Councilmember Nancy Navarro

October 11, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Students Tackle Immigration in New Documentary

Issues surrounding immigration reform hits home for Montgomery County Public Schools student Alyssa. “Most of my family came here from Mexico and El Salvador undocumented,” she said. “Them living here in the United States is an amazing feeling but all the hate that they get […] I don’t like it.” Which is why Alyssa teamed […]

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August 18, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Franchot Events Among Upcoming Political Fundraisers

Takoma resident Peter Franchot, the Democrat who serves as Maryland’s comptroller, has two receptions planned in the coming weeks. One is from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 12, at Chesapeake Brewing Company, 114 West St., Annapolis. The second is from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday Sept. 13, at Black Ankle Vineyards, Mount Airy. […]

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June 1, 2017 | Staff Writer

Groundbreaking Ceremony Set for Wheaton Redevelopment Project

UPDATED: Groundbreaking to redevelop parts of Wheaton is set for Sunday June 4 during the annual Taste of Wheaton celebration. The Wheaton Revitalization Project will provide a government office building, an underground parking garage, and a new town square for residents which includes a public park of approximately 35,000 square feet, according to a news […]

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March 27, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Hate-Filled Messages Flood MCPS in Wake of Rape Allegations (VIDEOS)

Hate-fueled invective has filled the lines of communication into the Montgomery County Public Schools in the wake of rape allegations of Rockville High School. Many of the email messages can’t be repeated because of the profanity, but the messages that lack profanity contain disturbing images. One message to Superintendent Jack Smith: “For the glory of […]

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March 9, 2017 | Staff Writer

Results Show MCPS’ BELL Summer Program Helps to Reduce Summer Slide

A new report released by Montgomery County Public School’s (MCPS) shows students who participated in the Building Educated Leaders for Life (BELL) program made some progress toward reducing the summer slide in math and reading, according to news release. BELL is an academic and enrichment program for third and fourth graders that uses certain methods […]

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March 9, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Five Things to Know Today, March 9, in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, March 8, in Montgomery County: 1. Police Chief Tom Manger and Montgomery College President DeRionne P. Pollard will discuss civility and compassion. The dialogue begins at 7 p.m. at the Theatre Arts Arena at Montgomery College’s Rockville campus. 2. Montgomery County Councilmember Nancy Navarro, school board President Michael Durso, School […]

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March 8, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Five Things to Know Today, March 8, in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, March 8, in Montgomery County: 1. It’s International Women’s Day as well as “A Day Without a Woman.” Prince George’s County has closed schools, but Montgomery County Public Schools are open. 2. For International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month, distinguished social theorist Patricia Hill Collins presents “Black Feminism, […]

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February 28, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

County Health Department to Assist Families Facing Deportation

The Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services will provide support services to families who have a family member facing deportation, according to participants in a closed meeting Tuesday of county officials. Councilmember Nancy Navarro said the HHS presentation contained “well thought-out protocols,” which would include, for example, establishing shelters for children who may […]

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January 17, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

County Councilmember Rice Concerned Minimum Wage Increase Will Have a Negative Impact on Minorities (VIDEO)

In a 5-4 vote, the Montgomery County Council voted to approve Bill 12-16  on Tuesday which will gradually increase the County minimum wage for most businesses to $15 per hour by 2020. Councilmember Marc Elrich is the lead sponsor of the bill and Councilmembers George Leventhal, Tom Hucker, Nancy Navarro and Hans Riemer are co-sponsors. […]

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January 17, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

County Council Approves Raising Minimum Wage to $15 Per Hour by 2020 (VIDEO)

Cheers from the audience after the Montgomery County Council voted to approve Bill 12-16 that will gradually increase the minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2020 for some businesses. After approving five amendments to the bill, the Council voted 5-4 on the amended bill, making Montgomery County one of the first jurisdictions in the […]

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