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 | Andrea Sarralde

Más Estudiantes en El Programa “Kids Ride Free”

El programa Kids Ride Free en el condado de Montgomery anunció el aumento de estudiantes entre sus  pasajeros. El miembro del Concejo del Condado de Montgomery, Evan Glass, y el Comité de Medio Ambiente y Transporte se reunieron el 23 de enero para discutir el Programa Kids Ride Free. Este es un programa que proporciona […]

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January 24, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

How Poetry Gave Voice to Three Men Who Grew Up in Prison

For three Washington, D.C. men who were incarcerated during their youth, poetry is a powerful means of self expression. Nokomis Hunter, Shannon Battle, and Cliff Yarborough all grew up in the criminal justice system, where they were introduced to Free Minds Book Club. Hunter, Battle, and Yarborough all participated in The City of Takoma Park’s […]

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January 24, 2020 | Veronica Canales

Kids Ride Free Program Generates Ridership Among Students

The Kids Ride Free Program in Montgomery County has led to a growth in ridership among students.   At-large Montgomery County Council member Evan Glass and the Transportation and Environment Committee met January 23rd to discuss the Kids Ride Free Program. It provides free bus services from Ride On and Metro to children 18 and under if they present […]

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January 23, 2020 | Staff Writer

UPDATE: Aspen Hill Teen Located Safe, Unharmed

Update (Jan. 23): Police released a statement confirming that Johnathan Cruz of Aspen Hill has been located safe and unharmed. Original Post (Jan. 7): Montgomery County police are asking the public’s help in finding a missing Aspen Hill boy. Johnathan Cruz, age 15, of Postgate Terrace, was reported as missing by his family. Police say Cruz […]

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January 22, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Dos Peatones Más, Las Víctimas son Adolescentes

La policía del condado de Montgomery está investigando un accidente peatonal sobre Georgia Avenue, cerca de Hathaway Drive en Wheaton. El accidente peatonal involucró a dos jóvenes adolescentes y ocurrió alrededor de las 4:30 p.m. del miércoles 22 de enero. La policía confirmó que los dos peatones están en la secundaria y han sido transportados […]

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January 22, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Two More Pedestrians Hit: Police Investigating Incident Involving Two Teens

Montgomery County Police are investigating a pedestrian accident involving two people on Georgia Avenue near Hathaway Drive in Wheaton that happened around 4:30 p.m. Police have confirmed that the two female pedestrians are high school aged, and have been transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The striking vehicle remained on the scene. Georgia […]

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January 22, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

National Educator of the Year Shares Message for his Students

Sean Pang, English and media arts teacher at Rockville High School, won the 2019 Claes Nobel Educator of the Year Award. He is one of 10 recipients across the U.S. He says his vulnerability and honesty helps his students trust him. Pang received a $1,000 grant, which he plans to use to film a documentary […]

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January 21, 2020 | Staff Writer

UPDATE: Takoma Park Teen Found Safe, Unharmed

Update (Jan. 21): Sarela Nely Lanza, 14, of Takoma Park has been found safe and unharmed, police said. Original Post (Jan. 17): Montgomery County police are asking the public’s help in finding a missing Takoma Park girl. Sarela Nely Lanza, 14, of Garland Avenue was reported as missing by her family on Thursday, Jan. 16. She […]

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January 20, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

MLK Day of Service Event Packed with Volunteers, Elected Officials

The Bethesda North Marriott Hotel and Conference Center was packed for Montgomery County’s MLK Day of Service event on Jan. 20.  The Montgomery County Volunteer Center held the event to celebrate and honor the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. through volunteer work. Projects included writing letters for troops and orphans, making baskets for […]

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