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May 12, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Gaithersburg Mayor Responds to Reports of Proposal for Amazon Distribution Center

The City of Gaithersburg received a $92 million proposal to build an Amazon distribution center at the location of the former Leidos site, located in the area of 355 Montgomery Village Avenue. The proposal would create 850 total jobs. Bethesda Beat broke the news Monday evening. Gaithersburg Mayor Jud Ashman confirmed to MyMCMedia “an application […]

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January 10, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Blair High School Seniors Pledge to Drive Responsibly

On Thursday morning, Councilmember Will Jawando hosted a launch event for the safe driving initiative, #DrivingItHome, at his alma mater of Montgomery Blair High School in Silver Spring. The initiative was started in Feb. 2019 by Prince George’s Council Member Monique Anderson-Walker. Anderson-Walker launched the initiative after a series of deadly collisions on Indian Head […]

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August 22, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Onelife Fitness to Open in Olney 2020

Onelife Fitness Sports Club is opening in Olney in either February or March 2020, according to a US Fitness Holdings press release. It will be Onelife Fitness’s second sports club open in Montgomery County, and the 36th sports club open in the nation. Olney’s Onelife Fitness will be located at 17821 Georgia Avenue, in the […]

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August 1, 2019 | Abigail Brooke

Fundraising Effort Ends on High Note: the National Philharmonic is Back

The National Philharmonic will stay at Strathmore for the 2019-20 season after far exceeding their fundraising goal. The orchestra took to an online fundraising campaign, stating “We need $150,000 by July 31, 2019.” On July 30, the organization announced that they have raised over $200,000 since first opening the fundraiser last week. Leanne Ferfolia, president […]

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July 3, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Three Pedestrians Struck in Separate Incidents Wednesday Morning

Three pedestrians were struck by vehicles on Wednesday morning. This news comes a day after Bethesda Beat reported that pedestrian crashes are up 14% so far this year, compared to this time last year. According to Bethesda Beat, as of June, six pedestrians have died since they were struck by vehicles. Pete Piringer, the spokesperson […]

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May 14, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

MCPS: Damascus Athletic Director, JV Coaching Staff Are Out

Montgomery County Public School Superintendent Jack Smith held a press conference Tuesday, where Smith answered questions about the letter mailed to the Damascus community detailing an update into MCPS’s internal investigation into the alleged locker room rapes. (Video courtesy of Facebook/Fox 5 DC) Athletic Director, JV Football Coach Out at Damascus MCPS is making major […]

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April 11, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Community Members Divided Over Montgomery School Boundary Analysis

More than 100 Community Members Offer Feedback on School Boundaries at Kennedy High School Montgomery County Public Schools’ second boundary assessment community conversation at John F. Kennedy High School in Silver Spring brought out students activists, parents, and teachers. Derek Turner, a spokesperson for MCPS, estimates that between 65 to 70 people attended the first […]

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March 19, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Bethesda-Chevy Chase Principal Responds to List Circulated ‘Rating’ Senior Girls

Last week, the principal of Bethesda-Chevy Chase High emailed parents about a list that ranked senior girls. Principal Donna Redmond Jones said in an email on March 9 that “the administrative team received a report that several students had created and circulated a list of approximately 18 senior girls’ first names with a ‘rating’ beside […]

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December 13, 2018 | Deirdre Byrne

Officials Address Committee for Montgomery at Legislative Breakfast

Maryland and Montgomery County officials spoke at the Committee for Montgomery’s 2018 Annual Legislative Breakfast. The Committee for Montgomery consists of county leaders who promote policies to increase opportunities for county residents. More specifically, they support education policies and promote economic and infrastructure development that would benefit the county. At the breakfast, Senator Chris Van […]

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February 3, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

David Trone Announces Candidacy for Congress (PHOTO)

Maryland’s 8th Congressional District race has a new candidate, David Trone, co-founder of Total Wine & More, Trone announced his candidacy this past week. And on Wednesday, Trone announced that he is naming Andrew Friedson as a senior adviser to his campaign. According to a news release, Friedson is a longtime aide to Comptroller Peter Franchot and […]

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