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May 6, 2021 | Michelle Queen

Montgomery County Woman Wins $1.4 Million Lottery Prize

Talk about having a good day. A Rockville woman won the Maryland Lottery on April 22 and became $1.4 million richer. The 20-year-old, whose name was not identified by the Maryland Lottery, purchased the Multi-Match quick-pick ticket for the April 22 drawing at the Giant grocery store located at 625 Hungerford Drive in Rockville. “I […]

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May 6, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Elrich: ‘I Don’t Have Enough Staff Right Now to Open Up All the Libraries’

At his weekly media briefing on Wednesday, County Executive Marc Elrich was asked by a reporter about why libraries, recreation centers, and senior centers still have not reopened. According to Elrich, there are “different issues” for why these places have not fully reopened. “One is you know we don’t we don’t have everybody vaccinated then […]

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May 6, 2021 | Michelle Queen

COVID-19 Numbers: Lowest Number of New Daily Cases Recorded Since March of Last Year

Montgomery County COVID-19 Statistics for May 6 Montgomery County health officials reported Thursday that 39.7% of the county residents are fully vaccinated which means they have either received two doses of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine or one dose of the Johnson and Johnson single-dose vaccine. Also, 54.7% of the county residents have received their […]

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May 6, 2021 | Lew Toulmin, PhD, FRGS

Blog: New Josiah Henson Slavery Museum Opens in Montgomery County

After several months of delay due to the Covid pandemic, the brand-new Josiah Henson Museum in north Bethesda has just opened to the public.  It is definitely worth a visit!  The Museum tells the story of one of the most astounding and consequential persons to ever live in Montgomery County. Josiah Henson was born into […]

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May 5, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Sardi’s Restaurants Close Wednesday to Honor Late Founder 

All Sardi’s Chicken locations closed Wednesday in honor of CEO and co-founder Philip Sardelis, who died from complications developed from having COVID-19. Sardelis, 48, lived in Derwood. He founded the Peruvian chicken chain with his cousin, also named Philip Sardelis. Family was the single most important thing in his cousin’s life, Sardelis told MyMCM. He […]

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May 5, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Pandemic Prevention and Biodefense Center Coming to Montgomery County

Montgomery County will soon be home to a new center aimed at preparing for the next pandemic. Connected DMV, a regional nonprofit that focuses on solving complex problems, is launching the Pandemic Prevention and Biodefense Center. The center brings together scientists, academics, and policymakers to prepare for a public health crisis and avoid another global […]

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May 5, 2021 | Michelle Queen

The Latest COVID-19 Numbers Including Montgomery County Schools

Montgomery County COVID-19 Statistics for May 5 The Maryland Department of Health reported 69 new COVID-19 cases in Montgomery County Wednesday morning. The county’s cumulative case count is 70,075. Montgomery County recorded no new coronavirus-related fatalities Wednesday, so the death toll remains at 1,477 which is the highest in the state. As of Tuesday, there were […]

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May 5, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Movement Grows to Change Name of White Flint Metro to North Bethesda Metro

Friends of White Flint are asking Montgomery County to rename the White Flint Metro Station to the North Bethesda station “to reflect the community’s preference, history, and redevelopment plans,” wrote Executive Director Amy Ginsburg. In a letter to Executive Marc Elrich and Councilmember Andrew Friedson, Friends of White Flint explained that following a public meeting […]

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May 4, 2021 | Jordan Lindsay

Central Maryland is ‘Epicenter’ for ‘The Cicada Summer and Brood X’

Residents can expect to see millions of cicadas emerging sometime this month. They’ve been underground for the past 17 years. The last time this brood of creepy crawlers visited us was 2004. “We are in the epicenter here in central Maryland for the cicada summer and Brood X,” said Montgomery Parks Nature Center Manager Angela […]

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May 4, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

MCPS Teacher of the Year Overcame Homelessness: ‘It’s That Untold Story That Can Set a Lot of People Free’

Last week, Joseph Bostic, Jr. was named Montgomery County Public Schools’ (MCPS) 2021-2022 Teacher of the Year. Bostic, originally from Macon, Georgia, is the math content specialist and eighth-grade team leader at Martin Luther King, Jr. Middle School in Germantown. He understands hardship and said it’s someone’s untold story that often sets people free. “I […]

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