Articles by Maryam Shahzad

May 10, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Police: Driver Struck, Killed on I-270 After Exiting Vehicle Following Collision 

A driver died early Monday morning after they exited their vehicle and were struck following a collision on I-270, Maryland State Police (MSP) said in a press release. Around 12:39 a.m., MSP Rockville Barrack troopers were dispatched to a two-vehicle collision involving a pedestrian in the main lanes of I-270 North near Rockledge Drive in […]

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May 7, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Police Arrest Fourth Suspect in 2020 Gaithersburg Shooting 

A fourth suspect has been arrested and charged in connection with a 2020 shooting at a hotel in Gaithersburg, the Gaithersburg Police Department (GPD) said in a statement Thursday. On Oct. 3, 2020, GPD and Montgomery County Police (MCPD) responded to a shooting report at the 800 block of Russell Avenue. Officers found a male, […]

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May 7, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Rep. David Trone Announces Run for Reelection 

Rep. David Trone (D-Md. 6) announced Friday morning that he is running for reelection to his 6th District seat in the House of Representatives. “Leading with compassion, civility, and competence, we’ve been able to accomplish great things, from addressing the addiction and mental health crises ravaging our communities, to reforming our unjust criminal justice system […]

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May 7, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Police: Germantown Woman Killed After Tractor-Trailer Struck Her Following Crash on I-95 in Laurel

A Germantown woman was killed Wednesday evening after a tractor-trailer struck her following a crash between the woman’s Hyundai Accent and the tractor-trailer, Maryland State Police (MSP) said. Candy Noonan, 73, was driving on I-95 North in Laurel and drove in front of a tractor-trailer, striking its front right side, MSP said in a statement. […]

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May 6, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Novavax Initiates COVID-19 Vaccine Trials for Adolescents

Vaccine development company Novavax, headquartered in Gaithersburg, announced Monday that it expanded Phase 3 clinical trials for its COVID-19 vaccine candidate to include adolescents. The trials will include up to 3,000 youths ages 12-17 at up to 75 sites in the U.S., the company said in a press release. “Through the expansion of our PREVENT-19 […]

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May 6, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Hogan Launches ‘Project Bounce Back’ to Help Youth Recover from Pandemic Effects

Gov. Larry Hogan announced a new initiative to help young Marylanders recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. “This global pandemic has been an extremely difficult time for nearly everyone. But it has been perhaps most difficult for our children,” Hogan said during a press conference Thursday. Uncertainty and isolation combined with prolonged school closures has been […]

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May 5, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Sardi’s Restaurants Close Wednesday to Honor Late Founder 

All Sardi’s Chicken locations closed Wednesday in honor of CEO and co-founder Philip Sardelis, who died from complications developed from having COVID-19. Sardelis, 48, lived in Derwood. He founded the Peruvian chicken chain with his cousin, also named Philip Sardelis. Family was the single most important thing in his cousin’s life, Sardelis told MyMCM. He […]

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May 5, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

5 Things to Know Today, May 5, In Montgomery County

Today is Wednesday, May 5 and it’s Cinco de Mayo. On this day in 1862, the Mexican Army was victorious over Napoleon III’s French forces at the Battle of Puebla. 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 […]

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May 4, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

MCPS Teacher of the Year Overcame Homelessness: ‘It’s That Untold Story That Can Set a Lot of People Free’

Last week, Joseph Bostic, Jr. was named Montgomery County Public Schools’ (MCPS) 2021-2022 Teacher of the Year. Bostic, originally from Macon, Georgia, is the math content specialist and eighth-grade team leader at Martin Luther King, Jr. Middle School in Germantown. He understands hardship and said it’s someone’s untold story that often sets people free. “I […]

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May 3, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Carousel at Glen Echo Park Reopens for First Time Since 2019

The Dentzel Carousel at Glen Echo Park reopened May 1 for its 100th anniversary season. The ride was installed in 1921; it’s one of the few working antique carousels in the U.S. in its original location. It closed for repairs in 2019 and then stayed closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. For now, the carousel […]

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