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February 14, 2019 | Staff Writer

At Home With David and Mikel Blair: a Special Valentine’s Day Feature

Montgomery Community Media is featuring power couple David and Mikel Blair at home with their family for Valentine’s Day. David, 49, is the chairman of Accountable Health Inc. and a former candidate for Montgomery County Executive. Mikel, 40, is the founder and CEO of Badlands Playspace. The Blairs were kind enough to open up their […]

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February 13, 2019 | Staff Writer

Silver Spring Meeting to Discuss Metro Improvements

The Montgomery County Council’s Transportation and Environment (T&E) Committee will host a town hall at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, focusing on service improvements to Metro. It takes place in the Silver Spring Civic Building at 1 Veterans Plaza. Representatives of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) will present an overview of a new […]

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February 12, 2019 | Staff Writer

Police Seek Help in Identifying Man’s Body

Montgomery County police hope the public can help identify a dead man found in a Rockville creek. Detectives released photographs Tuesday of a watch and a plastic ring that were found with the man in the hope that someone will recognize the items. On Saturday, Feb. 2, Wheaton police district officers responded to a call […]

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February 11, 2019 | Staff Writer

Churchill Principal Reveals Incident Involving ‘N-Word Passes’

Less than a week after Winston Churchill High School in Potomac revealed it had punished a student for drawing swastikas on a desk, the school announced Monday students distributed passes that gave “permission” to fellow students to use the N-word.  “I am deeply disappointed and appalled that any student in our school would chose to […]

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February 11, 2019 | Staff Writer

Navarro Meets the Media, Feb. 11

Montgomery County Council President Nancy Navarro discusses the Veirs Mill land use plan, pedestrian safety, E. Booke Lee Middle School and other topics. Here’s the video:        

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February 11, 2019 | Staff Writer

Marc Train

Hearing Set on Germantown, Boyds Rail Commuting

Montgomery County residents are invited to ask questions and express their concerns about rail commuting in the areas around Germantown and Boyds. The County Council will convene a public hearing 7:30 p.m. Tuesday for the MARC Rail Communities Sector Plan around the stations in those two communities. Anyone wishing to speak must sign up online […]

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February 11, 2019 | Staff Writer

Manna Collects 14 Tons of Food During MLK Drive

Manna Food Center collected 28,542 pounds of food during the MLK Service Weekend Food Drive on Jan. 19 and 20 at participating Giant Food stores in Montgomery County. Food donations increased by 87 percent from the previous year. Jackie DeCarlo, Manna’s chief executive officer, said many people were motivated because of the federal government shutdown. […]

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February 11, 2019 | Staff Writer

Montgomery County to Hold Education Budget Hearings

Five Community Meetings About the Education Budget Montgomery County Council Education Committee Chair Craig Rice, Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) Superintendent Jack Smith, and Montgomery College President DeRionne Pollard are hosting five Education Budget meetings in February and March. The meetings will provide information on the programs and budgets of the County’s public school system and its community […]

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February 11, 2019 | Staff Writer

Weather Delays and Closings Monday in Montgomery County

The weather is resulting in delays and closings at offices and schools across Montgomery County. Montgomery County Public Schools are opening two hours late. All field trips are canceled today. Activities starting before 10:50 a.m. are canceled. Childcare may open on time.  Administrative offices are opening on time. Montgomery County government is operating on a […]

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February 10, 2019 | Staff Writer

21 This Week: Trump’s Address & Debate on Pot Brownies

Casey Aiken hosts the latest episode of 21 This Week. On this week’s show, Aiken and the panel discuss President Trump’s second State of the Union Address, the Maryland General Assembly’s debate over the sale of cannabis-infused edibles like brownies, the call to rename Lee Middle School in Silver Spring, and the leadership crisis in the […]

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