Councilmember Craig Rice

July 10, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Yale Student Body President Returns Home to Germantown

Germantown’s hometown hero, Kahil Greene, paid a visit to Montgomery County in early July. Greene, a Poolesville  High School alumnus, made headlines this year when he was elected the first black student body president of Yale University in its 318-year history. Germantown's very own, Kahlil Greene, was elected as the first African American student body […]

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June 27, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

In Germantown, More Than 200 Sound off on Racial Equity

The Montgomery County-wide conversation on racial equity and social justice continued Wednesday night at the BlackRock Center for the Arts in Germantown. More than 200 people came out to share how they’ve seen inequities play out in their communities and their ideas about how county officials can create policies to address these injustices. County Executive […]

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June 25, 2019 | Abigail Brooke

Friedson Bill Would Waive Housing Fee for Disabled Individuals

Councilmember Andrew Friedson introduced legislation that would waive fees for individuals with disabilities living in accessory dwelling units, or ADUs. The County Council is currently considering Zoning Text Amendment 19-01, which would loosen restrictions for ADUs. This would allow residents to create ADUs for their loved ones with disabilities so that the individuals can have […]

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June 14, 2019 | Staff Writer

Leadership Montgomery Honors Community Leaders

Leadership Montgomery honored its three graduating classes at the Celebration of Leadership event Thursday evening in Rockville. In addition to Senior Leaders, Emerging Leaders, and Core (Connecting Our Region’s Execs), special awards were presented to president and CEO of the Eugene and Agnes E. Meyer Foundation Nicky Goren and Nonprofit Village Executive Director Kim Jones. […]

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May 10, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Montgomery Police Release Footage Showing MCPD Officer Using N-Word

Montgomery County police are investigating an incident of racial bias involving one of their police officers. MCPD released a statement Thursday evening saying that they take “allegations of racial discrimination seriously.” “We are committed to serving all members of the community in a fair, impartial, and non-discriminatory manner at all times. All allegations of misconduct surrounding […]

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May 7, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Council Unanimously Passes Police Accountability Bill

The Montgomery County Council unanimously passed the Law Enforcement Trust and Transparency Act, or the LETT Act, on Tuesday. Will Jawando, the lead sponsor, said that the bill addresses a “need for community trust and input in all policing matters.” The LETT Act requires, that if a police officer is involved in the death of […]

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April 24, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Elrich Pledges to Fully Fund Schools Budget

Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich — joined by members of the County Council and school officials — pledged Wednesday to fully fund the Montgomery County Public Schools budget. Last month, Elrich released his 2020 budget request that provided about $2.6 billion for the school system. The figure was $14.5 million shy of the MCPS request. […]

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April 4, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

Five Things to Know for April 4 in Montgomery County

Today is Thursday, April 4. Here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Community Conversation with Councilmember Andrew Friedson: This is an opportunity for residents to share concerns, and discuss important local issues specific to their neighborhood and District 1. This event will be held from 7:30 – 9 p.m. at the Kensington […]

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April 3, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know for April 3 in Montgomery County

Today is Wednesday, April 3. Here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. MCPS Early Release: It’s the end of the quarter at Montgomery County Public Schools, so students are getting a half day today! 2. Breakfast with a Councilmember: Councilmember Craig Rice is hosting an April Breakfast meeting for District 2 area residents. […]

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March 27, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know for March 27 in Montgomery County

Today is Wednesday, March 27. Here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Education Budget Meeting: Montgomery County Council Education Committee Chair Craig Rice, Montgomery County Public Schools Superintendent Jack Smith, and Montgomery College President DeRionne Pollard are bringing their education budget meeting to Montgomery College Takoma Park Campus tonight from 6:30 to 8:30 […]

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