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December 8, 2020 | Toluwa Famuyide

Gaithersburg Councilwoman Receives Leadership Award from National League of Cities

The National League of Cities (NLC) announced Laurie-Anne Sayles, a Gaithersburg city council member, as the recipient of its 2020 leadership award. The honor recognizes a local elected leader who has been pivotal in serving as a role model for future female leaders. One of NLC’s five constituency groups, the Women in Municipal Government, presented […]

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November 24, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

In Wake of Kleine’s Ethics Violations, Council Works to Change Rules for CAO 

The Montgomery County Council’s Government Operations and Fiscal Policy (GO) committee recommended approval of a bill that would prohibit the county’s Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) from outside employment. This would be the only county employee held to this rule, said County Council Senior Legislative Attorney Robert Drummer during Monday’s committee meeting. The recommendation is related […]

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September 18, 2020 | Clara Longo de Freitas

Jawando Receives Threatening Comment on Social Media

Less than a month after reporting a racist, threatening comment on Instagram, Councilmember Will Jawando received another threat on social media. Jawando was going to participate in a virtual town hall Thursday night about alternatives to having police in school, he told MyMCMedia. The user made the threatening comment on a post promoting the virtual […]

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May 7, 2020 | Alexandra Macia

Councilmember Nancy Navarro Honored by Latin American Youth Center

Councilmember Nancy Navarro was honored on Wednesday by the Latin American Youth Center for her hard work and leadership on issues including immigration, healthcare, civil rights, education, racial equity and social justice. LAYC is an organization based out of Washington D.C. focused on empowering a diverse population of youth in order to successful transition them to […]

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April 17, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

P.G. County Councilmember Says 20 of her Relatives in New York Affected by COVID-19

Prince George’s County Councilmember Deni Taveras (District 2) is all too familiar with the pain COVID-19 brings.  She has lost four family members to the illness, and said two more are on the verge of passing away. 14 more are either confirmed or suspected to have the virus, she said in an interview with MyMCMedia’s […]

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March 24, 2020 | Alexandra Macia

Licensed Restaurants Now Allowed to Sell and Deliver Alcohol To-Go

Councilmember Evan Glass announced Tuesday that Montgomery County’s Alcohol and Beverage Services will now allow licensed restaurants to sell cocktails in takeout cups with lids. Restaurants will also be allowed to deliver beer, wine and cocktails, along with a meal, to addresses in Montgomery County, as long as they use their own staff. Maryland state […]

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February 20, 2020 | Alexandra Macia

Councilmembers Will Host Town Hall on Security for Faith-Based Communities

Montgomery County Councilmembers Andrew Friedson, Sidney Katz and Gabe Albornoz are hosting a town hall called “A Discussion of Security for Our Faith Communities.” The event will be held on Thursday, Feb. 27 from 7 -9 p.m. in the third-floor hearing room of the Montgomery County Council Office Building. In a statement, the council said […]

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April 5, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Councilmembers Meet with Senator Van Hollen

Montgomery County councilmembers met with Sen. Chris Van Hollen Friday afternoon. In a social media message to MCM, Councilmember Andrew Friedson had high praise for Van Hollen. “Our state and county are so lucky to have someone as gifted and highly-respected as Senator Van Hollen fighting for us. There are so many things happening at […]

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July 16, 2017 | Staff Writer

Aspen Hill Library Reopens After a Refresh (VIDEO)

Montgomery County officials are celebrating the grand reopening of the Aspen Hill Library branch, which reopened this past weekend. The $1.2 million refresh project took eight months to complete. Find out more in the video recap, below: Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett was joined at the grand opening celebration by Councilmembers Sidney Katz and Marc […]

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February 14, 2017 | Staff Writer

County Council Urges State of Maryland to Ban Fracking

The Montgomery County Council has approved a resolution, introduced by Councilmember Marc Elrich, urging the Maryland General Assembly and Governor Larry Hogan to enact a statewide ban on hydraulic fracturing and other types of “Unconventional Gas Development and Production.” “We have banned fracking in Montgomery County. But that is not enough,” said Elrich. We have […]

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