Councilmember Tom Hucker

January 18, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

County Honors MLK With Live Stream Performing Arts Program

Montgomery County is holding a Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Tribute and Celebration program Monday, Jan. 18 from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. in honor of the great civil rights leader’s birthday. The live stream performing arts program is titled, “In His and Their Own Words,” and will reflect on this country’s past with forecasts […]

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December 1, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Hucker Appointed Council President; Councilmembers Fondly Reflect on Katz’s Stint

The Montgomery County Council unanimously appointed Councilmember Tom Hucker council president at a meeting Tuesday. Councilmember Gabe Albornoz was appointed council vice president. Hucker was formerly vice president; he replaces outgoing President Sidney Katz. Katz was elected council president in 2019. Councilmembers offered sincere and appreciative remarks reflecting on Katz’s year as president. Councilmember Hans […]

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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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October 14, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

County Leaders Introduce Maryland’s First Bus Rapid Transit Service

Montgomery County Department of Transportation officially debuted its Flash bus rapid transit system Wednesday, the first of its kind in the state of Maryland. MCDOT’s Flash buses operate on U.S. Route 29 from Burtonsville to Silver Spring. Buses arrive at stations every 7.5 minutes during rush hour. There’s 80 seat capacity aboard the 62 feet […]

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September 30, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Planned Balloon Releases Banned In Montgomery County

Don’t let go of all those balloons. Anyone intentionally releasing a sky full of helium-filled latex or mylar balloons in Montgomery County can be fined a minimum of $500. Montgomery County Council unanimously approved legislation Sept. 29 that would prohibit the outdoor release of these balloons in an effort to prevent injury or death to […]

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September 22, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

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Council Appears United In Naming Madaleno As Next Chief Administrative Officer

Members of the Montgomery County Council spent about an hour Sept. 22 alternately praising Richard Madaleno and pressing him to improve relations between the council and County Executive Marc Elrich should he become the county’s chief administrative officer. A vote to confirm Madaleno is expected on Sept. 29. Madaleno, a lifelong county resident, was the […]

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August 10, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Hearing Cancelled, But Lawsuit By Nonpublic Schools Is Not Withdrawn

A hearing on a lawsuit that was filed by several parents and private schools concerning whether Montgomery County has the right to tell them if their students may be allowed into the classroom when school starts later this month has been cancelled. The preliminary injunction hearing that was scheduled for Aug. 14 was cancelled by […]

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July 21, 2020 | Emma Shuster

Council Passes Resolution Supporting the Renaming of Washington Football Team

One week after the Washington’s NFL team announced they will officially retire their name and logo, the Montgomery County Council passed a resolution that displays their support of renaming the team. The Council today passed a Resolution Supporting the Renaming of the Washington Football Team. We recognize that renaming the Washington Football Team has been […]

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July 20, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Council President Katz Remembers Civil Rights Icon John Lewis

Representative John Lewis (D-Ga) died Friday, July 17 of pancreatic cancer leaving behind a powerful legacy as one of the game-changers in American Civil Rights history. Lewis was one of the organizers of the 1963 March on Washington and spoke – at the age of 23 – to the huge crowd on the Mall shortly […]

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June 18, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Five Things to Know for June 18 in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know in Montgomery County for Thursday, June 18. 1. COVID-19 Relief for Small Businesses: Senator Ben Cardin is holding a virtual forum to discuss relief for at-risk small businesses. This will take place from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. and can be seen on YouTube or Facebook live. 2. Vision Zero […]

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