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April 24, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know for April 24 in Montgomery County

Today is Wednesday, April 24. In addition to the Caps playing a deciding Game 7 against the Hurricanes at Capital One Arena at 7 p.m., here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Ribbon Cutting for Montgomery Community Media’s Silver Spring Media Lab: Today MCM is cutting the ribbon for our new Silver Spring Media […]

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April 23, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know for April 23 in Montgomery County

Today is Tuesday, April 23. Here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Council Back in Session: Recess is over and the Montgomery County Council is back in session. The council meets this morning at 9:30 a.m. in the Council Office Building in Rockville. 2. MCPS Boundary Assessment Community Conversation: Montgomery County Public […]

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August 3, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Firefighters Called to Council Office Building (VIDEOS & PHOTOS)

A slipped belt on a rooftop air conditioning unit prompted a call for fire trucks at the Council Office Building in Rockville on Thursday. David Dise, director of the Montgomery County Department of General Services, said the belt caused smoke, which got into the building’s ventilation system. The unit was replaced, Dise said. By about […]

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July 5, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Five Things to Know for July 5 in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, July 5, in Montgomery County: 1. New Security Measures: New security measures start today at the Council Office Building in Rockville. 2. Kyle Stanley Victorious: Kyle Stanley defeated Charles Howell III to emerge as this year’s Quicken Loans National Champion. Here’s Mitti Hicks’ report. And here are photos […]

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June 27, 2017 | Staff Writer

New Security Screening Equipment Installed at Council Office Building in Rockville

New metal detectors are being installed at the Council Office Building at 100 Maryland Avenue in Rockville. “It’s to screen materials that are coming into the building, to provide more security for everybody in the building, not just the Councilmembers,” explained Glenn Orlin, deputy Council administrator. Beginning on July 5, all visitors to the building will […]

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April 25, 2017 | Staff Writer

County Council to Commemorate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

In honor of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, the Montgomery County Council is expected to host a special event with community leaders to discuss issues that are important for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the county. The event will feature a panel discussion about public policy issues and a recognition ceremony for […]

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February 27, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Police Now Providing Security at County Council Meetings (VIDEO)

Montgomery County police officers are now providing security at Montgomery County Council meetings, according to police spokesperson Rick Goodale. At his weekly briefing, County Council President Roger Berliner was asked about the presence of uniformed officers at a recent County Council meeting. “There is a feeling that there is a different anger out there, and […]

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December 13, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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Asbestos Project Begins This Week at Montgomery County Council Office Building

Asbestos removal begins this week on the fourth floor at the Montgomery County Council Office Building (COB) at 100 Maryland Avenue. Signs have been posted at the entrances and exits of the building to alert passersby of the asbestos project. Don Scheuerman, a section chief for Montgomery County’s Division of Building Design and Construction, said […]

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December 6, 2016 | Staff Writer

County Council to Discuss Proposal to Increase Minimum Wage to $15 Per Hour

The Montgomery County Council’s Health and Human Services (HHS) Committee will hold a worksession on proposed Bill 12-16 that would gradually increase the County’s minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2010, according to a press release. The discussion will take place in the Seventh Floor Hearing Room of the Council Office Building at 9:45 […]

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November 30, 2016 | Mitti Hicks

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Montgomery County Council Passes Landlord-Tenant Law (VIDEOS)

The Montgomery County Council passed Bill 19-15 early Tuesday, which revises the Landlord-Tenant Law aimed at improving the quality of rental housing through increased inspections. The bill was sponsored by County Councilmember Marc Elrich and co-sponsored by Councilmember Nancy Navarro.   Bill 19-15, as introduced, would:  Provide for annual inspection of certain residential rental properties […]

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