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October 17, 2019 | Cindy Peña

Three Juveniles Charged in Blair HS Robbery

Three juveniles were charged with robbery, assault, and theft after an incident at Blair High School in Silver Spring on Wednesday morning. The teenagers, ages 15, 16, and 17, did not attend Blair. The robbery took place around 10:15 a.m. Wednesday.  Two Blair students said they were robbed on the school track by three unknown […]

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August 2, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Paint Branch Student and Mother Die in Car Wreck in Charles County

Maryland State Police (MSP) from the LaPlata Barrack are investigating a two-vehicle crash that killed two people in Charles County on July 27. Police say that 15-year-old Halimatou Diallo and her mother, 49-year-old Fatoumata Binta Diakite, died in the wreck. The two lived in Silver Spring and Diallo was a student at Paint Branch High […]

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July 31, 2019 | Ambika Narula

Remembering Blair Student, Amaris Arias

Amaris Arias, 15, died last week after a seven-year battle with kidney cancer. She was diagnosed at 8 years old. Loved ones described her as a “wonderful big sister and helpful daughter,” who loved basketball and music. In a letter to the Blair community families, Principal Renay Johnson wrote, “Amaris was a Blazer and we […]

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March 6, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Magruder Student Serves as Councilmember for a Day

Chloe Appel, a sophomore at Col. Zadok Magruder High School in Derwood, served as an honorary Montgomery County Councilmember Tuesday. Appel is the third student to win Councilmember Craig Rice’s annual “Councilmember for a Day” contest. The contest calls for students to submit either a video or written essay reflecting on important policy issues facing young […]

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February 7, 2019 | Jasmine Boyd

Blair High School to Offer Hip-Hop History Class

A new hip-hop history and culture course will be introduced to students at Montgomery Blair High School in the fall of 2019. This class is reported to be the “first of its kind” at Montgomery Blair and was created by social studies teacher Kenneth Smith. In this new course, Smith hopes to teach students about […]

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January 28, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

José Andrés’s World Central Kitchen Heads to Blair High School

World Central Kitchen is heading to Blair High School on Friday, Feb. 8 to help government workers and contractors who were hurt by the federal government shutdown. The announcement was made before President Donald Trump announced that the government would be re-opened, at least until Feb 15. After the president’s announcement, Montgomery County Fire and […]

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June 27, 2018 | Mitti Hicks and Douglas Tallman

Elrich, Blair in Too Close to Call County Executive Race

Montgomery County Councilmember Marc Elrich and Rockville health care executive David Blair were in a virtual dead heat last night in the race to be the county’s next county executive. With 251 of 255 precincts reporting, Elrich had 34,163 votes and Blair had 33,788 votes, a difference of 375 votes. “It’s clear the race is […]

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May 10, 2017 | Staff Writer

Council Recognizes Montgomery’s Top Science Talent (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

Montgomery County Council members recognized three high school students for being among the among the top 40 national finalists in the 2017 Regeneron Science Talent Search competition. During the ceremony, Whitman High School student Rohan Dalvi (see photo) explained the project he worked on to aid Georgetown University researchers in developing a faster and more […]

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November 28, 2016 | Elaine Blackman

Harry’s Complaint Letters Didn’t Go Viral – Until Now

While preparing today’s blog post, I happen to pick up an AARP “Bulletin” newspaper with an article titled “How to Complain”. It suggests we can post our complaint on Twitter. On Twitter and other social media a complaint can “go viral”, and the company – whose products or services disappointed us – can see it, […]

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June 3, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Graduation Caps thrown in sky photo

The Class of 2016 Graduates in Montgomery County (VIDEO)

Over 10,000 Montgomery County Public Schools students are graduating as part of the Class of 2016. MCPS-TV reports. Visit our PEG partner MCPS-TV to view more of its local programming.

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