Government

December 6, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Riemer New Chairman of County Council’s Planning Committee

With the new Montgomery County Council come new committee assignments. One of the most important committees on the County Council is the Planning, Housing and Economic Development Committee. PHED, as it is called, will be chaired by Councilmember Hans Riemer, joined by incoming council members, Will Jawando and Andrew Friedson. PHED handles land use and […]

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December 6, 2018 | Staff Writer

Friday’s Annual Minority Breakfast Focuses on Common Priorities

The 18th Annual Minority Legislative Breakfast takes place on Friday, Dec. 7. The African American, Asian and Hispanic business communities join together to host the meeting. The three host organizations include: The African American Chamber of Commerce of Montgomery County The Asian American Political Alliance The Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Montgomery County The purpose […]

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December 5, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Friedson Leads Walking Tour of Bethesda to Discuss Pedestrian Issues

Councilmember Andrew Friedson, on his third day on the job, led a group of residents and county officials Wednesday through chilly Bethesda to discuss challenges residents and shopowners face in the central business district. Among the top issues — pedestrian safety.  

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December 4, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Politicians, Arts Community Rub Elbows at Executive’s Ball

New County Executive Marc Elrich and County Council members schmooze at the Executive’s Ball.  

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December 4, 2018 | Staff Writer

Chris Van Hollen on Support for the Arts at County Executive’s Ball

U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen attended the County Executive’s Ball Monday evening in North Bethesda. The proceeds from the annual ball support arts programming throughout the county. Van Hollen spoke with MCM’s Cindy Pena and Doug Tallman about arts funding at the county, state and federal level.  

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December 4, 2018 | Deirdre Byrne

What’s Open and Closed on the National Day of Mourning?

President Donald Trump declared Wednesday, Dec. 5 as a National Day of Mourning in the United States. Therefore, the federal government will close to honor the 41st president George H.W. Bush, who died Friday at age 94. Coinciding with this declaration, Governor Larry Hogan also announced that Maryland State Government will close to honor President […]

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December 4, 2018 | Deirdre Byrne

How Are Montgomery County Residents Paying Tribute to President Bush?

We want to hear from Montgomery County residents about the impact President George H.W. Bush had on their lives. As such, we are interested in the following: Photos you may have with President George H.W. Bush or his family members. Thoughts on what he contributed to the country, or to your life personally. You can […]

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December 3, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Elrich on Early Childhood Ed; Franchot on ‘Oceans of Revenue’

County Executive Marc Elrich talked about his desire to expand early childhood education and why he opposes widening the Beltway. MCM’s Cindy Pena interviewed Elrich at the Executive’s Ball Monday night. Here’s what he said: MCM also interviewed Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot at the event. Franchot says the state is receiving “oceans of revenue.” He […]

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December 3, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Elrich, Council Take Oaths of Office

Marc Elrich pledged not to raise taxes, improve early childhood education and told Gov. Larry Hogan he opposed widening the Capital Beltway in his remarks Monday morning shortly after being sworn in as the county’s seventh county executive. Elrich and the nine County Council members took the oaths of office Monday morning inside the Music […]

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December 3, 2018 | Deirdre Byrne

Maryland Officials Pay Tribute to President George H.W. Bush

Since the passing of the 41st President of the United State, George H.W. Bush, there’s been an outcry of support from Maryland officials. Here’s how different elected officials in Maryland paid tribute to President Bush. Governor Larry Hogan President George H.W. Bush was a true patriot and statesman who embodied the decency and selfless service […]

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