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November 12, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Council Demands Reimbursement, Outside Inspection of Dept. of Permitting Services

Four managers with the Montgomery County Department of Permitting Services allowed their inspectors to be paid COVID hazardous pay even though they were not out in the field or meeting with the public, according to County Inspector General Megan Limarzi. As a result, slightly more than a total of $100,000 in this differential pay was […]

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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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August 4, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Concejo Aprueba más de $3 Millones para la Comunidad Afroamericana Afectada por Covid-19

Durante una sesión el martes, los miembros del Concejo del Condado de Montgomery aprobaron por unanimidad la asignación especial de la Respuesta Dirigida a COVID-19 del Comité Ejecutivo del Programa de Salud Afroamericano. Council approves $3.3 million special appropriation for the African American Health Program’s Targeted #COVID19 Response. The funding was spearheaded by Councilmembers @RicePolitics […]

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July 16, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Five Things to Know for July 16 in Montgomery County

It’s Thursday, July 16, and here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. COVID-19 Test Options: There will be a free COVID-19 testing clinic available in White Oak today. Although appointments are full for the Takoma Park location, there are other options available. Click here for more details. The clinics are free, and you do not need […]

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July 10, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Novavax in Gaithersburg Awarded 1.6 Billion Grant for COVID-19 Vaccine Development

The Federal government recently awarded Gaithersburg-based biotech company Novavax 1.6 billion in funding to develop and distribute 100 million COVID-19 vaccines as early as the end of this year. County Cable Montgomery’s Susan Kenedy spoke with Jim Young, the Novavax Chairman of the Board, about the work being done at Novavax. He explained why the […]

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June 23, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

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County Council Members Considering $3.25 Million Allocation For Arts

The Montgomery County Council introduced legislation on Tuesday to allocate $3,250,000 to arts groups to help them recover from the effects of the pandemic when performing and visual arts, concerts and film venues were all cancelled. “From our largest venue to our smallest, all are hurting,” said Councilmember Craig Rice. A public hearing is set […]

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June 15, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

As Council Calls to Limit ‘Use of Force,’ Police Union Says its Ideas Have Gone ‘Unheard’

As thousands protest police brutality and racial injustice throughout the country, the calls to reform police unions — which can stand in the way of prosecuting officers who kill unarmed people of color — are getting louder. Montgomery County Police Department’s union is the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 35 (FOP Lodge 35). In a […]

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June 9, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Resolución del Concejo Declara el Racismo como Emergencia de Salud Pública

El concejal del condado de Montgomery, Will Jawando, presentó una resolución para declarar el racismo como una emergencia de salud pública, en una reunión del Concejo el martes. El concejal Jawando mencionó que “los problemas de salud racial han estado en curso y que son aún más obvios en este momento”. “Las disparidades de salud […]

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June 9, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Council Introduces Resolution Declaring Racism a Public Health Emergency

Montgomery County Councilmember Will Jawando introduced a resolution to declare racism a public health emergency at a council meeting Tuesday.  He discussed the killings of black people, like George Floyd, by police officers.  “It’s long past time we focus on the direct link to these deaths and these poor outcomes: racism,” Jawando said. He brought […]

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March 31, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know for March 31 in Montgomery County

Today is Tuesday, March 31, and it is Equal Pay Day. Here are five things worthy of your knowledge in Montgomery County. 1. Stay at Home: Gov. Larry Hogan, along with Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam (D) and D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser (D), have enacted “Stay at Home” orders in the DMV area. So, stay at home […]

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