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January 27, 2020 | Staff Writer

‘Abundance of Caution’ Leads Rockville to Cancel Lunar New Year Celebration

Community Concerns Result in Cancellation Rockville announced today they are canceling the Lunar New Year celebration scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 1 at Rockville High School. The decision to cancel the event was made out of an abundance of caution in response to concerns about the coronavirus expressed by the community, according to a press release. […]

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January 27, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

County Council President Katz Holds First Press Conference

Sidney Katz held his first press conference as Council President on Monday. Topics of discussion included economic development, pedestrian safety, affordable senior housing and education. Here are a few highlights: Katz says he plans to hold his press conferences twice a month.

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January 24, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

New Wheaton Community Rec Center Offers Much for Many

Friday marked the opening of the new Wheaton Community Recreation Center located on Georgia Avenue at the intersection of Arcola Avenue. County Executive Marc Elrich was on hand for the ceremony. The Wheaton Senior Center and the Wheaton Library are conveniently housed inside the center which is a multi-generational, environmentally-friendly facility which offers a variety […]

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January 24, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Suburban Hospital Holds Ceremony for New Building

Suburban Hospital in Bethesda held an opening ceremony Friday for its new north building. The opening marks the end of a two-phase reconstruction project that began in 2015. Patients are expected to move into the building the second week of March, with operations and surgeries to begin in the third week of March. The hospital […]

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January 24, 2020 | Staff Writer

Pride Flag to be Donated to County Historical Society

The Pride flag that was flown next to the Executive Office building for the first time on June 10, 2019 will be donated to Montgomery History which is the County’s officially designated historical society. Councilmember Evan Glass, who is the county’s first LGBTQ+ councilmember led the historic flag raising. A series of inaugural Pride events […]

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January 23, 2020 | Staff Writer

Surveillance Video: Police Investigate Burglaries at Westfield Wheaton Mall

Detectives with the Montgomery County Police Department believe that five male suspects are responsible for two burglaries and an attempted burglary that happened at Westfield Wheaton Mall. Surveillance video of the suspects and a surveillance photograph of the suspect’s vehicle has been released and Police are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying them. According […]

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January 23, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Churchill Alum Named Rutgers’ First Black President

Winston Churchill High School alumnus and former football star Jonathan Holloway has been named the first black president of Rutgers University in its 254 year history. He is also the first person of color ever to be named president at the New Jersey school. Holloway, 52, will be the 21st president at Rutgers. He will […]

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January 23, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Public safety issue at Great Seneca Highway and Orchard Ridge Road featured on Montgomery Community Media.

Albornoz Calls County Pedestrian Safety Issue a ‘Public Health Crisis’

It seems that every other day we read or hear about another pedestrian being hit by a vehicle in Montgomery County. Wednesday afternoon, two teenagers were struck in Wheaton in one incident. Councilmember Gabe Albornoz recently talked to MyMCMedia about this growing problem which can and often does prove deadly. He expressed great concern and […]

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January 23, 2020 | Staff Writer

DNA Evidence Links Suspect to Attempted Armed Robbery in Germantown

A man has been arrested and is facing charges for an attempted armed robbery at a Subway in Germantown. Detectives with the Montgomery County Police Department say DNA evidence helped link 44-year-old Larry Armwood to an attempted robbery that happened on October 24 at the Subway located on the 18000 block of Matney Road. DNA […]

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January 23, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Suspect Charged For Theft From Vehicles in Aspen Hill Area

Montgomery County Police have charged a suspect in connection to a string of thefts from vehicles that happened in the Aspen Hill area in November. Earlier this week, 19-year-old Deauntae Slaughter of Wheaton was arrested and charged with theft-related offenses after police linked him to two incidents that happened on November 10. Police say Slaughter […]

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