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June 23, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Elrich Unveils Climate Plan ‘Among the Most Ambitious in the World’ to Cut Greenhouse Gas Emissions

On Wednesday, Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich unveiled the county’s Climate Action Plan. At the Marian Fryer Town Plaza in Downtown Wheaton, Elrich said the county’s climate goals aim to cut greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) by 80% by 2027 and 100% by 2035 compared to 2005 levels. “They are among the most ambitious in the […]

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June 23, 2021 | Jordan Lindsay

Grant Funds Available for Nonprofits That Focus on Minority and Women Entrepreneurship

The Montgomery County Economic Development Corporation [MCEDC] is offering grant funding for local nonprofits that focus on minority and women entrepreneurship, STEM education, research innovation development, or small-scale manufacturing. Funds ranging from $10,000 to $20,000 will be awarded to local organizations that create and sustain jobs. Applications will become available on July 6. Montgomery County Council […]

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June 23, 2021 | Maya Rosenberg

Candidate for County Council Mink Receives Death Threat

Kristin Mink, a candidate for Montgomery County Council, tweeted on June 22 that she received a death threat through her campaign website. The anonymous threat, which targeted Mink, her husband and children, claimed to “track” Mink on Facebook and included threats of physical violence. “I had hoped that this being a local race, where the […]

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June 23, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

Hogan Levantará el Estado de Emergencia de Maryland por COVID-19 el 1 de Julio

El gobernador Larry Hogan anunció planes para levantar el estado de emergencia de Maryland el 1 de julio. La acción pondría fin a todos los mandatos y restricciones del estado relacionados con COVID-19. Hogan declaró el estado de emergencia el 5 de marzo de 2020, el mismo día que anunció que tres residentes del condado […]

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June 23, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

Más del 17% de los Hispanos en Montgomery ha Recibido la Vacuna Covid-19

La comunidad hispana en el condado de Montgomery representa el 20% de la población, y según los datos más recientes del gobierno local, el 17.49% ha recibido al menos una dosis de la vacuna contra el Covid-19. En total el 50% de los residentes de Montgomery se ha vacunado completamente, es decir ha recibido las […]

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June 22, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Elrich Concerned Proposed Prerequisite Training for Police Academy May Have Consequences 

This post has been updated to include comments from Councilmember Will Jawando. Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich has concerns with a proposed council bill that would require prospective police officers to complete a 30-hour community-informed policing program prior to acceptance into the academy, said County Assistant Chief Administrative Officer Caroline Sturgis, who testified on Elrich’s […]

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June 22, 2021 | Michelle Queen

Montgomery County Records Lowest COVID-19 Case Rate Since March 2020

Three new cases reported on Tuesday Montgomery County averaged 0.7 new cases of COVID-19 per 100,000 residents Tuesday, according to the data from the county’s COVID-19 information portal. This is the lowest case rate recorded since the start of the pandemic in March 2020. Montgomery County recorded three new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, bringing […]

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June 22, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

Nuevo Rol en el Concejo para Ayudar en la Transparencia y Vuelve a Nombrar al Inspector General

El Concejo del Condado de Montgomery nombró el martes a Ken Hartman para el recién creado rol de director de asociaciones estratégicas y volvió a nombrar el cargo de inspector general a  Megan Davey Limarzi. Ambas personas recibieron el apoyo unánime. Hartman fue aprobado para ser el enlace entre el ejecutivo Marc Elrich, su oficina […]

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June 22, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Council Paves Way for Pandemic Prevention Center; Reacquires Larchmont Elementary School

The Montgomery County Council on Tuesday endorsed a $300,000 grant from the Maryland Department of Commerce to participate in a feasibility study for a Pandemic Prevention Center. In May, the county agreed to spend $500,000 to develop a business model for the center. If the center receives adequate funding and is supported by more organizations, […]

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June 22, 2021 | Madelyn Willoughby

Rachel Carson 4th Grader Sworn in as Gaithersburg Junior Mayor

Gaithersburg announced its 2021 junior mayor yesterday during the mayor and city council meeting. Abeer Dey, a fourth grader at Rachel Carson Elementary School was selected for this role from over 50 entries in an essay competition, according to a press release from the city The prompt for the contest asked fourth graders living in […]

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