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December 6, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

Local Life Savers Honored During Awards Ceremony

The Emergency Medical and Integrated Healthcare Services Awards Ceremony was a chance to acknowledge the heroic actions of Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services personnel and community members for assisting in EMS calls. The event, held at the Public Safety Headquarters in Gaithersburg on Wednesday, detailed 12 different incidents where people who had near-death experiences […]

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December 6, 2019 | Maryam Shahzad

Hucker Wants to Install Cameras to Catch Distracted Drivers

Montgomery County Councilmember Tom Hucker wants the Maryland General Assembly to pass a bill that would install road cameras to film and catch distracted drivers in the county.  Sen. Jeff Waldstreicher introduced the bill on Hucker’s behalf.  MC 24-20 would let the county put “distracted driving automated monitoring systems” on highways, and the systems would […]

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December 6, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

Donated Stuffed Animals to Help Kids In Traumatic Situations

70 soft, snuggly animals will be provided to children at the Family Justice Center and to other children that Montgomery Sheriff’s Office Deputies and Montgomery County Police Department Officers interact with over the holidays thanks to a donation from Adventure Theatre MTC and patrons. The comforting toys will be used by both the Family Justice […]

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December 5, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

2019 Maryland School Report Card Released, In-Depth Data Shown

The 2019 School Report Card has recently been released. With input from students and educators, it gives a comprehensive picture of  each school and school system’s performance throughout the state. It also shows achievement among student groups, and information on all  public schools and their improvement since last year. Maryland has more than 1,400 public […]

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December 4, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

Minority Legislative Breakfast Focuses on Community Issues

It was a packed room at the Annual Minority Legislative Breakfast in Bethesda on Wednesday. Federal, state, and local elected officials as well as member organizations attended the event marking its 19th year. Topics of discussion included the upcoming legislative agenda and its impact on the minority community. The event was jointly hosted by the […]

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December 4, 2019 | Maryam Shahzad

2020-21 Montgomery County School Year to Start Before Labor Day

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) will open before Labor Day next school year, for the first time since 2016.  On Dec. 3, the county school board unanimously approved that in the 2020-2021 school year, classes will start on Aug. 31, 2020 and end on June 16, 2021. Labor Day will fall on Sept. 7. The […]

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December 3, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

County Executive Signs New Racial Equity and Social Justice Act

Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich signed the county’s new Racial Equity and Social Justice Act on Tuesday. Key elements of this legislation include establishing a Racial Equity and Social Justice program and Executive Branch. The new law will also require each Department and Office to develop a racial equity and social justice action plan. In […]

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December 3, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

Council Elects Katz, Hucker as New President, Vice President

The Montgomery County Council elected a new Council President and Vice President to one-year terms on Tuesday. Sidney Katz will serve as Council President, while Tom Hucker will become the new Vice President for the upcoming year. Each vote was unanimous. Outgoing Council President Nancy Navarro, who served as the only woman on the council […]

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December 3, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Magruder High Closing Due to Water Main Break

Magruder High School in Rockville will be closing today at 10:19 a.m. according to a message on the school district’s website. A water main break has left the school without water. School buses will arrive at 10:15 a.m. to transport students home. Transportation for special programs is included. The school closed last month due when […]

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December 2, 2019 | Staff Writer

Cyclist Struck by Dump Truck in Bethesda

Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services say an adult cyclist was struck by a dump truck on Monday around 7 a.m. in Bethesda. This happened near the Cedar Lane and Elmhurst Parkway entrance of Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart. Officials say the truck was going at a slow speed at the time of the […]

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