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February 3, 2017 | Sonya Burke

County Councilmember Sidney Katz to be Inducted in Gaithersburg’s Hall of Mayors on Monday Night

Montgomery County Councilmember Sidney Katz is going to be inducted into the Gaitherburg Hall of Mayors on Monday night at City Hall. Katz began his career in public service as a member of the Gaithersburg Planning Commission from 1976 – 1978. He was then elected to City Council in 1978, and was appointed mayor of […]

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June 4, 2015 | Sonya Burke

On Location in Kentlands

Gaithersburg officials report that a local advertising firm received permission to film on public properties in the Kentlands community earlier this week. “The company will be filming a commercial for Hyundai,” said Britta Monaco, director of Gaithersburg’s community and public relations department, in an email dated June 3rd to elected leaders. “No pedestrian or traffic […]

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April 17, 2015 | Aline Barros

Gaithersburg Teen Charged With Shaare Torah Vandalism Regrets His Actions (VIDEO)

It was an emotional interview for Sebastian Espinoza-Carranza at his home in Gaithersburg. The teen was arrested and charged with vandalizing a Gaithersburg synagogue. The 18-year-old teen says he is not a racist person and that he is really sorry. The congregation’s surveillance video helped lead police to Spinoza-Carranza. It shows him allegedly spray painting swastikas, […]

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April 8, 2015 | Aline Barros

Surveillance Video of Vandalism at Shaare Torah Synagogue in Gaithersburg (VIDEO)

UPDATED Gaithersburg police officers are looking for the vandal(s) who defaced the Shaare Torah synagogue in Gaithersburg. “At this time, detectives are continuing to investigate the incident,” said Officer Dane Lane. “They are following up on leads and speaking with citizens who may have or may not have seen anything. We are always looking for more […]

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April 7, 2015 | Aline Barros

Police Identify ‘Person of Interest’ in Vandalism Case at the Shaare Torah Synagogue (VIDEO)

Gaithersburg Police Chief Mark Sroka said detectives have identified a “person of interest” who could be involved in the Shaare Torah Synagogue vandalism case. Local authorities have surveillance footage showing a masked person running away from the building.  Sroka said the report came in at 7:10 a.m. this morning. That’s when police officers found eleven swastikas and other […]

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April 7, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Vandalism at Shaare Torah in Gaithersburg (VIDEO)

UPDATED Gaithersburg police are investigating vandalism at the Shaare Torah Synagogue at 1408 Main Street in Gaithersburg. Swastikas and other hate crime graffiti were spray painted on the building overnight. Officer Dan Lane said a citizen flagged down a passing police officer at about 7:10 a.m. this morning to report the vandalism at the synagogue, […]

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February 11, 2015 | Staff Writer

Gaithersburg Coach Awarded Good Sports Award

City of Gaithersburg Coach Dwayne Henry was presented with the Dennis Callahan Good Sports Award by the Mid-Atlantic Recreation and Parks’ Sports Alliance (MARPSA) at a special reception and awards ceremony in Annapolis on Feb. 2. Named after Dennis Callahan, co-founder of MARPSA and former Director of Anne Arundel County Parks and Recreation Department, the […]

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September 23, 2013 | Staff Writer

City Breakfast Honors School & PTA Leaders (Video)

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) principals, counselors and PTA leaders in Gaithersburg were treated to a special breakfast on Sept. 20. The city of Gaithersburg holds this annual event to thank the leaders for their hard work and dedication.

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