Council President Tom Hucker

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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June 16, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Council Expands Eligibility for County’s Local Income Tax Credit 

On Tuesday, the Montgomery County Council unanimously approved a bill that expands eligibility for the county’s local income tax credit: the Working Families Income Supplement (WFIS). The amendment allows residents who qualify for either the federal or state earned income tax credit (EITC) to be eligible for the county’s WFIS, according to a council staff […]

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June 11, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

Hogan Recorre Futura Sede de Novavax en Gaithersburg; Ofrecerán 500 Empleos Adicionales

El gobernador Larry Hogan y otros líderes visitaron Gaithersburg el jueves para recorrer el sitio de la futura sede mundial de Novavax. Hace más de un año, Novavax comenzó a desarrollar una vacuna COVID-19. Stan Erck, presidente y director ejecutivo de Novavax, dijo que Novavax está completando la fase tres de los ensayos de vacunas […]

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June 10, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Hogan Tours Future Site of Novavax Global HQ in Gaithersburg; 500 Jobs to be Added

Gov. Larry Hogan and other leaders visited Gaithersburg on Thursday to tour the site of Novavax’s future global headquarters. More than a year ago, Novavax began developing a promising COVID-19 vaccine. Stan Erck, the president and CEO of Novavax, said that Novavax is completing phase three of vaccine trials and results have been promising. “I’m happy to […]

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April 28, 2021 | Gracie Tanner

County Council Passes Second Resolution in Support of D.C. Statehood

The Montgomery County Council passed a resolution on Tuesday in support of the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments’ (MWCOG) latest resolution calling for statehood for the District of Columbia. The resolution was first introduced on April 20. The county had originally expressed its formal support for D.C. statehood in February with a resolution spearheaded by […]

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April 23, 2021 | Rachel Clair

Montgomery County Energy Summit Announces Speakers

The Montgomery County Energy Summit has announced the opening and keynote speaker lineup for the 2021 event, which will run from May 4 to May 6. The annual event, now in its eighth year, will be all virtual due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Montgomery County’s Department of Environmental Protection and U.S. Green Building Council National […]

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April 20, 2021 | Rachel Clair

County Council Continues Support for District of Columbia Statehood

The Montgomery County Council will introduce another resolution in support of District of Columbia statehood on Tuesday. The resolution is sponsored by Council President Tom Hucker and Councilmembers Nancy Navarro and Evan Glass. This resolution is in support of the Metropolitan Washington Council of Government’s latest resolution, which calls for the District’s statehood. The Metropolitan. Washington […]

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April 7, 2021 | Abby Espiritu

Council Bill Requiring Residential Window Guards Passes Unanimously

Montgomery County Council unanimously voted to approve a bill that will require landlords to add window guards to certain multifamily residential dwelling units. The legislation is designed to enhance housing safety for tenants and families by installing window guards to prevent the risk of children falling. “No parent should ever have to worry about a […]

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April 6, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

‘Definition of School-to-Prison Pipeline’: Council Discusses Police Incident Involving Kindergartner

The outcome of an internal investigation into a 2020 incident, in which body camera footage shows two Montgomery County police officers screaming at and handcuffing a kindergartner who left his school, cannot be revealed due to state law, MCPD Chief Marcus Jones said during a council meeting. Council President Tom Hucker convened a discussion Tuesday […]

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