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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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April 6, 2021 | Rachel Clair

County Council Seeks Applicants for Seats on Public Election Fund Committee

The county council is calling for applications to fill three seats on the Public Election Fund Committee by 5 p.m. on April 12. One of the vacancies is due to a resignation on the committee, thus the selected applicant will serve only a partial term. The other two seats are newly created positions as a […]

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March 31, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Ride On Will Continue to be Free Including Transportation to Vaccination Clinic

All Ride On, Ride On extRa and Flash buses will remain free until at least June 30. This reverses the announcement that riders would resume paying beginning April 5. Due to the pandemic, riders have been boarding buses by the rear entrance and not getting close enough to the front and to the drivers to […]

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March 22, 2021 | Michelle Queen

5 Things to Know Today, March 22, In Montgomery County

Today is Monday, March 22, and here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. North Bethesda Road Closure:  The intersection of Executive Boulevard and Old Georgetown Road in North Bethesda will be completely closed to traffic for five months starting today. 2. Council Media Briefing: Council President Tom Hucker and Maryland Senator Chris […]

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March 16, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Montgomery County Will Have Mass Vaccination Site at Montgomery College Germantown

The state has approved a COVID-19 mass vaccination site at Montgomery College Germantown, County Emergency Management and Homeland Security Director Dr. Earl Stoddard announced during a council session Tuesday. “The positive news is really that the state has given us the go-ahead and they will be actively supporting us with real logistical support to get […]

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March 9, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Hogan Lifts State Capacity Limits for Dining; Montgomery County Leaders Express Opposition

Gov. Larry Hogan announced at a press conference Tuesday that the state will start easing capacity limits at bars, restaurants, and other establishments. Hogan’s updated executive order means that starting Friday at 5 p.m., capacity limits for indoor and outdoor restaurants and foodservice establishments will be lifted. The order notes that restaurants and bars can […]

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March 8, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Vaccine Hunters Say Some Maryland Residents Faced Discrimination at Vaccine Sites  

During a council briefing Monday, Montgomery County’s “Vaccine Hunters” reported several incidents of racial discrimination at retail pharmacy and hospital COVID-19 vaccination sites in the state. “What’s happened this week is we’ve had at least three incidents— I just found out one yesterday— of immigrants, undocumented or documented, who have gone to retail pharmacies and […]

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March 5, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

Concejo ‘Se Solidariza’ con Navarro tras Comentarios ‘Inaceptables’ por su Acento

El Concejo del Condado de Montgomery emitió un comunicado en el que afirma que “se solidariza con la Concejal Nancy Navarro”, luego de un incidente durante la reunión del 2 de marzo, en la que se pudo escuchar a dos personas en el fondo aparentemente burlándose y riéndose de su acento. En la declaración, el […]

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March 5, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Council ‘Stands in Solidarity’ with Navarro Following ‘Unacceptable’ Comments

Montgomery County Council issued a statement saying it “stands in solidarity with Councilmember Nancy Navarro,” following an incident during its March 2 meeting in which two people could be heard in the background apparently making fun and giggling at her accent. In its statement, the council called it “a troubling and unacceptable incident,” especially in […]

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