Articles by Maryam Shahzad

October 9, 2019 | Maryam Shahzad

Donate Bicycles and Parts During the County’s Annual Bike Collection on Oct. 18

The Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) will have its annual bicycle collection on Oct. 18 from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. next to the Montgomery County Council Office Building parking garage, at the corner of East Jefferson and Monroe Streets in Rockville. The event is part of Community Service Month. Donated bikes and parts will […]

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October 9, 2019 | Maryam Shahzad

Four People Charged in 30 Vehicle Thefts and 100 Thefts from Vehicles in the County

The Montgomery County Police Department (MCPD) charged three people with committing vehicle thefts and thefts from vehicles. A fourth person was charged with involvement in the thefts from vehicles.  Investigators think the four suspects stole about 30 vehicles and committed about 100 thefts from vehicles in the county.  Detectives charged Khristian Markeel Champ, 20, Alaunte […]

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October 9, 2019 | Maryam Shahzad

We Love Weekends: Montgomery County Planner for Oct. 10-13

Here’s our guide to arts and entertainment in Montgomery County, Oct. 10-13. F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Rockville: Rockville in the 1920s: Eileen McGuckian, author of six publications about Rockville history, is this month’s speaker in the October installment of the Peerless Rockville and Glenview Mansion Speaker Series. McGuckian will talk about F. Scott Fitzgerald and his […]

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October 4, 2019 | Maryam Shahzad

First Fully Electric Vehicle Charging Station Comes to Montgomery County

The first fully electric vehicle charging station in the United States is in Montgomery County.  Depeswar Doley has owned RS Automotives on Carroll Avenue in Takoma Park since 1997, and converted it from a petroleum station to an electric vehicle station. He shut down his gas station in 2017 because he wasn’t happy with his […]

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October 2, 2019 | Maryam Shahzad

John Delaney Does Not Qualify for October Democratic Debate

Former Rep. John Delaney (D-Md.) of Potomac did not qualify for the fourth Democratic presidential debate on Oct. 15 at Otterbein University in Ohio.  To qualify for the debate, candidates had to raise money from 130,000 donors and get 2 percent of support in four polls from June 28 to Oct. 1. The polls were […]

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October 2, 2019 | Maryam Shahzad

Blistering October Day Puts DC in Record Books

Washington, D.C. reached its hottest October temperature ever recorded, according to Capital Weather Gang. As of 2 p.m. Wednesday, temperatures hit 98 degrees. The previous record for the month was 96 degrees on Oct. 5, 1941.  This is all just nuts:* DC's high so far is 98, new Oct heat record by 2F. 40% of […]

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October 2, 2019 | Maryam Shahzad

Police Believe Same Culprit Committed Seven Silver Spring Burglaries

The Montgomery County Police Department (MCPD) is investigating seven home burglaries in Downtown Silver Spring. Police believe all seven were committed by the same person. Some homes were occupied during the burglaries. The crimes happened in the Chelsea Heights and Seven Oaks-Evanswood neighborhoods. One burglary occurred on Sept. 21 and six occurred on Sept. 22. […]

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September 27, 2019 | Maryam Shahzad

Student Climate Activists Rally at Board of Education

Student climate advocacy group MoCo Students on Climate held a rally Friday to demand climate action from Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS).  Students are stepping up to speak on climate change in the county. @mymcmedia pic.twitter.com/MFP6hXow3O — Maryam Shahzad (@maryamUMD) September 27, 2019 Students gathered with signs outside the east entrance of the Board of […]

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September 27, 2019 | Maryam Shahzad

Join MCPD Officers Next Week for National Coffee with a Cop Day

Oct. 2 is National Coffee with a Cop day, and the Montgomery County Police Department (MCPD) wants county residents to participate. Residents can join MCPD officers at Starbucks at 12091 Rockville Pike in Rockville from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and at the Watershed Cafe at 19639 Fisher Ave. in Poolesville from 6 p.m. to […]

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September 27, 2019 | Maryam Shahzad

Student Member of the Board Proposes That School Sports Count as P.E. Credit

Student Member of the Board (SMOB) Nate Tinbite proposed that Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) give high school students the option to get half of their physical education (P.E.) requirement by joining a school sports team.  My resolution is simple – student athletes should be able to earn a PE credit for their hard work […]

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