Councilmember Tom Hucker

August 12, 2019 | Staff Writer

Councilmember Hucker Calls for Safety Improvements on Old Georgetown Road

Montgomery County officials plan to meet with state legislators and the State Highway Administration to encourage them to address safety issues with Old Georgetown Road and other roads in the County. Earlier this month, Jacob Cassell died after being hit by a car on Old Georgetown Road. Cassell, a student at Churchill High School, was […]

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August 8, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Officials Identify One-Third of County Apartments as ‘At Risk’ or ‘Troubled’

County Executive Marc Elrich held a press conference Thursday to announce the completion of a two-year apartment building inspection project. During the two-year initiative, the Montgomery County Department of Housing and Community Affairs (DHCA) inspected 22,199 apartment units. Overall, they discovered 31,000 violations—96% of which were corrected. Violations were given one of three labels based […]

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August 8, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Downtown Silver Spring Gets First ‘Protected Intersection’ on East Coast

Downtown Silver Spring is getting the first-ever “protected intersection” on the East Coast. According to Montgomery County’s Division of Transportation Engineering (MCDTE), the intersection is under construction at Spring Street and Second Avenue. MCDTE explained in a Twitter thread how the intersection creates a safer experience for pedestrians, cyclists, and commuters: Thread:You may have heard […]

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July 30, 2019 | Abigail Brooke

Hucker Hosting Democratic Debate Viewing Party

Montgomery County councilmember Tom Hucker is hosting a Democratic primary debate viewing party tonight, July 29, at Silver Branch Brewing Company. John Delaney, Potomac resident and former representative of Maryland’s sixth district, will be debating candidates Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-Vt.), Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass), Mayor Pete Buttigieg (D-Ind.) among others. The event begins at 7:30 […]

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July 30, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know for July 30 in Montgomery County

Today is Tuesday, July 30 and we are celebrating three random holidays: International Day of Friendship, National Cheesecake Day, and National Father-in-Law Day. In the meantime, here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Night One of CNN’s Democratic Debate: The first of CNN’s two-night Democratic primary debate is tonight at 8 p.m. […]

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July 23, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

UPDATE: ICE Disputes Hucker Story About Agents at Metro

Councilmember Tom Hucker related a story he heard of an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) action at the Silver Spring Metro station. He tweeted his own investigation from the day. At SS Metro. Spoke w @wmata station manager and platform personnel.None of them have seen or heard reports of ICE agents here. Nor has @mcpnews […]

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July 17, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

DeVaul Pulls Name from Contention for County Chief Position

Takoma Park Police Chief Antonio DeVaul pulled his name from contention to be the next Montgomery County police chief. News reports have named Tonya Chapman, the former chief of Portsmouth, Va., as the other contender for the position. It was unclear Wednesday evening whether County Executive Marc Elrich would consider any of the other applicants. […]

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July 16, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

Bill Introduced That Requires Air Conditioning For All Rental Units in the County

A bill that will require air conditioning for all rental units in Montgomery County has been introduced.   Montgomery County Council introduced Bill 24-19, Landlord – Tenant Relations – Obligations of Landlord – Air Conditioning, and they say it will improve living conditions for renters throughout the county. Councilmember Tom Hucker, who serves as chair […]

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July 11, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

In White Oak, Community Participates in Racial Equity Forum

Dozens of people came out to the Community Conversation on Racial Equity and Social Justice at the White Oak Recreation Center on Wednesday. MyMCMedia spoke to Council President Nancy Navarro and Councilmember Evan Glass about why Montgomery County has been organizing these forums. Here’s a look at how the event went down. Seven of the […]

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July 10, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Kennedy Student Sworn in as New Student Member of the Board

Nate Tinbite was sworn in as the 42nd Montgomery County Student Member of the Board (SMOB) of Education on Tuesday. Tinbite, a rising senior at John F. Kennedy High School in Silver Spring, was elected by Montgomery County Public School (MCPS) middle and high school students to serve on the school board for a one-year […]

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