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July 26, 2021 | Maya Rosenberg

Las Comunidades de Color Luchan para Recuperar Dos Centros Comunitarios

El presidente del concejo del condado de Montgomery Tom Hucker hizo un llamado a la reaperatura de los centros comunitarios Long Branch y Coffield para los residentes locales. Esos dos centros han sido utilizados como albergues de emergencias durante la pandemia. Todos de los otros centros comunitarios han abierto sus puertas. Hucker pidió que los […]

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July 23, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Communities of Color Fight to Get Recreation Centers Back

Council President Tom Hucker called for the reopening of the Long Branch and Coffield community centers to local residents. Those two centers have been used as emergency homeless shelters during the pandemic. All other rec centers in the county have been reopened. Hucker asked that the shelters be located elsewhere, possibly at the former Montgomery […]

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February 25, 2019 | Staff Writer

County Council Recognizes Black History Month With Special Program Tuesday

County Council to Hold Black History Month Program The Montgomery County Council will hold a special program to commemorate Black History Month. The Council will discuss the importance of preserving and honoring the County’s African American history and therefore its connection to fostering racial equity. “Black History Month is a time for all of us […]

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July 11, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Parks Petition Asks Officials to Acknowledge Racism in Public Displays (VIDEO)

Charlotte Coffield has lived in Silver Spring for more than 80 years and said she remembers it as a segregated place where blacks couldn’t even eat at the same restaurants as whites. “We could not go to dress shops and try on clothes,” Coffield said. “We couldn’t try on hats. If you handled it, you […]

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May 31, 2017 | Phyllis Armstrong

Historic Lyttonsville Bridge Closed But Not Forgotten (VIDEO & PHOTOS)

Rusted supports and a deteriorating surface forced the closure of a bridge built in Lyttonsville almost a century ago. The Talbot Avenue structure still represents an historic connection between the Silver Spring community founded by a free black laborer in 1853 and other Montgomery County neighborhoods. The 105-foot-long bridge spans train tracks slated for use […]

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