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July 19, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Sellout Crowd Watches Israel Olympic Baseball Team Play Bethesda Big Train

The Israel National Baseball team defeated Bethesda Big Train Sunday under the lights before a sold-out crowd at the Shirley Povich Field days before heading to the Olympics in Tokyo. During a Friendship game that featured “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” sung in Yiddish and food trucks with Jewish treats from Attman’s Potomac Deli and […]

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June 17, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

County Launches ’20 is Plenty’ Pilot Program to Reduce Speed Limit on Select Roads

Montgomery County leaders on Thursday launched a new pilot program called “20 is Plenty” to reduce the speed limit on select roads to 20 miles per hour. The program is intended to help improve road safety for pedestrians, bicyclists and motorists. The five pilot roads are in North Bethesda, Germantown and Long Branch. They are: […]

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June 17, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

Concejo de Montgomery Amplía la Elegibilidad para el Crédito Tributario

El Concejo del Condado de Montgomery aprobó el martes, por unanimidad, un proyecto de ley que amplía la elegibilidad para el crédito tributario local sobre la renta del condado: el Suplemento de Ingresos para Familias Trabajadoras (WFIS). La enmienda permite a los residentes, que califican para el crédito tributario por ingreso del trabajo (EITC) federal […]

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June 16, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Council Expands Eligibility for County’s Local Income Tax Credit 

On Tuesday, the Montgomery County Council unanimously approved a bill that expands eligibility for the county’s local income tax credit: the Working Families Income Supplement (WFIS). The amendment allows residents who qualify for either the federal or state earned income tax credit (EITC) to be eligible for the county’s WFIS, according to a council staff […]

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June 10, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

CDC: Montgomery Ocupa el Primer Lugar de Vacunación entre los Grandes Condados

Los datos de vacunación COVID-19 del Centro para el Control de Enfermedades, CDC por su siglas en inglés, muestran que, entre los condados con una población mayor a 300,000, el condado de Montgomery ocupa el primer lugar en la nación cuando se trata de vacunar a personas de 12 años o más. El Departamento de […]

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June 9, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

CDC Data: Montgomery Ranks First Among Large Counties for Vaccinating Ages 12+

The Center for Disease Control’s COVID-19 vaccination data shows that, among counties with a population larger than 300,000, Montgomery County ranks first in the nation when it comes to vaccinating people ages 12 and older. Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services obtained the data from the CDC on June 4, showing that, at […]

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May 28, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

County Council Introduces Resolution to Support Maintaining Open Streets Programs

The Montgomery County Council introduced a resolution Thursday showing support for maintaining Open and Shared Streets programs. The county’s Department of Transportation (DOT) began the Shared Streets program when the COVID-19 pandemic started, according to the resolution. It closed some roads to cars to allow outdoor activities like walking and dining. Areas like the Bethesda […]

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May 25, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

Elrich Insta a Cambiar el Nombre de White Flint Metro a North Bethesda Metro

El ejecutivo del condado, Marc Elrich, envió una carta a la Autoridad de Tránsito del Área Metropolitana de Washington (WMATA) solicitando que la estación de metro de White Flint se rebautizara como “Estación de metro North Bethesda”. Esta carta fue enviada hace un par de semanas, desde que la organización Friends of White Flint le […]

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May 25, 2021 | Staff Writer

Elrich Urges WMATA to Change Name From White Flint Metro to North Bethesda Metro

County Executive Marc Elrich sent a letter to the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) requesting that the White Flint Metro Station be renamed “North Bethesda Metro Station.” This letter was sent more than two weeks since the organization Friends of White Flint asked the county government consider changing the new “North Bethesda” name for […]

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May 7, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Rep. David Trone Announces Run for Reelection 

Rep. David Trone (D-Md. 6) announced Friday morning that he is running for reelection to his 6th District seat in the House of Representatives. “Leading with compassion, civility, and competence, we’ve been able to accomplish great things, from addressing the addiction and mental health crises ravaging our communities, to reforming our unjust criminal justice system […]

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