Aline Barros

September 17, 2015 | Aline Barros and Sonya Burke

Town Hall Meeting for Faith Leaders (PHOTOS)

Leaders of various faith communities in Montgomery County gathered at the Council Office Building on Sept. 16 for an annual town hall meeting. Faith leaders had a chance to talk about specific issues including plans to extend Pre-K programs, affordable housing, land use, property tax exemption for religious use, and programs for the needy and […]

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September 11, 2015 | Aline Barros

Leggett Sends a Message to Donald Trump at the 2015 Hispanic Gala (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett shares open remarks during the Montgomery County Executive’s Hispanic Gala on Sept. 10 at The Fillmore in Silver Spring. Seventy seven Maryland students were this year’s recipients of the 2015 Maryland Hispanic Achievement Scholarships. It was a night of celebration where students received a one-time $2,000 scholarship award. But in […]

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September 9, 2015 | Aline Barros

Gaithersburg Teen Charged With Shaare Torah Vandalism Pleads Guilty

The teen, who was arrested and charged with vandalizing a Gaithersburg synagogue, pleaded guilty on Tuesday, according to court documents. Sebastian Espinoza-Carranza was charged with defacement of religious property, damage to a religious institution, and malicious destruction of property for the antisemitic graffiti found on Shaare Torah Synagogue in Gaithersburg back in April. His sentencing is set […]

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September 1, 2015 | Aline Barros

School Officials Hope To Better Engage With Spanish-Speaking Families (VIDEO)

Bienvenida a los estudiantes or Welcome students– that’s the first message parents, teachers, and students will see at Montgomery County Public Schools new Spanish website. MCPS also launched on Tuesday a Facebook page, and mobile app- all in Spanish- to develop a better relationship with the Latino population. “MCPS is committed to finding more innovative and effective […]

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August 31, 2015 | Aline Barros

County Leaders Kick Off First Day of School at Wheaton Woods (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Public Schools officials welcomed more than 156,000 students on the first day of school. That’s the largest enrollment in the district’s history. At a news conference to kick off the first day, local leaders discussed the need for more school construction funding.    

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August 30, 2015 | Aline Barros

County Leaders to Celebrate First Day of School at Wheaton Woods Elementary

The first day of school is Aug. 31, and Montgomery County officials want to get off on the right foot. On Monday, at 10:30 a.m., a news conference to talk about strategic priorities for the upcoming year, school improvements, increasing on student enrollment, and Capital Improvement Program (CIP) needs for Montgomery County Public Schools, is scheduled to […]

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August 29, 2015 | Sonya Burke

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County Report This Week (VIDEO)

MyMCMedia’s Sonya Burke hosts the latest episode of County Report This Week, which includes reports on the Silver Spring Transit Center, a preview of Restaurant Week in Silver Spring, back to school preps and more. You can watch the show, below:

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August 28, 2015 | Aline Barros

Montgomery College Student Helps Animals Find New Homes (VIDEO)

Meet Stephanie Filho- An eighteen-year-old who spends Saturday nights taking care of sugar gliders. She is a Montgomery College student with aspirations to become a veterinarian. For the past five years, this life science student has been rescuing animals and finding them new homes. She has helped more than 13 sugar gliders. Filho also has […]

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August 19, 2015 | Aline Barros

County Police Officer Receives Citation of Bravery Award (VIDEO)

The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce honored law enforcement, paramedics, and fire and rescue officials at its annual Public Safety Awards on Aug. 14 at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds in Gaithersburg. Forty-six first responders were honored at this event traditionally held on the first day of the Montgomery County Agricultural Fair. More than 200 people were […]

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August 18, 2015 | Aline Barros

Gaithersburg Mayor Talks First Responders Commitment to Save Lives (VIDEO)

The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce honored first responders on Aug. 14 at its annual public safety awards. Members from Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service Paramedic Engine 728, City of Gaithersburg Police Department, Montgomery County Police Department 5th and 6th District Stations, and the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office were recognized for their bravery and commitment […]

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