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October 18, 2019 | Andrea Sarralde

Hola Montgomery El Podcast: Empresaria, Madre de Seis y Víctima de Violencia Doméstica

Nydia Tejada, una mujer hondureña que llegó a Estados Unidos en busca de oportunidades, comparte sus experiencias de vida. Madre de seis hijos, una mujer empresaria muy exitosa que no se ha rendido a pesar de las dificultades como haber sido víctima de violencia doméstica. Nydia nos cuenta sobre su vida en Honduras, en Arabia […]

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October 18, 2019 | Maryam Shahzad

Ongoing Opioid Crisis Addressed in Press Conference

Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich joined the county’s Opioid Intervention Team to address the ongoing crisis in a press conference Friday in Rockville.  Jacqueline Fleming, who’s been in recovery from addiction since October 2018, joined Elrich and others at the conference to talk about her experience and what resources people in recovery need. 

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October 17, 2019 | Maryam Shahzad

We Love Weekends: Montgomery County Planner for Oct. 17-20

Here’s our guide to arts and entertainment in Montgomery County, Oct. 17-20. Crys Matthews: Eclectic singer Crys Matthews is coming to the BlackRock Center for the Arts. Her music is a fusion of genres including Americana, jazz and funk. Matthews won honorable mention awards at the 2013, 2014 and 2017 Mid-Atlantic Song Contests. The performance […]

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October 16, 2019 | Maryam Shahzad

County Council Approves Lawsuit Against Juul Labs

The Montgomery County Council publicly authorized its lawsuit against Juul Labs and Altria Group on Tuesday.  The council is suing the electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) manufacturers and distributors for targeting minors in their marketing, breaking state and federal law. The lawsuit was filed on Oct. 11.  In the statement on behalf of the council, Council President […]

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October 16, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

Housing Impact Fairness Act Would Raise $100 Million For Affordable Housing, School Construction

On Tuesday, Councilmember Evan Glass introduced The Housing Impact Fairness Act which would raise $100 million for affordable housing and school construction throughout the county over the next decade. The Housing Impact Fairness Act ensures that all newly built single-family homes contribute fairly to Montgomery County’s infrastructure needs. This legislation is expected to close a […]

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October 16, 2019 | Maryam Shahzad

DC Could See An Inch of Rain Wednesday During ‘Rainfall Deficit’

As of 1:15 p.m. Wednesday, Washington D.C. had received a total of .76 inches of rainfall. Capital Weather Gang reported that rain may only last for a couple of more hours, and predicts that Washington should receive one inch of rain by the end of the day.  Whoa! DC received 0.52 inches of rain in […]

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October 16, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

New Legislation Would Prohibit Discrimination Against Certain Types of Natural Hairstyles

Montgomery County Councilmember Will Jawando and Council President Navarro recently held a press conference on Bill 30-19, the CROWN (Creating a Respectful and Open World for Natural Hair) Act. The CROWN Act would prohibit discrimination against certain types of natural hairstyles, including braids, locks, afros, curls and twists, and would ensure that individuals who are […]

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October 15, 2019 | Cindy Peña

Comcast 10.15 Outage Map

Area-Wide Comcast Outage, East Gude Closed Near 355

Internet, TV, and phone service is still out for thousands of residents throughout the Montgomery County area after a large fiber line was cut this morning.  Affected areas include portions of Rockville, Silver Spring, Burtonsville, and Olney. Several Montgomery County public schools are affected: Argyle Middle School Earl B Wood Middle School Rock Creek Valley […]

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October 11, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

Manna Food Center Addresses Hunger With New Location in Silver Spring

Manna Food Center will be opening another pantry at 12301 Old Columbia Pike in Silver Spring. The new Manna Food [East County] Center will offer several important breakthroughs like a new, more accessible choice pantry to meet the needs of people who experience hunger in communities such as Aspen Hill, Burtonsville, Colesville, and Silver Spring. […]

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October 11, 2019 | Andrea Sarralde

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Octubre: Mes de Acción de Energía en Montgomery

Octubre es el Mes de Acción de Energía y el Departamento de Protección Ambiental (DEP) del Condado de Montgomery estará activo dentro de la comunidad con el objetivo de proteger y mejorar el medio ambiente, y ayudar a los residentes a reducir sus costos de energía. Los próximos eventos incluyen “LED y libaciones” en los […]

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