County Executive Marc Elrich

January 21, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Elrich Impressed by Day of Service Event Turnout

The Bethesda North Marriott Hotel was packed Monday for Montgomery County’s MLK Day of Service event. Volunteer projects include packaging food for those in need, making scarves for hospice patients and crafting Valentine’s Day cards for seniors. County Executive Marc Elrich offered his perspective on King’s legacy and the importance of volunteer work. Elrich was […]

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January 21, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

MCM’s January SBN Features County Executive Elrich and Council President Katz

Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich and Council President Sidney Katz joined Kelly Leonard for Montgomery Community Media’s Small Business Network (SBN) session on Tuesday, January 21 at our studios in Rockville. The series of monthly morning sessions facilitated by Kelly Leonard addresses topics of interest to small business owners in Montgomery County. The January topic […]

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January 21, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know for Jan. 21 in Montgomery County

It’s Tuesday, Jan. 21 and the long weekend is over. Here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Council in Session: Montgomery County Council meets at 10:30 a.m. in the council hearing room in Rockville. Here’s a look at the agenda. 2. Gaithersburg Reads: Gaithersburg Mayor Jud Ashman has started a community-wide book club […]

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January 20, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

MLK Day of Service Event Packed with Volunteers, Elected Officials

The Bethesda North Marriott Hotel and Conference Center was packed for Montgomery County’s MLK Day of Service event on Jan. 20.  The Montgomery County Volunteer Center held the event to celebrate and honor the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. through volunteer work. Projects included writing letters for troops and orphans, making baskets for […]

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January 17, 2020 | Cindy Peña

Elrich Reacts to Third Pedestrian Fatality in 2020

Only two weeks into the new year and already three people have died in pedestrian-related collisions on Montgomery County roads. The latest happened on Rockville Pike, near Wootton Parkway, around 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, January 16. This incident came 24 hours after a pedestrian was hit and killed on Rockville Pike Wednesday night. These pedestrian […]

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January 16, 2020 | Cindy Peña

Albornoz in Step with Elrich on Early Education

Montgomery County Council Member Gabe Albornoz says early education is a mandatory investment for the county’s future. Responding to County Executive Marc Elrich’s first State of the County Address and his proposed Capital budget, Albornoz agreed with Elrich that funding for the Early Care and Education Initiative – that includes renovating and replacing existing child […]

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January 16, 2020 | Cindy Peña

Reaction Mixed to Elrich’s Proposed Budget

Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich unveiled his 2021-2026 budget during his first State of the County address on Wednesday, stressing affordable housing as one of his top priorities. To prove it, he recommended adding a record $132 million to the capital budget for affordable housing projects over the next six years. Elrich says money will […]

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January 16, 2020 | Cindy Peña

Second Pedestrian Fatality of 2020 Being Investigated

It’s only two weeks into the new year and already two Montgomery County residents have died after being struck by cars on county streets. Montgomery County police are still investigating a fatal pedestrian accident that took place on Rockville Pike around 8:40 pm on Wednesday, January 15th. Police say 28 year old Adam Moche Aseraph […]

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January 15, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

With Radon at High Levels, Officials Urge Residents to Take Action

Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich and other officials recognized January as Radon Action Month before the county council on Jan. 14.  The county’s Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) wants to remind residents of the dangers of radon poisoning and to test their homes for it. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), radon is […]

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January 10, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Elrich Seeking Solar Panel Requirements on All New Single-Family Homes in 2022

Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich wants to pass a bill that would require new single-family houses to have solar panels on their roofs starting in 2022. The environmentally-conscious solar panels would turn sunlight into electricity. Elrich wants to officially introduce the bill this year, according to The Washington Post.  In 2017, the Montgomery County Council […]

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