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August 10, 2018 | Michelle Queen

Strathmore Names Monica Jeffries Hazangeles as New CEO

Monica Jeffries Hazangeles has been named Strathmore’s new CEO, succeeding Eliot Pfanstiehl who announced his retirement in January. Jeffries Hazangeles will continue to serve as president of Strathmore, a role she has held since 2011. Jeffries Hazangeles assumes her new role as CEO of Strathmore effective Sept. 1. A release announcing her appointment included this […]

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August 9, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Hogan in Rockville to Unveil Efforts to Fight Human Trafficking

Gov. Larry Hogan said he was creating an anti-human trafficking director position to coordinate services for victims across Maryland government departments. “The chilling reality is that Maryland’s central location and access to major highways and airports like I-95 and BWI make our state a hotbed for human trafficking,” Hogan said. He spoke before a large […]

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August 9, 2018 | Staff Writer

Hundreds Attend the Power Conference in North Bethesda

Hundreds of people turned out for The Power Conference: Women Doing Business on Aug. 9 at the North Bethesda Marriott Hotel and Conference Center. This regional business conference is designed to enhance and develop women-owned businesses and the careers of women professionals. The event featured speakers, workshops, networking, a business marketplace, master classes and more. […]

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August 9, 2018 | Staff Writer

MCPS Provides Routes of Accused Bus Driver

Montgomery County Public Schools released an update to the list of routes driven by the school bus driver charged with sexually assaulting a student on the bus. Etienne Kabongo was arrested Aug. 5 and charged with assaulting a 12-year-old girl. Kabongo, known as “Mr. Steve” to some students, has worked since 2006 as a bus driver, […]

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August 9, 2018 | Michelle Queen

Keeping Up With Katie: Bethesda’s Katie Ledecky Wins 2 Medals Thursday at the Pan Pacific Swimming Championships

The latest news and information about Olympic champion swimmer and Montgomery County’s own Katie Ledecky. Katie Ledecky won two medals in the first day of the Pan Pacific swimming championships Thursday, in Tokyo. In her first race, Ledecky set a meet record with a time of 8:09.13 in the women’s 800-meter freestyle and takes home […]

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August 9, 2018 | Marisa Fried

Montgomery County Agricultural Fair Coming Friday

The countdown has begun to the Montgomery County Agricultural Fair! From Aug. 10 through Aug. 18, Gaithersburg will be full of the festive sounds and smells of good food, farm animals, games, carnival rides, shows and contests. Make sure to come with an empty belly to have room for turkey legs, pupusas, fried mac ‘n’ […]

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August 7, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Manger, Leggett Talk About Next Steps in White Investigation

The internal affairs investigation of Officer Anand Badgujar could take a few months, Montgomery County Police Chief Tom Manger said Tuesday night. Badgujar shot and killed Robert White, an unarmed man, in a quiet Silver Spring neighborhood in June. The criminal investigation of the shooting was handed over to the Howard County State’s Attorney’s Office, […]

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August 7, 2018 | Michelle Queen and Nic Rhule

JINYA Ramen Bar Celebrates Grand Opening in North Bethesda

The first JINYA Ramen Bar restaurant in Montgomery County celebrated their grand opening Tuesday at Pike & Rose in North Bethesda. Dozens of people waited in line for the restaurant to open their doors at 11 a.m. The first 100 guests were treated to a free bowl of ramen. This is the first JINYA Ramen […]

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August 7, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

20 Years Have Passed Since Montgomery Last Considered Condom Distribution

Because of a spike in sexually transmitted diseases, Montgomery County health officials plan to distribute condoms in school wellness centers. The last time the county contemplated condoms in schools was more than 20 years ago, according to a current and former school board member. Distribution hasn’t been considered in her 20 years on the Montgomery […]

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August 6, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Floreen Delivers Signatures That Could Put Her on November Ballot

Councilmember Nancy Floreen said she collected 20,343 signatures, nearly three times the figure — 7,255 — to put her independent candidacy for Montgomery County executive on the November ballot. Floreen delivered four boxes of signatures to the Montgomery County Board of Elections in Gaithersburg, saying her candidacy was an attempt to bring people together, not […]

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