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August 2, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Montgomery County Celebrates National Night Out (VIDEO)

Montgomery County residents celebrated National Night Out on Aug. 1, in communities across the county. The annual event is designed to help neighbors get to know each other in order to make their neighborhoods safer. In the Saybrooke community of Gaithersburg this year, residents were also celebrating the neighborhood’s 30th anniversary. MyMCMedia’s Sonya Burke was […]

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June 26, 2017 | Staff Writer

32BJ SEIU Responds to Supreme Court’s Travel Ban Announcement

The Supreme Court made a decision early Monday allowing parts of President Donald Trump’s travel ban on people from six predominantly Muslim countries. The court did, however, make an exception to Trump’s travel ban stating that it “may not be enforced against an individual seeking admission as a refugee who can credible claim a bona […]

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June 1, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Westside at Shady Grove Community Features Green Streets (VIDEO)

When you walk thru the new Westside at Shady Grove Metro community off Crabbs Branch Way and Shady Grove Road in Rockville, one of the first things you will notice is that the street trees are planted in concrete boxes along with other specialty plants. Developer McLean Quinn, vice president of land acquisition and development […]

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April 24, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Hundreds Attend BioHealth Capital Region Forum in Gaithersburg (VIDEO)

Local business leaders, elected officials, scientists and scholars attended the 2017 BioHealth Capital Region Forum at the campus of MedImmune in Gaithersburg on April 19 and 20th. The forum focuses on the biotechnology cluster in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C., which is working collaboratively to become a top three biotech hub in the United States […]

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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 | Staff Writer

Contreras: ICE Shouldn’t Arrest Undocumented Immigrants Victims of Crime

Immigrants who are the victims of a crime should not be subject to an arrest is the message from Jaime Contreras, vice president for 32BJ SEIU. Contreras’ statement comes after a official from the Department of Homeland Security stated that immigration agents may arrest crime victims and witnesses at courthouses, according to a report by […]

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March 7, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Montgomery College Students Discuss History of Black Lives Matter Movement During Community Forum (VIDEO)

The level of incivility surrounding this past presidential election is why officials at Montgomery College in Germantown hosted an event to talk about social justice and race. Professors Kelly Rudin and Dr. Rachel Sullivan joined students, faculty and residents to talk about the Black Lives Matter Movement and its relevance to the current political climate. […]

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February 21, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Union Leader Jaime Contreras Condemns New DHS Deportation Plan

Following the memorandums signed by U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly on immigration and border security, some union leaders are speaking out condemning Kelly’s actions. 32BJ SEIU represents more than 163,000 property services workers in the U.S. Roughly 18,000 of 32BJ’s property service workers in the D.C. Metropolitan and Baltimore areas are immigrants […]

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February 8, 2017 | Sonya Burke

County Council President Roger Berliner Headlines GCAAR Speaker Series (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Council President Roger Berliner headlined the Greater Capital Area Association of Realtors (GCAAR) speaker series luncheon on Feb. 8. “They invited me here to share my thoughts on how our county can prosper going forward,” said Berliner. “I hope to assure them that we will, in fact, prosper going forward, and hopefully their […]

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January 5, 2017 | Staff Writer

Riemer Appointed to FCC Intergovernmental Advisory Committee

UPDATED Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler has named Montgomery County Council Vice President Hans Riemer to serve as one of two county officials nationally on the FCC Intergovernmental Advisory Committee (IAC). The IAC provides guidance, expertise and recommendations to the Commission on a range of telecommunication issues for which local, state and Tribal […]

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