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June 25, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Residents Reminded That All Fireworks Are Illegal in Montgomery County

As fourth of July approaches, Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service officials are reminding residents that all fireworks, including sparklers, are illegal in the county. MCFRS Spokesperson Pete Piringer says, usually, residents would be encouraged to attend public displays. However, they’ve all been recently canceled in Montgomery County this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  […]

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June 23, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Recent Drownings, Near-Drownings Reminders of the Dangers of the Potomac River

In just the past couple of weeks, there have been four drownings in and around the Potomac River. Two of them happened in the DC area near Chain Bridge, and two happened in Montgomery County. There have also been several near-drownings according to officials from Montgomery County Fire and Rescue. Pete Piringer, MCFRS spokesperson, says […]

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June 15, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Consejo de Educación de Montgomery Adopta Presupuesto de $2.76 Mil Millones

El Consejo de Educación del Condado de Montgomery adoptó el pasado 11 de junio el Presupuesto Operativo de $2.76 mil millones para el Año Fiscal 2021. A través de un comunicado emitido por las Escuelas Públicas del Condado de Montgomery (MCPS), y adicionalmente incluido en el boletín estudiantil, se informó a la comunidad sobre el […]

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June 12, 2020 | Mira Varghese

Takoma Park Set to Open Community Patio and Streetery Friday

Beginning Friday, the northbound side of Laurel Avenue in Takoma Park will be closed to create room for the Community Patio and Takoma Streetery. Following the opening of Bethesda’s streetery earlier this week, Takoma Park will begin hosting its own, with the creation of outdoor dining and seating for the public. According to Takoma Park’s […]

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June 12, 2020 | Mira Varghese

Microenterprise Stabilization Program Applications Now Open

Montgomery County businesses that have lost revenue due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and have five or fewer employees, can now apply for the Microenterprise Stabilization Program (MSP) to receive up to $10,000 in financial assistance. Applications are being accepted until June 16. As businesses across the county are beginning their economic recoveries from the global […]

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June 12, 2020 | Samantha Subin

Frosh Appoints Task Force to Combat Evictions, Address Racial Inequality

Attorney General Brian Frosh announced Thursday the creation of a COVID-19 Access to Justice Task Force, which aims to address issues in the legal justice system and combat the increase in evictions expected as courts reopen. “The pandemic has exposed and exacerbated the fault-lines of inequality and need that permeates our state and our country,” […]

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June 11, 2020 | Samantha Subin

Hogan Public Health Adviser Concerned With Some State Reopening Plans

Dr. Tom Inglesby disagreed with some of the decisions communicated in Gov. Hogan’s public health message on Wednesday. So, he took to Twitter to share his thoughts. Inglesby, who directs the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security and is a public health adviser to Hogan amid the pandemic, said in a series of tweets Thursday […]

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June 11, 2020 | Tori Bergel

Temporary Road Closures, One Injured in Midnight Collisions on I-495

The outer loop of I-495 was temporarily closed overnight between Georgia and Connecticut Avenues due to multiple collisions involving four tractor-trailers around midnight. At around 2 a.m. Thursday, the Montgomery County Fire and Rescue hazmat team and the Maryland Department of the Environment were on the scene of one of the collisions—a sideways trailer on […]

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June 9, 2020 | Mira Varghese

Office of Consumer Protection Warns of ‘Malicious’ COVID-19 Phishing Scams

The Montgomery County Office of Consumer Protection has warned of increased phishing scams that take advantage of the COVID-19 pandemic and teleworking conditions. On Tuesday, the Office of Consumer Protection issued a warning via Twitter that cyber criminals have been “ramping up malicious phishing scams.” The global pandemic, coupled with the new norm of teleworking, […]

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June 5, 2020 | Samantha Subin

Several MARC Train, Commuter Bus Lines to Reopen June 8

The Maryland Transit Administration will restart operations for several MARC train and Commuter Bus lines beginning June 8, the department announced Thursday. Beginning Monday, Commuter Bus will begin operating on the “S” schedule, with the exception of Route 201, which will continue operating only odd numbered trips. MARC Train will return to regular “R” schedules, […]

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