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October 2, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

In Wake of Las Vegas, Berliner ‘Proud’ To Live in State Where Assault Rifle Ownership Impossible (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Council President Roger Berliner used a part of his meeting with the media Monday to discuss the mass shooting in Las Vegas that left at least 50 people killed. “It is truly an horrific attack, an horrific assault, an horrific event,” Berliner told reporters. “And so to all those who were affected and […]

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September 26, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Berliner Faults Hogan’s Highway Plan

Council President Roger Berliner told reporters Monday that Gov. Larry Hogan’s plans for I-270 and the Capital Beltway had three major flaws: Four new lanes on I-270 aren’t needed. Two reversible lanes would be sufficient. There’s no room for four new lanes on the Capital Beltway through Montgomery County. Adding the lanes would mean taking […]

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September 25, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Five Things to Know for Sept. 25 in Montgomery County

Here’s your daily rundown of what’s happening today, Sept. 25, in Montgomery County, Maryland: 1. Turning 5: Dawson’s Market in downtown Rockville is turning 5 years old with a week of events. 2. Meeting the Press: Council President Roger Berliner meets the press at 11 a.m. 3 In Session: The Montgomery County Board of Education […]

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September 12, 2017 | Staff Writer

Status of County’s Mental Health Court to Be Discussed on Sept. 14

The status of Montgomery County’s Mental Health Court will be the topic of discussion this coming Thursday, Sept. 14. Montgomery County State’s Attorney John McCarthy will join Montgomery County Council President Roger Berliner along with Councilmembers Marc Elrich; George Leventhal; Sidney Katz; and Tom Hucker, for a joint news conference at 12:30 p.m. in the […]

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September 11, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Berliner Says Hearing in Works for Changes to Purple Line ‘Rules’ (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Council President Roger Berliner said Monday a hearing would be convened on Sept. 28 to discuss changes to the “rules of the game” surrounding the construction of the Purple Line. Signs went up last week closing the Georgetown Branch Trail, which part of the Purple Line follows. The trail, an abandoned rail right […]

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September 11, 2017 | Staff Writer

Berliner Meets with Reporters (VIDEO)

Montgomery County County Council President Roger Berliner met with reporters Monday and on the agenda were: the Purple Line, new developments in Metro funding, the Pepco rate increase, the minimum wage, Amazon’s new headquarters and the likelihood of Congress helping DREAMers. You can watch the briefing in its entirety, below:  

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September 11, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Five Things to Know Today, Sept. 11, in Montgomery County

Here are your five things to know today, Sept. 11, in Montgomery County: 1. Flags at half-staff from sunset to sunrise. This is in honor of Patriot Day and National Day of Service and Remembrance, in respect and memory of the victims who died as a result of the terrorist attacks against the United States on […]

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August 18, 2017 | Staff Writer

County Report This Week (VIDEO)

Anqoinette Crosby hosts the latest episode of County Report This Week, which begins with a preview of the new Ride On ExtRa service along Route 355 scheduled to start in October. There are also reports on a vigil for the victims and heroes of the Flower Branch Apartments tragedy, a local judge retires, and more. […]

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July 25, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Round Two: Council to Reconsider Increasing Minimum Wage to $15 an Hour

Increasing the minimum wage is back on the table for the Montgomery County Council to consider. In January, the council voted 5-4 to increase the minimum wage increase to $15 an hour by 2020. County Executive Ike Leggett vetoed the measure. In a memorandum addressed to the council about his decision, Leggett stated that the […]

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July 24, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Purple Line ‘Back on Track,’ Berliner Says

Montgomery County Council President Roger Berliner heralded last week’s decision on the Purple Line, in which the Circuit Court of Appeals reinstated the Purple Line’s environmental approval. Here is Berliner’s take on the decision:    

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