December 6, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

Local Life Savers Honored During Awards Ceremony

The Emergency Medical and Integrated Healthcare Services Awards Ceremony was a chance to acknowledge the heroic actions of Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services personnel and community members for assisting in EMS calls. The event, held at the Public Safety Headquarters in Gaithersburg on Wednesday, detailed 12 different incidents where people who had near-death experiences […]

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December 5, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

2019 Maryland School Report Card Released, In-Depth Data Shown

The 2019 School Report Card has recently been released. With input from students and educators, it gives a comprehensive picture of  each school and school system’s performance throughout the state. It also shows achievement among student groups, and information on all  public schools and their improvement since last year. Maryland has more than 1,400 public […]

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December 3, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Advocates Call For Limiting Vape Products to Teenagers

COLLEGE PARK — To cut back on the marked increase of e-cigarette use by teenagers, advocates called for limiting the access of electronic smoking devices at the first meeting of a task force to determine the state’s next regulatory steps. The advocates called on increased taxes to put the cost out of reach for teens […]

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November 21, 2019 | Joe Yasharoff

End of the Baby Shark Era: Nats’ Parra Leaves for Japan

Gerardo Parra, the man responsible for the Baby Shark phenomenon that became synonymous with the Washington Nationals’ run to a World Series title will not be back for the 2020 season. The 32-year-old outfielder signed a deal with Yomiuri Giants in Japan’s Nippon professional baseball league this week. Parra was signed by the Nats in […]

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November 19, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

Gaithersburg Event to Provide Resources for the Homeless

The upcoming Nadim Khan Memorial Homeless Resource Day will offer a variety of programs and services for residents who experience homelessness. The event, to be held on Thursday November 21, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the The Activity Center at Bohrer Park [506 S. Frederick Avenue] in Gaithersburg, will include more than 65 […]

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November 8, 2019 | Hannah Dalsheim

Holiday Time Means Beware of ‘Porch Pirates’

With the holidays coming up the Montgomery County Office of Consumer Protection is warning residents about scams that increase during this time of year. The first one involves “porch pirates,” which targets deliveries at home for theft and the other comes in the form of “mock mail” that makes residents concerned about their vehicles or […]

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November 6, 2019 | Andrea Sarralde

Hola Montgomery TV – Episodio # 2

En el Episodio # 2 de Hola Montgomery TV, Andrea Sarralde presenta temas de educación, el abandono y ausentismo escolar, el comienzo de un nuevo ciclo en las escuelas públicas del condado de Montgomery, un recuento de lo que fue el festival que conmemora el día del salvadoreño-americano y una entrevista con el abogado experto […]

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November 5, 2019 | Andrea Sarralde

La Historia de los Jornaleros en Montgomery

La organización comunitaria CASA alberga a aproximadamente 300 jornaleros, hombres y mujeres, latinos y africanos, no sólo para ayudarles a buscar trabajos dignos, justos y bien pagados sino también para capacitarlos en trabajos de construcción, enseñarles inglés, brindarles servicios legales y en general encaminarlos para entender el sistema en Estados Unidos y mejorar sus vidas […]

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October 31, 2019 | Andrea Sarralde

Centro de Educación Temprana Abre sus Puertas en Gaithersburg

Con una ceremonia, donde participaron el Superintendente de las Escuelas Públicas de Montgomery Jack Smith junto a miembros del Concejo del condado, se abrieron las puertas del nuevo Centro de Educación Temprana Emory Grove en Gaithersburg el miércoles, 30 de octubre de 2019. En este nuevo centro, el sistema escolar público de Montgomery (MCPS) ofrece […]

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October 23, 2019 | Ashley Peccerelli

County Council Honors 6-Year-Old Anti-Bullying Activist

The Montgomery County Council presented a proclamation Tuesday to recognize October as National Bullying Awareness month. During the proclamation, Councilmember Will Jawando honored Cavanaugh Bell, a 6-year-old from Gaithersburg, for his anti-bullying activism. Bell, a first-grader, has made time in his schedule between his school and nonprofit work to raise awareness about bullying prevention to help seniors and the homeless. He has been […]

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