Health and Human Services

June 5, 2017 | Staff Writer

New Project Expected to Boost Wheaton’s Downtown Economy

Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett joined other county leaders during the Taste of Wheaton on Sunday to break ground for the Wheaton Revitalization Project, according to a news release. “The Wheaton revitalization project includes offices, retail and a new Town Square to help make Wheaton an even more dynamic urban community,” Leggett released in a statement. […]

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April 26, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

‘Cut’ to Nonprofits Should Have Been An Increase

You remember the demonstration in the Council Office Building on Monday morning? Nonprofits expressed their objection to a 1 percent cut in funding for their programs, contained in County Executive Ike Leggett’s budget. Seven Montgomery County Council members said they would erase the cut and find more money for the nonprofits. The cut was actually […]

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April 26, 2017 | Sonya Burke

A Warning from Health Officials: Don’t Pick Up that Wild Animal, No Matter How Cute and Cuddly

Montgomery County health officials are warning residents to resist the urge to touch wild animals, including baby squirrels, raccoons and baby foxes. According to Mary Anderson, a spokesperson for Montgomery County, there have been several instances in the last few weeks of county residents bringing young wild animals into their homes and then calling animal […]

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March 1, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Hogan to Spend $50 Million to Fight Opioid Epidemic; Declares State of Emergency

Gov. Larry Hogan announced $50 million Wednesday to address the state’s opioid crisis as well as declaring a state of emergency that would activate the governor’s emergency management authority, creating more rapid coordination between state and local jurisdictions. Hogan also appointed his senior emergency management adviser, Clay Stamp, to lead the state’s coordinated effort to […]

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February 2, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Governor’s Office for Children Launches Program to Connect Disconnected Youth to Job Opportunities

“Disconnected youth,” are young people ages 16 to 24 who are neither working or in school. About 1 in 10 of Maryland youth is considered disconnected, according to staff from the Governor’s Office for Children. Also referred to as “opportunity youth” because of their potential value to the economy, the Governor’s Office for Children announced […]

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October 13, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Heroin: “The Quiet Epidemic” in Montgomery County (VIDEO)

County Cable Montgomery has produced a 30-minute video report about the heroin epidemic in Montgomery County. You can watch the show in its entirety, below:

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August 28, 2016 | Sonya Burke

State Crews Spray for Mosquitoes in Montgomery County (VIDEO)

The state of Maryland used a truck to help eradicate mosquitoes in two areas of Montgomery County last week. Montgomery County Health and Human Services spokesperson Mary Anderson said the spraying took place in a section of Gaithersburg and in a section of Wheaton. According to Anderson, residents in the spray area received reverse 9-1-1 […]

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August 11, 2016 | Staff Writer

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County Councilmember Marc Elrich Issues Statement about Silver Spring Apartment Fire

Montgomery County Councilmember Marc Elrich, chair of the Council’s Public Safety Committee, issued the following statement today about the explosion and major fire in the apartment building in the Long Branch section of Silver Spring: “The explosion, fire, and building collapse at the Flower Branch apartment buildings early this morning injured 34 people, including three […]

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July 26, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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Back to School: Immunizations Reminder (VIDEO)

Montgomery County public school students head back to school on Aug. 29th and local parents are being reminded to make sure their children’s immunizations are updated. You can find out more, here. Immunization Requirements for the 2016-2017 School Year. Learn more here: https://t.co/QQWQp9BRUb — MCPS (@MCPS) July 16, 2016

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July 19, 2016 | Staff Writer

Zika Virus Prevention Discussed on Montgomery Al Dia (VIDEO)

Marta Gill was a guest on the county’s Spanish language radio show, Montgomery Al Dia. Gill, a nurse with the county’s department of Health and Human Services, discussed the county’s Zika virus prevention efforts. Take a look: Visit our PEG partner County Cable Montgomery to view more of its local programming. For more information go […]

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