Articles by Bryan Gallion

May 9, 2019 | Bryan Gallion

County Residents, Officials Protest Toll Lanes and I-270 Widening Plan

Hundreds of residents, activists and government officials attended a Sunday town hall at the Silver Spring Civic Building to condemn what they believe to be a rushed plan from Gov. Larry Hogan to build toll lanes and widen Interstate 270 and the Capital Beltway. The Maryland Board of Public Works was scheduled to vote on […]

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May 7, 2019 | Bryan Gallion

Children’s National Health System Signs Lease in Old Discovery Communications Building

Children’s National Health System signed a 15-year lease on Wednesday for space in Silver Spring’s Inventa Towers, formerly the headquarters of Discovery Communications. This lease makes Children’s National the first tenant in the space, located at 1 Discovery Place on the corner of Colesville Road and Georgia Ave. Discovery, the company behind popular cable television […]

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April 26, 2019 | Bryan Gallion

Shady Grove Bike Path will provide bicycle access to Shady Grove Metro Station

Ride Around Rockville at National Bike Month Events

Since 1956, the League of American Bicyclists has sponsored National Bike Month in May to showcase the benefits of bicycling and encourage more Americans to giving it a try. Rockville will be celebrating this nationwide observance with organized bike rides throughout the community.   “Bike Month Kickoff Ride” starting at Rockville City Hall (Saturday, April […]

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April 25, 2019 | Bryan Gallion

Ike Leggett to Discuss ‘Politics of Radical Inclusion’ with Montgomery College President

Former Montgomery County Executive Isiah “Ike” Leggett will join Montgomery College President DeRionne Pollard to discuss the “politics of radical inclusion” on April 30. This conversation is part of the 2018-2019 presidential dialogue series, which aims to explore the complexities of inclusion in the face of a polarized political climate nationwide. “Building communities in which […]

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April 18, 2019 | Bryan Gallion

Flash Flood Watch Issued for Friday

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a flash flood watch in Montgomery County for Friday afternoon through late Friday night. The NWS has issued a Flash Flood Watch for Montgomery County beginning noon Friday, 4/19. Expect heavy rainfall that may produce flooding within the next 24 hours. More info: https://t.co/z3IbkMzRCz #mdwx — MC Emergency […]

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April 18, 2019 | Bryan Gallion

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Councilmember Will Jawando Named One of Nation’s Rising Leaders

County Councilmember Will Jawando has been named one of 20 leaders nationwide to join the NewDEAL: Developing Exceptional American Leaders. The network has a membership of about 170 leaders from 45 states, chosen from more than 1,500 nominations in its eight-year history. U.S. Sen. Mark Warner from Virginia and former Delaware Gov. Jack Markell lead […]

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April 18, 2019 | Bryan Gallion

Third Maryland Measles Case Confirmed

The Maryland Department of Health (MDH) confirmed Wednesday a third measles case in a Maryland resident this year. This confirmation follows two other cases recorded in the state this month. The MDH confirmed one measles case last year, following only one case also tallied during 2017. “It is concerning that three cases of measles have […]

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April 16, 2019 | Bryan Gallion

‘Mary Tyler Moore Show’ Actress and WJ Alum Georgia Engel Dies at 70

Actress Georgia Engel, best known for playing Georgette Baxter on “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” in the 1970s, passed away Friday in Princeton, New Jersey at age 70. The five-time Emmy Award nominee was born in Washington, D.C. and attended Walter Johnson High School in the 1960s. Following her graduation from the University of Hawaii […]

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April 16, 2019 | Bryan Gallion

Man Shot in Olney Monday Afternoon

Two suspects shot a man Monday afternoon in a residence located on the 3400 block of Olney’s Bantry Way, according to police. The incident occurred shortly after 5 p.m. and the victim was transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, said Montgomery County Police Department spokesman Rick Goodale. “We don’t believe this was a random […]

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April 16, 2019 | Bryan Gallion

Workgroup to Explore Ways to Combat Rise in Youth Vaping

Montgomery County health officials are suggesting increased education and awareness surrounding vaping to confront the rising use of e-cigarettes among teenagers and young adults. “Vaping can be extremely dangerous for adolescents and young adults due to ongoing brain development,” county health officer Dr. Travis Gayles said in a statement. “Vaping devices can contain high levels […]

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