Council President Sidney Katz

December 1, 2020 | Sydney Bullock

Montgomery County Dedicates Dec. 1 as Rosa Parks Day

On Tuesday, County Executive Marc Elrich and Council President Sidney Katz proclaimed Dec. 1 as Rosa Parks Day. 65 years ago Tuesday – December 1, 1955 – Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat to a white man on a Montgomery Alabama bus. Her bravery and arrest sparked the Montgomery Bus Boycott, where 42,000 […]

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November 6, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Five Things to Know Today, Nov. 6, in Montgomery County

It’s Friday, Nov. 6 and here are five things to know in Montgomery County: 1. (ICYMI) Gov. Hogan COVID-19 Briefing: Gov. Hogan held a briefing Thursday evening. Here’s our report: Hogan Urges COVID-19 Compliance: ‘Just Wear the Damn Masks’ 2. Free COVID-19 Testing: Free COVID-19 testing is available at eight locations throughout Montgomery County today. […]

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November 4, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Both Ballot Questions Supported by Council Appear to Have Passed

Although not all votes have been counted, it appears that Montgomery County voters opted to change the way property taxes are determined and also increase the size of the council from the current nine to 11. Councilmember Andrew Friedson, who wrote Question A, said if the final count supports this measure, it will be “a […]

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October 14, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

County Leaders Introduce Maryland’s First Bus Rapid Transit Service

Montgomery County Department of Transportation officially debuted its Flash bus rapid transit system Wednesday, the first of its kind in the state of Maryland. MCDOT’s Flash buses operate on U.S. Route 29 from Burtonsville to Silver Spring. Buses arrive at stations every 7.5 minutes during rush hour. There’s 80 seat capacity aboard the 62 feet […]

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September 30, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Montgomery Council Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month Virtually Tuesday

The Montgomery County Council will celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month virtually Tuesday, Oct. 6 at 9:15 a.m. during the Council meeting. The event is hosted by Councilmembers Nancy Navarro and Gabe Albornoz, and Council President Sidney Katz. The celebration will pay tribute to local residents for their service to the community during the COVID-19 pandemic. The […]

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September 29, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Council President Katz Hosting Business Briefing Friday

Montgomery County Council President Sidney Katz will host his next business briefing Friday, Oct. 2 from 12:30 to 1 p.m. The virtual briefing will take place on Zoom. Katz will be accompanied by Kelly Leonard, host for Montgomery Community Media’s Small Business Network, as well as Katheryn Hoerster, owner and operator of Nothing Bundt Cakes […]

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September 11, 2020 | Staff Writer

Local Business Owners Join Katz For Friday Business Briefing

Montgomery County Council President Sidney Katz will host his next virtual business briefing Friday from 12:30 p.m. to 1 p.m. Katz will be joined by Anna Hargrave, executive director of the Community Foundation, and Julie Verratti, co-owner of Denizens Brewing Company. The group will discuss recovery efforts from COVID-19’s economic impact. Those who wish to […]

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August 26, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Photos: Montgomery County Pups Honored for International Dog Day

We asked our social media followers to send us photos of their dogs in honor of International Dog Day. Here’s a look at the good boys and girls of Montgomery County, all of whom deserve a treat: Here’s more Montgomery County dogs celebrating: View this post on Instagram We have even more pictures of #DogsOfMoCo […]

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August 18, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

County Awards $1.1 Million to Non-Profit Food Providers

Montgomery County awarded $1,126,100 to 28 local food assistance providers to expand their work into hard-to-reach communities during the global pandemic. These grants are designed to support community nonprofit purchases of refrigerators and freezers, shelving and space enhancements, vehicles, forklifts, hand trucks, computers and software, as well as repairs to existing infrastructure. These purchases will […]

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August 6, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Controversy Continues to Swirl Around Opening of Nonpublic Schools

As schools and students prepare to begin the new year, a decision as to whether nonpublic schools may welcome students into their classrooms appears fluid. On Wednesday, County Health Officer Dr. Travis Gayles issued an amended directive, which doubled down on his earlier decision that nonpublic schools could only teach virtually until at least Oct. […]

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