September 13, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

‘Put Themselves At Risk So Others May Live’: Kensington First Responders Praised During 9/11 Ceremony

On Sept. 11, 2001, the Kensington Volunteer Fire Department (KVFD) responded to the Pentagon after the deadly terrorist attacks that day. The fire department held a ceremony Saturday on the 20th anniversary of 9/11. Members and other leaders praised the first responders from Montgomery County who acted that day.   Previous Post: Kensington Fire Department […]

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September 10, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Kensington Volunteer Fire Department to Hold 9/11 Ceremony on 20th Anniversary 

The Kensington Volunteer Fire Department (KVFD) will hold a remembrance ceremony Saturday morning to mark the 20 years since the Sept. 1, 2001 terrorist attacks. The ceremony will take place at the station 11 a.m. Saturday at 10620 Connecticut Ave. in Kensington. KVFD said residents can park behind the station and at 10401 Connecticut Ave. […]

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June 8, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Elrich Signs Ezechiel’s Law Requiring Window Guards for Certain Rental Units

About eight months after a two-year-old boy fell from an apartment window and died in Takoma Park, a bill mandating stronger window guard requirements has been signed into law. Ezechiel Nguemezi died in October 2020 after falling from a third-floor apartment building window. Montgomery County Council President Tom Hucker spearheaded Bill 51-20, which requires landlords […]

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May 3, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Carousel at Glen Echo Park Reopens for First Time Since 2019

The Dentzel Carousel at Glen Echo Park reopened May 1 for its 100th anniversary season. The ride was installed in 1921; it’s one of the few working antique carousels in the U.S. in its original location. It closed for repairs in 2019 and then stayed closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. For now, the carousel […]

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April 20, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Council Approves Limited Capacity for School Graduations, Other Guidance for Ceremonies

The Montgomery County Council voted unanimously Tuesday to limit school graduation ceremonies to 50% of venue capacity for outdoor ceremonies; capacity is limited to 25% for indoor ceremonies or 250 people, whichever is fewer people. Read the regulation detailing new graduation guidance.  Schools that want to have an indoor graduation must obtain a letter of […]

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March 24, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

MCPS Recommends Outdoor Graduations at Home High School Stadiums

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) is recommending that senior graduation ceremonies be held outdoors at students’ home high school stadiums, officials said during a school board meeting Tuesday. MCPS considered three plans for high school graduation ceremonies in 2021, explained James Koutsos, Area Associate Superintendent of Teaching, Learning and Schools. Plan A is a traditional, […]

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January 27, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

UPDATED: Inaugural Sensation Amanda Gorman’s Poetry Reading with Montgomery College Postponed

Update (1/27): Amanda Gorman’s virtual poetry reading with Montgomery College has been postponed due to a scheduling conflict, the college said in a message to students and employees Wednesday. The college said it is corresponding with Gorman’s representatives and is confident a new date will be announced soon. The poetry reading was originally scheduled for […]

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May 7, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Campus of The Universities at Shady Grove

The Universities at Shady Grove to Hold Virtual Graduation Celebration

Students graduating from The Universities at Shady Grove’s nine participating universities will be recognized during a celebration on Friday, May 8 at 7 p.m. The pre-taped video celebration will be presented online via Facebook and YouTube. The Universities at Shady Grove (USG) –  a University System of Maryland campus in Montgomery County that offers students […]

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March 24, 2020 | Alexandra Macia

University of Maryland Plans to Honor Graduating Class Despite Cancelling Spring Commencement

The University of Maryland’s President Wallace Loh announced this morning in a schoolwide email that the school is working on planning an in-person or virtual commencement for the graduating class of 2020. This comes after President Loh wrote in a campus letter last week that there would not be an in-person spring 2020 commencement ceremony. […]

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January 24, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Suburban Hospital Holds Ceremony for New Building

Suburban Hospital in Bethesda held an opening ceremony Friday for its new north building. The opening marks the end of a two-phase reconstruction project that began in 2015. Patients are expected to move into the building the second week of March, with operations and surgeries to begin in the third week of March. The hospital […]

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