Articles by Alex Argiris

July 8, 2020 | Alex Argiris

Major Retailers Remove Redskins Apparel from Stores

Days after the Washington Redskins announced that a formal review of the team’s name was underway, major retailers have responded. Beginning this week, Target, Walmart and Dick’s Sporting Goods have stopped selling the team’s merchandise. Given today’s announcement by the NFL and the Washington team’s ownership, we are discontinuing the sale of items that reference […]

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July 8, 2020 | Alex Argiris

Montgomery County Sports Hall of Fame Accepting Nominations for 2020 Class

The Montgomery County Sports Hall of Fame is accepting nominations for the Class of 2020. Nominees will be selected for the Hall of Fame by the Montgomery County Sports Hall of Fame Board of Directors. This will be the second class of inductees for the MoCo Sports Hall of Fame. Last year’s inaugural class featured […]

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July 6, 2020 | Alex Argiris

Under Pressure, Redskins Rapidly Move Toward Name Change

Amid a national reckoning over systemic racism and increasing corporate pressure, the Washington Redskins appear poised to change their controversial name. That unexpected realization is the result of an avalanche of potentially devastating financial implications for team owner Dan Snyder. Calls to change the team’s name have gone on for decades. Snyder has previously vowed […]

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July 1, 2020 | Alex Argiris

Senator Cardin Plays Key Role in Senate Extension of PPP

Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) successfully pushed the Senate on Tuesday to extend the Paycheck Protection Program through August 8. Cardin, who serves as the ranking Democrat on the Small Business Committee, asked for unanimous approval to continue the popular program just hours before the deadline for small businesses to apply for the loan. Out of […]

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July 1, 2020 | Alex Argiris

Rising Senior Will Become Newest Member of Montgomery County Board of Education

The newest member of the Montgomery County Board of Education will be sworn in Thursday at the Montgomery County Circuit Court in Rockville. Nicholas Asante, a rising senior at Richard Montgomery High School, will become the 43rd Student Member of the Montgomery County Board of Education for the upcoming 2020-2021 school year. Asante was elected […]

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June 29, 2020 | Alex Argiris

County Accepting Applications for Child Care Relief Fund

Montgomery County is accepting applications for its $10 million emergency relief fund starting Monday at 3 p.m. The Child Care Recovery Program is intended to offset reopening expenses and losses related to COVID-19. Earlier in June, the County Council approved the money for the relief fund, allocating $6.5 million to licensed child care centers and […]

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June 29, 2020 | Alex Argiris

Citing Safety Reasons, County Cancels Two Fourth of July Celebrations

Montgomery County announced that the annual Fourth of July celebrations “Germantown Glory” and “Mid-County Sparkles” have been canceled. Health officials decided the risk of spreading coronavirus at the large outdoor gatherings posed too much of a challenge. “In light of the current public health and social distancing requirements, we found that it would not be […]

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June 24, 2020 | Alex Argiris

Report Breaks Down Time Spent by MCPD Officers on Violent Crime

Police officers in Montgomery spent about 4% of their time responding to calls for violent crime, according to recent data. The New York Times recently conducted a review of wide-ranging data from three police departments across the country. Montgomery County was one of the departments reviewed and the numbers indicate a surprising trend. About 50% […]

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June 22, 2020 | Alex Argiris

MCPL Book Drops Resuming on June 29

The Montgomery County Public Libraries announced Monday that book drops are opening on June 29. The libraries also announced that branch telephone services will be resuming on June 29 as well. Book drops will be available to return any books and materials that residents have been holding since March, except for the Noyes and Long […]

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June 22, 2020 | Alex Argiris

Elrich Town Hall Will Address Reopening Challenges for Child Care

County Executive Marc Elrich is hosting a virtual town hall Monday night for child care providers. Elrich is planning on answering questions and providing information about supporting early child care education as the county prepares to reopen its over 1,300 child care programs. The town hall comes in the wake of the Montgomery County Council’s […]

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