Government

September 18, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

Video: Racial Equity and Social Justice Policy Legislation Introduced

New legislation to create a Racial Equity and Social Justice Policy for Montgomery County has just been introduced. County Council President Nancy Navarro says Bill 27-19, the Racial Equity and Social Justice Act, will include establishing a Racial Equity and Social Justice Program and Executive Branch.

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September 18, 2019 | Michelle Queen

More than 800 Students Still Without Necessary Vaccinations

More than 800 Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) students are not compliant with Maryland immunization requirements and may be excluded from school starting Monday, Sept. 23. Maryland school students must show proof of one Tdap (Tetanus-diphtheria-attenuated pertussis) and one meningococcal (MCV4) vaccination. Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services spokesperson Mary Anderson said 834 […]

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September 18, 2019 | Ashley Peccerelli

Montgomery Police Stop Man From Jumping Off Bethesda Bridge

Montgomery County police stopped a young man from jumping of a bridge in Bethesda on Monday night. ICYMI (9/19 ~1045p) @mcfrs FFs assist MoCo Police Officers (& counselors) who collectively intervene to save a man’s life SEE: https://t.co/pVuyeDWlsz https://t.co/povBOoBpgN — Pete Piringer (@mcfrsPIO) September 17, 2019 Authorities were dispatched at 10:45 p.m. to a group home […]

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September 17, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

Legislation Introduced to Create Racial Equity and Social Justice Policy for County

Legislation to create a Racial Equity and Social Justice Policy for Montgomery County was introduced by County Council President Nancy Navarro on Tuesday. Several local leaders, social justice advocates and community members joined in support. Bill 27-19, the Racial Equity and Social Justice Act, is geared towards reinforcing the county governments’ commitment to being a […]

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September 17, 2019 | Andrea Sarralde

Navarro Presenta Programa de Equidad Racial para el Condado

La actual Presidenta del Concejo del Condado de Montgomery, Nancy Navarro, presentó el proyecto de ley 27-19 en una conferencia de prensa el martes, que crearía un programa de equidad racial y justicia social para el gobierno del condado de Montgomery. Navarro ha encabezado el esfuerzo para crear una política sobre la equidad racial en […]

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September 16, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Navarro to Introduce County-Wide Racial Equity Program

Nancy Navarro is introducing Bill 27-19 at a press conference Tuesday, which would create a racial equity and social justice program for Montgomery County government. Navarro has been spearheading the effort to create a policy about racial equity in the county since April 2018. Meanwhile, since March 2019, Navarro, County Executive Marc Elrich, and other […]

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September 16, 2019 | Ashley Peccerelli

Gaithersburg Family Displaced After Fire

Firefighters responded to a fire in the 8600 block of Kelso Terrace in Gaithersburg around 4 p.m. Saturday. Around 75 firefighters responded on scene.   After several hours, they were able to get the fire under control.   Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson Pete Piringer said the fire appeared to have started on the outside of the two-story townhouse […]

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September 13, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Demonstrators Show Support for Immigrants on a Rockville Street

Sides squared off in Rockville on Friday as demonstrators voiced their support for Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and counter-demonstrators across Maryland Avenue expressed their support for immigrants. Here’s our piece on the people supporting immigration:   Coverage of the protest: A Peaceful Protest for a Hot Topic

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September 13, 2019 | Cindy Peña

A Peaceful Protest for a Hot Topic

People on both sides of the immigration debate staged protests on opposite sides of Maryland Avenue in Rockville. MyMCMedia reporter Cindy Pena was there as several hundred anti-immigration protestors gathered with their messages for the Montgomery County Council and voters.   Coverage of the counter-demonstration: Demonstrators Show Support for Immigrants on a Rockville Street

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September 13, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

County Leaders Want to Keep Vape Shops Away from Schools

Montgomery County Councilmembers Gabe Albornoz and Craig Rice are holding a press conference in Rockville on Monday to discuss initiatives to address the vaping crisis. During the press conference, they will talk about ZTA 19-06, a zoning amendment that would prohibit vape shops that distribute e-cigarettes from opening within a half-mile of middle and high […]

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