Articles by Grace Mottley

February 19, 2020 | Grace Mottley

Takoma Park Toddler Ok After Being Hit by Car

A two-year-old child was struck by a car on Tuesday morning in Takoma Park. The boy was hit in his neighbor’s driveway on Ritchie Avenue before being taken to the hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.  The boy walked into his neighbor’s driveway before being struck. A parent was in close proximity to the incident, and the […]

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February 19, 2020 | Grace Mottley

WMATA Proposes Eliminating Seven Montgomery Bus Routes

Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority’s proposed budget for the fiscal year 2021 completely eliminates seven Metro Bus routes within Montgomery County.  Montgomery County officials, including Sidney Katz, President of the County Council, as well as state senators and delegates, have signed a letter calling for WMATA to reconsider its budget plan.  The proposal eliminates lines […]

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February 19, 2020 | Grace Mottley

MCPS Completed Major Construction Projects in 2019

Montgomery County Public Schools is the largest and fastest-growing school district in the state and in the nation, according to the MCPS annual report to the community.  In the last decade, MCPS has added more than 15,000 seats to accommodate enrollment increases, and is still working to add more spaces for students, the report said.  […]

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February 14, 2020 | Grace Mottley

Police: School Safety Starts with Vigilance at Home

The key to keeping schools and students safe and out of trouble is keeping an eye on their online and real-life behavior, according to the Montgomery County Department of Police Public Information Officer Captain Thomas Jordan.  Montgomery County Public Schools are “committed to providing a safe and supportive learning environment for students and staff,” according […]

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February 12, 2020 | Grace Mottley

Harriet Tubman and Frederick Douglass Statues Unveiled at Maryland Statehouse

Gov. Hogan unveiled statues of Maryland abolitionists Frederick Douglass and Harriet Tubman at the Maryland State House on Monday. Their statues were placed in the Old House of Delegates Chamber of the State House, the room in which the decision to abolish slavery in Maryland was made.  Tubman and Douglass were born into slavery in […]

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February 12, 2020 | Grace Mottley

Police Searching for Missing Gaithersburg Teen

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police are asking for help in locating a 16-year-old boy from Gaithersburg.  Taiveon Tyler is 6 feet tall and weighs 155 pounds. He has brown hair and brown eyes and has a tattoo of the ace of spaces on his left arm. He was last seen wearing a […]

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February 10, 2020 | Grace Mottley

Detectives Release Sketches of Suspects from Germantown Robbery

Detectives from the 5th District of Montgomery County Department of Police released composite sketches of two suspects from an armed robbery that took place in Germantown. The detectives are asking for assistance in identifying the suspects.  On Feb. 5, a 43-year-old man, was walking near 19600 block Crystal Rock Drive when the two suspects approached […]

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February 10, 2020 | Grace Mottley

Montgomery County Police Condemn Threats Against Schools

The Montgomery County Police Department released a statement on Monday condemning threats of violence against schools.  According to the press release, Montgomery County Public Schools have received several threats since the beginning of the school year. Some of the threats received were direct, while others only suggested violence. Many of these threats were made on […]

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February 10, 2020 | Grace Mottley

MCPS Introduces Pilot LGBTQ+ Studies Class

Officials from Montgomery County Public Schools announced the introduction of a first-of-its-kind LGBTQ+ studies class last Thursday.  The class, which will be a one-semester elective, is expected to be offered in spring 2021. It will include topics such as LGBTQ+ history, as well as LGBTQ+ influence on film, music, art, and social justice, according to […]

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January 27, 2020 | Grace Mottley

Wheaton Man Arrested After Vehicle Chase

A 23-year-old Wheaton resident was charged with counts of assault, resisting arrest, and vehicle theft Monday in connection with a vehicle reported stolen.  Officers from the 3rd district of Montgomery County Department of Police arrested Yeyson Alexis Salgado-Umana after a vehicle and foot chase which took place after a traffic stop, according to a press […]

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