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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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August 24, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Updated County Order Reclassifies Soccer as Medium-Risk Sport

According to an updated county executive order on COVID-19 recovery, soccer has been reclassified as a medium-risk sport and is now allowed in Montgomery County. It was previously considered a high risk-sport- which is not currently permitted at Montgomery Parks athletic fields due to COVID-19 health safety concerns. Montgomery County Council met on Monday to […]

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August 21, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

County Awards $10 Million To Child Care Centers, Homes

Almost 500 child care centers and family child care homes received a total of $10 million through the Montgomery County Child Care Recovery Program, Executive Marc Elrich announced Aug. 20. “Providing safe child care, which is essential for so many of our residents – especially during this pandemic, is challenging and costly,” Elrich wrote in […]

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August 12, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Concejal Navarro: ‘Harris Representa Quienes Somos en este País’

La Concejal del condado de Montgomery Nancy Navarro dice sentirse muy “emocionada” al conocer que el candidato presidencial Joe Biden ha elegido como compañera de fórmula vice-presidencial a la Senadora Kamala Harris. Navarro le dijo a MyMCMedia que esta elección marca un hito en la historia de Estados Unidos por tratarse de la primera mujer […]

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