September 15, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Montgomery Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

September 15 marks the beginning of Hispanic Heritage Month. It runs through October 15 each year and is a time to recognize and celebrate the contributions, culture and history of the Latin American community in the United States. During the month-long celebration, many activities take place such as festivals, art shows, conferences, community meetings, and […]

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September 15, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Montgomery Celebra el Mes de la Herencia Hispana

El Mes de la Herencia Hispana empieza el 15 de Septiembre hasta el 15 de Octubre cada año. Es un periodo para reconocer y celebrar las contribuciones, cultura e historia de la comunidad Latinoamericana. Durante este mes se celebra a escala nacional con festivales, muestras de arte, conferencias, reuniones comunitarias, y mucho más; sin embargo, […]

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August 20, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Montgomery College Offering Live FAQ Event Thursday

Montgomery College is offering a live virtual event Thursday at 2 p.m. to answer frequently-asked questions about the fall semester.  Residents can watch live on Facebook and YouTube. Most classes this fall will be taught online, however some programs like automotive technology and health sciences may have on-campus lab sessions. The semester begins Aug. 31 […]

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August 18, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Local Leaders React to Michelle Obama DNC Speech

Monday was the first night of the 2020 Democratic National Convention.  Speakers included Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-Vt.), New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Former First Lady Michelle Obama. Obama’s speech received attention on social media and #ItIsWhatItIs became a popular hashtag after her blunt statement about President Donald Trump’s performance. “Donald Trump is the wrong […]

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August 12, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

No Stranger to ‘Firsts,’ Councilmember Navarro Applauds Harris Nomination

Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden announced Tuesday that he had chosen California Sen. Kamala Harris to be his running-vice president.  If elected, Harris would be the first woman and person of color to be vice president. The historic pick is personal for one Montgomery County Councilmember in particular. Nancy Navarro is no stranger to […]

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July 27, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Elrich Denounces Trump’s Directive to Exclude Undocumented Immigrants from Census

Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich strongly denounced President Donald Trump’s July 21 memorandum that calls for undocumented immigrants to be excluded from the 2020 Census when considering allocation of House of Representatives seats.   “This is yet another attack by Trump to fire up his ever-shrinking base as he continues his attacks on immigrants and people […]

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July 27, 2020 | Michelle Queen

WalletHub Ranks Maryland Tenth Best School System

Maryland has the tenth best school system in the nation according to finance website WalletHub. The Massachusetts public school system is ranked number one. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the higher the level of education one completes, the higher their income potential and the lower their chances of unemployment become. WalletHub compared the 50 states […]

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January 6, 2020 | Douglas Tallman

Five Things to Know for Jan. 6 in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know in Montgomery County for Jan 6. Sunny today, but tomorrow’s forecast includes snow. 1. Opposing Anti-Semitism: The American Jewish Committee has declared today #JewishAndProud Day in a worldwide demonstration of Jewish pride in the face of recent attacks against Jews. For more information, click here. 2. Municipal Monday: Rockville’s […]

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January 2, 2020 | Douglas Tallman

Five Things to Know for Jan. 2 in Montgomery County

Welcome to the first Five Things of a new decade! Partly cloudy today with rain likely Friday. Here are five things to know in Montgomery County for Jan 2. 1. School’s Back in Session: Sorry kids, winter break is over. 2. Spanish Circle Time: The Takoma Park Library hosts a Spanish Circle for babies, toddlers […]

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January 26, 2018 | Staff Writer

Here’s an Update on the Wheaton Revitalization Project

A second construction crane, expected to stand 405 feet tall, will be installed at the site of the future Montgomery County Government office building this weekend for the next steps in the Wheaton Revitalization Project. To avoid major impacts to traffic and to minimize the overall impact to the area, the west side of Parking […]

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