January 16, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Local Chamber of Commerce Hosts Seminar on Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

Allegations of sexual harassment from victims across the country sparked local leaders to hold a workshop around the issue in Montgomery County. The workshop, sponsored by the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce and Launch Workplaces, focused on identifying and preventing harassment in the workplace. “Kicking off the new year, we want to make sure that people […]

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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 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 12, 2018 | Michelle Queen

Montgomery Week In Review

Don Mooers hosts the latest episode of Montgomery Week in Review. Mooers’ guests include Chuck Short, Elaine Apter, Trish Evans, and Fred Evans. Mooers and the panel discuss the county’s work to address the opioid crisis with Chuck Short, the state legislative session with Elaine Apter, Rockville Villages with Trish Evans, and next week’s celebration […]

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January 11, 2018 | Michelle Queen

Name That Park, Rockville Needs Your Help

A new park being planned in Rockville needs a name, and city officials are inviting the public to submit suggestions. The future park, which is located in the Chestnut Lodge neighborhood, is made up of three parcels totaling 6.5 acres. The park is located at 500 W. Montgomery Avenue. The city acquired the land earlier […]

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January 10, 2018 | Michelle Queen

Weekend Planner for Jan. 12-14: Guide to Arts and Entertainment Around Montgomery County

Celebrate the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday at the City of Rockville’s MLK Day celebration in the morning or at the Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Tribute & Celebration at Strathmore Monday afternoon. Both events include performances and awards. The Martin Luther King, Jr. Day also provides an opportunity to give back […]

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January 10, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

UPDATE: New Building Allows Local Nonprofit to Help Take Homeless off the Streets (VIDEO)

Updated: It’s been one year since Interfaith Works moved into Progress Place, a county-owned facility that houses nonprofits like Shepherd’s Table and Interfaith Works. “We’re really excited about how far we’ve come in a year,” Christine Hong, director of homeless services at Interfaith Works, said. “We were able to house 21 of the most vulnerable, […]

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January 9, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Silver Spring Warming Shelter Sees Increase During Bitter Cold (VIDEO)

When temperatures drop below 32 degrees between Nov. 1 and March 31, individuals experiencing homelessness in Silver Spring are able to escape the frigid temperatures without the fear of being turned away at Progress Place. Located at 8106 Georgia Avenue in Silver Spring, Progress Place is a Montgomery County owned-facility that houses two programs: Shepherd’s Table and […]

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January 9, 2018 | Staff Writer

Gaithersburg Officials Want Your Opinion on City’s Budget Priorities

Gaithersburg city officials are asking residents to submit feedback on next year’s budget priorities. A seven-question survey will be available for residents until Jan. 26. Responses will be reviewed and analyzed for consideration for Fiscal Year 2019, according to a news release. “The Budget Public Forum moved online for the first time as we were […]

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