Articles by Cindy Peña

October 15, 2019 | Cindy Peña

Elrich Announces Online Chat on October 28

Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich is hosting an online chat from 2 to 3 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 28 via the Montgomery County website. This live, online discussion gives residents a chance to send questions, or comments, directly to County Executive. You may submit questions to the county executive before and during the online event at Live Discussion with County […]

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October 15, 2019 | Cindy Peña

Comcast 10.15 Outage Map

Area-Wide Comcast Outage, East Gude Closed Near 355

Internet, TV, and phone service is still out for thousands of residents throughout the Montgomery County area after a large fiber line was cut this morning.  Affected areas include portions of Rockville, Silver Spring, Burtonsville, and Olney. Several Montgomery County public schools are affected: Argyle Middle School Earl B Wood Middle School Rock Creek Valley […]

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October 14, 2019 | Cindy Peña

Pedestrian Struck in Multi-Vehicle Accident on Rockville Pike

Montgomery County Fire and Rescue responded to an accident on Monday at Rockville Pike and Edmonston Dr. involving a pedestrian. Several vehicles were also involved.  Emergency responders took three people to the hospital, including the pedestrian with traumatic injuries. The pedestrian walk/don’t walk sign was damaged in the accident and is currently not working. Update […]

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October 7, 2019 | Cindy Peña

Transforming Transportation in Silver Spring

There’s a new “protected intersection” in downtown Silver Spring.  It’s designed to protect bicyclists and pedestrians and is the first of its kind in the Mid-Atlantic region.  This is all part of a larger transportation project to make biking and walking safer in Montgomery County. My MC Media was at the ribbon cutting in Silver […]

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September 13, 2019 | Cindy Peña

A Peaceful Protest for a Hot Topic

People on both sides of the immigration debate staged protests on opposite sides of Maryland Avenue in Rockville. MyMCMedia reporter Cindy Pena was there as several hundred anti-immigration protestors gathered with their messages for the Montgomery County Council and voters.   Coverage of the counter-demonstration: Demonstrators Show Support for Immigrants on a Rockville Street

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August 27, 2015 | Cindy Peña

Catholic Schools Open Doors to a New School Year (VIDEO)

It’s back to school for students throughout the county and for students in Catholic schools, the new school year starts with a focus on Pope Francis’ upcoming visit. MyMCMedia’s Cindy Peña shows us how one Catholic school is preparing for the school year and the special visitor.

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August 25, 2015 | Cindy Peña

photo of 13 year-old boy receiving immunication

Back to School – Get Your Vaccinations! (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) officials are urging all parents to make sure their students are properly vaccinated as the school year begins.  Free vaccines will be offered at the MCPS Back to School Fair on August 29th, as well at Montgomery County health clinics and in selected MCPS middle schools throughout the month of September. All […]

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August 24, 2015 | Cindy Peña

A Silver Spring Vet Returns to Vietnam for Healing and Peace (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

As Montgomery County prepares for it’s October 24th tribute to Vietnam Veterans, one vet is sharing his story about a recent return to Vietnam in the name of peace and self-reflection. He spoke with MyMCMedia’s Cindy Pena about his trip. You can find out more about the Oct. 24 salute to Vietnam veterans, here.

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August 24, 2015 | Cindy Peña

Middle School Creative Writers Celebrate Diversity (Photo)

Friends of the Library, Montgomery County are recruiting schools to participate in the 2015-2016 MOSAIC middle school student writing contest.  The first teacher info session is scheduled for October 6. Last year’s winners were announced over the summer.  Celebrating heritage and cultural differences, Montgomery County middle school students were honored for their award winning poems, […]

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August 18, 2015 | Cindy Peña

As MoCo Prepares to Honor Vietnam Vets, One Vet Recalls Recent Trip Back (VIDEO)

Bob Schieffer will host the Montgomery County Salute to Vietnam Veterans on Sat., Oct. 24.  Schieffer, who recently retired as host of the CBS show Face the Nation, has agreed to host and be guest speaker as Montgomery County will honor the men and women who served the nation during the Vietnam War.  Among the […]

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