December 15, 2016 | Staff Writer

Montgomery County Council President Berliner on School Funding (VIDEO)

Montgomery County President Roger Berliner responds to the FY 2018 Operating School Budget Recommendation by Montgomery County Public Schools Superintendent Jack Smith. Smith is asking for an increase of roughly $62 million compared to the FY 2017 Operating Budget. In this MyMCMedia extra video, Berliner explains why it will not be an easy budget year for […]

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November 28, 2016 | Staff Writer

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Montgomery County Council to Discuss Revising Landlord-Tenant Law

The Montgomery County Council is expected to take action on Bill 19-25 , which would revise the Landlord-Tenant Law, according to a press release. The amendments made by the Council’s Planning, Housing and Economic Development (PHED) Committee fit into three categories: leases and landlord-tenant obligations; licensing and data collection, including inspections; and rent adjustments. The […]

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November 14, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

Action Committee for Transit Propose MARC Train Upgrade to Ease I-270 Congestion

Action Committee for Transit (ACT) is proposing increasing MARC train service on the Brunswick/Frederick line to and from Washington, D.C. to ease congestion on I-270. Earlier this year Governor Larry Hogan called on the smartest minds in transportation to help the state decide how to spend $100 million in funding to ease congestion along the I-270 […]

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November 10, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

Tobytown Bus Service Ridership Exceeds Expectations

Since its launch on Oct. 2nd, the long awaited Route 301 Ride On bus service, serving the historic community of Tobytown, has exceeded ridership expectations. According to MCDOT spokesperson Esther Bowring, projected ridership for the route was 45 people daily, but a month in and 58 people are taking the bus daily. Before Route 301, […]

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November 4, 2016 | Mitti Hicks

Digging Deeper: Faith-Based Groups Continuing Conversations on Racism (VIDEO)

Conversations about police and race relations earlier this year is what prompted the Montgomery County Faith Community Working Group to host another dialogue about race and equality Thursday night at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Rockville. “The racial divisions and the problems of violence between the police and the population, especially among people of color, […]

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October 26, 2016 | Staff Writer

Gov. Hogan Announces Continuation of Low Unemployment Insurance Taxes in 2017

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan announced that Maryland employers will continue to benefit from the lowest possible unemployment insurance tax rights allowed under state law beginning in the first quart of 2017. According to a news release, the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation is able to offer this rate due to declining unemployment and […]

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October 6, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

Soldier from Takoma Park Killed in Afghanistan (PHOTO)

The Department of Defense announced that a U.S. Army solider from Montgomery County was killed while on patrol in the Nangarhar Province in Afghanistan on Oct. 4th. Officials say that Staff Sgt. Adam Thomas, age 31, of Takoma Park, died from injuries caused by an improvised explosive device. The incident is under investigation. Thomas was […]

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September 27, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

County Council Briefed on Flower Branch Apartments Explosion (VIDEO & PHOTOS)

The Montgomery County Council received a briefing from officials involved during and after the tragic on Flower Branch Apartments explosion today. Earl Stoddard, Director, Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security, (OEMHS), Chief Scott Goldstein, Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service (MCFRS), Chief Thomas Manger, Montgomery County Police Department (MCPD), Clarence Snuggs, Director, Department of […]

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September 23, 2016 | Staff Writer

Bethesda Songwriting Contest to Award Local Songwriter $10,000

The Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District announces the third annual Bernard/Ebb Songwriting Awards. The adjudicated competition is seeking the best, up-and-coming, local songwriters and will award one talented songwriter a grand prize of $10,000. The award also includes a young songwriter category for which an aspiring songwriter who is younger than 18 will have the […]

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September 15, 2016 | Staff Writer

Ride On Service Changes on 19 Routes to Start Sunday

Ride On will begin service changes to 19 routes on Sept. 18th. According to a news release, most of the changes involve minor adjustments so that bus schedules can match actual travel times in traffic. The following routes will be changed; 2, 6, 7, 12, 13, 15, 18, 21, 25, 30, 36, 41, 45, 49, […]

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