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January 27, 2020 | Staff Writer

‘Abundance of Caution’ Leads Rockville to Cancel Lunar New Year Celebration

Community Concerns Result in Cancellation Rockville announced today they are canceling the Lunar New Year celebration scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 1 at Rockville High School. The decision to cancel the event was made out of an abundance of caution in response to concerns about the coronavirus expressed by the community, according to a press release. […]

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January 27, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

County Council President Katz Holds First Press Conference

Sidney Katz held his first press conference as Council President on Monday. Topics of discussion included economic development, pedestrian safety, affordable senior housing and education. Here are a few highlights: Katz says he plans to hold his press conferences twice a month.

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January 24, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Elrich Presentará el Nuevo Coordinador de “Visión Cero”

El Ejecutivo del condado de Montgomery, Marc Elrich, a las 10:30 a.m. del lunes 27 de enero, presentará al nuevo coordinador del programa Vision Cero. El programa, que involucra a numerosos departamentos y agencias del Condado, busca eliminar el número de muertes relacionadas con el tráfico para 2030. El nuevo coordinador, que fue seleccionado tras […]

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January 24, 2020 | Staff Writer

Pride Flag to be Donated to County Historical Society

The Pride flag that was flown next to the Executive Office building for the first time on June 10, 2019 will be donated to Montgomery History which is the County’s officially designated historical society. Councilmember Evan Glass, who is the county’s first LGBTQ+ councilmember led the historic flag raising. A series of inaugural Pride events […]

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January 24, 2020 | Veronica Canales

Raskin To Kick Off Annual Polar Bear Plunge

Climate activists will gather to take a plunge in the Potomac River on Saturday.   Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08), an advocate for environmental protection, will kick off the 15th annual Polar Bear Plunge at 10 am. It is organized by the Chesapeake Climate Action Network (CCAN) every January. The organization works to bring awareness and combat global warming in the […]

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January 24, 2020 | Michelle Queen

County Report This Week

Michael Bruen hosts the latest episode of County Report This Week with news and information for Montgomery County. This episode includes: Montgomery County Public Schools continues its districtwide boundary analysis study. Clarksburg Village Liquor and Wine Store hosts a special event for whiskey fans. The Fire and Rescue Department gets 23 new fire trucks. The […]

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January 23, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Commission for Women to Induct Nancy Navarro into Women’s History Archive

The Montgomery County Commission for Women will induct Councilmember Nancy Navarro into the Montgomery County Women’s History Archive for her achievements in the county. The ceremony will be on Sunday, Jan. 26 at the Universities at Shady Grove.  Navarro was the first Latina elected to the Montgomery County Council in 2009.  I am honored by […]

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January 22, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Nancy Navarro hace Historia en el Condado de Montgomery

  La Comisión de Mujeres del Condado de Montgomery ha seleccionado a la Concejal Nancy Navarro como una mujer, cuyos logros son de importancia histórica para el Condado, y su biografía se incluirá en el Archivo de Historia de las Mujeres del Condado de Montgomery. La ceremonia de inducción de la Concejal Navarro será el […]

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January 21, 2020 | Staff Writer

graphic of the Montgomery County Council Districts

Charter Review Commission Seeks Public Input

The county’s Charter Review Commission seeks public input and invites residents to participate in any of the five listening sessions scheduled through March 23. The purpose of the sessions is to discuss the structure of the Montgomery County Council. The sessions will address whether the size of the Council and its make-up should be changed […]

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January 21, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Elrich Impressed by Day of Service Event Turnout

The Bethesda North Marriott Hotel was packed Monday for Montgomery County’s MLK Day of Service event. Volunteer projects include packaging food for those in need, making scarves for hospice patients and crafting Valentine’s Day cards for seniors. County Executive Marc Elrich offered his perspective on King’s legacy and the importance of volunteer work. Elrich was […]

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