Articles by Maryam Shahzad

January 24, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Suburban Hospital Holds Ceremony for New Building

Suburban Hospital in Bethesda held an opening ceremony Friday for its new north building. The opening marks the end of a two-phase reconstruction project that began in 2015. Patients are expected to move into the building the second week of March, with operations and surgeries to begin in the third week of March. The hospital […]

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January 23, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Churchill Alum Named Rutgers’ First Black President

Winston Churchill High School alumnus and former football star Jonathan Holloway has been named the first black president of Rutgers University in its 254 year history. He is also the first person of color ever to be named president at the New Jersey school. Holloway, 52, will be the 21st president at Rutgers. He will […]

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January 23, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Commission for Women to Induct Nancy Navarro into Women’s History Archive

The Montgomery County Commission for Women will induct Councilmember Nancy Navarro into the Montgomery County Women’s History Archive for her achievements in the county. The ceremony will be on Sunday, Jan. 26 at the Universities at Shady Grove.  Navarro was the first Latina elected to the Montgomery County Council in 2009.  I am honored by […]

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January 22, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Rockville Time Capsule Buried in 1995 to be Unearthed

A time capsule buried in Rockville in May 1995 is going to be unearthed in May – 25 years later.  The capsule was buried at the Rockville Senior Center, filled with memorabilia from the last century, according to a plaque marking the location of the capsule.  People who donated items for the capsule were given […]

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January 22, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

National Educator of the Year Shares Message for his Students

Sean Pang, English and media arts teacher at Rockville High School, won the 2019 Claes Nobel Educator of the Year Award. He is one of 10 recipients across the U.S. He says his vulnerability and honesty helps his students trust him. Pang received a $1,000 grant, which he plans to use to film a documentary […]

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January 22, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

MLK Day of Service Event Packed with Volunteers

The Bethesda North Marriott Hotel and Conference Center was packed for Montgomery County’s MLK Day of Service event on Jan. 20. The Montgomery County Volunteer Center held the event to celebrate and honor the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. through volunteer work. Projects included writing letters for troops and orphans, making baskets for […]

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January 21, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Man Killed Crossing Rockville Pike was Special Olympics Athlete

Brett Badin, who was fatally struck by a vehicle on Rockville Pike on the night of Jan. 16, was a Special Olympics Montgomery County (SOMO) athlete.  The Montgomery County Police Department (MCPD) said the Rockville man was struck while trying to cross Rockville Pike near Wootton Parkway. Badin, 32, was a long-time bowling athlete, according […]

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January 21, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Elrich Impressed by Day of Service Event Turnout

The Bethesda North Marriott Hotel was packed Monday for Montgomery County’s MLK Day of Service event. Volunteer projects include packaging food for those in need, making scarves for hospice patients and crafting Valentine’s Day cards for seniors. County Executive Marc Elrich offered his perspective on King’s legacy and the importance of volunteer work. Elrich was […]

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January 20, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

MLK Day of Service Event Packed with Volunteers, Elected Officials

The Bethesda North Marriott Hotel and Conference Center was packed for Montgomery County’s MLK Day of Service event on Jan. 20.  The Montgomery County Volunteer Center held the event to celebrate and honor the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. through volunteer work. Projects included writing letters for troops and orphans, making baskets for […]

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January 15, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Police Release Surveillance Video for Beer and Wine Store Armed Robbery

Montgomery County Police Department (MCPD) detectives released surveillance video of the Jan. 2 armed robbery of Midway Beer and Wine in Derwood. They ask for the public’s help in identifying the suspect in the video.   On Jan. 2 at about 2:29 p.m., MCPD responded to a report of an armed robbery at the beer […]

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