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January 15, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

New Bill Aims to Help Local Small Businesses Thrive

Montgomery County councilmember Will Jawando recently introduced the Local Small Business Reserve Program and Direct Purchase Enhancement Act [Bill 39-19]. The goal of the bill is to open up more opportunities for local small businesses including non-profits. Officials say 95% of businesses in Montgomery County have 50 or less employees and this legislation is aimed […]

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January 10, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Blair High School Seniors Pledge to Drive Responsibly

On Thursday morning, Councilmember Will Jawando hosted a launch event for the safe driving initiative, #DrivingItHome, at his alma mater of Montgomery Blair High School in Silver Spring. The initiative was started in Feb. 2019 by Prince George’s Council Member Monique Anderson-Walker. Anderson-Walker launched the initiative after a series of deadly collisions on Indian Head […]

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January 5, 2020 | Douglas Tallman

Hundreds Rally Against Anti-Semitism in Takoma Park

TAKOMA PARK — The hatred that fuels the anti-Semitic attacks also powers hatred for lots of other groups. “The people who hate us, hate lots of other people,” said Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich, speaking before a rally against anti-Semitism. The rally drew hundreds, who braved the cold evening to hear speakers and sing songs. […]

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January 2, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Damascus Library Expands Hours Beginning Sunday, Jan. 5

Good news for library lovers in Damascus. Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) officials have announced that Damascus Library, which is located at 9701 Main Street, will expand operating hours beginning Sunday, Jan. 5. They will be adding three morning hours on Wednesdays and two evening hours on Thursdays. “I am pleased these hours are being […]

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December 17, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Dozens Rally in Olney in Support of Impeaching Trump

On the eve of the House of Representatives voting on whether or not to impeach President Donald Trump, dozens of people showed up at Olney Manor Recreational Park to support removing the president from office. View this post on Instagram Dozens of people came out to Olney Manor Recreational Park on Tuesday night to rally […]

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December 16, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

County Officials to Lead Rally Protesting Widening of I-270, I-495

A rally has been scheduled for 7 p.m. Monday in the Silver Spring Civic Building, 1 Veterans Place, on the amendments to the multibillion-dollar Beltway and I-270 expansion. Both Montgomery County Council President Sidney Katz and Vice President Tom Hucker have called for the rally. Also expected to attend the rally is County Executive Marc […]

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November 19, 2019 | Andrea Sarralde

Concejo Aprueba Legislación sobre Equidad Racial y Justicia Social

El Concejo del Condado de Montgomery aprobó por unanimidad una ley de equidad racial y justicia social que cambia la forma en que el condado realiza las funciones básicas. Por ejemplo, la legislación requiere que el condado y cada departamento del condado desarrollen planes de acción de equidad racial y justicia social, y requiere que […]

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November 19, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Council Passes Racial Equity, Social Justice Legislation

The Montgomery County Council unanimously approved a racial equity and social justice law that changes the way the county performs basic functions. For example, the legislation requires the county and each county department to develop racial equity and social justice action plans, and it requires the county executive to explain how each management program promotes […]

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November 15, 2019 | Michelle Queen

County Report This Week

Michael Bruen hosts the latest episode of County Report This Week with news and information for Montgomery County. This episode includes: Marcus Jones is sworn in as Chief of the Montgomery County Police Department. County Executive Marc Elrich will be hosting 4Business Charrettes. November is National Caregivers Month. The Universities at Shady Grove opened its […]

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November 6, 2019 | Andrea Sarralde

Aprobado Proyecto de Ley Contra Discriminación por Peinados Naturales

Los miembros del Concejo del Condado de Montgomery votaron por unanimidad a favor de la Ley 30-19, la Ley CORONA o CROWN como se le conoce en inglés (Creación de un mundo respetuoso y abierto para el cabello natural), durante una audiencia, el martes. La Ley CORONA prohibirá la discriminación contra ciertos tipos de peinados […]

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