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July 10, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Yale Student Body President Returns Home to Germantown

Germantown’s hometown hero, Kahil 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 28, 2019 | Ben Palmer

Councilmember Rice’s Chief of Staff Loses Battle With ALS

County Council President Nancy Navarro released a press statement expressing her condolences over the death of Steve Goldstein, the chief of staff to Councilmember Craig Rice. Goldstein passed away at his home on May 27 after battling ALS. He worked in politics with Rice since the councilmember’s election to the House of Delegates in 2006, […]

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May 20, 2019 | Staff Writer

Contest Challenges Students to be a ‘Councilmember for a Day’

Montgomery County Councilmember Craig Rice’s office is accepting entries in the 2019 Councilmember for a Day Challenge from now through June 14. This is the fourth year Rice will host the winner of the contest as an honorary Councilmember for a Day. Rice, who serves as the chair of the Council’s Education Committee, is asking […]

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May 13, 2019 | Staff Writer

Councilmembers Reimer, Rice, Albornoz and Jawando Announce Presentation Award Winners

At the culmination of the 2019 Invent the Future Challenge Saturday more than 850 middle school students presented their inventions for preserving the planet. For a full year, the students had worked on their ideas, creating solutions and designing prototypes. The team of judges included professionals from MOAA, NIST, Pepco, Emergent BioSolutions, University of Maryland, […]

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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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April 4, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

Five Things to Know for April 4 in Montgomery County

Today is Thursday, April 4. Here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Community Conversation with Councilmember Andrew Friedson: This is an opportunity for residents to share concerns, and discuss important local issues specific to their neighborhood and District 1. This event will be held from 7:30 – 9 p.m. at the Kensington […]

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April 3, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know for April 3 in Montgomery County

Today is Wednesday, April 3. Here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. MCPS Early Release: It’s the end of the quarter at Montgomery County Public Schools, so students are getting a half day today! 2. Breakfast with a Councilmember: Councilmember Craig Rice is hosting an April Breakfast meeting for District 2 area residents. […]

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March 27, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know for March 27 in Montgomery County

Today is Wednesday, March 27. Here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Education Budget Meeting: Montgomery County Council Education Committee Chair Craig Rice, Montgomery County Public Schools Superintendent Jack Smith, and Montgomery College President DeRionne Pollard are bringing their education budget meeting to Montgomery College Takoma Park Campus tonight from 6:30 to 8:30 […]

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