Articles by Suzanne Pollak

July 2, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Teen Charged with Disarming, Assaulting Law Enforcement Officer

Zephaniah Rivers, 18, of Washington, D.C. was charged with assault and disarming a law enforcement officer in a incident that dates back to Nov. 15, 2019. Rivers also was charged with second degree assault and second degree disorderly conduct against a law enforcement officer, according to District Court for Montgomery County documents. His preliminary hearing […]

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July 2, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Sixth Suspect Arrested in Wheaton Murder

A sixth person was arrested in connection with the May 26 homicide of 29-year-old Francisco Anton Medrano-Campos, according to detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – Major Crimes Division. Jose Luis Lainez-Martinez, 26, of the 10300 block of Tulsa Drive in Adelphi, was arrested and charged with first degree murder. He is being […]

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July 2, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Unemployment Claims Continue to Drop in Montgomery County

More than 3,500 Montgomery County residents filed for unemployment claims during the week that ended June 27, according to data from the Maryland Department of Labor. The previous week, which ended June 20, 4,800 claims were filed. While Montgomery County’s unemployment numbers continue to decrease, statewide the number of initial claims increased. Of the 3,510 […]

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July 1, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Hogan Extends Order to Stop Utility Shutoffs, Late Fees

Gov. Larry Hogan extended his executive order barring utility service charges, late fees or shut offs until Aug. 1 or the end of Maryland’s state of emergency, if that happens first. No electric, gas, sewage disposal, telegraph, telephone, water, cable television company or internet service provider may terminate service to customers or charge fees under […]

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July 1, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

City of Rockville Asks MDOT To ‘Pause’ Widening of I-270, I-495

The City of Rockville wrote to the Maryland Department of Transportation June 30, requesting that it “put a pause” to the widening of interstates 270 and 495 in light of the global pandemic. “It is not responsible to continue spending taxpayers’ money on preliminary design, environmental studies, and hiring a developer while the country is […]

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June 30, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Returned Library Book Bins Runneth Over

Library users were very eager to return the books they took out more than three months ago when Montgomery County Public Libraries closed due to the global pandemic. Monday, June 29 was the first day that books could be dropped off, but still not be taken out. On that day, the library staff filled 525 […]

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June 30, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Former Students Urge BOE to Focus On Racial Equality

Three Montgomery County Public School graduates urged members of the Montgomery County Board of Education to expand anti-racism and racial justice materials, hire more Black staff members, require bias and equity training and increase cultural awareness programs and trips. Their four requests are:  include and expand anti-racism and racial justice material in social sciences and […]

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June 29, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

MCPS Free Meals Program Will Continue Through the Summer

Montgomery County Public School will provide breakfasts and lunches at almost 100 locations beginning July 6. The meals are free to all Montgomery County children and MCPS students. The meals can be picked up at more than 60 MCPS sites and 30 community-based programs four days a week. They will not be available for pickup […]

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June 29, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Elrich: ‘The County Has Lost A True Champion For The People’

Dr. Sam Mukherjee, a longtime advocate and leader for the Asian American and Pacific Islander community, died June 18 at his home in North Potomac. “Dr. Mukherjee will be greatly missed for his work and commitment to ensuring that the voice of the Asian American and Pacific Islander be heard throughout the County and State,” […]

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June 29, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

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Montgomery Parks Celebrating 30th Anniversary of ADA

Montgomery Recreation and Montgomery Parks are holding a virtual celebration in honor of the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act on Tuesday from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. The ADA30 Celebration Kickoff Virtual Dance Party will include music by DJ Good Vibrations, guest speakers, family fun and swag bag raffles. Register through ACTIVEMontgomery […]

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