Articles by Samantha Subin

July 31, 2020 | Samantha Subin

Rockville United Church to Hold Free COVID-19 Testing Saturday

Rockville United Church will hold a free COVID-19 testing clinic Saturday, Aug. 1. The service will be available between 2 and 6 p.m. at 255 Linthicum St. in Rockville. No insurance, doctor’s order or government issued ID is required. 🧪 A free COVID-19 testing clinic is set for Saturday, Aug. 1 from 2 to 6 […]

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July 31, 2020 | Samantha Subin

County Council Unanimously Votes to Recognize Indigenous Peoples’ Day

The Montgomery County Council unanimously approved a resolution Tuesday that will recognize the second Monday in October as Indigenous Peoples’ Day. Typically, the second Monday of October is associated with Columbus Day, a holiday that has come under fire in recent years. According to the resolution, Columbus committed numerous crimes against Native peoples and recognizing […]

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July 31, 2020 | Samantha Subin

Medical Center, Bethesda Metro Stations to Close for Track Work Aug. 2

Metro has announced that Red Line track work will shutter service between Grosvenor-Strathmore and Friendship Heights stations through Aug. 14. The closure comes following a week-long project at Takoma Park Station, which has halted service between Fort Totten and Silver Spring through Aug. 1. REMINDER: Buses replace trains between Fort Totten & Silver Spring today […]

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July 27, 2020 | Samantha Subin

County Creates Program to Provide At-Home COVID-19 Testing

Montgomery County is implementing rapid response teams that will offer free at home COVID-19 testing in zip codes heavily impacted by the pandemic. The program, announced July 23, will partner with Ready Responders, a nationwide company that offers in-home medical care. In addition to COVID-19 testing, teams will also administer health and human service assessments. […]

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July 24, 2020 | Samantha Subin

Traffic Camera Arson Incident in Rockville Under Investigation

Police are investigating an arson and vandalism incident involving a traffic camera in Rockville. According to police, the incident occurred between 11:45 p.m. and midnight on July 17 along the 400 block of Hurley Avenue near Wootton Mill Park. Arson Investigation: on July 17, 2020 vandalism to a traffic camera 400blk Hurley Ave, IAO Wootton […]

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July 24, 2020 | Samantha Subin

‘No Justice, No Peace’: Visuals From Black Lives Matter Protest in Gaithersburg

Black Lives Matter protestors gathered in Gaithersburg July 23 demanding justice for Breonna Taylor, Elijah McClain and other victims of police brutality. MyMCMedia covered the protest on social media. Here are some visuals: Passing Brown Station Elementary School. @mymcmedia pic.twitter.com/t9CU5O5ST9 — Maryam Shahzad (@maryam_mcm) July 23, 2020 Protestors are escorted by a police car. “No […]

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July 23, 2020 | Samantha Subin

Two Maryland Companies Join Forces to Manufacture Potential COVID-19 Vaccine

Two Maryland companies are partnering to manufacture  a potential vaccine candidate for COVID-19. Gaithersburg-based Altimmune, a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company and Vigene Biosciences, a Rockville-based biotechnology company, announced the partnership in a press release July 22. The vaccine, known as AdCOVID (TM), works to block infection by stimulating antibodies in the nasal cavity and can […]

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July 23, 2020 | Samantha Subin

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Small Business Grant Program to Launch July 29

Small businesses that have updated their establishments to adhere to safety protocols could be eligible for a grant program slated to launch July 29. The $14 million initiative, formally known as the ‘Reopen Montgomery’ Small Business Grant Program, will offer subsidies of $5,000 or less to cover reopening costs incurred to comply with health and […]

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July 23, 2020 | Samantha Subin

Registration Opens for County Outdoor Summer Programs

Registration is now open for outdoor summer programs through Montgomery County Recreation. The programs, scheduled to begin August 1, include sports, dance, exercise and wellness classes targeted to a range of ages and skill levels. We’re offering outdoor programs and classes to promote active and healthy lifestyles this summer. Register now for our outdoor programs, […]

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July 23, 2020 | Samantha Subin

Metro to Ramp Up Services Beginning August 16

Metro will add more bus routes, train schedules and 15 additional service hours per week beginning Aug. 16. The service extension, a part of the Washington Metropolitan Transit Authority’s recovery plan, aims to provide more transit options for the region amid the pandemic. Extended service will restore many lines and routes to pre-COVID availability. Metrobus will […]

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