Casey Anderson

February 3, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

County Seeks to Eliminate Street Names Honoring Confederates, Slaveowners

In an attempt to rid Montgomery County of street names tied to the Confederacy and slavery, employees of the Montgomery County Planning Department, part of The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC), currently are researching area street and park names. In Potomac, Jubal Early Court, J.E.B. Stuart Road and J.E.B Stuart Court will be […]

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November 18, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Council Receives Update on Planning Board’s Confederate Street-Renaming Project

On June 15, the Montgomery County Council sent a letter to local leaders asking the county to identify all county-owned streets and public facilities that are currently named after Confederate soldiers “or those who otherwise do not reflect Montgomery County values.” The letter calls for a public process to rename the streets and public facilities […]

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October 23, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Planning Commission Sends Its Concerns on I-270, 495 Road Widening to State

During the Oct. 21 Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission meeting, board members reiterated their “major concerns” with the Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration’s Managed Lanes Study for I-495 and I-270. Its final comments, including a long list of what M-NCPPC considers “serious deficiencies,” will be sent to the SHA by Nov. 6, […]

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June 19, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Council Pushes to Change Streets Named After Confederates

The Montgomery County Council is asking the county to rename all county-owned streets and public facilities that are currently named after Confederates.  “When we name a street or a building, we are not merely reflecting history. We are using our public funding and assets to bestow a high honor. These public tributes should appropriately reflect […]

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September 17, 2019 | Andrea Sarralde

Navarro Presenta Programa de Equidad Racial para el Condado

La actual Presidenta del Concejo del Condado de Montgomery, Nancy Navarro, presentó el proyecto de ley 27-19 en una conferencia de prensa el martes, que crearía un programa de equidad racial y justicia social para el gobierno del condado de Montgomery. Navarro ha encabezado el esfuerzo para crear una política sobre la equidad racial en […]

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September 16, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Navarro to Introduce County-Wide Racial Equity Program

Nancy Navarro is introducing Bill 27-19 at a press conference Tuesday, which would create a racial equity and social justice program for Montgomery County government. Navarro has been spearheading the effort to create a policy about racial equity in the county since April 2018. Meanwhile, since March 2019, Navarro, County Executive Marc Elrich, and other […]

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June 27, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Wheaton Revitalization Project Reaches New Milestone

County leaders showed up in Wheaton on Wednesday to thank Clark Construction workers for reaching a new milestone in the Wheaton Revitalization Project — the project is now 60% complete. The structure for the 308,000 square-foot, 14-story tall building — which will be home to several Montgomery County Government offices and the Maryland National-Capital Park […]

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June 25, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Anderson Re-Elected and Verma Elected to Planning Board

Council names Casey Anderson chair of Montgomery County Planning Board for second full term and Partap Verma as new Planning Board member. The Montgomery County Council approved both men unanimously. The five-member board deals with land-use issues in the 323,000-acre county and manages the county’s 36,500-acre park system. It reports to the council. This will […]

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November 7, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Proposal to Buy Land for New Park in Bethesda: $8.5 Million Cost

Montgomery County parks department is proposing to buy 17,610 square feet in Bethesda for $8.5 million. But don’t expect that to be the final cost. It could be a good deal less. The land, across the street from the Barnes & Noble bookstore, would be an urban park, which Bethesda residents demanded during the lengthy […]

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October 26, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Five Things to Know for Oct. 26 in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, Oct. 26, in Montgomery County, Maryland: 1. Yappy Hour: Enjoy music and food at Yappy Hour sponsored by Montgomery Parks and the Bethesda Urban Partnership. The pop-up dog park will consist of a small dog area and a large dog enclosure area for well-socialized dogs. We are howling about Yappy […]

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