

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January 12, 2018 | Staff Writer

New Study Finds that Maryland Ranks Fifth in Racial Progress

With Martin Luther King, Jr. Day coming up, WalletHub conducted an in-depth analysis of states with the most racial progress in 2018. WalletHub measured the gaps between blacks and whites across more than 20 key indicators of equality and integration in each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia. Maryland ranks eighth overall […]

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January 12, 2018 | Staff Writer

Local Leaders Condemn Trump’s ‘—-hole’ Comment

Following President Donald Trump’s alleged comments towards people from Haiti, El Salvador, and African countries, local leaders condemned his remarks on social media. The Washington Post reported Thursday that during a meeting in the Oval Office, Trump became angry after discussing protections for immigrants from several countries. The president, according to the Washington Post, asked […]

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January 11, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Clarksburg High School Hosts TedX Youth Event

Hundreds of students and members from the community gathered in Clarksburg High School’s auditorium early Thursday to attend a student-led TEDx Youth event. TED is a nonprofit whose mission is to spread ideas in short but powerful talks.  The organization’s TEDx Program is designed to help communities, organizations and individuals spark conversation and connection through […]

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