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July 1, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

The Ever Annoying Silver Spring Metro Turnback Ends

Forest Glen, Wheaton, and Glenmont Metro riders officially have a less annoying commute because the Silver Spring “turnback” is no more. County officials came out to the Wheaton Metro on Monday morning to celebrate the end of the Silver Spring Metro Red Line Turnback. Now, all redline trains will travel all the way to and […]

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June 27, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

In Germantown, More Than 200 Sound off on Racial Equity

The Montgomery County-wide conversation on racial equity and social justice continued Wednesday night at the BlackRock Center for the Arts in Germantown. More than 200 people came out to share how they’ve seen inequities play out in their communities and their ideas about how county officials can create policies to address these injustices. County Executive […]

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June 25, 2019 | Abigail Brooke

Friedson Bill Would Waive Housing Fee for Disabled Individuals

Councilmember Andrew Friedson introduced legislation that would waive fees for individuals with disabilities living in accessory dwelling units, or ADUs. The County Council is currently considering Zoning Text Amendment 19-01, which would loosen restrictions for ADUs. This would allow residents to create ADUs for their loved ones with disabilities so that the individuals can have […]

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June 19, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

First African American Woman Police Captain Recognized by Council

Montgomery County Council recognized the first black woman in Montgomery County to achieve the rank of “Captain” in the MCPD force at its meeting on Tuesday. Councilmember Will Jawando sponsored the proclamation to honor Capt. Sonia Pruitt. Pruitt has served in the police force for 27 years, and during her time in the force, she’s […]

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June 17, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

County Council to Weigh Police Oversight Commission

Legislation that will be introduced Tuesday that would establish a Montgomery County police advisory commission, giving the public greater oversight of county police. Montgomery County Councilmember Hans Riemer is the lead sponsor. “I think the public has a lot at stake in police practices that govern how the police do their work. It makes sense […]

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June 12, 2019 | Andrea Sarralde

Concejal Jawando describe su experiencia tras ser detenido por una infracción de tránsito

El concejal Will Jawando fue detenido por un policía del estado de Maryland el sábado, sólo unos días después de haber organizado un foro comunitario sobre vigilancia policial.  El oficial le preguntó si era el dueño del automóvil o si tenía órdenes judiciales pendientes.  “Entonces supe que esto era un pretexto, cuando un oficial de policía detiene a […]

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June 11, 2019 | Abigail Brooke

Racial Disparities Have ‘Real Life Consequences’

Councilmember Jawando got choked up at a Montgomery County Council meeting Tuesday after presentations about racial equity. He told the story of a friend’s death to gun violence over 20 years ago, and how he could connect the killing to the disparities described. “These things have real life consequences for many people,” he said, adding […]

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June 11, 2019 | Staff Writer

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Councilmember Will Jawando to Kickoff Library Listening Tour

Montgomery County Councilmember Will Jawando is kicking off a Library Listening Tour on June 12 at 7 p.m. at the Silver Spring Library [900 Wayne Avenue]. During his Listening Tour, Councilmember Jawando will be visiting all 21 libraries across the County to engage in community conversations about what residents would like to experience at their […]

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June 7, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Residents Take Police Concerns to Elrich, Jawando

About 200 people went to Kennedy High School in Wheaton on Thursday night for a community forum on policing. Many expressed their grievances with the force.

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May 29, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Elrich Updates Status of Council’s Body Camera Request

Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich said the Montgomery County Council will receive the body camera footage from the officers who took part in an incident at a McDonald’s where an officer used the N-word. The footage from the officer has already been released. One of the men being questioned released his own video to social […]

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