Filipino Fast-Food Chain Jollibee Opens in Wheaton

Filipino fast-food chain Jollibee opened its first location in the Washington, D.C. area at the Westfield Wheaton mall on April 8. The chain, which is known for its “chickenjoy” bucket of dark meat fried chicken that is...

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‘See Me Montgomery’: Presentación Especial sobre Microagresiones

#SeeMeMontgomery, una colaboración entre Montgomery Community Media y el Concejo del Condado de Montgomery, presentan una conversación sobre la equidad racial. El tema de esta edición son las microagresiones. Una...

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See Me Montgomery Special Presentation on Microagressions

#SeeMeMontgomery — a collaboration between Montgomery Community Media and the Montgomery County Council — is a conversation about racial equity. Today’s topic is microagressions. A microagression is defined as: “A...

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Report Shows Maryland Residents Have 12th Highest Tax Burden

Maryland had the 12th highest tax burden and came in third in the category of “individual tax burden.” A new report claims Maryland residents had one of the highest tax burdens in the nation last year.  Personal...

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Germantown Library to Close April 24 for Refresh

The Germantown library branch is closing at 6 p.m. on Saturday, April 24 for a refresh project. The branch will remain closed for approximately four months. County officials say the library is expected to reopen in late summer or...

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Tidal Basin’s Cherry Blossoms Peak Early; Kenwood’s are Close

The Washington, D.C. Tidal Basin cherry blossoms reached peak bloom Sunday – four days earlier than expected – according to the National Park Service. The Park Service had originally predicted the bloom between April...

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April 16, 2021 | Michael Hernández

Shepherd’s Table: A Local Non-Profit Provides Food, Vaccines and Hope

For nearly four decades, the non-profit organization Shepherd’s Table located in the heart of Silver Spring has offered food, clothes and basic services to low-income and homeless people in Montgomery County. In recent months, with the arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has disproportionately hit vulnerable communities, the work of this organization became more imperative […]

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April 16, 2021 | Rachel Clair

Maryland Ranked 26th Best State in Survey

Maryland was ranked the 26th best state in a YouGov survey ranking the 50 states plus Washington, D.C. YouGov is a London-based, international data and analytics group which specializes in online market research. States were judged in head-to-head matchups by more than 1,200 Americans. The rankings were determined by the winners of those matchups. Neighboring Virginia […]

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April 16, 2021 | Jasmine Boykin

Filipino Fast-Food Chain Jollibee Opens in Wheaton

Filipino fast-food chain Jollibee opened its first location in the Washington, D.C. area at the Westfield Wheaton mall on April 8. The chain, which is known for its “chickenjoy” bucket of dark meat fried chicken that is topped with brown gravy, was supposed to open its 2800 University Boulevard West location in Dec. 2020 but […]

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April 16, 2021 | Michelle Queen

5 Things to Know Today, April 16, in Montgomery County

Today is Friday, April 16, and here are five things to know in Montgomery County: 1. County COVID-19 Testing Clinics: Free COVID-19 testing is available throughout the county at five testing sites today, and 12 sites this weekend. Health officials continue to stress the importance of testing to prevent the spread of COVID-19. 2. COVID-19 […]

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April 15, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

Shepherd’s Table: Más allá de Alimentos en Medio de la Crisis

Desde hace 37 años la organización sin fines de lucro Shepherd’s Table establecida en el corazón de Silver Spring, ofrece alimentos, ropa y servicios básicos a las personas de bajos recursos y personas sin hogar del condado de Montgomery. Ahora, con la llegada de la pandemia Covid-19, que ha golpeado de manera desproporcionada a las […]

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April 15, 2021 | Jordan Lindsay

5 Things to Know Today, April 15, In Montgomery County

Today is Thursday, April 15, and here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. COVID-19 Updates: Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich is hosting a virtual press conference today at noon to provide COVID-19 updates. The public is invited to watch live on the County’s Facebook page and County Cable Montgomery at Comcast/RCN Channel 6 and […]

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April 14, 2021 | Michelle Queen

City of Rockville’s Parks, Civic Center and Nature Center to Gradually Reopen

The City of Rockville will gradually reopen some of its facilities during April in accordance with revised county and state COVID-19 health regulations. Residents will be able to hold small gatherings again at city facilities including parks and the Glenview Mansion and social hall. Also, rehearsal or recording sessions at the F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre […]

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April 14, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

5 Things to Know Today, April 14, In Montgomery County

Today is Wednesday, April 14, and here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. MCPS Reminder: For Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) middle and high schoolers, today is a regular instructional day. Reminder: If you have students in middle school or high school, April 14, May 12 and June 2 will be regular […]

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April 13, 2021 | Staff Writer

‘See Me Montgomery’: Presentación Especial sobre Microagresiones

#SeeMeMontgomery, una colaboración entre Montgomery Community Media y el Concejo del Condado de Montgomery, presentan una conversación sobre la equidad racial. El tema de esta edición son las microagresiones. Una microagresión se define como: “Una declaración, acción o incidente considerado como una instancia indirecta, sutil o involuntaria”. Vea nuestra conversación con la concejal Nancy Navarro, […]

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April 13, 2021 | Rachel Clair

Montgomery Parks to Expand Powerline Trail from Germantown to Bethesda

Montgomery Parks will expand the Powerline Trail to connect South Germantown Recreational Park and Cabin John Regional Park. The park service has received $10 million in funding from the state of Maryland to make renovations to the Powerline Trail. The path currently is six miles of natural terrain that connects South Germantown Recreational Park to […]

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