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April 16, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Leaders Announce Additional COVID-19 Rent Relief, Urge Residents to Help Others

Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich and other county leaders held a press conference Friday to announce additional rent relief for eligible residents. Phase 3 of the county’s COVID-19 rent relief program is open for applications, with $59 million in federal funding available to help low-income households that have lost income due to the pandemic. Tenants […]

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April 16, 2021 | Michael Hernández

Vigilia Honrará a Graduado de Clarksburg HS Asesinado en un Tiroteo

Actualización el viernes a las 12:30 p.m.  La policía del condado de Montgomery arrestó a Rodjaun Orlando Neil-Williams, de 19 años, de Clarksburg y lo acusó del asesinato en segundo grado de Javon Jamal Gordon de Boyds, de 23 años. _______________________________________________ Una vigilia esta prevista el viernes a las 6:30 p.m. en Clarksburg High School […]

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April 16, 2021 | Jasmine Boykin

County Launches $59 Million Rent Relief Program

Montgomery County’s Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is currently accepting applications for eligible Montgomery County renters in need of financial assistance due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Applications are being accepted on a rolling basis while funds are available. “The COVID-19 pandemic has disproportionately impacted the economic wellbeing of our poorest and most vulnerable […]

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April 16, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Vigil Friday Will Honor Clarksburg High Graduate Killed in Drive By Shooting

Update at 12:30 Friday Montgomery County Police have arrested Rodjaun Orlando Neal-Williams, 19, of Clarksburg, and charged him with the second-degree murder of 23-year-old Javon Jamal Gordon of Boyds. _______________________________________________ A candlelight vigil is planned for Friday night at 6:30 p.m. at Clarksburg High School for Javon Jamal Gordon, who was killed in a drive […]

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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 15, 2021 | Jordan Lindsay

Elrich on J&J Vaccine Pause: ‘Pfizer is Helping Make Up For The Loss of Doses’

County leaders say Pfizer vaccine doses will help make up for the loss of the single-dose Johnson & Johnson (J&J) vaccine. Following recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Tuesday, Montgomery County paused the use of the J&J vaccine after six nationwide recipients developed rare […]

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April 15, 2021 | Jordan Lindsay

Franchot Reminds Marylanders that Tax Filing Deadline Moved from April 15 to July 15

A reminder that April 15 is not tax day this year. That’s because Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot extended the state income tax filing deadline by three months until July 15, 2021. “You won’t have any interest applied, you won’t have any penalties, you simply keep for 90 says the money that you owe the state of […]

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April 14, 2021 | Gracie Tanner

Select Farmers Markets in County to Reopen

Although many of the county’s farmers markets remain closed due to COVID-19 restrictions, a few will be opening within the next few weeks.  One of the markets reopening is the Takoma Park Farmers Market, located on Laurel Avenue. The market will be operating on Sundays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. starting April 18. A […]

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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 | Gracie Tanner

Takoma Park Junction Redevelopment Project Review on Hold

The Takoma Park Junction Redevelopment Project review was put on hold after the city received a letter from the Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) regarding design concerns. The letter, first dated April 6 and changed to April 13, voices concerns with the project’s design of a layby on Carroll Avenue, which […]

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