Here are five top news items from the week of Nov. 27.
With the push of a roller, Montgomery County officials painted red a future dedicated bus lane, marking the first phase of the Great Seneca Transit Network. By late next summer, the new Ride On pink and lime lines will bring workers and students to the biotech area, the Universities at Shady Grove and Shady Grove and Rockville metro stations.
Fourth-grade students planted trees at S. Christa McAuliffe Elementary School on Thursday, Nov. 30, as part of the state’s 5 Million Trees Initiative.
A teacher at Takoma Park Middle School is on administrative leave following posts she made on Facebook that the school’s principal Erin Martin “strongly condemned.” The teacher is the second Montgomery County Public School (MCPS) teacher on administrative leave after posting and reposting about the war in Israel.
The Montgomery County Council will consider a two million dollar grant to the Montgomery County Respite Center to help arriving migrants. The center’s federal funding is ending on Dec. 31, which could result in an abrupt stop in services that help thousands of migrants each year.
Narcan — the medicine that counteracts an opioid overdose — has been administered twice in Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) as of three months into the academic year, according to the school system’s medical officer. The medicine was administered 18 times during the last school year, with no deaths.