Government

September 16, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Navarro to Introduce County-Wide Racial Equity Program

Nancy Navarro is introducing Bill 27-19 at a press conference Tuesday, which would create a racial equity and social justice program for Montgomery County government. Navarro has been spearheading the effort to create a policy about racial equity in the county since April 2018. Meanwhile, since March 2019, Navarro, County Executive Marc Elrich, and other […]

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September 16, 2019 | Ashley Peccerelli

Gaithersburg Family Displaced After Fire

Firefighters responded to a fire in the 8600 block of Kelso Terrace in Gaithersburg around 4 p.m. Saturday. Around 75 firefighters responded on scene.   After several hours, they were able to get the fire under control.   Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson Pete Piringer said the fire appeared to have started on the outside of the two-story townhouse […]

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September 13, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Demonstrators Show Support for Immigrants on a Rockville Street

Sides squared off in Rockville on Friday as demonstrators voiced their support for Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and counter-demonstrators across Maryland Avenue expressed their support for immigrants. Here’s our piece on the people supporting immigration:   Coverage of the protest: A Peaceful Protest for a Hot Topic

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September 13, 2019 | Cindy Peña

A Peaceful Protest for a Hot Topic

People on both sides of the immigration debate staged protests on opposite sides of Maryland Avenue in Rockville. MyMCMedia reporter Cindy Pena was there as several hundred anti-immigration protestors gathered with their messages for the Montgomery County Council and voters.   Coverage of the counter-demonstration: Demonstrators Show Support for Immigrants on a Rockville Street

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September 13, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

County Leaders Want to Keep Vape Shops Away from Schools

Montgomery County Councilmembers Gabe Albornoz and Craig Rice are holding a press conference in Rockville on Monday to discuss initiatives to address the vaping crisis. During the press conference, they will talk about ZTA 19-06, a zoning amendment that would prohibit vape shops that distribute e-cigarettes from opening within a half-mile of middle and high […]

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September 13, 2019 | Maryam Shahzad

Emergency Town Hall to Address Climate Change in the County

County officials and environmental activists will hold a “Climate Emergency Town Hall” on Sept. 14. “We are now in a climate emergency. Addressing any emergency requires a plan, and that plan must be followed by leadership and action. Montgomery County intends to lead and set an example that others can follow and join. That is […]

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September 13, 2019 | Andrea Sarralde

Manifestaciones Opuestas sobre la Política de Inmigración

Manifestantes, líderes comunitarios y políticos se reunieron frente al edificio de oficinas del Concejo del Condado de Montgomery, en Rockville. Se dos protestas se llevaron a cabo al mismo tiempo: una que apoya a la Agencia de Inmigración y Control de Aduanas (ICE) y otra que se opone. Aquí un vistazo de la cobertura del […]

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September 13, 2019 | Hannah Dalsheim

Trump Mentions Montgomery County at Republican Retreat

President Donald Trump was in Baltimore Thursday to speak at a Republican policy retreat at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel. During the speech, Trump again mentioned Montgomery County and critiqued their stance on immigrants. “In July, Montgomery County, Maryland, declared itself a sanctuary city for criminal aliens, forcing local jails to release these dangerous inmates, […]

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September 13, 2019 | Hannah Dalsheim

Opposing Rallies Over Immigration Policy Converge Outside Council Office

MCM is on the scene as protesters meet in front of the Council Office Building in Rockville. Two protests are happening – one supporting the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency (ICE) and one opposing. Here is a look at MyMCMedia’s journalists on the scene for the demonstrations.  

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September 13, 2019 | Michelle Queen

County Report This Week

Lorna Virgili hosts the latest episode of County Report This Week with news and information for Montgomery County. This episode includes: County Executive Marc Elrich issues a statement for Hispanic Heritage Month. Over 3,500 county residents showed up for the grand opening of the Wheaton Library and Recreation Complex. The Office of Emergency Management and […]

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