Articles by Maryam Shahzad

September 20, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Poolesville Residents ‘Really Wanted to Get Out and Enjoy’ Town’s Special Day

Residents were excited to join day-long fun and festivities at Poolesville Day 2021 on Saturday, one year after the event was canceled due to COVID-19. Previous Post: Residents Enjoy Poolesville Day 2021 After Cancellation Last Year

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September 20, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Councilmembers Urge Elrich to Support ‘Viva White Oak’ Development Project

Members of the Montgomery County Council want County Executive Marc Elrich to support “Viva White Oak,” a major development project in the area. They reference a Washington Business Journal article quoting Elrich’s skepticism of the project. In a statement Monday, Council President Tom Hucker, Vice President Gabe Albornoz, and Councilmembers Andrew Friedson, Sidney Katz, Nancy […]

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September 20, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Several Injured in Collision Involving Metrobus, Multiple Cars

Several people were injured and some were hospitalized following a collision Sunday on Rockville Pike involving a Metrobus, Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service (MCFRS) officials shared. MCFRS responded to Rockville Pike and Congressional Lane around 12:20 p.m. to the rollover collision involving the bus and multiple vehicles, Chief Spokesperson Pete Piringer wrote on Twitter. […]

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September 18, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Residents Enjoy Poolesville Day 2021 After Cancellation Last Year

Poolesville Day 2021 was held Saturday by Whalen Commons, after being canceled last year due to COVID-19. This year marked the 29th annual Poolesville Day. The morning began with a parade. Vendors lined Fisher Avenue and kids played on a moonbounce and rock climbing wall. Bands performed at the commons while residents enjoyed food and […]

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September 17, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Montgomery College Will Mandate COVID-19 Vaccinations for Staff and Students

Montgomery College will require staff and students to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, per a release from the college. Exemptions are possible for medical and religious reasons. All faculty and staff must verify full vaccination status by Nov. 8 and all students by Jan. 7, 2022. Students who do not submit verification must apply for […]

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September 16, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Attend Montgomery Community Media Virtual Open House On Friday 

Montgomery Community Media will hold a virtual open house this Friday, Sept. 17 at 5:30 p.m. for participants to learn about upcoming courses, programming and free events this fall. Whether media-making is your passion or profession, MyMCM offers programming for everyone. Participants have the opportunity to take courses to earn certifications, use MyMCM facilities and […]

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September 16, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Police Investigate August Theft From Vehicles in Silver Spring

The Montgomery County Police Department (MCPD) released surveillance video of a suspect in theft from vehicles that occurred last month in Silver Spring. On Aug. 23, officers responded to Locksley Lane in the Colesville area around 11:30 a.m. for a report of theft from vehicles, police said in a release Tuesday. The victim said property […]

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September 15, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

MCPS Introduces Five-Point Plan to Enhance COVID-19 Response

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) updated its COVID-19 playbook with a new five-point plan, Interim Superintendent Dr. Monifa McKnight said during a virtual briefing in front of the county council Tuesday. McKnight designed the plan to enhance and strengthen COVID-19 measures and position MCPS to respond nimbly to the unexpected. The plan is as follows: […]

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September 15, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Police Identify Man Shot and Killed in Silver Spring

Police identified 30-year-old Carlton Joseph Graham of Silver Spring as the man killed Friday night near the Forest Park Apartments in Silver Spring. The Chief Medical Examiner’s Office ruled his death a homicide by gunshot, Montgomery County Police (MCPD) said in a release. MCPD released initial details Saturday. Police responded to the apartment complex on Piney […]

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September 15, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

5 Things to Know Today, Sept. 15, In Montgomery County

Today is Wednesday, Sept. 15, and here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Weekly Media Briefing: County Executive Marc Elrich, Acting Assistant Chief Administrative Officer Dr. Earl Stoddard and other officials will hold their media briefing at 12:30 p.m. Residents can watch live on MCM channels 21 and 995 (HD), County Cable […]

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