Councilmember Roger Berliner

April 6, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

UPDATED: Six Councilmembers Ask Leggett to Test Artificial Turf Fields for Toxic Substances

UPDATE April 6, 3:00 p.m. Montgomery County Spokesperson Patrick Lacefield says that the County Executive will be responding to the Council’s request in a letter next week. Lacefield told MyMCMedia in an email that “the direction would be establish a baseline on [field] levels,” and also independent monitoring every five years. ORIGINAL March 31, 4:49 p.m. […]

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April 5, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

Bill to Help Seniors with Property Taxes Introduced by County Council

The Montgomery County Council introduced a bill that would provide seniors with tax relief and assist them with meeting their property tax obligations to the County. According to a news release, the Expedited Bill 10-16 would allow seniors aged 65 and older, with an individual or combined income of $80,000 or less to defer increases […]

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April 1, 2016 | Willie James Inman

Senior Forum and Resource Hosted by Councilmembers Katz and Berliner Fair Planned for April 8

Montgomery County Councilmembers Roger Berliner and Sidney Katz will host a senior resource fair and forum on April 8. The event is focused on educating seniors about consumer protection and will serve as a way to connect residents with resources in the community. Asbury Methodist Village in Gaithersburg will host the event. The resource fair aims to […]

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March 24, 2016 | Willie James Inman

Councilmember Berliner “Deeply Dissapointed” With Exelon-Pepco Merger Approval

It’s official, PEPCO and Exelon have now completed a multi-billion dollar merger. Exelon received the final green light to purchase PEPCO after the Washington D.C. Public Service Commission (PSC) voted two to one in favor of the deal on Wednesday. Key leaders in the District, including Washington D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser and Attorney General Karl Racine have […]

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March 9, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

Local and State Officials Highlight Areas of Improvement at County Council Snow Storm Briefing (VIDEOS)

It’s has been more than a month since the historic winter storm buried Montgomery County in snow and on Tuesday, March 8, the County Council held a briefing with state and local officials to review storm response efforts. Officials estimated that the County spent approximately $40 million on snow removal, or $1 million per inch of snow. […]

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February 19, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

Five Things to Know Today, Feb. 19, in Montgomery County

Here are your five things to know today, Feb. 19, in Montgomery County: 1. The Montgomery County House Delegation is scheduled to be briefed on the Watkins Mill Interchange today at 9 a.m. in Annapolis. 2. Mayor of Takoma Park Kate Stewart will be hosting a coffee meet and greet at Black Lion Grocery at 8:00 […]

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February 6, 2016 | Willie James Inman

“State of Black Montgomery” Shines Light on African-American Issues (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

The African-American Democratic Club of Montgomery County (AADCMC) hosted its Third Annual State of Black Montgomery and Democratic Forum on Saturday in Silver Spring. In this MyMCMedia video, political leaders and residents discuss key issues affecting the African-American community in Montgomery County. Gaithersburg resident Laurie-Anne Sayles is the President of the AADCMC. “We raise issues […]

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February 3, 2016 | Willie James Inman

HHS Committee to Receive Update on Refugee Resettlement

The Montgomery County Council’s Health and Human Services Committee will hold a meeting on refugees and people seeking asylum on Thursday. The committee will discuss available services for refugees, asylum seekers, and receive an update from resettlement organizations. Participants include the Ethiopian Community Development Council (ECDC), the International Rescue Committee (IRC) and Lutheran Social Services, all of […]

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January 8, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

CANCELED: County Council to Host Town Hall Meeting in Clarksburg Jan. 27 (PHOTO)

CANCELED:  The Town Hall Meeting scheduled for Jan. 27 is canceled following the recent winter blizzard. Original Post  The Montgomery County Council will host a Town Hall Meeting in Clarksburg on Jan. 27. According to a news release, the meeting will be held at Rocky Hill Middle School located at 22401 Brick Haven Way. Issues […]

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January 4, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

Department of Liquor Control Issues Apology Following Holiday Delivery Problems (PHOTO)

The Department of Liquor Control issued an apology letter to restaurants and stores which it delivers alcohol supplies to last week after an error caused delivery problems. The letter signed by Director George Griffin states that human error resulted in the consolidation of five files into a single file. This created a single delivery schedule, […]

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