Government

June 21, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Montgomery Talks: Katz on Police Chief, Business Climate

Councilmember Sidney Katz talks about the process to appoint a new chief of police. Plus, he practically grew up in a local department store, so he’s been tasked with helping County Executive Marc Elrich to improve the county’s climate for small businesses. Available now on MyMCMedia, Overcast, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, RadioPublic, Spotify and Stitcher, […]

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June 21, 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: The Department of Transportation gears up to launch a new on demand transportation service – Ride On Flex. County authorities celebrate World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. Heritage Days will be celebrated at the end […]

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June 21, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Rabies Vaccination Clinic Continues Sunday

Montgomery County continues with its rabies clinics on Sunday. Pet owners can come to the clinic to receive free and discounted rabies vaccinations for their cats and dogs. In order to receive a vaccination, pet owners need to purchase a pet license from Rockville, Gaithersburg, or Montgomery County’s clinic. When bringing your pets to the […]

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June 20, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

County Celebrates Pride with Haus of Stone Drag Show

Montgomery County continues celebrating Pride Month. On Wednesday, the Haus of Stones drag group performed at Denizens Brewery Co. in Silver Spring. Montgomery County Councilmember Evan Glass helped organize the event. When Glass addressed the people at Denizens, he spoke about serving as Montgomery County’s first openly gay councilmember. Glass said he organized a series […]

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June 20, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

Some Answers to Your Questions About the New REAL ID

Like many things that change, the new REAL ID has addressed many issues but has also created much confusion and many questions.. Did you know, for example, that federal requirements will require you to be compliant with REAL ID? Having a REAL ID compliant driver’s license or ID card will be necessary to board commercial […]

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June 19, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

Bill Introduced to Help Improve Tenants’ Health and Safety

Councilmember Will Jawando recently introduced a Bill that would require landlords to make a relocation payment if rental housing is condemned as unfit for human habitation. Bill 18-19, Landlord Tenant Relations-Relocation Expenses, would also give tenants the right of first refusal to re-occupy housing after repairs are made. The goal of this bill officials say […]

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June 19, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

First African American Woman Police Captain Recognized by Council

Montgomery County Council recognized the first black woman in Montgomery County to achieve the rank of “Captain” in the MCPD force at its meeting on Tuesday. Councilmember Will Jawando sponsored the proclamation to honor Capt. Sonia Pruitt. Pruitt has served in the police force for 27 years, and during her time in the force, she’s […]

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June 19, 2019 | Andrea Sarralde

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Concejal Jawando introduce proyecto de ley para mejorar las condiciones de los inquilinos

El Concejo del Condado de Montgomery sostuvo una reunión ayer martes 18 de junio, donde el Concejal Will Jawando presentó el Proyecto de Ley 18-19 sobre las relaciones entre los dueños de propiedades e inquilinos, y los gastos de reubicación. Este proyecto de ley requiere que el dueño de la propiedad o arrendador pague por los gastos de reubicación […]

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June 18, 2019 | Staff Writer

Supporters Come Out for Trump for President Re-Election Watch Party

Dozens of supporters filled Lahinch Tavern and Grill in Potomac Tuesday evening for the Montgomery County Trump for President Re-Election Watch Party. Many wore Trump-Pence t-shirts as organizers went over social media strategy before watching the President on TV officially announce the launch of his 2020 campaign at a rally in Orlando.

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June 17, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

County Council to Weigh Police Oversight Commission

Legislation that will be introduced Tuesday that would establish a Montgomery County police advisory commission, giving the public greater oversight of county police. Montgomery County Councilmember Hans Riemer is the lead sponsor. “I think the public has a lot at stake in police practices that govern how the police do their work. It makes sense […]

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