April 8

August 11, 2021 | Joe Yasharoff

Familiar Friendship Heights Police Sculpture Restored After Being Vandalized

He’s back. The very real-looking sculpture of an officer that greets people as they pass the intersection of South Park Ave. and the Hills Plaza in Friendship Heights. has returned after two and half month absence. The sculpture suffered extensive damage after being vandalized in January. It was removed April 8 and sent to the […]

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April 16, 2021 | Jasmine Boykin

Filipino Fast-Food Chain Jollibee Opens in Wheaton

Filipino fast-food chain Jollibee opened its first location in the Washington, D.C. area at the Westfield Wheaton mall on April 8. The chain, which is known for its “chickenjoy” bucket of dark meat fried chicken that is topped with brown gravy, was supposed to open its 2800 University Boulevard West location in Dec. 2020 but […]

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April 8, 2021 | Michelle Queen

The Latest County and State COVID-19 Numbers

Montgomery County COVID-19 Statistics for April 8 Montgomery County health officials reported Thursday that 21.5% of the county residents are fully vaccinated which means they have either received two doses of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine or one dose of the Johnson and Johnson single-dose vaccine. Also, 37.9% of the county residents have received their […]

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April 8, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Local Jewish Schools Read Names of Victims During Holocaust Memorial Day

Thursday is Holocaust Memorial Day which commemorates the six million Jewish victims of the Holocaust. Students at Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School and Berman Hebrew Academy, both in Rockville, as well as students from Milton Gottesman Jewish Day School of the Nation’s Capital and Gesher Jewish Day School in Northern Virginia are reciting the […]

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April 8, 2021 | Jordan Lindsay

5 Things to Know Today, April 8, In Montgomery County

Today is Thursday, April 8, and here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1.COVID-19 Vaccine Information: The COVID-19 mass vaccination site at Montgomery College’s Germantown campus will transition to a State mass vaccination site starting today. According to county health officials, vaccinations will be available to all Marylanders; however, about 25% of the appointments will […]

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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 29, 2021 | Abby Espiritu

Brookeville Brothers Produce Award-Winning Film on the Chesapeake Bay

What began as two brothers in a quarantine project evolved into an award-winning film addressing the number one challenge currently facing the Chesapeake Bay — water quality. Andrew and Eric Braker’s film “A Journey Upstream” takes an adventure through the Chesapeake Bay and tells the story of two fish species which assist in understanding the […]

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April 15, 2020 | Veronica Canales

Sections of Beach Drive, Sligo Creek Parkway Will be Closed This Weekend

Montgomery Parks announced some areas of Sligo Creek Parkway, Beach Drive and Little Falls Parkway will be closed this weekend. Sections will close from Friday 9 a.m. to Sunday 6 p.m. The sections will be closed to vehicles but open for pedestrians and cyclists, as part of an effort to allow residents to engage in […]

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April 8, 2020 | Michelle Queen

COVID-19 Numbers: Montgomery County Deaths Now 26, County Cases 1,088, State Cases 5,529

The Maryland Department of Health releases the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases and deaths each morning. The number of Montgomery County COVID-19 cases are now 1,088, according to the statistics released Wednesday morning by the health department. The cases in Montgomery County increased by 217 or 25% from Tuesday. The number of COVID-19 deaths in […]

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April 8, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know for April 8 in Montgomery County

Today is Wednesday, April 8 and it marks the beginning of the eight-day Jewish holiday, Passover which commemorates the freedom of Israelites from ancient Egypt. Happy Passover to those celebrating! Here are five things worth knowing in Montgomery County. 1. Montgomery County Board of Elections Selects Voting Centers:  Montgomery County Board of Elections meets via […]

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