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January 30, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Deadline for Public Input on Olney Square Neighborhood Park is Jan. 31

Staff from Montgomery Parks are asking for your feedback on the Olney Square Neighborhood Park project in an open town hall forum online. The deadline to submit your input is Jan. 31 at 5 p.m. “Montgomery Parks encourages park patrons and members of the community to participate in all opportunities to shape the future of […]

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January 28, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Bethesda Real Estate Firm Raises $400,000 to Help Fight Poverty and Homelessness

Walker & Dunlop, a real estate firm headquartered in Bethesda who structures loans for multifamily and commercial properties, has raised $400,000 over the past three years for two nonprofits: Lift and Community Solutions, that help fight poverty and homelessness. Community Solutions is a nonprofit focusing on solving homelessness, with a recent focus on Veterans homelessness. LIFT […]

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January 25, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Residents Participate in Women’s March on Washington (VIDEO & PHOTOS)

One day after President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence were sworn into office, hundreds of thousands of women and men gathered in the nation’s capitol on Jan. 21 for the Women’s March on Washington. Some residents and organizations across Montgomery County also participated in the march and in this MyMCMedia Extra Video, Shruti […]

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January 19, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Criminal Justice Issues Discussed at Annual Legislative Forum in Silver Spring

Criminal justice reform was the topic of discussion at the Legislative Forum held Wednesday evening in Silver Spring. The annual event, sponsored by Safe Silver Spring, is a chance for residents to hear from their state-elected officials upcoming public safety legislation that will be under consideration by the Maryland General Assembly. The panel this year […]

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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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