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August 6, 2020 | Tori Bergel

3 Food Distribution Events Happening Saturday

Three food distribution events are scheduled for Saturday, August 8. Two in Silver Spring and one in Germantown. All three will begin at 10 a.m. and operate until noon. The first in Silver Spring, taking place at Francis Scott Key Middle School at 910 Schindler Drive, is a drive-thru style “grab & go.” They have […]

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August 4, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Padres de Familia y Escuelas Privadas Presentan una Demanda

Varios padres de familia y escuelas privadas firmaron una demanda que se presentó el 3 de agosto en el Tribunal de Distrito de EE.UU., alegando que el Oficial de Salud del Condado, Dr. Travis Gayles, excedió su autoridad cuando ordenó que todas las escuelas privadas permanecieran virtuales hasta al menos el 1 de octubre. Tras […]

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August 4, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Private School Parents File Lawsuit, Still Fearful County Will Force Their Kids to Learn Virtually

Several parents and private schools signed onto a lawsuit that was filed Aug. 3 in U.S. District Court, claiming County Health Officer Dr. Travis Gayles exceeded his authority when he directed all private schools to remain virtual until at least Oct. 1. Gov. Larry Hogan took the teeth out of Gayles’ directive by issuing an […]

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August 3, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Gayles, Elrich React to Hogan Overturning Directive to Keep Private Schools Closed

Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich and County Health Officer Dr. Travis Gayles learned that Gov. Larry Hogan was overturning the county’s directive to keep private schools in the county closed over a Zoom news conference Monday afternoon. Moments after Hogan tweeted the emergency order – which allows private schools to set their own reopening plan […]

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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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July 9, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Councilmembers Debate When Police Can Use Deadly Force, No Knock Warrants

Members of the Montgomery County Council discussed the use of force, choke and neck holds, no knock warrants and other controversial police tactics during their July 9 public safety committee meeting. The committee plans to update certain police policies in light of local and nationwide police abuse incidents, especially the death of George Floyd Jr. […]

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June 29, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Leaders Say Donations Are Essential for Montgomery County Food Security Fund

On Saturday, Councilmember Will Jawando announced in Silver Spring the launch of the Montgomery County Food Security Fund. The fund is a partnership between the county and the Greater Washington Community Foundation. The goal of the fund is to connect more food to more people. The County Council allocated $10.3 million to the fund, but it […]

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June 27, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Albornoz: Need for Food Security Now ‘Off the Charts’

Councilmember Will Jawando introduced a public-private partnership with the Greater Washington Community Foundation Saturday, which launches the Montgomery County Food Security Fund. The goal of the food security fund is to “connect food to more people” in the county by supporting restaurants, food banks, and local farmers. Saturday’s news conference took place at East County […]

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June 17, 2020 | Shauneen Miranda

Newly Introduced $10.5 Million Appropriation Addresses Food Insecurity in the County

A newly introduced $10.5 million special appropriation could help alleviate the issue of food security and also support local food banks, restaurants and farmers.  Today the Council introduced a special appropriation of $10,500,00 to address the food security challenges of County residents, while supporting local food banks, restaurants & farmers through a public-private partnership with […]

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June 17, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Five Things to Know for June 17 in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know in Montgomery County for Wednesday, June 17. 1. Virtual Youth Town Hall: Montgomery County Recreation will hold a youth town hall from 7-8:15 p.m. to give youth a platform to discuss social justice and current protests. 2. Katie Ledecky Virtual Storytime: Councilmember Will Jawando will be joined by Olympic swimmer […]

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