Government

April 9, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Students Enter Equity Conversation

‘You Can’t Fix Racial Equity if You’re Going to Continue to Cater to Racists’ High school and middle school students came out to Gaithersburg High School Monday night to share their thoughts on racial equity and social justice policy. Students discussed in groups — large and small — how they’ve been affected by inequities at […]

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April 8, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Montgomery Talks MCPS 2020

As the county budget debate roars on, Superintendent Jack Smith, Montgomery County Council of Parent-Teacher Associations’ Laura Stewart, and Montgomery County Education Association’s Jennifer Martin air their concerns – on Montgomery Talks MCPS 2020, with Doug Tallman. Hear all of their interviews here. Montgomery County Education Association’s Jennifer Martin Montgomery County Public Schools’ Superintendent Jack […]

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April 8, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Barve: Speaker Mike Busch Was ‘Greatest Leader’

Michael Busch was “the greatest leader I have ever known,” said Del. Kumar Barve in a Monday morning interview. “An incredible sadness has come over me and I haven’t been able to shake it,” Barve said. Busch, who served as the speaker of the Maryland House of Delegates since 2003, died Sunday. He leaves behind […]

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April 5, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Councilmembers Meet with Senator Van Hollen

Montgomery County councilmembers met with Sen. Chris Van Hollen Friday afternoon. In a social media message to MCM, Councilmember Andrew Friedson had high praise for Van Hollen. “Our state and county are so lucky to have someone as gifted and highly-respected as Senator Van Hollen fighting for us. There are so many things happening at […]

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April 5, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Students Invited to Racial Equity Forum in Gaithersburg

Montgomery County students are invited to share their thoughts on the county’s initiatives to create a policy for stronger racial equity and social justice in the schools. Students interested can attend a meeting on Monday, April 8 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. in Gaithersburg High School’s Cafeteria; any student who attends can earn SSL hours. […]

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April 5, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

MLK Indoor Pool Will Be Closed For the Summer

Martin Luther King Jr. Indoor Pool in Silver Spring will close for mechanical work on May 20. During the closure, the pool filters will be upgraded in the facilities. According to a press release from the county, MLK Indoor will “reopen in early September.” Robin Riley, the director for Montgomery County Recreation, released a statement […]

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April 5, 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 video on: County Executive Marc Elrich and Councilmembers grant a Child Abuse Prevention Month Proclamation; Department of Environmental Protection Director Adam Ortiz kicks off Earth Month; The annual Energy Summit is held in Silver […]

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April 3, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Chat Online with the County Executive on April 11

County residents can share their concerns with Marc Elrich without having to get out of their seats. The county executive is hosting a live online chat on April 11 from 12 to 1 p.m. Residents can submit questions before and during the chat on the county’s website. The county will publish a transcript of the […]

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April 3, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

Annual Montgomery County Energy Summit Held in Silver Spring

The sixth annual Montgomery County Energy Summit was held at the Silver Spring Civic Building. County Executive Marc Elrich was among the guest speakers. The summit was co-hosted by Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection and the US Green Building Council National Capital Region. Key discussions included ways businesses and building owners can work together […]

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April 2, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

International Transgender Day of Visibility Recognized in Montgomery County

Councilmember Evan Glass presented a proclamation to recognize International Transgender Day of Visibility at Tuesday’s council meeting. For the past 10 years, Transgender Day of Visibility has been recognized nationally on March 31, but this is the first time it’s been officially recognized in the county. Glass said this proclamation was especially important to him, […]

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