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August 29, 2017 | Staff Writer

Paper Parking Permits Are Back, MCDOT Makes Changes

The Montgomery County Department of Transportation is going back to issuing physical parking permits to vehicles registered in the Residential Parking Program. The move was initiated by several county council members after they received concerns from residents about the online permitting program that was rolled out in 2015. “I am pleased that MCDOT has agreed […]

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August 25, 2017 | Staff Writer

Top 10 for Aug 18-24

With students returning to school in just over a week, it is no surprise that our story on the new mobile application offered by Montgomery County Public Schools was the top story based on web traffic. Our coverage on the solar eclipse, the expansion of a Gaithersburg based biotechnology company, and the sale of Lakeforest […]

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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 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 20, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Get Real Health Opens New Offices in Rockville (PHOTOS)

Get Real Health, an award-winning, healthcare technology company, has expanded its corporate offices at 51 Monroe Street in the city of Rockville. Local leaders, including Rockville Mayor Bridget Newton and County Councilmembers Roger Berliner, Nancy Floreen and Sidney Katz attended a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the new offices Tuesday. Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce CEO Gigi […]

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July 19, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Five Things to Know Today, July 19, in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, July 19, in Montgomery County: 1. Chatting with Ike: County Executive Ike Leggett holds an online town hall meeting from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. County residents may submit questions to Leggett before and during the chat. 2. Bethesda Blast: The first controlled test blast for the MD […]

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July 18, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, July 18, in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, July 18, in Montgomery County: 1. On the Agenda: The Montgomery County Council meets today and on the agenda is a resolution to oppose a new Potomac River bridge crossing, a briefing on the Viva White Oak Project, several public hearings (performance animal violations, roadway maintenance, public campaign […]

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July 3, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Berliner Campaigns for the Future (VIDEO)

With his wife, Karen, by his side, County Council President Roger Berliner officially filed his paperwork on Monday morning to run for the office of County Executive in 2018. “I am pretty excited,” Berliner said. “What happens next is that we go forth and we campaign for this office to lead our county into the […]

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June 28, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Marc Elrich Files Paperwork to Run for County Executive in 2018

Montgomery County Councilmember Marc Elrich, a Democrat, filed his paperwork Wednesday, at the Board of Elections office, to run for the position of county executive in the 2018 Gubernatorial Primary Election. Elrich is using the campaign finance fund. “I am happy to say that our campaign exceeded the requirement for 500 individuals contributing more than […]

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June 22, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, June 22, in Montgomery County

Here are your five things to know today, June 22, in Montgomery County: 1. Council Committees: Several County Council committees meet today in Rockville. On the agenda: campaign finance, the 2018-2023 fiscal plan, transportation and the Office of Legislative Oversight. For more details, visit the Council’s website, here. 2. Montgomery Plans: The Josiah Henson Special […]

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