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February 6, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Pothole Season: Here’s How the County Plans to Tackle Them

It’s that time of the year motorists hate: tis’ the season for potholes. January started off cold with below freezing temperatures and now that the snow and ice are gone —for now— they have created a void in the pavement also known as potholes. Potholes are created when moisture gets under the road, freezes, and as […]

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February 6, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Bill Introduced Would Require Public Universities to Report Hate-Based Incidents

A bill before the Maryland House of Delegates aims to prevent hate-bias incidents at colleges and universities. The legislation, introduced Jan. 26 and sponsored by a number of delegates, would require public institutions of higher education to implement and develop programs to prevent hate-based incidents and provide training in cultural diversity. If the law passes, schools […]

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February 2, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

TV Superbowl Sales: What Are MoCo Residents Looking For?

When it comes to buying a television, Super Bowl weekend is one of the best times to purchase a new one. Recent data from Consumer Reports shows Black Friday remains the best time to purchase a new TV  but Super Bowl weekend is runner up. Consumers can at least 25 percent reduction in some TV […]

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February 2, 2018 | Staff Writer

Grant Applications Now Being Accepted in Takoma Park

Takoma Park’s grants review committee is accepting preliminary applications for organizations seeking funding through the city’s Community Grants Program for Fiscal Year 2019. The grant program is designed to provide financial support for projects, events, and programming that helps to improve the quality of life for residents by providing access and opportunities for participation in […]

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February 2, 2018 | Evans

Montgomery Arts Infusion On Stage At Gaithersburg’s Arts Barn

Michael Bobbitt hosts the sixth episode of Montgomery Arts Infusion on the set of the “Reluctant Dragon” on stage at Gaithersburg’s Arts Barn. Arts Administrator Shellie Williams, dressed as the dragon, makes a cameo in this episode. The children’s play is about a young girl who saves the life of a poetry-loving dragon. This episode […]

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February 1, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

MCPL Programs Celebrate Black History Month

From movie screenings, discussions, musical performances and more, Montgomery County Public Libraries have events planned all month long to celebrate Black History. “We also have some historical presentations,” Mary Ellen Icaza, assistant director of outreach for MCPL, said. “We have a historical presentation on Thurgood Marshall and we also have a presentation where someone will […]

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January 30, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Community Discusses Next Steps in Tackling Homelessness (VIDEO)

Keith Harmon has been homeless for seven years. He wonders where he will lay his head at night and said getting people to understand that he’s a person is a challenge he faces every single day. “I’m not an alcoholic, I’m not a drug addict, and I don’t have any mental problems,” he said. “I […]

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January 30, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

MCPL Holds Comic Convention in Silver Spring (VIDEO)

Fans both young and old are met some of their favorite characters during Montgomery County Public Libraries in Silver Spring Second Annual Comic Convention. “Comic Conventions in general are just booming across the U.S. and so we wanted to partake,” Dana Alsup, librarian for MCPL, said. So what exactly are Comic Cons? They are events to […]

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January 26, 2018 | Staff Writer

Here’s an Update on the Wheaton Revitalization Project

A second construction crane, expected to stand 405 feet tall, will be installed at the site of the future Montgomery County Government office building this weekend for the next steps in the Wheaton Revitalization Project. To avoid major impacts to traffic and to minimize the overall impact to the area, the west side of Parking […]

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January 25, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

If Rush Hour Trip Delayed, Metro Promises Refund

If your rush hour trip on Metro is delayed by 15 minutes or more, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority officials announced they would refund the ride beginning Jan. 26. Metro’s Board of Directors approved the Rush Hour Promise program early Thursday in an effort to improve the commute for riders and to improve reliability on […]

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