Articles by Maryam Shahzad

June 23, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

5 Things to Know Today, June 23, In Montgomery County

Today is Wednesday, June 23, and here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Climate Plan Unveiling: At 1 p.m., Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich will unveil the Climate Action Plan that aims to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 100% by 2035. See more here. Tomorrow in Downtown Wheaton, I will unveil our […]

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June 22, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Elrich Concerned Proposed Prerequisite Training for Police Academy May Have Consequences 

Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich has concerns with a proposed council bill that would require police officer recruits to complete a 30-hour community-informed policing program prior to acceptance into the academy, said County Assistant Chief Administrative Officer Caroline Sturgis, who testified on Elrich’s behalf during a council public hearing about the bill Tuesday. The Community […]

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June 21, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

‘103 Years Young’: Green Celebrates Special Day with Another Birthday Car Parade

Ida Pearl Green turned 103 years young on June 18. To put 103 years in perspective, Green has been around for two pandemics and seven cycles of the Brood X cicadas. The North Potomac resident celebrated with a drive-by birthday car parade at Fairhaven United Methodist Church in Gaithersburg. Green’s family and friends came by […]

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June 21, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

5 Things to Know Today, June 21, in Montgomery County

Today is Monday, June 21, and here are five things to know in Montgomery County: 1. Draft Vision Zero Plan Survey Deadline: Today is the deadline for residents to give input on Montgomery County’s Draft Vision Zero 2030 Action Plan and Fiscal Years 2022-23 Work Plan. It details the county’s plan to meet the goal […]

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June 18, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Third New Shake Shack Proposed in Montgomery County

A third Shake Shack restaurant has been recently proposed to open in Montgomery County, in the Rockville/North Bethesda area, according to plans on the construction project information and data website Construction Journal. According to the plan, the former Arby’s fast food restaurant at 11710 Rockville Pike would be renovated into the fast-casual burger restaurant. Shake […]

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June 17, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

County Launches ’20 is Plenty’ Pilot Program to Reduce Speed Limit on Select Roads

Montgomery County leaders on Thursday launched a new pilot program called “20 is Plenty” to reduce the speed limit on select roads to 20 miles per hour. The program is intended to help improve road safety for pedestrians, bicyclists and motorists. The five pilot roads are in North Bethesda, Germantown and Long Branch. They are: […]

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June 16, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Council Expands Eligibility for County’s Local Income Tax Credit 

On Tuesday, the Montgomery County Council unanimously approved a bill that expands eligibility for the county’s local income tax credit: the Working Families Income Supplement (WFIS). The amendment allows residents who qualify for either the federal or state earned income tax credit (EITC) to be eligible for the county’s WFIS, according to a council staff […]

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June 16, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

New Shake Shacks to Open in Westfield Montgomery Mall, Kentlands 

Shake Shack, the fast-casual burger restaurant chain with one current Montgomery County location, is planning to open in Bethesda and Gaithersburg. The restaurant is coming to Westfield Montgomery Mall in Bethesda, Brand Communications Specialist Katie Scott confirmed to MyMCM in an email. It is slated to open in late 2021. Shake Shack also plans to […]

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June 16, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Man Charged for Shooting, Killing Germantown Man Near Candlelight Vigil in January 

The Montgomery County Police Department (MCPD) arrested an Anne Arundel County man and charged him with the January second-degree murder of a Germantown man, police said in a statement Wednesday. On Tuesday, MCPD arrested Jakel Delante Stone, 31, of Glen Burnie on the strength of a criminal warrant for killing 25-year-old Darius Cooper, police said. […]

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June 16, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

5 Things to Know Today, June 16, In Montgomery County

Today is Wednesday, June 16, and here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Weekly County COVID-19 Briefing: County Executive Marc Elrich, County Health Officer Dr. Travis Gayles and Emergency Management Director Dr. Earl Stoddard will hold their weekly media briefing at 12:30 p.m. You can watch live on MCM channels 21 and 995 […]

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