October 3, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Brem Foundation Offers Assistance for Breast Cancer Detection (VIDEO)

Recent data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), shows that more than 200,000 women and more than 2,000 men were diagnosed with breast cancer in 2014. While mammogram screenings can help lower the risk of dying from breast cancer, staff from a local nonprofit, the Brem Foundation, said there are more things […]

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September 22, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Berliner Commends CVS Drug Store’s Decision to Limit Painkiller Prescriptions

Montgomery County Council President, Roger Berliner, who serves who on the council’s health and human services committee, said CVS Pharmacy’s new policy to limit opioid prescriptions is a step in the right direction. CVS announced a new policy earlier this week aimed to combat the national opioid abuse epidemic. Starting in February of 2018,  the […]

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May 12, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Interfaith Works Expands Clothing Facility to Give Clients Hope (VIDEO & PHOTOS)

Concerned about the impression their previous facility had on clients, staff at Interfaith Works Clothing Center decided to expand upstairs to give those in need hope. “We didn’t like the association of having a dark and dingy place and trying to help people who are poor,”  Shane Rock, CEO of Interfaith Works said. “We wanted […]

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March 30, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Spelling Bee Puts Competitors in non-English Speakers’ Shoes

It’s an annual fundraiser where native English speakers put themselves in the shoes of those who are not.  The Montgomery Coalition for Adult English Literacy is hosing their fourth annual Grown-up Spelling Bee on April 5. “Learning and mastering English is a life-long process,” Monica Buitrago, community outreach coordinator for Montgomery Coalition for Adult English Literacy […]

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February 27, 2017 | Staff Writer

Metro’s General Manager Releases Statement about Threatened Labor Action

Metro General Manager and CEO Paul Wiedefeld has released the following statement regarding a threatened labor action directed by ATU Local 689: “Metro is aware of a potentially unlawful and disruptive labor action threatened by the leadership of ATU Local 689. I want our riders to know we will do everything we can to minimize […]

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February 22, 2017 | Staff Writer

Rockville Employment Agency Recognized for Best Staffing and Talent Award

Sparks Group, a temporary staffing and recruiting service provided headquartered in Rockville, was recognized as a winner in the 2017 Best of Staffing Client and Talent Awards. Less than two percent of staffing agencies in North America receive this award, according to a news release. “We are honored to receive this recognition from the larger […]

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October 28, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Clarksburg Premium Outlets Center Welcomes Shoppers on Opening Day (VIDEO)

Just 12 months after construction began last year, the Clarksburg Premium Outlets welcomed shoppers at its grand opening ceremony on Oct. 27th. MyMCMedia’s Sonya Burke reports. Just in time for the holiday season, you can now shop at the Clarksburg Premium Outlets. This new shopping destination features over 90 stores and eateries and the two […]

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August 22, 2016 | Staff Writer

David Petr Named as County’s Economic Development Corporation CEO (PHOTO & VIDEO)

The Montgomery County Economic Development Corporation has officially hired its first chief executive officer (CEO) and president, David Petr. Before joining MCEDC, Petr was the president and CEO of the Central Florida Development Council. “We are thrilled to have David as our inaugural president and CEO. He brings the right mix of talent, vision and passion […]

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July 27, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Metrorail’s General Manager on Safe Track Repairs on the Red Line (VIDEO)

At a July 27th news conference at the Silver Spring Metro station, local officials advised Metro Red Line commuters to seek transportation alternatives next week as Safe Track repair work is expected to cause significant delays on the entire line. “This will be the first time Red line customers will experience Safe Track reductions slash delays,” said […]

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July 18, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

Montgomery County Economic Development Corporation Officially in Business

The Montgomery County Economic Development Corporation (MCEDC) has officially replaced both the Montgomery County Department of Economic Development (MCDED) and the Montgomery Business Development Corporation (MBDC) as of July 1st. The transition to the new corporation hasn’t exactly been smooth, but the leaders have already set their priorities for the upcoming year. “Like everything else […]

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