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October 17, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Manger, McCarthy Describe How They’ll Use New Anti-Gang Funding (VIDEO)

Montgomery County’s law enforcement agencies will monitor prison phone calls, scour social media posts and tap phone lines in its renewed effort to combat gang violence. State’s Attorney John McCarthy detailed the efforts Tuesday as police agencies and Montgomery County Public Schools signed a memo describing how they will use nearly $844,000 to fight a […]

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October 17, 2017 | Staff Writer

Street Beat: Traffic Shift Planned for Georgia Avenue, Randolph Road

Beginning at 6 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, the State Highway Administration will temporarily close travel lanes at the Md. 97 (Georgia Avenue)/ Randolph Road intersection in Silver Spring. The lane closures are necessary to continue the interchange project there. All travel lanes will open by 7 p.m. Saturday. In case of inclement weather, the work […]

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October 17, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

MoCo Votes Blog: Madaleno and ‘Mean Tweets’

The 2018 Gubernatorial Primary Election is set for June 26, 2018, and it’s sure to be a historic election for Montgomery County. When voters go to the polls, they will will elect a governor, a state legislature, a county executive, a County Council, members of the school board and the House of Representatives, and much […]

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October 17, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Five Things to Know for Oct. 17 in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, Oct. 17, in Montgomery County, Maryland: 1. Voting Residency Deadline-Takoma Park residency must be met today (21 days prior to the election) in order to vote in the upcoming election. We’ve launched a handy page full of City Election 2017 information. Check it out: https://t.co/BXgwqA9zQk #TkPkVotes pic.twitter.com/wpdCz5ECFd — City of […]

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October 16, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Five Things to Know for Oct. 16 in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, Oct. 16, in Montgomery County, Maryland: 1. Bethesda Booming: Weather permitting, folks in Bethesda could hear controlled blasts from 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. The explosions are part of the Rockville Pike Crossing Project near Walter Reed and the Medical Center Metro Station. A warning siren will sound […]

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October 13, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Five Things to Know Oct. 13 in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, Oct. 13, in Montgomery County, Maryland: 1. Naturalization Ceremony: Montgomery County’s Office of Community Partnerships will host a naturalization ceremony at 10 a.m. 2. Family Fun Night: Get the kids moving at Family Fun Night, Fri 7 to 9 pm, at Wheaton Sports Pavilion! Games, crafts, and more: https://t.co/CZQIXLZhtw. pic.twitter.com/RON5ZLMLmI […]

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October 12, 2017 | Staff Writer

Weekend Planner, Oct. 13-15

UPDATED: Fall festivals are all over the county. Friday The 2017 Pacific Miss Asian American Pageant The Pacific Miss Asian American Beauty Pageant is the largest and most influential beauty pageant on the East Coast. Since its inception, the pageant has been dedicated to embracing Asian cultural heritage and encouraging cultural awareness and community pride. 7:30 […]

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October 12, 2017 | Staff Writer

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Eight Alleged MS-13 Members, Including One from Silver Spring, Indicted

A federal grand jury has indicted a Silver Spring man and seven others alleging they are members of the MS-13, and from at least 2015 through September 2017, they were involved in murder, extortion and drug trafficking, according to a statement by the U.S. Attorney’s Office. The Silver Spring man is Michael Eduardo Contreras, 22, […]

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October 12, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Five Things to Know Oct. 12 in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, Oct. 12, in Montgomery County, Maryland: 1. Special Populations: The Board of Education Committee on Special Populations meets at 10 a.m. The meeting will be live online and on MCPS TV (Comcast Channel 34 and Verizon 36). Here’s the agenda. Working closely with the superintendent, the committee may provide initial […]

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October 11, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Five Things to Know Oct. 11 in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, Oct. 11, in Montgomery County, Maryland: 1.Crime Prevention Basics: The Montgomery County Police Third District will host a training seminar to discuss current crime trends and best practices on preventing crime at the Third Police Precinct, 1002 Milestone Drive in Silver Spring. Seminar begins at 7 p.m. 2. Open […]

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