Articles by Deirdre Byrne

January 17, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Parents Raise Concerns at MCPS Boundary Study Meeting

More than 250 people attended Montgomery County Public Schools’ boundary analysis meeting at Northwest High School in Germantown on Tuesday. The project, led by contractors from WXY Architecture, is currently in its initial phase, which consists of gathering public opinion. MCPS officials say the analysis is intended to examine the school system’s current boundaries and […]

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January 17, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Second Pedestrian Killed on Rockville Pike in Two Day Period

Montgomery County Police Department is investigating a fatal pedestrian collision that occurred Thursday evening on the Rockville Pike. This is the third pedestrian fatality of the year and the second pedestrian fatality on the Rockville Pike in a two day period. According to a police statement, at 6:33 p.m. on Thursday, Rockville district officers, officers […]

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January 15, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

MCM’s January SBN Features County Executive Elrich and Council President Katz

Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich and Council President Sidney Katz are the guests of Montgomery Community Media’s Small Business Network (SBN) session on January 21. Tickets may be purchased here. The series of monthly morning sessions facilitated by Kelly Leonard addresses topics of interest to small business owners in Montgomery County. The January topic is […]

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January 15, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know for Jan. 15 in Montgomery County

It’s Wednesday, Jan. 15 and it is Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday. We will observe Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Jan. 20. Here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. State of the County: County Executive Marc Elrich is giving the State of the County Address at 10 a.m. at the Silver […]

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January 14, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Mission BBQ to Open in Germantown on January 27

Mission BBQ announced on social media that its Germantown location will be open for business on Jan. 27. The sixteenth of the franchise’s location in Maryland was supposed to open Jan. 13, but the opening was pushed back. Mission BBQ tweeted that it will hold a Military Appreciation Night at the Germantown location on Jan. […]

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January 14, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

‘The Rock’ Visits Total Wine Headquarters in Bethesda

Did you smell what “The Rock” was cooking in Bethesda on Friday? Probably not, but you soon might taste what he’s distilled. The answer is tequila. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson was in Bethesda Friday promoting his upcoming launch of Terremana Tequila at the headquarters of Total Wine & More. Total Wine & More shared a […]

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January 14, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know for Jan. 14 in Montgomery County

It’s Tuesday, Jan. 14 and it is National Dress Up Your Pet Day. If you’re a cat owner and you’re choosing to celebrate, best of luck and keep some bandaids close by. Here are five things worth knowing in Montgomery County. 1. Council in Session: Montgomery County Council meets for the first time of the […]

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January 13, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Gaithersburg Mayor Selects ‘American Dirt’ for City-Wide Book Club

City of Gaithersburg Mayor Jud Ashman has announced that “American Dirt” by Jeanine Cummins is the first selection for “Gaithersburg Reads,” a new city-wide book club that leads to a large community discussion with the author. Cummins, a graduate of Gaithersburg High School and a former guest at the Gaithersburg Book Festival, is the author […]

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January 10, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Video Shows Suspects Connected to Ellsworth Drive Shooting

Montgomery County Police Department are continuing to investigate a shooting that occurred at Ellsworth Drive in Silver Spring, leaving a teen injured. Police do not believe the shooting to be random. Investigators released a surveillance video of suspects who police believe are connected to the shooting. They are asking for the public’s help identifying people […]

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January 10, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Blair High School Seniors Pledge to Drive Responsibly

On Thursday morning, Councilmember Will Jawando hosted a launch event for the safe driving initiative, #DrivingItHome, at his alma mater of Montgomery Blair High School in Silver Spring. The initiative was started in Feb. 2019 by Prince George’s Council Member Monique Anderson-Walker. Anderson-Walker launched the initiative after a series of deadly collisions on Indian Head […]

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