Government

February 20, 2020 | Alexandra Macia

Councilmembers Will Host Town Hall on Security for Faith-Based Communities

Montgomery County Councilmembers Andrew Friedson, Sidney Katz and Gabe Albornoz are hosting a town hall called “A Discussion of Security for Our Faith Communities.” The event will be held on Thursday, Feb. 27 from 7 -9 p.m. in the third-floor hearing room of the Montgomery County Council Office Building. In a statement, the council said […]

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February 20, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Gaithersburg Prohibits Exotic Animals at Fairs

Gaithersburg council approved a compromise ordinance Tuesday night that prohibits the exhibition of exotic animals while not changing rules related to domestic animals, thereby allowing the annual Montgomery County Agricultural Fair to proceed as usual. The ordinance was approved by a vote of three to two, with Council Vice President Laurie-Anne Sales and Councilman Michael […]

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February 19, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Charges Could Be Dropped for Hoggle, Judge To Make Decision

Charges could possibly be dropped for Catherine Hoggle, the mother who was charged with the murder of her two children. Sarah and Jacob Hoggle were last seen with their mother Catherine, before they vanished in 2014. A competency status hearing was held on Tuesday. This comes after Hoggle’s Attorney David Felsen, filed a motion to […]

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February 19, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Daughter of Former U.S. Ambassador Held Without Bond for Murder Charge

The daughter of a former U.S. Ambassador is facing a first degree murder charge, and is being held without bond. 27-year-old Sophia Negroponte is accused of stabbing 24-year-old Yousuf Rasmussen to death at a residence on the 400 block of  W Montgomery Avenue in Rockville on February 13. Negroponte is the daughter of former United […]

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February 19, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Future Plans for Lakeforest Mall Still on Hold

Gaithersburg councilmembers reluctantly agreed Tuesday to give WRS Inc. Real Estate Investments another three months to negotiate with the anchor stores at Lakeforest Mall before moving forward with a yearlong study of how best to use the land. WRS, which owns the mall, originally was given 150 days to work out a plan in which […]

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February 19, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

MCPS Completó Grandes Proyectos de Construcción en 2019

Las Escuelas Públicas del Condado de Montgomery (MCPS) son el distrito escolar más grande y de más rápido crecimiento en el estado y en la nación, según el informe anual de MCPS a la comunidad. En la última década, MCPS ha agregado más de 15,000 cupos para acomodar los aumentos de inscripción, y todavía está […]

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February 19, 2020 | Grace Mottley

MCPS Completed Major Construction Projects in 2019

Montgomery County Public Schools is the largest and fastest-growing school district in the state and in the nation, according to the MCPS annual report to the community.  In the last decade, MCPS has added more than 15,000 seats to accommodate enrollment increases, and is still working to add more spaces for students, the report said.  […]

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February 18, 2020 | Alexandra Macia

Black History Month: MCM Spotlights County Councilmember Craig Rice

Montgomery Community Media is honoring Montgomery County’s District 2 Councilmember Craig Rice. Rice was first elected in November of 2010 as the District 2 representative. This, at the time, made him the youngest African American to serve on the council. Rice is also the president of the MACo Diversity Caucus and serves as a chairman […]

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February 18, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Kirwan Commission Chairman: ‘We’ve Got to Make Education More of a Priority’

The Kirwan Commission report was the focus of this month’s edition of Small Business Network at MCM’s Studios in Rockville on Tuesday. Chairman of the Commission Dr. William Kirwan, Montgomery College president Dr. DeRionne Pollard, and County Councilmember Craig Rice discussed the importance of the report and its goal to prepare students for college or […]

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February 18, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Hija de ex Diplomático es Acusada de Asesinato en Rockville

La hija de un ex diplomático de los Estados Unidos fue acusada de asesinato en primer grado después de un apuñalamiento en Rockville, según el Departamento de Policía del Condado de Montgomery (MCPD). Sophia Negroponte, de 27 años, de Washington, DC, fue arrestada por la muerte de Yousuf Rasmussen, de 24 años, de Bethesda. El […]

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