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April 14, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Jawando Plans to Continue Virtual Stories Throughout Term on Council

Since the start of the coronavirus closures in March 2020, Councilmember Will Jawando has been live streaming videos of himself and guests reading children’s books. “Virtual Storytime with Councilmember Jawando” launched in March 2020 after schools were abruptly closed and families were adjusting to virtual learning. One year into the pandemic, Jawando has filmed more […]

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April 9, 2021 | Michael Hernández

El Concejo Aprueba $1 millón para Ayudar con el Alquiler de Pequeñas Empresas

El martes el Concejo del Condado de Montgomery en una decisión unánime aprobó una asignación especial de $1 millón para ayudar a las pequeñas empresas con los pagos de alquiler. El esfuerzo, que fue dirigido por el concejal Will Jawando, se introdujo originalmente “para crear un programa para proporcionar subvenciones a las pequeñas empresas para […]

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April 9, 2021 | Jasmine Boykin

Council Approves $1 Million Special Appropriation to Help Small Businesses

Montgomery County Council unanimously approved a $1 million special appropriation to assist small businesses with rent payments on Tuesday. The effort, which was led by Councilmember Will Jawando, was originally introduced “to create a program to provide grants to small businesses to support rental costs, either current or overdue rent payments,” according to a recent […]

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April 7, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

One Year Later, County Public Library Buildings Still Not Fully Open

As more people get the coronavirus vaccine, life is beginning to resemble a “new normal” — children are returning to classrooms, people are eating outside, and recreation centers are allowing some patrons to use its facilities. As restrictions for establishments are loosening, library buildings in Montgomery County still remain mostly closed. Anita Vassallo, director of Montgomery […]

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April 6, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

‘Definition of School-to-Prison Pipeline’: Council Discusses Police Incident Involving Kindergartner

The outcome of an internal investigation into a 2020 incident, in which body camera footage shows two Montgomery County police officers screaming at and handcuffing a kindergartner who left his school, cannot be revealed due to state law, MCPD Chief Marcus Jones said during a council meeting. Council President Tom Hucker convened a discussion Tuesday […]

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March 26, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

‘Indignación y Disgusto’ por el Video de los Oficiales de Policía y un Niño de 5 Años

La policía del condado de Montgomery publicó un video de 51 minutos y 22 segundos de un incidente del 14 de enero de 2020, en el que un estudiante de Kínder de East Silver Spring, que se había alejado de su escuela, fue localizado por agentes de la policía del condado de Montgomery (MCPD). El […]

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March 26, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

‘Horrified and Disgusted’: Elrich, Councilmembers Express Outrage Over Video of Police Officers and 5-Year-Old Boy

This story was updated with new information at 2:35 p.m. on Friday.  Montgomery County Police released a 51-minute-and-22-second video of a Jan. 14, 2020 incident in which an East Silver Spring kindergarten student — who had walked away from his school — was located by Montgomery County Police (MCPD) officers. The video shows two police […]

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March 22, 2021 | Gracie Tanner

Feed the Fridge Program Launches Second Location

A second Feed the Fridge location launched Monday at the Takoma Park Community Center. The Feed the Fridge program aims to decrease food insecurity by providing free meals from high quality restaurants throughout the Washington, D.C. area, according to a press release. Medium Rare restaurant owner Mark Bucher first launched the program in Takoma Park […]

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March 12, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Jawando Calls Hogan’s Lifting of Capacity Restrictions ‘Irresponsible’

Before the Montgomery County Council approved several county-wide COVID-19 measures easing coronavirus restrictions for businesses and establishments on Friday, MyMCM spoke to councilmember Will Jawando. Jawando addressed why Montgomery County is not following Gov. Larry Hogan’s new public health executive orders went into effect at 5 p.m. allowing restaurants, bars, places of worship, and establishments […]

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March 9, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Hogan Lifts State Capacity Limits for Dining; Montgomery County Leaders Express Opposition

Gov. Larry Hogan announced at a press conference Tuesday that the state will start easing capacity limits at bars, restaurants, and other establishments. Hogan’s updated executive order means that starting Friday at 5 p.m., capacity limits for indoor and outdoor restaurants and foodservice establishments will be lifted. The order notes that restaurants and bars can […]

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