Articles by Alexandra Macia

February 20, 2020 | Alexandra Macia

Hogan Supports Service Dogs For Children Who Testify

Gov. Larry Hogan is supporting legislation to provide children testifying in Maryland courts with therapy dogs. On Tuesday, Hogan hosted over a dozen therapy dogs at the Maryland State House as he showed his support for the legislation. The bills’ primary sponsors, Sen. Bryan Simonaire and Del. Michael Malone, attended the event. Bills HB311/SB101 are […]

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February 20, 2020 | Alexandra Macia

Councilmembers Will Host Town Hall on Security for Faith-Based Communities

Montgomery County Councilmembers Andrew Friedson, Sidney Katz and Gabe Albornoz are hosting a town hall called “A Discussion of Security for Our Faith Communities.” The event will be held on Thursday, Feb. 27 from 7 -9 p.m. in the third-floor hearing room of the Montgomery County Council Office Building. In a statement, the council said […]

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February 20, 2020 | Alexandra Macia

Mother of Teen Shot and Killed in Home Last Year Pleas for Information

Montgomery County Police Department is still investigating the killing of 18-year-old Damion Callery Jr. that occurred on Aug. 17, 2019. Callery’s mother, Cherrell Callery, has made a plea for anyone with information on what happened to call the anonymous police number in order to help their family in getting closure. “This is a real tragedy […]

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February 20, 2020 | Alexandra Macia

Maryland el Peor en Tiempos de Espera en Salas de Emergencia

Maryland tiene los tiempos de espera más largos en la sala de emergencias del país, según el Capitán Ben Kaufman de los servicios médicos de emergencia. Esto se refiere al tiempo que pasó en la sala de emergencias antes de ser ingresado en el hospital o enviado a casa. “Nuestros hospitales están superpoblados y Maryland […]

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February 20, 2020 | Alexandra Macia

Montgomery County is Working to Improve Long ER Wait Times

Maryland currently has the longest emergency room wait times in the country, according to Captain Ben Kaufman with Emergency Medical Services. This refers to the time spent in the ER before being admitted to the hospital or sent home. “Our hospitals are overcrowded, our emergency rooms are taxed and Maryland is actually last in terms […]

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February 18, 2020 | Alexandra Macia

Black History Month: MCM Spotlights County Councilmember Craig Rice

Montgomery Community Media is honoring Montgomery County’s District 2 Councilmember Craig Rice. Rice was first elected in November of 2010 as the District 2 representative. This, at the time, made him the youngest African American to serve on the council. Rice is also the president of the MACo Diversity Caucus and serves as a chairman […]

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February 18, 2020 | Alexandra Macia

Police Release Video of Bethesda Burglary Suspect

The Montgomery County Department of Police has released a surveillance video of a male suspect wanted in the burglary of an office building in Bethesda. The burglary occurred on Tuesday, Feb. 11 at about 6:57 p.m. Police need the public’s help in identifying the suspect in the video. The suspect is seen knocking on the […]

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February 18, 2020 | Alexandra Macia

Rockville Hosts Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival

The annual Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival took place this past weekend at the Hilton Hotel in Rockville. The festival, originally founded in 1992, showcased different jazz performances Friday through Sunday. Some of the featured artists including trumpeter Terell Stafford and the Mid-Atlantic Collegiate Jazz Orchestra, vocalist/saxophonist Kenny Washington and The Vanessa Rubin Organ Band.

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February 18, 2020 | Alexandra Macia

Hogan Announces Maryland’s First Inspector General of Education

Gov. Larry Hogan named Richard P. Henry as Maryland’s first Inspector General for Education on Monday. Henry is currently the executive director of the Maryland State Department of Education’s Office of Compliance and Monitoring. “For five years, our administration has been working hard to root out corruption, wrongdoing, and the mismanagement of state tax dollars […]

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February 13, 2020 | Alexandra Macia

Police Release Video of Gaithersburg Pharmacy Attempted Armed Robbery

The Montgomery County Department of Police has released surveillance video of the suspect involved in an attempted armed robbery of a pharmacy in Gaithersburg. Investigators are hoping that the public can help in identifying the man. Police responded to the Potomac Care Pharmacy on Tuesday, Feb. 4 at about 7:10 p.m. to the report of […]

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