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August 8, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Officials Identify One-Third of County Apartments as ‘At Risk’ or ‘Troubled’

County Executive Marc Elrich held a press conference Thursday to announce the completion of a two-year apartment building inspection project. During the two-year initiative, the Montgomery County Department of Housing and Community Affairs (DHCA) inspected 22,199 apartment units. Overall, they discovered 31,000 violations—96% of which were corrected. Violations were given one of three labels based […]

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August 8, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Downtown Silver Spring Gets First ‘Protected Intersection’ on East Coast

Downtown Silver Spring is getting the first-ever “protected intersection” on the East Coast. According to Montgomery County’s Division of Transportation Engineering (MCDTE), the intersection is under construction at Spring Street and Second Avenue. MCDTE explained in a Twitter thread how the intersection creates a safer experience for pedestrians, cyclists, and commuters: Thread:You may have heard […]

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August 8, 2019 | Staff Writer

Maryland Tax-Free Week Starts Sunday

Maryland college students can also win $2,500 scholarship During Maryland’s Tax-Free Week, any single qualifying article of clothing or footwear priced $100 or less — regardless of how many items are purchased at the same time — will be exempt from the state’s 6 percent sales tax. The first $40 of any backpack or bookbag […]

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August 8, 2019 | Andrea Sarralde

MCPS Discutirá Junto a Oficiales de Gaithersburg sobre Nueva Escuela Elemental

Personal de las Escuelas Públicas del Condado de Montgomery (MCPS) asistirá a la reunión del Alcalde y el Concejo de la Ciudad de Gaithersburg, el lunes 12 de agosto, para compartir los comentarios de la comunidad, que han recibido, sobre la posibilidad de construir una nueva escuela primaria en Kelley Park. En agosto de 2017, […]

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August 8, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

MCPS Staff to Meet Gaithersburg City Officials About New Elementary School

Montgomery County Public Schools staff will attend the Gaithersburg Mayor and City Council meeting Monday, Aug. 12 to share community feedback they’ve received about the possibility of building a new elementary school on Kelley Park. In August 2017, MCPS conducted a site study and recommended that a new elementary school be constructed in Gaithersburg because […]

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August 7, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Lakeforest Sale Happened ‘Unbeknownst to City,’ Gaithersburg Mayor Says

Gaithersburg Mayor Jud Ashman commented on the news that the “core of Lakeforest [Mall] was sold” has been sold to WRS Inc., a South Carolina retail shopping center developer. During an interview with MyMCMedia on Wednesday, Ashman said that Gaithersburg city officials were left in the dark about the recent sale to WRS Inc. Ashman […]

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August 7, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Gaithersburg City Officials to Vote on Wawa in October

Gaithersburg city officials are scheduled to take a final vote Oct. 7 to determine whether Wawa—a convenience store, food market and fuel station—will come to the city. The City of Gaithersburg had a public hearing on Monday discussing the plans to build the Wawa across from Gaithersburg High School, off of South Frederick Avenue  (MD […]

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August 6, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Medical Cannabis Dispensary Opens in Germantown

A medical cannabis dispensary, Zen Leaf, opened Tuesday in Germantown. It’s the 18th medical cannabis dispensary in Montgomery County. MyMCMedia was at the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce’s ribbon cutting for the dispensary and spoke to Zen Leaf’s Joshua Kudisch, Michael Vahlsing and Anthony Marsico, as well as state Del. Lily Qi (D-15). According to the […]

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August 6, 2019 | Andrea Sarralde

Políticos Locales Reaccionan a los Tiroteos Masivos del Fin de Semana

Los líderes del Congreso del Condado de Montgomery recurrieron a Twitter para expresar sus reacciones a los tiroteos masivos en Gilroy, California, El Paso, Texas y Dayton, Ohio. “No podemos permitir llegar al punto en que el horror no horrorice. Debemos enfrentarnos al odio y a los terroristas domésticos. Los que se niegan a tomar […]

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August 6, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Wednesday’s Community Forum Explores Lynchings in Montgomery County

Film Screenings and Discussion Explore Lynchings in Montgomery County Two films will be screened during a community forum titled “Remembering the Past to Protect the Future” Wednesday evening in Silver Spring. The films include “This Little Light of Mine: The Legacy of Fannie Lou Hamer,” a documentary by Robin Hamilton of ARound Robin Productions and […]

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