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September 24, 2021 | Michelle Queen

Montgomery County’s Remembrance Weekend Recognizes Two Rockville Lynching Victims

Montgomery County will host a series of events on Saturday, Sept. 25 and Sunday, Sept. 26 dealing with the lynchings of two Black men. The two lynchings took place in Rockville in the late 19th century. According to the Montgomery History accounts, John Diggs-Dorsey was working as a servant in the home of James and […]

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September 24, 2021 | Staff Writer

Grants Available for Non-Profits to Improve Security Against Hate Crimes

Montgomery County has approved $700,000 to support nonprofits that have experienced or are at high risk of experiencing hate crimes. These grants are available to help with the costs of security personnel or other security planning measures for non-profit organizations located in Montgomery County. The funds are administered by the Office of Emergency Management and […]

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September 23, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Community Mental Health Providers Say Staffing is a Challenge 

Community and nonprofit mental health organizations in Montgomery County say hiring diverse professionals is a challenge. The county council’s Education and Culture and Health and Human Services committees heard from several organizations during a virtual meeting Thursday. Jose Hernández, a bilingual psychotherapist for the nonprofit Affiliated Sante Group, said barriers include a shortage of licensed […]

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September 23, 2021 | Jordan Lindsay

County Unveils Climate Action Plan

Montgomery County has a Climate Action Plan in place, and officials say it includes strategies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and climate-related risks to residents and the natural environment. According to NASA, the planet’s average surface temperature has risen significantly since the late 19th century, a change driven primarily by increased carbon dioxide emissions into the […]

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September 23, 2021 | Jordan Lindsay

Health Leaders Explain COVID Booster Shot Eligibility

As the pandemic lingers and the Delta variant continues to wreak havoc, health leaders keep working to ensure the safety of residents, especially those who are immunocompromised. Some residents have already begun taking the COVID-19 booster shot. Meanwhile, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) currently grapples with the question of who should get […]

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September 23, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

Concejo Sostendrá una Junta Comunitaria Virtual el 29 de Septiembre

El Concejo del Condado de Montgomery invita a los residentes a participar en una junta comunitaria virtual que se llevará a cabo el miércoles 29 de septiembre de 7:30 a 9 p.m. Esta es la oportunidad para que quienes residen en el condado de Montgomery hagan sus preguntas y expresen sus preocupaciones. Los Concejales han […]

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September 23, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

Líderes Dicen que el Plan de Acción Climática del Condado Abordará las Inundaciones

El condado de Montgomery abordará el manejo de inundaciones y aguas pluviales como parte de su Plan de Acción Climática, dijeron los líderes durante una reunión virtual del concejo del condado, el martes. El concejal Evan Glass señaló que un joven perdió la vida a principios de este mes debido a las inundaciones. Melkin Daniel […]

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September 22, 2021 | Jordan Lindsay

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Homeowners’ Property Tax Credit Deadline Looms; $7 Million Available For Eligible Residents

As the Maryland Homeowners’ Property Tax Credit Program Oct. 1 deadline looms, eligible residents are encouraged to apply. Those who qualify will get more than $1,000 each, according to local and state leaders. “We had gone ahead and passed legislation that was signed into law – that would return specifically to Montgomery County residents more […]

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September 22, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Leaders Say County’s Climate Action Plan Will Address Flooding

Montgomery County will address flooding and stormwater management as part of its Climate Action Plan, leaders said during a virtual county council meeting Tuesday. Councilmember Evan Glass noted a young man died early this month due to flooding. 19-year-old Melkin Daniel Parada Cedillo died at the Rock Creek Woods Apartments in Rockville. About 150 people were […]

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September 22, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

Concejo Emite una Declaración en Respuesta al Maltrato a los Migrantes Haitianos en la Frontera

El Concejo del Condado de Montgomery emitió una declaración en respuesta al maltrato a los migrantes haitianos en la frontera de Estados Unidos. Tras las imágenes que muestran a agentes de la patrulla fronteriza a caballo acosando con látigo a migrantes haitianos que intentan cruzar el Río Grande en Texas, el Concejo declaró: “Quedamos consternados […]

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