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March 26, 2017 | Staff Writer

Cherry Trees Are Blooming in Kenwood (PHOTOS)

The cherry trees are blooming in the Kenwood community of Bethesda. Take a look, below: PHOTOS | Michael Walsh

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March 24, 2017 | Staff Writer

PHED Committee to Discuss Affordable Housing and Bethesda Downtown Plan

Affordable housing will be one topic of discussion during the Montgomery County Council’s Planning, Housing and Economic Development Committee’s meeting on Mar. 27. The goal of this meeting is to address the affordable housing component of the proposed Bethesda Downtown Plan to increase or preserve affordable housing, according to a news release. In addition to affordable […]

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March 24, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

What to Expect During Kensington’s Day of the Book Festival on April 23

What started out as a side walk display with only 11 authors in 2005 has turned into a celebration of the arts, literature and music for the community. More than 100 authors are expected to join the community and other artists for Kensington’s 12th Annual Day of the Book Festival on April 23. “It gives […]

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March 24, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Silver Spring Man Charged in Teenager’s Death

The suspicious death reported in Silver Spring this week has been determined to be a homicide, and Montgomery County police said Friday they have arrested someone in the case. The victim is identified as 17-year-old Christian Leroy Matthews, who was found dead in the basement of his home in the 1000 block of Mondrian Terrace […]

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March 24, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Five Things to Know Today, March 24, in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, March 24, in Montgomery County: 1. Earlier in the week, Gov. Larry Hogan criticized Montgomery County Public Schools over its handling of the rape charges at Rockville High School. On Thursday, at an event in Bethesda, he seemed to tone down his rhetoric, saying he believed the school […]

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March 23, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

WalletHub Ranks Maryland Second Most Innovative State

In a new study by WalletHub, Maryland is ranked second most innovative state. WalletHub’s analysts compared all 50 states across two key factors including human capital and the innovation environment. “Innovation is a huge driver of the state’s economy,” Jill Gonzalez, WalletHub analyst said. “Innovative states are economically successful states.” Maryland also ranked third in highest share of […]

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March 23, 2017 | Staff Writer

Man Charged with Burglary, Theft of Jewelry from Sears

A 34-year-old Silver Spring man faces commercial burglary and theft charges after he stayed inside a Sears store past closing and tried to steal $830,000 worth of jewelry, Montgomery County police said in a statement. Daniel E. Grant of the 3400 block of Robey Terrace in Silver Spring is being held in lieu of bail, police said. About 11:30 […]

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March 23, 2017 | Staff Writer

Katie Ledecky Inducted into Maryland Women’s Hall of Fame

Olympian Katie Ledecky, a Bethesda resident, was inducted into the Maryland Women’s Hall of Fame at a ceremony at the Miller Senate Office Building in Annapolis this month. Ledecky is the youngest inductee ever and the first Team USA swimmer. The honor places her among other extraordinary women in that Hall, including Harriet Tubman, Rachel […]

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March 23, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Raskin to Host Health Care Town Hall Meeting on Mar. 25

As the questions surrounding the fate of the Affordable Care Act remain, Rep. Jamie Raskin (Md-8) will host a health care town on Mar. 25. Republican lawmakers have introduced legislation repeal and replace the ACA. Raskin said this event is to inform the public on how residents could be impacted if the measure passes through […]

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March 23, 2017 | Staff Writer

Takoma Park’s First Dog Park Opens April 2

The City of  Takoma Park announced the grand opening for a new dog park located at the end of Darwin Avenue near Takoma-Piney Branch Park. Residents are invited to join Mayor Kate Stewart and Councilmember Terry Seamens to the grand opening event on April 2, according to a news release. Construction for the city’s first […]

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