Articles by Deirdre Byrne

September 19, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Maryland Flags Lowered to Half-Staff to Honor Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Gov. Larry Hogan ordered Maryland’s flags to be lowered to half-staff to honor the passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. “The United States and Maryland flags have been lowered to half-staff to honor the life and legacy of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg,” Hogan tweeted Saturday. President Donald Trump also ordered the […]

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September 18, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Tributes to Ruth Bader Ginsburg Pour in from Leaders in Maryland

Tributes from leaders in Maryland are pouring in to honor Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Ginsburg died this evening at 87 from “complications of metastatic pancreas cancer,” according to a statement from the Supreme Court. Her death leaves a Supreme Court seat vacancy, weeks before the 2020 General Election. NPR reports that Ginsburg dictated […]

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September 17, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Elrich, Council Express Support for Gayles in Wake of Article Detailing Racist Messages Received

Montgomery County Council and County Executive Marc Elrich released a joint statement supporting Dr. Travis Gayles after he opened up to Bethesda Beat about being targeted by racist messages. Gayles, who leads Montgomery County’s coronavirus recovery efforts as the County Health Officer, started receiving the racist vitriol by residents frustrated with his response to covid-19. […]

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September 17, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

LEGO Store in Montgomery Mall to Open in October

Westfield Montgomery Mall announced on its Instagram page that it will open a new LEGO store in October. The exact date the store will open is unknown, but once the date is official, Westfield Montgomery said they will share the news on their Instagram page.  This will be the first LEGO Store in Montgomery County and […]

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September 16, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Montgomery County Recreation’s Outdoor Pool Season to Continue Through Oct. 4

Montgomery County Recreation Department announced that its outdoor pool season will continue through Oct. 4. Normally Montgomery County opens its seven outdoor pools over Memorial Day Weekend and they close after Labor Day Weekend. This summer, however, pools weren’t allowed to open until Montgomery County entered its second coronavirus reopening phase. So, Montgomery County’s pools […]

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September 8, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know Today, Sept. 8, in Montgomery County

It’s Tuesday, Sept. 8, and MyMCMedia hopes that everyone had a relaxing Labor Day weekend. Here are five things to know in Montgomery County: 1. Metro Stations Open:  For the first time since March 19, all Metro Stations are officially open. Here’s more information. 2. Gaithersburg City Council Meeting:  There’s a Gaithersburg Mayor and City […]

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September 4, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Silver Spring Man Charged for Assaulting Liquor Store Employee Over Mask Dispute

The Montgomery County Police Department (MCPD) announced Thursday that they arrested and charged a man with assault in connection to a mask dispute incident at a liquor store in Potomac. Police identified the man as 31-year-old Donald Thomas-Gipson of Silver Spring. Thomas-Gipson faces first and second-degree assault charges, according to MCPD. Police say the incident […]

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September 3, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Dogs from Louisiana Shelter Damaged By Hurricane Laura Arrive in Montgomery County

Sixteen shelter dogs from Morehouse Humane Society in Bastrop, La. arrived at Montgomery County Animal Services and Adoption Center (MCASAC) in Derwood on Thursday. The Louisiana dog shelter received significant damage from the Category 4 storm, Hurricane Laura. Now that the dogs are safely in Montgomery County, Morehouse Humane Society—which has been without power since […]

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September 3, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Maryland Attorney General: Those Who Try to Vote Twice Will Be Prosecuted

While visiting North Carolina Wednesday, President Trump suggested residents should try to vote by mail more than once. The president doubled-down on his comments on social media Thursday, continuing to sow confusion in the upcoming election. Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh responded to the president’s comments on Twitter Thursday, saying, “Please, folks, don’t follow Trump’s advice. […]

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September 2, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Montgomery County Animal Shelter To Rescue 16 Dogs Affected by Hurricane Laura

Montgomery County Animal Services and Adoption Center (MCASAC) in Derwood is rescuing 16 dogs affected by Hurricane Laura. The dogs will arrive Thursday in Montgomery County from Morehouse Humane Society Shelter in Bastrop, La. Morehouse Humane Society Shelter was connected to MCASAC through its involvement as a Best Friends Network Partner, meaning it can act […]

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