Articles by Toluwa Famuyide

October 21, 2020 | Toluwa Famuyide

Over $200,000 in Grants Awarded to 22 Montgomery County Farms

Twenty-two local food-producing farms in Montgomery County have been awarded $236,804 to improve their infrastructure and expand their capacity. The funds also serve to help the farms contribute local food to the Montgomery County Farm to Food Bank program in 2021. Grants were funded by the Montgomery County Government, Manna Food Center, and Food for Montgomery. We are […]

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October 20, 2020 | Toluwa Famuyide

New Parking Rates in Silver Spring to Take Effect Nov. 2

New parking rates will go into effect in Downtown Silver Spring starting Nov. 2. These rates will be implemented at Montgomery county-operated garages, parking lots and street meters in the area. The new parking rates will be gradually implemented over the course of the month of November. The new parking rates will be: On-street parking: […]

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October 20, 2020 | Toluwa Famuyide

Kaiser Permanente to Build New Medical Center in Aspen Hill

Kaiser Permanente of the Mid-Atlantic States will be opening a new medical center in Montgomery County. The medical provider is planning to build the new center in the Aspen Hill area of Silver Spring. Kaiser released a statement in early 2019 explaining its acquisition of 10.4 acres of land at 13900 Connecticut Avenue in Aspen […]

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October 15, 2020 | Toluwa Famuyide

Wheaton Revitalization Project Completed On Time; Building Will House Over 900 Employees

The Wheaton Revitalization Project has been completed on time and within budget after three years of construction. The project provides a government office building, below-ground parking garage, and town square as part of the Revitalization Strategy for downtown Wheaton. The new office building, located at 2425 Reedie Drive in Wheaton, has been under development since […]

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October 15, 2020 | Toluwa Famuyide

Hogan, Frosh Announce $11.7 Million for Housing-Related Legal Services

Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh and Gov. Larry Hogan announced that $11.7 million in general funds will go towards providing legal services to families facing eviction and homelessness. The funds will be directed to the Maryland Legal Services Corporation (MLSC), which makes grants to nonprofit organizations that provide legal services for low-income Marylanders. Since 1982, […]

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October 13, 2020 | Toluwa Famuyide

Montgomery County Firefighters Help Save Trapped Dog

The Montgomery County Fire and Rescue helped rescue a trapped dog from underneath a wooden deck on Oct. 12. There were no reported injuries. Rockville (@mcfrs AT723 on a Service call on Galena Rd) A little more video leading up to the Yorkie’s release after being trapped/stuck between a wood deck & supports below/underneath, local […]

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October 13, 2020 | Toluwa Famuyide

Montgomery Parks to Host Pumpkin Patch Hike

In an effort to celebrate this Halloween during a challenging time, Montgomery Parks announced that they will host a pumpkin patch hike on Friday, October 30. The hike, which will be located at the Locust Grove Nature Center, will take place from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m to accommodate younger children. The hike travels through […]

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October 8, 2020 | Toluwa Famuyide

Police Investigating Armed Carjacking and Abuduction in Aspen Hill

Detectives with the Montgomery County Police are investigating an armed carjacking and abduction that happened in Aspen Hill on Sept. 27. Detectives determined that the incident occurred at approximately 4:15 a.m. near the 3800 block of Grand Pre Road. Police say the victim, who was driving home from work, noticed a vehicle behind him driving […]

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October 8, 2020 | Toluwa Famuyide

Drive-In Halloween Movies Coming to Rockville

The City of Rockville will begin hosting Halloween themed drive-in movies starting this Friday. D.C. Partybox has partnered with WILLCO, a real estate development company, to deliver a new kind of Halloween experience this year. Beginning this weekend, movie lovers can experience the drive-in theater located at the Washington Science Center in Rockville. Every Friday, […]

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October 6, 2020 | Toluwa Famuyide

WalletHub Ranks Maryland First in Voter Representation

A new study that looks at voter representation in states across the country ranks Maryland as the best-represented state. The finance website WalletHub.com ranks Virginia (#2), Indiana (#3), Pennsylvania (#4), Minnesota (#5), Oregon (#6), Massachusetts (#7), Nevada (#8), Wyoming (#9), and New Jersey (#10) as the top 10 best-represented states. WalletHub compared each state’s voter distribution […]

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