County Councilmember Craig Rice

November 5, 2020 | Toluwa Famuyide

Commission for Women to Host Covid-19 Listening Tours

The Montgomery County Commission for Women will host a series of virtual listening sessions during the month of November. According to a press release, these virtual sessions will allow women in the county to share how they’ve been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The tours will be held from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., with […]

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October 20, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Montgomery Village Public Safety Town Hall Planned for Nov. 9

Montgomery County Councilmember Craig Rice is hosting a public safety town hall for residents of Montgomery Village on Nov. 9 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Speaking at the town hall will be Montgomery County Police 6th District Commander Michael Ward, Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Chief Scott Goldstein and Sheriff Darren Popkin. .@RicePolitics I'm […]

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October 15, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Thursday is Last Day to Complete Census

Thursday, Oct. 15 is the last day to fill out census forms. According to a graphic from Montgomery County, every Marylander not counted in the census costs the state approximately $18,250 over 10 years. Every 10 years, the government conducts a population count across the United States. .@RicePolitics #Census2020 Let's Make Sure Everyone is Counted […]

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February 19, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Black History Month: MCM Spotlights Yale Student Body President Kahlil Greene

At 19-years-old, Kahlil Greene of Germantown is already a Montgomery County Black History-maker. Greene was elected the first black student body president of Yale University. His term as student body president started in May 2019 and it concludes in May 2020. MyMCMedia caught up with Greene, who is currently a junior studying U.S. History and […]

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September 13, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

County Leaders Want to Keep Vape Shops Away from Schools

Montgomery County Councilmembers Gabe Albornoz and Craig Rice are holding a press conference in Rockville on Monday to discuss initiatives to address the vaping crisis. During the press conference, they will talk about ZTA 19-06, a zoning amendment that would prohibit vape shops that distribute e-cigarettes from opening within a half-mile of middle and high […]

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July 10, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Yale Student Body President Returns Home to Germantown

Germantown’s hometown hero, Kahlil Greene, paid a visit to Montgomery County in early July. Greene, a Poolesville  High School alumnus, made headlines this year when he was elected the first black student body president of Yale University in its 318-year history. Germantown's very own, Kahlil Greene, was elected as the first African American student body […]

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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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May 10, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Montgomery Police Release Footage Showing MCPD Officer Using N-Word

Montgomery County police are investigating an incident of racial bias involving one of their police officers. MCPD released a statement Thursday evening saying that they take “allegations of racial discrimination seriously.” “We are committed to serving all members of the community in a fair, impartial, and non-discriminatory manner at all times. All allegations of misconduct surrounding […]

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May 7, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Council Unanimously Passes Police Accountability Bill

The Montgomery County Council unanimously passed the Law Enforcement Trust and Transparency Act, or the LETT Act, on Tuesday. Will Jawando, the lead sponsor, said that the bill addresses a “need for community trust and input in all policing matters.” The LETT Act requires, that if a police officer is involved in the death of […]

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March 8, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

Comprehensive Early Childhood Education Plan Announced

A press conference was held this week to introduce an Early Care and Education Initiative. The four-year action plan was announced by County Executive Marc Elrich, Council President Nancy Navarro, and the County Council, as well as MCPS Superintendent Jack Smith, Montgomery College President Dr. DeRionne Pollard, local childcare providers, and other community leaders. The […]

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