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June 7, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Five Things to Know for June 7 in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, June 7, in Montgomery County: 1. Program for the homeless: The Inside/Not Outside Initiative kicks off at 10:15 a.m. at the Executive Office Building in Rockville. 2. Berliner launches campaign: Montgomery County Council President Roger Berliner will launch his effort to become the next county executive with an event starting […]

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May 5, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Top 10 Stories from April 28-May 4

Public safety news was the top story of the week, with the story of a man in Poolesville who pointed a gun at his landlord. Other top stories included Metro’s plans for the Shady Grove and Rockville stations, the Germantown homicide investigation, the story of a homeless woman, and the follow-up on a story about […]

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May 1, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

A Homeless Woman’s Death Becomes ‘Call to Action’

Before the mental illness took over, Kathleen Garlington was a professional pianist. But as she became more paranoid, she lived on the streets, often in Kentlands. “She was an incredibly intelligent woman,” said Sherry Moitoza, director of social concerns at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Parish in Gaithersburg. “When you’d have a conversation with her, […]

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April 24, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Nonprofits Seek Reversal of $600,000 Cut in Budget (PHOTO & VIDEO)

About 150 people representing dozens of nonprofits gathered at the Council Office Building in Rockville on Monday, seeking to overturn a 1 percent cut in county funding proposed in County Executive Ike Leggett’s fiscal 2018 budget. The cut would hit contracts awarded by the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services, which serve “the […]

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September 28, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Council in Brief (VIDEO)

Susan Kenedy hosts the latest episode of Council in Brief, which includes reports on a briefing this week that the Council received about last month’s Silver Spring apartment building fire/explosion, the future vision of Lyttonsville, and a goal to end homelessness in Montgomery County. You can watch the show in its entirety, below:

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September 26, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, Sept. 26, in Montgomery County

Fall is in the air. You may need a light jacket this morning and an umbrella later today. Here are five more things to know today, Sept. 26, in Montgomery County: 1. Progress Place: The County Council’s Health and Human Services Committee is scheduled to receive an update on the construction of the new Progress […]

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August 19, 2016 | Phyllis Armstrong

Senator Cardin & County Executive Leggett Tour Silver Spring Explosion Site (VIDEO)

The devastating explosion that claimed at least seven lives continues to cause hardships for dozens of families in Silver Spring. U.S. Senator Ben Cardin and County Executive Ike Leggett toured the site of the August 10 explosion at the Flower Branch Apartments. Leggett told reporters that the management of the complex is working with local agencies […]

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August 16, 2016 | Phyllis Armstrong

Families Displaced by Explosion Meet with County & State Officials (VIDEO)

Officials from Montgomery County, Maryland and federal agencies heard first hand how residents who lost their homes in Silver Spring explosion are coping. Fifty-three families have been staying at the Long Branch Community Center, the temporary shelter for displaced residents. County Executive Ike Leggett and U.S. Senator Ben Cardin met with some of the now […]

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August 12, 2016 | Staff Writer

County Councilmember Nancy Navarro Issues Statement on Silver Spring Apartment Fire

Montgomery County Councilmember Nancy Navarro issued the following statement about the major apartment fire that occurred on Wednesday, Aug. 10, in the Long Branch section of Silver Spring: “As you may have seen on the news, in the early hours of this morning there was an explosion, fire, and building collapse at the Flower Branch […]

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August 11, 2016 | Staff Writer

photo of councilmember Marc Elrich commenting on Starr's resignation

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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