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March 19, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know for March 19 in Montgomery County

Today is Tuesday, March 19, and here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Council in Session: The Montgomery County Council meets today at 9:30 a.m. Here’s the agenda for today’s meeting. 2. Public Hearing: The following will be discussed at the public hearing today: the bill to reduce lead in drinking water, a corrective map […]

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March 13, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Here’s What Happened at the Racial Equity Forum in Silver Spring

County Executive Marc Elrich and Council President Nancy Navarro officially started a conversation to address racial disparities that exist in the county Wednesday night at the Silver Spring Civic Building. The “Community Conversation on Racial Equity & Social Justice” event included the ideas of residents who were there to share  ideas with officials about how […]

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February 8, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

Cemetery Protest Draws More Arrests at HOC Meeting

At least two people were arrested Wednesday at the Housing Opportunities Commission meeting, part of an ongoing protest over the status of graves under an HOC property in Bethesda. Somerset Mayor Jeffrey Slavin was arrested. Slavin, who is president of Montgomery Community Media’s board of directors, has since been released and was issued a citation […]

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October 8, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Community Forum to Focus on Future of Rockville Town Square

After the recent closing of several businesses in Rockville’s Town Square, including the Mellow Mushroom, Dawson’s Market, and Apollo, City of Rockville officials are hosting a town hall meeting for residents to voice their concerns on Oct. 9. The meeting will be held in the Buchanan Room at VisArts Center and begins at  7 p.m. Find […]

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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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October 25, 2017 | Michelle Queen

Five Things to Know for Oct. 25 in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, Oct. 25, in Montgomery County, Maryland: 1. State Golf State Finals: The last day of the State Golf Tournament takes place today at the University of Maryland College Park golf course. Good luck to Whitman, Churchill, Wootton, and Sherwood teams and the many individual players from Montgomery County. […]

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October 24, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Five Things to Know for Oct. 24 in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, Oct. 24, in Montgomery County, Maryland: 1. Toll Lanes for I-270 and I-495?: To help alleviate traffic congestion, Governor Larry Hogan announced a $9 billion Traffic Relief Plan which consists of widening I-270 and I-495 in Montgomery County to accommodate four new lanes. The T & E Committee is expected […]

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October 13, 2016 | Staff Writer

Rockville Deploys New Advanced Life Support Chase Car (VIDEO)

Members of the Rockville Volunteer Fire Department (RVFD) are thanking the city’s elected leaders for supporting the department’s purchase of a new advanced life support (ALS) chase car. According to a city news release, the car, a 2016 Chevy Tahoe known as ALS703, will be staffed around the clock with RVFD volunteer and career paramedics. […]

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January 20, 2016 | Staff Writer

Forum to Explore Safety for LGBGTQ Community Set for Feb. 20 in Germantown

PFLAG Germantown (Parents, Family and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) and Seneca Valley High School will host a community forum on LGBTQ issues. The forum offers and opportunity to discuss issues of inclusion, equity, acceptance and tolerance for LGBTQ residents of Germantown. Local leaders will have a panel discussion to be followed by group discussion […]

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April 24, 2015 | Aline Barros

Know Your Rights Forum in Silver Spring

A discussion to inform the public about their rights and how to act when engaging with police officers is scheduled to take place on April 25 in Silver Spring. The Bounds of Authority- Defining the Police and Community Relationship Forum, hosted by the Montgomery County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, is part of a […]

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