County Executive Marc Elrich

June 23, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Elrich Unveils Climate Plan ‘Among the Most Ambitious in the World’ to Cut Greenhouse Gas Emissions

On Wednesday, Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich unveiled the county’s Climate Action Plan. At the Marian Fryer Town Plaza in Downtown Wheaton, Elrich said the county’s climate goals aim to cut greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) by 80% by 2027 and 100% by 2035 compared to 2005 levels. “They are among the most ambitious in the […]

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June 15, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

El programa de Calles Compartidas Continuará Durante todo el Verano en Montgomery

El programa de calles compartidas del condado de Montgomery continuará durante todo el verano, anunció el condado en un comunicado el 11 de junio. El Departamento de Transporte (MCDOT) inició el programa de Calles Compartidas cuando comenzó la pandemia de COVID-19. Cerró algunas carreteras a los automóviles para permitir actividades al aire libre como caminar […]

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June 14, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

County’s Shared Streets Program Will Continue Throughout Summer

Montgomery County’s Shared Streets program will continue throughout the summer, the county announced in a June 11 statement. The Department of Transportation (MCDOT) began the Shared Streets program when the COVID-19 pandemic started. It closed some roads to cars to allow outdoor activities like walking and dining. Areas like the Bethesda Streetery offer outdoor in-street […]

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June 9, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

County Hosts Town Hall on Women in the Workforce After COVID-19

Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich is holding a virtual town hall at noon on June 11 on “the alarming reduction in the number of women in the U.S. workforce” due to the pandemic. This is part of a series of town hall meetings concerning the effects of COVID-19. Judy Stephenson, the county’s small business navigator, […]

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June 8, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Elrich Signs Ezechiel’s Law Requiring Window Guards for Certain Rental Units

About eight months after a two-year-old boy fell from an apartment window and died in Takoma Park, a bill mandating stronger window guard requirements has been signed into law. Ezechiel Nguemezi died in October 2020 after falling from a third-floor apartment building window. Montgomery County Council President Tom Hucker spearheaded Bill 51-20, which requires landlords […]

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June 4, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

County Leaders Celebrate New Treatment Center: ‘This Facility Is Going To Save Lives’

Montgomery County leaders joined a ribbon-cutting ceremony Friday to celebrate the new Avery Road Treatment Center in Rockville. Under construction since fall 2018, the center offers 64 residential beds for substance use disorder treatment, as well as outpatient treatment services. County Council Vice President Gabe Albornoz said the facility is needed now more than ever. […]

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June 3, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

Maryland Termina los Beneficios de Desempleo por la Pandemia a Partir del 3 de Julio

A partir del 3 de julio, los residentes de Maryland que han estado recibiendo beneficios por desempleo a raíz de la pandemia ya no los recibirán. El gobernador Larry Hogan anunció que Maryland descontinuará el beneficio adicional de $300 por semana y restablecerá los requisitos de que quienes reciben beneficios por desempleo deben demostrar que […]

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June 2, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Maryland Ending Enhanced Pandemic Unemployment Benefits Beginning July 3

As of July 3, Marylanders who have been collecting enhanced pandemic unemployment benefits will no longer receive them. Gov. Larry Hogan announced that Maryland is discontinuing the extra $300 a week benefit as well as reinstating requirements that those receiving unemployment benefits must show they are actively searching for work. “Our health and economic recovery […]

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May 25, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

Elrich Insta a Cambiar el Nombre de White Flint Metro a North Bethesda Metro

El ejecutivo del condado, Marc Elrich, envió una carta a la Autoridad de Tránsito del Área Metropolitana de Washington (WMATA) solicitando que la estación de metro de White Flint se rebautizara como “Estación de metro North Bethesda”. Esta carta fue enviada hace un par de semanas, desde que la organización Friends of White Flint le […]

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May 25, 2021 | Staff Writer

Elrich Urges WMATA to Change Name From White Flint Metro to North Bethesda Metro

County Executive Marc Elrich sent a letter to the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) requesting that the White Flint Metro Station be renamed “North Bethesda Metro Station.” This letter was sent more than two weeks since the organization Friends of White Flint asked the county government consider changing the new “North Bethesda” name for […]

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