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March 17, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Berliner and Leggett Ask Planning Board Chair to Pause Westbard Plan and to Retain Mediator

Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett and County Council President Roger Berliner have written a letter to Planning Board Chair Casey Anderson asking for a delay in the Equity One sketch plan process, just weeks after the board approved the development plan (excluding the area believed to be a historic burial ground). In the letter dated March […]

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February 24, 2017 | Staff Writer

Watch County Report This Week (VIDEO)

County Report This Week includes reports on the new Science Building at Montgomery College, the archaeological study launched by the Planning Department in Bethesda, expansion of Ride On routes, Black History Month celebrations and more. Watch the show in its entirety, below:

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February 17, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Five Things to Know Today, Feb. 17, in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, Feb. 17, in Montgomery County: 1. The Ninth Annual Historically Black Colleges and Universities Fair begins at 5 p.m. at Richard Montgomery High School. High school students and their parents can talk with dozens of colleges and universities. The event will also feature a workshop for middle school parents and students. […]

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February 16, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Planners Share Community’s Concerns about Possible Cemetery Site in Westbard (VIDEO)

Montgomery County planners say they share a church community’s concerns about a possible African-American burial site in the Westbard section of Bethesda near River Road. “We want to find out if there are human remains or burial shafts in the area that was historically a cemetery,” said Planning Director Gwen Wright in an interview with […]

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February 14, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Dozens Rally at Macedonia Baptist Church About Historic Burial Site in Bethesda (VIDEO)

Montgomery County police officers stopped traffic on River Road in Bethesda on Sunday afternoon so dozens of protesters who gathered at Macedonia Baptist Church could march across the road to a property the demonstrators say is the site of a historic African-American burial ground. The protesters carried signs that read, “Black Lives Matter,” “Black History […]

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February 12, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Equity One to Contract Ground Radar Studies for Cemetery Site

The company that is pushing a redevelopment plan for the Westbard neighborhood of Bethesda said it plans to pursue a contract for Earth-penetrating radar studies of an area believed to be the site of a former African-American cemetery. Because of the lack of action on the studies, the Macedonia Baptist Church plans a protest Sunday. […]

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October 29, 2016 | Staff Writer

Montgomery Planning Celebrates The Best in Design (VIDEO)

Montgomery County’s Planning Department recently hosted its second annual Design Excellence Awards Ceremony. Bridget Schwiesow has more in this report. For more on the winners, visit here. Visit our PEG partner County Cable Montgomery to view more of its local programming.

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July 19, 2016 | Staff Writer

Designing Montgomery (PHOTO)

The winners of the first Montgomery County Planning Department’s Design Excellence Award were honored by the Montgomery County Council on July 12 for their projects in architecture, landscape architecture and urban design. At the ceremony in Rockville were, left to right: Ernie Lunsford and Greg Ossont of the Department of General Services for representing for […]

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May 13, 2016 | Staff Writer

County Planning Department’s Makeover Montgomery Conference Draws Hundreds (VIDEO)

Hundreds of people attended the Makeover Montgomery 3 conference this week. Montgomery Planning’s Jennifer Ligsay has the story. Visit our PEG partner County Cable Montgomery to view more of its local programming.

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February 26, 2016 | Staff Writer

Online Map Highlights African-American Historic Sites in Montgomery County (VIDEO)

As part of Montgomery County’s celebration of Black History month, local leaders have unveiled an online map to highlight African-American historic sites across the county. CCM’s Susan Kenedy reports. Visit our PEG partner County Cable Montgomery to view more of its local programming. The online map may be found here: http://tinyurl.com/zctxhct

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