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March 13, 2017 | Staff Writer

Apartment Fire Sends Three People to Hospital in White Oak

A two alarm apartment fire on Lockwood Drive in White Oak sent three people to the hospital on Monday, according to a Montgomery County fire official. Fire and Rescue Services spokesperson Pete Piringer said the blaze sent two adults and one child to the hospital. Their injuries are not life threatening, he said. According to […]

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January 8, 2017 | Staff Writer

Meet Rockville’s New City Manager on Jan. 9 (VIDEO)

Rockville’s new city manager, Robert DiSpirito, began working at City Hall this week. “My first objective is to go out and meet Rockville’s employees and residents, listen intently, and learn all I can about this great community, reaching out and hearing what matters to our residents, civic groups, schools, businesses, and other partners,” said DiSpirito. […]

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October 21, 2016 | Staff Writer

MHP Issues Final Assistance Checks to Flower Branch Apartments Explosion Victims

The Montgomery County Housing Partnership (MHP) announced that it has distributed the finals checks from its Long Branch Fire Fund today. According to a news release, checks totaling $320,000 are being distributed to 61 families displaced by the explosion. A total of $820,000 was raised for the fund through the support of the community and […]

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September 2, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Governor Signs Executive Order Requiring Public Schools to Begin After Labor Day (VIDEO)

At a news conference in Ocean City this week, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan signed an executive order requiring all public schools begin after Labor Day, and end by June 15th, beginning with the 2017-2018 school year. Alongside the governor was Comptroller Peter Franchot who has pushed for this idea, “Let Summer Be Summer,” for years. […]

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July 26, 2016 | Phyllis Armstrong

Free Sports Equipment Keeps Young Athletes in the Game (VIDEO)

What would baseball be without a bat or hockey without skates? Too often the cost of the equipment keeps children in families with limited incomes from participating in sports. Many schools and community groups also cannot afford to provide what kids need to play baseball, hockey, football, soccer, tennis or other sports. That need is where Max Levitt […]

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July 20, 2016 | Sonya Burke

MCPS’ Give Backpacks Campaign is Now Underway (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) students head back to class on Aug. 29 and some of those students do not have school supplies. That’s why MCPS’ 2016 Give Backpacks Campaign is so important. Find out how you can make a difference in this year’s campaign, below: You can find out more about the 2016 Give […]

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June 12, 2016 | Sonya Burke

President Obama on Mass Shooting in Orlando: “We Will Not Give into Fear” (VIDEO)

President Obama delivered a statement on the mass shootings that occurred in Orlando, Florida on June 12. “This was an act of terror and an act of hate,” said President Obama. “We will not give in to fear or turn against each other. Instead, we will stand united, as Americans, to protect our people, and […]

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May 11, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Victims’ Rights Foundation Establishes Hero’s Fund for Families (VIDEO)

The Victims’ Rights Foundation is raising money for the victims and their families following the shootings in Prince George’s and Montgomery counties on May 5th and May 6th. Victims’ Rights Foundation President Gregory Wims said his organization has set up a Hero’s Fund that will be equally divided between all six families. Find out more […]

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May 8, 2016 | Staff Writer

Memorial Service Honors Montgomery County Fallen Heroes (VIDEO)

The Fallen Officers Memorial Service pays tribute to Montgomery County’s fallen heroes at the Public Safety Memorial in Gaithersburg. In this MyMCMedia Extra, public safety employees, family members, and friends gather to pay tribute to Montgomery County’s fallen heroes at the Public Safety Memorial in Gaithersburg. Police honored 18 fallen officers, including Montgomery County Police […]

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March 15, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

Several Firefighters Injured After a Townhouse Fire in Germantown (VIDEO)

Just after 1 a.m. on Monday, March 14, Montgomery County firefighters responded to a three-alarm fire in a townhouse complex in Germantown. Several firefighters were injured and multiple residents displaced. MyMCMedia’s Maureen Chowdhury reports.

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