Communities

January 20, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Memorials Light Up in Remembrance of COVID-19 Victims

More than 400,000 people in the U.S. have died from COVID-19, according to Johns Hopkins University. Tuesday evening, President Joe Biden led a tribute to victims at the Lincoln Memorial. 400 lights lined the Reflecting Pool, representing the over 400,000 people who lost their lives to the coronavirus. “To heal we must remember,” Biden said […]

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January 20, 2021 | Staff Writer

Police Need Help Identifying Man Connected to Germantown Restaurant Burglary

Montgomery County Police continue to investigate the Jan. 5 burglary of a restaurant in Germantown. An investigation by authorities revealed that a male suspect entered Mi Rancho restaurant located on the 19700 block of Germantown Road and held a conversation with employees around 12:40 p.m. According to an MCPD press release, the suspect then left, […]

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January 19, 2021 | Marsha Kerman

MCM Winter 2021 Media Course Catalog

Montgomery Community Media is rolling out a full winter schedule of multimedia classes for students ages 13 and up. The MCM Youth Media Academy is a program offered by Montgomery Community Media that is designed to engage youth in quality media instruction tailored to their age group. Youth ages 13-17 will learn the fundamentals of […]

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January 19, 2021 | Staff Writer

21 This Week: Vaccines, Schools, and Impeachment

Casey Aiken hosts the latest episode of 21 This Week. In this week’s episode, Aiken and the panel discuss: The County’s rollout of COVID-19 vaccines. MCPS decides to keep schools closed until March 15. Reasons to impeach the outgoing president. This week’s panel of political observers features Sam Statland, Mark Uncapher, Laurie Halverson, and Susan […]

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January 15, 2021 | 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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January 15, 2021 | Jordan Lindsay

County Considers Mobile COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics for Senior Communities

Montgomery County health leaders are considering making some COVID-19 vaccination clinics mobile in an effort to accommodate senior citizen communities. The county is currently in Phase 1A of vaccine distribution, and people who are 75-years-old and up will be included in Group 1B. Residents that are 65-years old and up are included in Phase 1C. […]

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January 15, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

Comunidad Hispana Pide por la Salud de Blanca Kling quien Lucha contra Covid-19

En un mensaje en inglés y español a través de Facebook, Jason Kling, el hijo de Blanca Kling quien hace décadas ha sido el enlace hispano de la Policía del Condado de Montgomery, pide a las personas que la conocen que se unan en oración por la pronta recuperación de su madre. En el mensaje, […]

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January 14, 2021 | Jordan Lindsay

Elrich: ‘We Don’t Have Any Unused Vaccines Lying Around’

Montgomery County has received 19,800 doses of the Moderna vaccine – and administered 14,952 of those as of Thursday. Local health officials say all of the allotted doses are expected to be administered by Friday, Jan. 15. The county is currently in Phase 1A for vaccine distribution, consisting of frontline health care workers, staff and […]

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January 13, 2021 | Jordan Lindsay

Board of Education Seeks More Community Input on School Resource Officer Program

The Montgomery County Board of Education voted unanimously for MCPS officials to go back into the community to seek additional input regarding the School Resource Officer (SRO) Program. During a virtual board meeting on Tuesday, members discussed options including: keeping the existing SRO Program, getting rid of it, or modifying it. Some members have expressed […]

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January 12, 2021 | Staff Writer

21 This Week: Maryland COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout

Casey Aiken and his panel of political observers discuss the rollout of COVID-19 vaccinations in Maryland in this segment of the latest episode of 21 This Week. Aiken is joined by Mike Knapp, Mark Uncapher, and Phil Bell. You can watch their discussion below: “21 This Week” airs on Channel 21 on Sundays at 11 a.m. […]

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