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September 16, 2018 | Staff Writer

County Council Committees Meet Monday

Several Montgomery County Council committees are meeting Monday. On the agenda, National Philharmonic update, County procurement laws, interagency pesticide use, and the bicycle master plan. Below is the committee schedule: The Montgomery County Council’s Health and Human Services committee will meet at 9:30 a.m. to receive an update from the National Philharmonic. Also at 9:30 a.m., […]

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August 9, 2017 | Sonya Burke

County Councilmember Sidney Katz Files For Re-Election (VIDEO)

With his wife Sally by his side, Montgomery County Councilmember Sidney Katz, a Democrat, filed his paperwork at the Board of Elections Wednesday as he prepares to run for re-election to his District 3 seat in 2018.  A former mayor of Gaithersburg, Katz is finishing his first term on the County Council and it’s a […]

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August 8, 2017 | Phyllis Armstrong

NTSB Report Expected to Answer Key Questions About Silver Spring Explosion (VIDEO)

It is coming up on one year since the National Transportation Safety Board began its investigation of what ignited a natural gas leak at Flower Branch Apartments last Aug. 10. The federal agency is expected to provide some critical answers to questions about the explosion and fire that killed seven people, injured dozens of others […]

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August 7, 2017 | Phyllis Armstrong

Stepped Up Housing Code Inspections Unrelated to Silver Spring Explosion (VIDEO)

Nine new housing code specialists are being hired to increase the frequency of inspections at multi-family dwellings in Montgomery County. The County Council approved a new Landlord-Tenants bill in November, a little more than three months after a natural gas explosion and fire killed seven people at the Flower Branch Apartments in Silver Spring. The […]

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July 19, 2017 | Staff Writer

On the Agenda: County Council Committees Meet Thursday

Several Montgomery County Council committees are meeting Thursday. On the agenda, student loans, taxicabs, public campaign financing, a telework regulation, declaration of no further need property, and safe routes to school. Below is the committee schedule: The Montgomery County Council’s Government Operations and Fiscal Policy and Education committees will meet jointly at 9:30 a.m. to […]

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July 19, 2017 | Staff Writer

County Introduces New Online Survey Tool to Measure Your Internet Speed (VIDEO)

Montgomery County officials want you to check your speed, not on the highway, but on the internet. It’s easy: just log on here and take the test. “It takes approximately two to four minutes to complete the survey and will help the County identify which general areas within the County may need improved services and […]

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June 29, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Councilmember Nancy Navarro Files Paperwork For Re-Election Bid (VIDEO)

It’s official. Montgomery County Councilmember Nancy Navarro is running for re-election to her District 4 Council seat. Navarro, a Democrat, filed her paperwork Thursday at the Board of Elections offices in Gaithersburg. She is the first candidate to file for the District 4 seat. It was a bittersweet and exciting moment for Navarro. “I am definitely […]

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March 21, 2017 | Staff Writer

REDI Gears up for Business Appreciation Week (VIDEO)

The Rockville Economic Development Inc. (REDI) is preparing to celebrate Business Appreciation Week, April 3 – 7. This annual event is a way for REDI to thank local companies for choosing the city of Rockville as their place of business. Rock 11 Now has more in this report, below: You can find out more about […]

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March 14, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Leggett Unveils $5.4 Billion Budget

Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett released his proposed budget Tuesday totaling $5.4 billion, a 2.7 percent increase over last year, which includes an increase in school funding and expanded library hours. “Overall I think the budget is a sound one because we’re providing reserves and dealing with critical needs in the county,” Leggett said in […]

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February 26, 2017 | Staff Writer

UPDATED: Democrats Pick Tom Perez to Head DNC (VIDEO)

UPDATED Democrats have picked former Labor Secretary Tom Perez, a Takoma Park resident, to lead the Democratic National Committee (DNC). On his Twitter account on Saturday, Perez wrote, “It will be the privilege of my life to serve you as DNC chair to unify our party and lead the fight.” Also on Twitter, President Donald […]

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