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January 19, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

County Unlikely to Move to Vaccination Phase 1C Next Week

Montgomery County will likely not move to COVID-19 vaccination Phase 1C next week, officials discussed at a council meeting Tuesday. Last week, Gov. Larry Hogan announced the state will move to Phase 1B of its vaccination plan on Monday, to include residents ages 75+, residents in assisted/independent living, including behavioral health group homes/group homes for […]

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December 7, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Park Trail Named After Confederate General Jeb Stuart Renamed

About six months ago, the Montgomery County Council requested a review to find all county streets and facilities named after Confederates, so they can ultimately be renamed. On June 15, the council sent a letter to local leaders asking the county to identify all county-owned streets and public facilities that are currently named after Confederate […]

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November 10, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Council Passes CE Elrich’s Order to Reinstate Capacity Restrictions as COVID-19 Cases Rise

Montgomery County Councilmembers unanimously voted to end alcohol sales in restaurants and bars after 10 p.m. and to reduce gathering sizes from 50 to 25 people, citing increasing cases of COVID-19. As of 5 p.m. Tuesday, the county’s Late-Night Alcohol Sales Program will be suspended but take-out orders will be permitted, the council agreed at […]

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November 5, 2020 | Toluwa Famuyide

Commission for Women to Host Covid-19 Listening Tours

The Montgomery County Commission for Women will host a series of virtual listening sessions during the month of November. According to a press release, these virtual sessions will allow women in the county to share how they’ve been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The tours will be held from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., with […]

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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 2, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Food Insecurity Remains Growing Problem in Montgomery County

Nourish Now recently opened its 17th food distribution site in Bethesda, one of the wealthiest cities in America. The distribution site, which is open Friday afternoons from 1 to 3 p.m., is located in the parking lot of Bethesda-Chevy Chase Rescue Squad on Battery Lane. “Sometimes people think of the Bethesda community as a place […]

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September 28, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Councilmember Friedson: ‘Votes Are Starting to Be Counted Beginning October 1’

Montgomery County Councilmember Andrew Friedson spoke to MyMCMedia Friday in Bethesda about how Marylanders are starting to receive their ballots for the Nov. 3 General Election. Friedson said the county council has been pushing for secure ballot drop boxes throughout the county. He noted that voting is officially underway and, “for the first time ever,” […]

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September 21, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Líderes de Maryland Rinden Homenajes a Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Los homenajes de los líderes de Maryland para honrar a la jueza de la Corte Suprema, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, no se hicieron esperar tan pronto se conoció la noticia de su muerte. Ginsburg falleció el viernes a los 87 años de “complicaciones del cáncer de páncreas metastásico”, según un comunicado de la Corte Suprema. Su […]

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September 18, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Tributes to Ruth Bader Ginsburg Pour in from Leaders in Maryland

Tributes from leaders in Maryland are pouring in to honor Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Ginsburg died this evening at 87 from “complications of metastatic pancreas cancer,” according to a statement from the Supreme Court. Her death leaves a Supreme Court seat vacancy, weeks before the 2020 General Election. NPR reports that Ginsburg dictated […]

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August 31, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Bethesda Food Distribution Scheduled for Fridays Through October

A group of nonprofits, businesses and churches are distributing food every Friday from now through October in Bethesda. Anyone in need may participate at the Bethesda Chevy-Chase Rescue Squad which is located at 5020 Battery Lane. Participants in cars should enter the fire station from the Battery Lane entrance and remain in their car. The […]

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