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February 14, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

High School Student Charged for Double Homicide of Northwest Graduates

A high school student from Alexandria, Va. was arrested and charged Thursday with the homicides of two Northwest High School graduates, according to a statement from Virginia State Police (VSP). Mohamed Aly, 18, is a student at T.C. Williams High School in Alexandria, as was confirmed by Principal Peter Balas in a message on the […]

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February 12, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Police Investigating Double Homicide of Northwest High School Graduates

Two recent Northwest High School graduates were found dead on Feb. 8 in Virginia.  According to a statement from Virginia State Police (VSP), at 2:51 a.m. officers were called to the scene of a single-vehicle crash in Halifax County near the Virginia-North Carolina border. VSP found the bodies of Ayanna Munne Maertens Griffin, 19, and […]

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June 14, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Local Leaders Respond to Congressional Baseball Shooting

Following the shooting at a congressional baseball field in Alexandria, Virginia that left House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-Louisiana) and a few others injured, local and state-elected officials responded on Twitter. So grateful for our brave and dedicated @CapitolPolice. We thank them for their continuing devotion and commitment. — Rep. Jamie Raskin (@RepRaskin) June 14, 2017 […]

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January 5, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Gaithersburg Ranked in Top 100 Best Cities for New Grads

The city of Gaithersburg is one of the best cities to live for new college graduates, according to a new report. The careers and personal finance website, GoodCall.com, ranks the city of Gaithersburg at 89 on the Best Cities for Grads 2017 list. Also, making the top 100 list from the Washington region is Frederick, […]

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November 4, 2016 | Staff Writer

Episcopal Beats Georgetown Prep to Win IAC Title (PHOTOS)

Episcopal outscored Georgetown Prep 17-7 to win the Interstate Athletic Conference title Friday night in North Bethesda. The Georgetown Prep Little Hoyas scored first with a touchdown run by Owen Wright late in the 1st quarter, making the score 7-0. Episcopal scored next with a field goal in the 2nd quarter. Going into halftime, Georgetown Prep […]

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June 7, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Leanne Ferfolia Named President of National Philharmonic at Strathmore (PHOTOS)

The National Philharmonic at Strathmore has announced the appointment of Leanne Ferfolia as its new president, effective June 1. According to a news release, Ferfolia served as vice president of the Philharmonic and before that, director of development. Ferfolia succeeds Ken Oldham Jr., who after 14 years of service to the National Philharmonic, including eleven […]

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April 7, 2016 | Staff Writer

Police Charge Two Suspects with Kidnapping and Rape

Montgomery County police officers have charged 24-year-old Enrique Carbajal and 19-year-old Victor Tome, both of Wheaton, with kidnapping and rape. On March 31, detectives began investigating the kidnapping and rape of a 12-year-old female that occurred in Wheaton. Police said the preliminary investigation indicates that on March 26, a suspect later identified as Carbajal, who […]

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May 8, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Alexandria Officials to Tour Lakelands Park Synthetic Turf Field

Gaithersburg city officials will welcome park officials from the city of Alexandria on May 21. According to an item in the city’s Daily Briefing, the Alexandria officials want to visit the new synthetic turf field at Lakelands Park. The eco-friendly synthetic turf field at Lakelands Park is becoming a model for others building fields in […]

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May 29, 2013 | Staff Writer

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Planning Board Hires New Director

The Montgomery County Planning Board has selected a new planning director, placing a professional who has held top planning jobs in the city of Alexandria, Virginia, and the Montgomery County Planning Department at the helm of the county’s 150-member planning department. Gwen Wright will begin directing the department on July 1. “We are thrilled to […]

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