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February 23, 2018 | Mitti Hicks and Douglas Tallman

MyMCMedia: Immigration

Montgomery County is known for its diversity with residents from 170 different countries calling the county home. Immigration is a hot topic following the election of President Donald Trump who has moved forward a couple of executive orders that have raised concerns and questions for some residents. It’s a topic that local leaders are talking about […]

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February 23, 2018 | Michelle Queen

Five Things to Know Today, Feb. 23, in Montgomery County

Friday’s rundown of five things to know today in Montgomery County: 1. Community Coffee: Takoma Park City Councilmembers Talisha Searcy who represents Ward 6 and Cindy Dyballa who represents Ward 2 will meet with community members over coffee today at La Chiquita from 8 to 9:30 a.m. Friday, February 23, 8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. […]

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February 20, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Five Things to Know Today, Feb. 20, in Montgomery County

Here is Tuesday’s rundown of five things to know today in Montgomery County: 1. Goucher Poll: One of the best indicators of how Marylanders are thinking — the Goucher Poll — will start its three-day rollout today. Expect to see news stories about Marylanders’ approval ratings for Gov. Larry Hogan, President Donald Trump, Sens. Chris Van Hollen […]

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February 7, 2018 | Staff Writer

Update: Weather Delays and Closings Wednesday in Montgomery County

Update: All recreation programs and classes are canceled. UPDATE! Due to inclement weather, all #MoCoRec scheduled programs and classes for today, February 7, are canceled. Senior centers are closed and the senior nutrition and transportation programs are canceled. Recreation and aquatic facilities are open for drop-in activities only. — Montgomery Rec (@MoCoRec) February 7, 2018 […]

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February 2, 2018 | Staff Writer

Grant Applications Now Being Accepted in Takoma Park

Takoma Park’s grants review committee is accepting preliminary applications for organizations seeking funding through the city’s Community Grants Program for Fiscal Year 2019. The grant program is designed to provide financial support for projects, events, and programming that helps to improve the quality of life for residents by providing access and opportunities for participation in […]

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February 2, 2018 | Staff Writer

Takoma Park Man Pleads Guilty to Drug, Firearms Charges

A 42-year-old Takoma Park man pleaded guilty to heroin and firearms charges in U.S. District Court in Greenbelt, according to a statement from the U.S. Attorney’s Office. U.S. District Judge George J. Hazel has scheduled the sentencing for April 5. According to the plea agreement, Stanley Eugene Green Jr. and others sold and possessed heroin […]

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January 23, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

UPDATE: Takoma Park Officials ‘Stunned’ to Learn Hospital’s Plan to Reduce Health Facilities

When the Maryland Health Care Commission ruled in favor of Washington Adventist Hospital’s request to move from Takoma Park in 2015,  Washington Adventist Hospital President Erik Wangsness told city leaders that the hospital would still provide key health services on the Takoma Park campus. “When the acute hospital services relocate to White Oak in 2019, we will […]

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January 16, 2018 | Staff Writer

Public Comments Wanted for Takoma Park Streets Named After Civil War Generals

Takoma Park City Council will hold a public hearing on Jan. 29 to discuss streets named after Civil War Generals. The council held a work session last year to weigh its options on keeping or changing the street names like: Grant Avenue, Hancock Avenue, Lee Avenue, Sheridan Avenue, and Sherman Avenue. A public hearing will be […]

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January 8, 2018 | Staff Writer

Takoma Park City Officials Condemn the Decision Requiring El Salvadorans to Leave

Following the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s announcement to end Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for individuals from El Salvador early Monday, Takoma Park City officials released the following statement on its website: “The City of Takoma Park condemns the ending of TPS for some 200,000 El Salvadoran immigrants throughout our region and reaffirms our values […]

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January 6, 2018 | Staff Writer

Takoma Park Police Say Attempted Abduction ‘Did Not Happen’

Takoma Park police say an attempted abduction that was reported earlier this week “did not happen.” The police department’s statement, released Friday evening, said after an investigation, officers discovered that no abduction attempt occurred. The community meeting scheduled for Monday Jan. 8 in response to the initial report of the incident will still be held […]

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