River Road

May 10, 2017 | Staff Writer

Troopers Investigate Crash on I-495 Outer Loop Near River Road

UPDATED Maryland troopers are investigating a crash that occurred overnight on the I-495 outer loop at River Road towards Virginia. Sgt. Tim Lease of the Maryland State Police Department said the collision occurred around midnight in the middle lane of the highway. According to Lease, a car broke down on the highway and was struck […]

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April 25, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Church Takes Protest over Unmarked Graves to Leggett, Council (VIDEOS)

About a dozen people took their protest of Montgomery County’s actions on unmarked graves in Westbard to County Executive Ike Leggett’s office and the County Council meeting Tuesday morning. The graves are believed to be under a parking lot where new development is planned. The demonstrators said they have lost faith in the county Planning […]

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April 17, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Berliner Meets with Reporters (VIDEO)

At his weekly meeting with reporters, Montgomery County Council President Roger Berliner thanks the General Assembly, discusses I-270 improvements, River Road improvements, and money for security at Jewish schools and other faith-based centers.

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April 17, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

SHA Says River Road Can’t Be Made into School Zone at Whitman High (VIDEO)

The State Highway Administration wrote Montgomery County officials last week that River Road near Walt Whitman High School cannot be made a school zone, which was sought in an effort to decrease speed limits along the road. Several members of a family died in a traffic accident on River Road driving to an event at […]

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April 3, 2017 | Phyllis Armstrong

New Capital Improvements Coming to Historic Tobytown (VIDEO & PHOTO)

The people living in the 26-townhouse community of Tobytown can expect some new capital improvements in their historic neighborhood. The Housing Opportunities Commission has already made progress on the cleanup of the Tobytown cemetery established by former slaves and their families. HOC’s Director of Legislative and Public Affairs says more work is planned for the […]

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March 31, 2017 | Phyllis Armstrong

Tobytown Cemetery Cleanup Uncovers More History (VIDEOS & PHOTOS)

The Tobytown Cemetery in Potomac is no longer buried under years of overgrowth. Office administrators and lawn service workers spent hours removing leaves, weeds and vines covering up grave markers on the historic grounds. The Housing Opportunities Commission employees found out the cemetery actually extends beyond the fenced section adjacent to River Road. MyMCMedia’s Phyllis […]

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February 26, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Berliner Asks HOC to Restore Cemetery in Tobytown to a “Dignified State” (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Council President Roger Berliner is asking the Housing Opportunities Commission (HOC) to restore a cemetery in Tobytown “to a dignified state and to develop a plan for its on-going maintenance.” In a letter to HOC Director Stacy Spann, dated Feb. 23, Berliner notes that the Council recently watched a video about Tobytown and […]

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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 10, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, Feb. 10, in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, Feb. 10, in Montgomery County: 1. Talk of the Town: It may be two more years until a rusty bridge over Quince Orchard Road in Gaithersburg is repainted, and there have been questions about who’s responsible and what’s taking so long. 2. Street Beat: If you are commuting […]

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December 10, 2016 | Mitti Hicks

Ogulcan Atakoglu Sentenced to 12 Years in Crash that Killed 3 Family Members in Bethesda (VIDEOS)

It was an emotional day in court as Judge Mary Beth McCormick sentenced a 21 year old Ogulcan Atakoglu to 12 years behind bars on Friday for killing a family of 3 in Bethesda. Atakoglu pleaded guilty to three counts of vehicular manslaughter for a collision that happened on Feb. 27. He was driving down […]

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