March 24, 2021 | Abby Espiritu

Still Reeling: Local Asian American Organization Hosts Candlelight Vigil for Atlanta Shooting Victims

The Chinese American Parent Association of Montgomery County (CAPA-MC) held a candlelight vigil and “March for a Hate Free America” Sunday night in the wake of the tragic mass shooting in Atlanta on March 16 where eight lives were lost including six Asian women. The event took place outside the Chinese Culture and Community Service […]

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March 19, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

On ‘High Alert’, County Police Providing Extra Patrols For Asian Businesses, Communities

The Montgomery County Police Department (MCPD) is providing extra patrols for the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community following Tuesday’s mass shooting in Atlanta that killed eight people, including six Asian women. “We have already begun, as the County Executive noted earlier in his comments, to provide extra patrols to the business communities in […]

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May 1, 2019 | Ashley Profitt

Asian Street-Food Restaurant Coming to Bethesda in 2020

Federal Realty Investment Trust announced that a ‘Hawkers Asian Street Fare’ location is set to come to Bethesda Row in early 2020. This will be the Florida born restaurant’s first D.C. area location. The restaurant will feature “from scratch-only” small plates with craft cocktails, local beers, wines and a sake list. “Hawkers tells the story […]

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May 26, 2016 | Staff Writer

Asian Resource Fair (VIDEO)

Montgomery County hosted a free resource fair for and by Asian community members last weekend. CCM’s Crystal Park reports. Visit our PEG partner County Cable Montgomery to view more of its local programming.

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March 25, 2016 | Staff Writer

Educating Asian Americans About Hepatitis B in Montgomery County (VIDEO)

One in every 12 Asian Americans is living with chronic Hepatitis B, according to the CDC. CCM’s Crystal Park reports on what local officials are doing to treat and educate residents about this often symptomless disease. You can find out more about the Asian American Health Initiative, here. Visit our PEG partner County Cable Montgomery […]

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February 10, 2016 | Staff Writer

Asian Lunar New Year Celebration at Lakeforest Mall in Gaithersburg (VIDEO)

Did you know 2016 is the Year of the Monkey in the Chinese lunar calendar? Celebrations have kicked off for many Montgomery County residents. Crystal Park attended this year’s celebration at Lakeforest Mall, complete with dragon dances, special performances and guest speakers. Take a look: Visit our PEG partner County Cable Montgomery to view more […]

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February 2, 2016 | Willie James Inman

The Year of the Monkey (VIDEO)

It’s the Year of the Monkey and February 8, 2016 marks the beginning of the year 4714, according to the Chinese calendar. Did you know that Asian Americans now represent more than 14 percent of the population of Montgomery County? In this MyMCMedia Extra video, Montgomery County Council President Nancy Floreen presents Asian American community members […]

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May 12, 2015 | Aline Barros

May Is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

County Executive Isiah Leggett is scheduled to proclaim May as Asian Pacific Heritage Month on May 14 at 6:30 p.m. at the Rockville Town Square. The celebration is sponsored by members of the Asian Pacific American Advisory Group and the Office of Community Partnerships. According to a news release, a Bharatanatyam, an Indian traditional dance […]

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July 22, 2013 | Tamika Smith

On the Diversity Beat in Montgomery County

Covering the multicultural community in Montgomery County has truly been an enlightening experience. Here is the latest from the field: Upcoming stories this week: The Nighttime Economy Task Force subcommittees meet on July 23. I’ll also be looking into a new program today (July 22) called the Achieving Collegiate Excellence and Success (ACES). It’s a collaboration between Montgomery […]

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