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October 1, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

On Radio, Albornoz Endorses Vaccine Mandate for County Employees

During a Friday afternoon interview on The Politics Hour with Kojo Nnamdi on radio station WAMU, Montgomery Council Vice President Gabe Albornoz spoke of his support to mandate that all county employees get vaccinated. He also explained his support of a Silver Spring Business District and predicted that the University of Maryland would triumph in […]

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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 4, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

County Leaders Celebrate New Treatment Center: ‘This Facility Is Going To Save Lives’

Montgomery County leaders joined a ribbon-cutting ceremony Friday to celebrate the new Avery Road Treatment Center in Rockville. Under construction since fall 2018, the center offers 64 residential beds for substance use disorder treatment, as well as outpatient treatment services. County Council Vice President Gabe Albornoz said the facility is needed now more than ever. […]

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April 19, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

Albornoz: MCPS ha Recibido a unos 70 Menores no Acompañados en las Últimas Semanas

Durante las últimas semanas, las Escuelas Públicas del Condado de Montgomery (MCPS) han recibido alrededor de 70 estudiantes que MCPS cree que son menores no acompañados, dijo el vicepresidente del concejo, Gabe Albornoz, a los periodistas durante una conferencia de prensa del concejo, el lunes. Albornoz señaló que se enteró durante una reunión esa mañana […]

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April 19, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

MCPS Has Received About 70 Unaccompanied Minors in Last Few Weeks, Albornoz Says

Over the last few weeks, Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) has received about 70 students who MCPS believes are unaccompanied minors, Council Vice President Gabe Albornoz told reporters during a council media briefing Monday.  Albornoz said he learned it during a meeting that morning. He said the county has experience with the situation and has […]

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March 17, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Committee Discusses Report Detailing Public Safety Response to Mental Health Situations

During a joint committee meeting Wednesday, Montgomery County councilmembers and police officials discussed a recent Office of Legislative Oversight (OLO) report analyzing the county’s public safety response to mental health situations. The OLO works to provide independent findings and recommendations to the council and made two recommendations in the report: “request that the Executive discuss […]

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February 22, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Bad Weather May Delay Vaccine Appointments

Snow and ice have delayed the arrival of COVID-19 doses to Maryland, and as of Monday morning, Montgomery County wasn’t sure when its share would be delivered. Appointments have been scheduled as of Feb. 24, but they will be rescheduled if the county’s allocation of doses doesn’t arrive in time. During their bimonthly news conference, […]

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February 19, 2021 | Michael Hernández

County Officials Warn Residents About COVID-19-Related Scams

The Montgomery County Office of Consumer Protection is advising county residents about scams regarding false products, testing sites, and vaccine availability linked to COVID-19. The scams are being conducted through email, text, and phone calls where scammers seek to get residents to provide them with money for services or products that do not exist, according […]

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February 8, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Hucker: County Health Department Will Receive 1,000 Fewer Vaccines This Week

The Montgomery County health department will receive 1,000 fewer COVID-19 vaccine doses this week than last week, Council President Tom Hucker said at a media briefing Monday. He said the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is set to receive 4,500 first doses this week, down from the 5,500 received last week. “We could […]

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January 8, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

‘This Has Been Building’: Albornoz Says Wednesday’s Chaos Was Not a Surprise

Lawmakers were taken to secure locations Wednesday as a mob of President Donald Trump’s supporters charged into the U.S. Capitol building, empowered by Trump. Five people reportedly died as a result of Wednesday’s chaos, including one Capitol Police officer. Montgomery County Council Vice President Gabe Albornoz said it was a terrible day that unfortunately, came […]

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