November 21, 2017 | Michelle Queen

Rockville, Takoma Park, and Gaithersburg Ranked in Top Five Smartest Cities in Maryland

Three of the top five smartest cities to live in Maryland are in Montgomery County, according to a new report. The career research website,, ranks Rockville (#3), Takoma Park (#4), and Gaithersburg (#5) in the top 10 Smartest Cities in Maryland list. The number one city on the list is Annapolis. Zippia’s analysts utilized data […]

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November 14, 2017 | Michelle Queen

Traffic on American Legion Bridge

Google: Best, Worst Thanksgiving Travel Times in Maryland

Are you travelling this Thanksgiving? Google has determined the best and worst times to travel on Maryland’s roads for the holiday and shared the information on their Mapping Thanksgiving web page. The internet search services giant has mapped out traffic and search trends for major cities, including the Baltimore/Washington D.C. region. It will come as […]

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November 1, 2017 | Juan Leon

Poll Reveals How Popular Larry Hogan Is Compared to Other Governors

A Morning Consult poll surveying over 255,000 registered voters nationwide was released yesterday. Maryland Governor Larry Hogan had the second highest approval rating in the country at 66 percent.  Eighteen percent of those surveyed disapproved of the Maryland governor’s job performance. Charlie Baker took the top spot with 69 percent of surveyed voters saying they […]

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November 1, 2017 | Michelle Queen

9 Of the Top Places to Buy a Home in Maryland Are in Montgomery County

The Town of Chevy Chase has been named the best suburb to  buy a house in Maryland in 2017 by Niche, an online site that provides rankings, report cards, and reviews of cities, colleges, neighborhoods, and K-12 schools. Nine of the top 25 Maryland suburbs to buy a house are located in Montgomery County. They […]

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October 6, 2017 | Mark Avallone, MBA, CFP®, CRPS®

10 Quick Year-End Financial Planning Tips

With the fourth quarter of the year upon us, it can be a smart time to take inventory of your financial situation. Here are 10 easy steps to complete an effective assessment. 1.    Assess your 2017 plan progress. Look at any areas of your 2017 written financial plan that you have not yet accomplished and […]

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September 22, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Volunteers Are Collecting Items For Hurricane Maria Victims (VIDEO)

In response to the devastation that Hurricane Maria left in the Caribbean, residents in Montgomery County are rallying together to help those in need. A group of people have coordinated two drop off donation events in Frederick and Montgomery Counties. The first two events will be held on Sept. 23 and 24 at the Friends […]

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September 21, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Goucher Poll Reveals Racial Divide in Maryland

Whites and African-Americans generally agree on the state of race relations in Maryland, but when it comes to individual issues, a divide emerges, according to a poll released Thursday. For example, the poll found 59 percent of African-Americans and 61 percent of whites agree that race relations in Maryland have gotten worse in the past […]

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September 7, 2017 | Staff Writer

Hogan Pitching Maryland for New Amazon Headquarters (VIDEO)

Amazon is looking for a second headquarters, and Gov. Larry Hogan says Maryland is the perfect place for it. Here’s what he said Thursday:

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September 1, 2017 | Michelle Queen

Top 10 for Aug 25-31

With school about to start, it’s not unusual that some of our top stories are from the education beat: increased fines for passing a school bus and mold at Sherwood High. Public safety news includes an update in the Catherine Hoggle case and a bicycle theft. And a piece on Montgomery County sending crews to […]

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August 30, 2017 | Staff Writer

Gaithersburg Couple Wins $1 Million Powerball Prize (PHOTO)

A Gaithersburg couple claimed a $1 million Powerball prize at Maryland Lottery headquarters Friday. The couple has chosen to remain anonymous. The woman who purchased the winning ticket is described as a wife and mother of four who works in the education field. She posed for a photo holding a check alongside her husband, a […]

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