June 10, 2021 | Khadijah Ali-Coleman, Ed.D.

Blog: DC 48 Hour Film Project Opens Registration for August Contest

I am the Director of Education and Community Engagement at Montgomery Community Media (MCM), but I am also multi-media maker and love making short films. In 2017, I first heard about the 48 Hour Film Project competitions when reading the post of a Facebook friend who planned on entering the contest. A professional playwright, at […]

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January 19, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Hillandale Man Charged with First-Degree Murder

A Hillandale man was arrested Monday and charged with first-degree murder, a Montgomery County Police Department (MCPD) statement said. MCPD said officers arrested Andre Moore, 21, of Balmoral Drive, and charged him with the murder of Michael Sutton, 40. Moore and Sutton shared a residence, according to police. MCPD responded to a home on Balmoral […]

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December 15, 2020 | Sydney Bullock

Suspect Charged with Second Bank Robbery in 10 Day Period

Montgomery County Police Department charged Wesley Phillip Wilson, 40, with the Nov. 28 armed robbery of a TD Bank in Bethesda. On Nov. 28, around 12:30 p.m. police responded to the TD Bank on 8101 Wisconsin Avenue for the report of an armed robbery. Detectives investigated that the suspect (unidentified at the time) passed a […]

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November 24, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

County Will Discuss Plans to End HIV Epidemic at Virtual Town Hall on World AIDS Day

Montgomery County is working to end the HIV epidemic by 2030 and will discuss its plans during a virtual town hall on Dec. 1 which is World AIDS Day. The county was named a priority jurisdiction for the federal Ending the HIV Epidemic Initiative and plans to reduce new HIV transmissions by 90% by 2030. […]

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October 27, 2020 | Sydney Bullock

Comptroller Franchot Announces ‘Shop Maryland for the Holidays’ to Help Local Businesses

Shop Maryland for the Holidays’ annual campaign was announced Oct. 26, as an initiative to buy local for this upcoming holiday season by Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot. The campaign will be partnering with Maryland Retailers Associate and restaurants with a new addition of credit unions this year. Several Maryland-based credit unions are offering financial incentives […]

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October 21, 2020 | Charles Nyonga

County Alcohol Beverage Service Wins Best Consumer Education Program Award

Montgomery County Alcohol Beverage Services (ABS) was awarded the 2020 National Best Practices Consumer Education Program Award by Stateways for its virtual education seminars. ABS is the alcohol wholesaler for Montgomery County. In 2015, Stateways established the Best Practices Awards in eight categories that distinguished alcohol control agencies in the United States and Canada that provide […]

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October 13, 2020 | Sydney Bullock

County Receives $1.5 million in Grants for Glenmont Forest, Wheaton Hills ‘Green Streets Project’

The Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection, DEP, announced this Monday that they received three grants totaling $1.5 million for the Glenmont Forest and Wheaton Hills “Green Streets Project”. The project aims to improve water quality in local streams and help manage stormwater runoff in the Silver Spring neighborhoods. In addition, the grants will support […]

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September 14, 2020 | Staff Writer

It’s Not Too Late for Businesses to Apply For Reopen Montgomery Grant Program

Good news for businesses in need of financial assistance to reopen safely amid the COVID-19 health crisis – it’s not too late to apply for county grant funding. The Reopen Montgomery Grant Program aims to reimburse businesses and nonprofits for expenses incurred to comply with state and county reopening requirements. The County Council passed a […]

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September 10, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Junta Electoral: ‘Las Urnas son Seguras y están bajo Vigilancia las 24 horas’

En medio de la crisis de salud de COVID-19, existen opciones para los residentes a la hora de emitir su voto para las elecciones del 3 de noviembre. Para aquellos que estén considerando la opción de votar por correo, los funcionarios de la Junta Electoral del Condado de Montgomery dicen que las urnas para depositar […]

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September 8, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Congress Working to Award Medal of Honor to Clarksburg WWII Veteran Posthumously

“To correct an historical injustice,” U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen said he will introduce bipartisan and bicameral legislation to award Corporal Waverly Woodson the Medal of Honor posthumously for his actions during D-Day in World War II. Woodson, who died in 2005, received a Bronze Star and a Purple Heart and was nominated for the […]

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