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July 22, 2021 | Fran Murphy

Trial Date Set for Takoma Park Murders

A trial date of Sept. 27 has been set in the case of accused murderer David Hall Dixon. Dixon will stand trial for the murders of James Lionel Johnson, 38, of District Heights, Md., and Dominique Williams, 32, of Hyattsville, Md. Both men were shot in the back in an incident that occurred in Takoma […]

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June 25, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Five Arrested in Murder of Montgomery Blair Student

Prince George’s County Police Department’s Homicide Unit charged five men with the murder of 15-year-old Nelson Ramos of Takoma Park. He was a 10th grader at Montgomery Blair High School in Silver Spring at the time of the April 7 murder. William Rivera-Martinez, 20, of Reston, Va.; Jiecsin Marcel Portillo Cruz, 19, of Chillum; Edras […]

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April 13, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Montgomery County Residents 16+ Can Now Sign Up for Vaccine

Since Monday, Montgomery County residents older than 16 have been able to preregister to receive the coronavirus vaccine at all state and county operated vaccine clinics. This news comes as coronavirus cases for children have been on the rise across the country—particularly in the state of Michigan, which currently is experiencing the worst outbreak in […]

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April 7, 2021 | Michelle Queen

The Latest COVID-19 Numbers Including Montgomery County Schools

Montgomery County COVID-19 Statistics for April 7 The Maryland Department of Health reported 130 new COVID-19 cases in Montgomery County Wednesday morning. The county’s cumulative case count is 67,505. Montgomery County recorded no new coronavirus-related fatalities Wednesday, so the death toll remains at 1,438, the highest in the state. As of April 6, there are 112 […]

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April 7, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

5 Things to Know Today, April 7, In Montgomery County

Today is Wednesday, April 7, and here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Budget Public Hearings: The county council will hold a public hearing on County Executive Marc Elrich’s proposed fiscal 2022 budget at 7 p.m. (register by 5 p.m.). See more information here. County Council to Hold Budget Public Hearings April 6-8 2. […]

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April 2, 2021 | Michael Hernández

County to Host Conversation on the Coexistence of Fear and Faith During COVID-19

Montgomery County will host an online conversation, “Help My Unbelief – The Coexistence of Faith and Fear During a Pandemic” on Wednesday, April 7 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. The conversation will focus on how to not lose faith during a time where religious centers are closed for extended periods due to COVID-19. Also, the […]

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March 31, 2021 | Michelle Queen

County Council to Hold Budget Public Hearings April 6-8

The Montgomery County Council will hold four public hearings on County Executive Marc Elrich’s proposed fiscal 2022 budget from April 6 through April 8. Elrich presented his recommended operating budget to the council on March 15. Over the next two months, the council and its six committees will analyze the recommendations and will take action […]

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March 31, 2021 | Abby Espiritu

Montgomery Parks to Celebrate Earth Month with Eco-Friendly Activities

April 22 marks Earth Day and Montgomery Parks has planned a number of eco-friendly activities and special events throughout the month of April to involve the community in celebrating Earth Month. From online plant sales and Arbor Day seedling giveaways to a GreenFest month-long celebration, Montgomery Parks, as part of the Maryland-National Capital Park and […]

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March 24, 2021 | Grace Kpetemey

County Offers up to $10,000 in Grants for Nonprofits

The Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is currently taking applications for the Community Services Grants Program. The program offers up to $10,000 in support of health and human service projects. The program will offer one-time grants to nonprofit organizations in Montgomery County serving residents in the community. In addition to the […]

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March 12, 2021 | Grace Kpetemey

MCPS: Here are the 2021–2022 Teacher of the Year Finalists

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) announced three finalists designated by the Marian Greenblatt Education Fund for the 2021-2022 MCPS Teacher of the Year Award. The finalists include Sara Kopf from New Hampshire Estates Elementary School, Joseph Bostic from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Middle School, and Patricia Richards from Walter Johnson High School.  The fund […]

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