security

August 30, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Montgomery Schools Boosting Security

With a new school year starting next week, many parents are thinking about the safety of their students, especially after more than a year of distressing headlines of school shootings and student assaults. Montgomery County Public Schools has undergone several security upgrades to schools, including adding cameras and upgrading the systems that allow visitors to […]

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May 3, 2018 | Staff Writer

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Dr. Nadia Hashimi’s Position on Nuclear Weapons

George English, candidate for the Democratic nominee in Maryland’s 6th congressional district, participated in the May 3, 2018 Candidates’ Forum hosted by various Democratic Clubs. Paul Bessel moderated the forum. Dr. Hashimi responded to this question: What is your position on nuclear weapons? Would you support 1) a bill that it is the policy of the […]

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May 3, 2018 | Staff Writer

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George English’s Position on Nuclear Weapons

George English, candidate for the Democratic nominee in Maryland’s 6th congressional district, participated in the May 3, 2018 Candidates’ Forum hosted by various Democratic Clubs. Paul Bessel moderated the forum. English responded to this question: What is your position on nuclear weapons? Would you support 1) a bill that it is the policy of the United […]

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May 3, 2018 | Staff Writer

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Andrew Duck’s Position on Nuclear Weapons

Andrew Duck, candidate for the Democratic nominee in Maryland’s 6th congressional district, participated in the May 3, 2018 Candidates’ Forum hosted by various Democratic Clubs. Paul Bessel moderated the forum. Duck responded to this question: What is your position on nuclear weapons? Would you support 1) a bill that it is the policy of the United […]

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September 1, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Montgomery College Expects Dip in Enrollment

Montgomery College, which started this week, expects the 2017-18 enrollment to slip about 2 percent and 3 percent from last year, campus spokesman Marcus Rosano said. The decline is due in large part to the improving economy, he said. In this MyMCMedia Extra, Rosano describes how the college will handle the dip in enrollment, as […]

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July 5, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Five Things to Know for July 5 in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, July 5, in Montgomery County: 1. New Security Measures: New security measures start today at the Council Office Building in Rockville. 2. Kyle Stanley Victorious: Kyle Stanley defeated Charles Howell III to emerge as this year’s Quicken Loans National Champion. Here’s Mitti Hicks’ report. And here are photos […]

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June 27, 2017 | Staff Writer

New Security Screening Equipment Installed at Council Office Building in Rockville

New metal detectors are being installed at the Council Office Building at 100 Maryland Avenue in Rockville. “It’s to screen materials that are coming into the building, to provide more security for everybody in the building, not just the Councilmembers,” explained Glenn Orlin, deputy Council administrator. Beginning on July 5, all visitors to the building will […]

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April 18, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Council Approves Funds for Security Improvements at Jewish Community Centers (VIDEO)

UPDATED The Montgomery County Council has unanimously approved a $225,000 supplemental appropriation to fund security improvements at Bender JCC of Greater Washington, Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School and the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington. The elected leaders also approved an amendment to the resolution so additional organizations or faith groups can also receive county […]

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April 6, 2017 | Sonya Burke

UPDATED: Council Unanimously Approves Security Checkpoints for Council Office Building (VIDEO)

UPDATED Soon, visitors to the Council Office Building (COB) at 100 Maryland Avenue in downtown Rockville will have to pass thru a security checkpoint to enter the building. MyMCMedia’s Sonya Burke reports. On Tuesday, Councilmembers unanimously approved a special appropriations request of $302,000 for the installation and staffing for security checkpoints at the COB entrances […]

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March 30, 2017 | Staff Writer

Superintendent Sends Message to Parents About Security Procedures

Dr. Jack Smith, the superintendent of Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS), is updating parents about school security in the district. According to Smith, officials are reviewing school safety and security protocols following the report of a rape in a bathroom at Rockville High School, two weeks ago, on March 16. “The recent tragic incident at […]

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