Articles by Deirdre Byrne

May 14, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Watch Live: Hogan to Provide COVID-19 Update at 5 P.M.

Update: During the press briefing, Gov. Larry Hogan announced that the state’s mask mandate expires on Saturday with the exception of school, transportation and healthcare settings. Hogan Lifts Indoor Mask Mandate in Maryland Effective Saturday Original Post: Gov. Larry Hogan will provide an update on COVID-19 at 5 p.m. on Friday. Hogan’s press briefing will be streamed […]

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May 13, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Hand Sanitizer, Cigarette Smoke, Poor Ventilation Lead to Car Fire in Rockville

At around 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, a car fire started in the Federal Plaza Shopping Center’s parking lot in Rockville and resulted in the total loss of the vehicle. Pete Piringer, spokesperson for Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services, tweeted that an adult was treated for minor burns and was taken to the hospital. The adult’s […]

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May 13, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

In Maryland, 39% of Gas Stations Experience Fuel Shortage on Thursday

Panic at the pumps continued on Thursday with 39% of gas stations in Maryland experiencing fuel shortages, according to data from GasBuddy. On Wednesday, GasBuddy reports that only 15% of gas stations in Maryland were experiencing shortages. This comes after local Montgomery County leaders have warned residents not to hoard gasoline because any shortages are […]

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May 13, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Ledo’s Offering Free Pizza to Marylanders Vaccinated in May, June

Maryland is now offering pizza to those who get a COVID-19 vaccine during the months of May and June. Gov. Larry Hogan announced on Thursday a partnership between the state and Ledo Pizza to incentivize the importance of getting vaccinated. From May 13 through June 30—or until at least 10,000 pizzas are distributed—Ledo Pizza chains […]

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May 12, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Olney Residents Scramble for Fuel Amid Gas Shortage at Stations

In Olney on Wednesday afternoon, BP outside of Fletcher’s Service Center was the only gas station in the area that had fuel. Long lines of cars along Georgia Avenue and Spartan Road waited outside the gas station for the opportunity to fill their tanks after a cyber attack caused Colonial Pipeline to shut down, leading […]

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May 11, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Reports: Md. District Court Judge Bans Staff from Wearing Thin Blue Line Flag

John P. Morrissey, the chief judge for Maryland district courts, has ordered all district court employees to stop wearing articles of clothing that donned the thin blue line flag. The “thin blue line” flag is often used by law enforcement officers to symbolize the line between police and their role in preventing society from descending […]

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May 11, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

5 Things to Know Today, May 11, In Montgomery County

Today is Tuesday, May 11, and we are still in the middle of National Nurses Week so make sure you thank a nurse when you have the opportunity. In the meantime, here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Council in Virtual Session:  The Montgomery County Council meets virtually at 9 a.m. today. […]

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May 7, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Plaza Oaxaca Opens in Rockville Town Square on Saturday

It’s been a challenging year for restaurants, but as more people are getting vaccinated more new restaurants are opening. Plaza Oaxaca, a restaurant that serves authentic Mexican food, will open in Rockville Town Square on Saturday. It is located on Gibbs Street, which is now a new outdoor streetery. MyMCM spoke Josue Bastida, an employee […]

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May 7, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

MedStar Montgomery Nurses Get Puppy Love

National Nurses Week runs from May 6 through May 12 and MedStar Montgomery Medical Center kicked off the occasion with a special visit from several 7-week-old golden retriever puppies. The puppies were brought by the Warrior Canine Connection in Boyds. The organization raises puppies to assist veterans as trained service dogs. Many of the nurses […]

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May 7, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Gaithersburg Book Festival’s ‘StoryWalks’ Get Families Outside and Reading

The Gaithersburg Book Festival is offering a way for families to enjoy children’s books by exploring five outdoor locations in the city throughout the month of May. “Gaithersburg StoryWalks” is sponsored by Nonprofit Montgomery and The Basics and will display pages of four children’s books. It will offer families the chance to take a stroll […]

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