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September 28, 2020 | Clara Longo de Freitas

National Coffee Day Deals

National Coffee Day is this Tuesday, Sept. 29, and, sometimes, a cup of coffee is just what you need to get through the day. Here is a list of National Coffee Day deals and specials in Montgomery County. Dunkin’: any purchase will guarantee customers a free medium hot or iced coffee. Krispy Kreme Doughnuts: all […]

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September 28, 2020 | Clara Longo de Freitas

Autobuses Ride On Implementan Cambios de Horario

El horario modificado del autobús Ride On entró en vigor el domingo, Sept. 27. El objetivo del cambio era “expandir el servicio en áreas con creciente demanda y regresar hacia los patrones de horarios vigentes antes de la crisis de salud COVID-19,” según un comunicado de prensa del Departamento de Transporte. Ride On continúan ofreciendo […]

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September 28, 2020 | Staff Writer

21 This Week: Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Passing, Upcoming School Board Races

Casey Aiken hosts the latest episode of 21 This Week. On this week’s show, Aiken and the panel discuss: The County recently allowed larger religious gatherings. Was this a reaction to political pressure? The school district is projecting a $155 million dollar shortfall. Will this impact the upcoming school board election? Is it time to […]

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September 25, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Leggett Steps Out of Retirement to Campaign Against Two Ballot Questions

Former County Executive Ike Leggett isn’t precisely breaking his pledge to stay out of local politics, he said. Instead, his efforts to get residents to vote against Ballot Questions B and D are due to “the nature of what we are facing in Montgomery County.” Due to the devastating effects of COVID-19 and for the […]

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September 25, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Expertos en Salud Urgen a los Hispanos Hacerse la Prueba de Covid-19

Las organizaciones comunitarias del condado de Montgomery que son parte del proyecto “Por Nuestra Salud y Bienestar”, impulsado por el Concejo del Condado, con el fin de disminuir y prevenir más casos de Covid-19 entre la población hispana, ofrecen pruebas gratuitas en los vecindarios donde predominan las familias hispanas. La Doctora Anna María Izquierdo, de […]

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September 25, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Resident on Voting Experience: ‘I Felt That My Ballot Was Safe and My Vote Had Been Received.’

The November 3 election is less than 40 days away, and Maryland voters are starting to get ballots in the mail. The first set of emails to domestic voters who requested a ballot by web were also sent this week, according to the Maryland State Board of Elections. Montgomery County Board of Elections officials says […]

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September 25, 2020 | Clara Longo de Freitas

Trone Urges State to Use IKEA’s Donation to Fund Unemployment Benefits

Last month, IKEA USA President Javiar Quiñones sent a letter to Gov. Larry Hogan offering to cover the unemployment benefits the state paid to the company’s furloughed workers when two Maryland stores were closed due to the pandemic, Maryland Matters reported. U.S. Congressman David Trone (D – Md. 6th district) is urging Gov. Larry Hogan […]

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September 25, 2020 | Michelle Queen

21 This Week Preview

Watch a video preview of the next episode of 21 This Week, below: 21 This Week airs on Montgomery Channel 21 on Sundays at 11 a.m. and again at 7 p.m.; Mondays at noon and again at 8 p.m.; Tuesdays at 12:30 p.m. and again at 7:30 p.m.

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September 25, 2020 | Reid Flumbaum

Brookside Gardens’ Light Display, Model Railway Exhibit Canceled

A Brookside Gardens tradition is feeling the impact of COVID-19 following Montgomery Parks’ decision to cancel the 2020 Garden of Lights exhibit. In a press release Friday, Brookside Gardens Director Stephanie Oberle said they decided to cancel the event after careful consideration. “The decision was based on many factors, including an overarching concern for the […]

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September 25, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Almost 70% of Pregnant Women Screened for COVID-19 by Mary’s Center Tested Positive

Hispanic women account for almost half of Covid-19 cases among pregnant women nationwide, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Based on the CDC’s data, among more than 14,000 pregnant women who tested positive for Covid-19 and provided information on race and ethnicity, more than 6,000 were Hispanic, the largest group among […]

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