Articles by Jasmine Boykin

April 12, 2021 | Jasmine Boykin

FEMA to Help Pay Funeral Costs for COVID-19 Related Deaths

Starting Monday, The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is offering financial assistance for funeral expenses of COVID-19 related deaths that occurred after Jan. 20, 2020. This assistance is under the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021 and the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, signed into law under the Biden Administration. According […]

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April 9, 2021 | Jasmine Boykin

Four Restaurants Warned by County Health Inspectors for Breaking COVID-19 Regulations

Four restaurants — Quincy’s Potomac Bar & Grille, Unplugged Restaurant & Sports Bar, Limerick Pub and Plan B Bar and Grill — have been warned or cited by County health inspectors within a two-week period due to COVID-19 restaurant violations. The reports, which were written by the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), were […]

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April 9, 2021 | Jasmine Boykin

Council Approves $1 Million Special Appropriation to Help Small Businesses

Montgomery County Council unanimously approved a $1 million special appropriation to assist small businesses with rent payments on Tuesday. The effort, which was led by Councilmember Will Jawando, was originally introduced “to create a program to provide grants to small businesses to support rental costs, either current or overdue rent payments,” according to a recent […]

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April 9, 2021 | Jasmine Boykin

‘Know Before You Go’: Officials Emphasize Safety After Two Hikers Rescued from Billy Goat Trail

Two adults were rescued by first responders on the Billy Goat Trail in Potomac on Thursday night. The Montgomery County Fire and Rescue (MCFRS) Swift Water units were alerted of two missing individuals around 8:45 p.m. The hikers were rescued with no life-threatening injuries. They were returned to the Great Falls parking lot about 15 […]

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April 2, 2021 | Jasmine Boykin

Surveillance Video Shows 3 Suspected of Assault, Robbery in Silver Spring

Montgomery County Police Department is currently investigating an assault and robbery that took place in a parking garage in downtown Silver Spring on March 16. MCPD released surveillance footage showing three individuals suspected of the robbery and assault; they are asking the public to come forward if they recognize anyone in the video. According to […]

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April 2, 2021 | Jasmine Boykin

Giant Pharmacy Now Offering COVID-19 Vaccines at All Montgomery County Locations

Giant Pharmacy is now offering COVID-19 vaccines to eligible residents at all 152 in-store pharmacy locations in Washington, D.C., Virginia, Delaware and Maryland — including those in Montgomery County. “We’re honored to have the privilege of now being able to offer the vaccine at all 152 of our pharmacy locations to further assist in efforts […]

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April 2, 2021 | Jasmine Boykin

Detectives Investigate Arson After House Fire Displaces Family in Gaithersburg

An early morning house fire left a family displaced in Gaithersburg on Thursday. Montgomery County Fire and Rescue (MCFS) is now investigating the incident as a case of arson. The fire began around 1 a.m. on the roof of a two-story single-family house located on Marquis Drive after a passerby noticed a “well-advanced fire” and […]

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March 29, 2021 | Jasmine Boykin

Tidal Basin’s Cherry Blossoms Peak Early; Kenwood’s are Close

The Washington, D.C. Tidal Basin cherry blossoms reached peak bloom Sunday – four days earlier than expected – according to the National Park Service. The Park Service had originally predicted the bloom between April 2-5 but due to above-average temperatures last week, the National Park Service believes the peaking stage was reached ahead of schedule. […]

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March 29, 2021 | Jasmine Boykin

Mother Charged with Attempted Murder of Three-Year-Old Daughter

A mother was charged with the attempted murder of her three-year-old daughter on Saturday. The Wheaton-Glenmont resident, Anne Catherine Akers, 28, was charged after a relative arrived at the house and noticed blood on the floor. The relative immediately left and called 911. When Montgomery County Police Department officers arrived, they found blood and a […]

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March 26, 2021 | Jasmine Boykin

Councilmember Glass Advocates for Transportation Accessibility to Future Vaccine Sites

Montgomery County Councilmember Evan Glass sent a memorandum on Thursday regarding transit accessibility to future vaccination sites to the Montgomery County Office of Emergency Management & Homeland Security. In the memo, Glass wrote that he wants to ensure “vaccination sites operated by the county are easily accessible to those dependent on riding transit,” citing a […]

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