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January 2, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

José Andrés Feeds Furloughed Federal Workers at Jaleo in Bethesda

Chef José Andrés has pledged to feed furloughed federal workers at his six D.C. area restaurants, including Jaleo in Bethesda, until the government shutdown ends. On Dec. 21, a day before the government officially shutdown, President Donald Trump tweeted that if the democrats didn’t agree to allocate money towards a $5.6 billion dollar border wall, […]

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January 2, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Glenstone Museum Waives Advance Reservations to Ride On Passengers

Montgomery County Department of Transportation announced Wednesday that customers who take Ride On Bus Route 301, which stops at Glenstone Museum in Potomac, will be granted admission to the museum without advance reservations. Route 301 runs four buses daily from the Rockville Metro Station. There are 18 seats on each bus. Buses return to the […]

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December 21, 2018 | Staff Writer

Year in Review: The Top 12 Montgomery County Stories in 2018

1. Elrich Becomes County Executive Voters roared in 2016, passing term limits on County Council members and the county executive. In 2018, the voters continued to roar. First, in the Democratic primary, voters winnowed a list of 38 candidates down to four in the council’s at-large race. Next, voters chose Marc Elrich as their party’s choice […]

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December 21, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Silver Spring Nonprofit Working to End the Poverty

A Wider Circle grew out of a class Mark Bergel taught at American University 17 years ago. Now its mission is to end poverty, not just in Silver Spring, or in Montgomery County, but everywhere. “I would be a sad and frustrated individual if 20 years from now we have not changed this country’s inner […]

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December 20, 2018 | Deirdre Byrne

Dawson’s Market Returns to Rockville Town Square

Community members won their fight to bring Dawson’s Market back to Rockville Town Center. Indeed, the beloved grocery store, which distributes locally grown foods, has re-opened after closing its doors on Oct. 27. The store closed amidst other businesses closing in Rockville, including the Mellow Mushroom, and the Apollo restaurant. There was so much backlash […]

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December 18, 2018 | Deirdre Byrne

Maryland Jesuits Release Names of Priests ‘Credibly Accused’ of Sexually Abusing Minors

The Maryland Province Jesuits released the names of 24 priests—former, deceased, and current Jesuits “no longer serving in ministry”—who were “credibly accused” of sexually abusing minors. In a letter, Fr. Robert M. Hussey, who oversees Maryland Province Jesuits said he apologized to the victims of the named priests. “We view the disclosure today of our shameful […]

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December 17, 2018 | Deirdre Byrne

Poll: What is the biggest story in Montgomery County in 2018?

What do you think was the biggest story in Montgomery County in 2018? Let us know by selecting what you thought was the biggest news in the poll below. If you select “other” please leave a comment telling us what other stories you felt were important. What is the biggest story in Montgomery County in […]

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December 16, 2018 | Staff Writer

21 This Week: 2018 End of Year Review

Casey Aiken is the host for the latest episode of 21 This Week. On this week’s show, Aiken and the panel review the top political stories in 2018. This week’s panel of political observers includes John Hurson, Mark Uncapher, Bill Askinazi, and Susan Heltemes. You can watch the show in its entirety, below: “21 This Week” […]

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December 14, 2018 | Staff Writer

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 8:30 p.m.

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December 13, 2018 | Michelle Queen

We Love Weekends: Montgomery County Planner for Dec. 14 – Dec. 16

Looking for unique, hand-made holiday gifts? We’ve found two seasonal shows for this weekend. First, the Sandy Spring Museum’s Holiday Show includes works by their 11 artist residents and many local community artists. The show is open daily, find the details, here. A second option is the VisArts Handmade Holiday sale on Dec. 15 and […]

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