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December 8, 2020 | Reid Flumbaum

Online Seller Held at Gunpoint Over Scarce PlayStation 5, Police Say

The recently released PlayStation 5 (PS5) has been hard to come by this year, and with the holidays quickly approaching, people looking to buy one have been forced to search online marketplaces like Craigslist and OfferUp. But for one seller on OfferUp, the parking lot transaction for his PS5 did not go as planned. According […]

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December 1, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Maryland COVID-19 Cases Surpass 200,000; County’s Daily Cases Top 500 for Only 2nd Time

Montgomery County COVID-19 Statistics The Maryland Department of Health has reported 506 new cases of COVID-19 in Montgomery County Tuesday morning. This is only the second time new cases were greater than 500, the first was 533 recorded on May 19.  The county’s cumulative case count is 33,906. The county has a rolling seven-day average […]

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December 1, 2020 | Toluwa Famuyide

Senior Planet Montgomery Offering Free Online Classes Through Dec. 4

Senior Planet Montgomery is offering another set of online classes for elderly residents that focuses on how to “thrive” at home. The sessions, which are being offered from Nov. 30 to Dec. 4, include “Virtual Activism Against Racism and Police Brutality” and “Cloud Storage.” These classes concentrate on user-friendly tools and resources and are designed […]

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December 1, 2020 | Sydney Bullock

Montgomery County Dedicates Dec. 1 as Rosa Parks Day

On Tuesday, County Executive Marc Elrich and Council President Sidney Katz proclaimed Dec. 1 as Rosa Parks Day. 65 years ago Tuesday – December 1, 1955 – Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat to a white man on a Montgomery Alabama bus. Her bravery and arrest sparked the Montgomery Bus Boycott, where 42,000 […]

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December 1, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Watch Live: Hogan to Provide Update on COVID-19 Surge Tuesday at 4 p.m.

Gov. Larry Hogan will provide an update on the COVID-19 surge in Maryland Tuesday at 4 p.m. Watch it here: Hogan’s address will be streamed live on Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube. Today at 4 p.m., l will hold a press conference to provide updates on our response to the new surge of COVID-19. Watch live […]

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December 1, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know Today, Dec. 1, in Montgomery County

Today is Tuesday, Dec. 1, and it is Giving Tuesday. Make sure to support Montgomery County nonprofits during this time of economic uncertainty. Here are five things to know in Montgomery County: 1. Donate to Montgomery Community Media: It’s been a challenging year for all with the coronavirus. We’ve been dedicated to providing Montgomery County […]

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November 24, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

County Will Discuss Plans to End HIV Epidemic at Virtual Town Hall on World AIDS Day

Montgomery County is working to end the HIV epidemic by 2030 and will discuss its plans during a virtual town hall on Dec. 1 which is World AIDS Day. The county was named a priority jurisdiction for the federal Ending the HIV Epidemic Initiative and plans to reduce new HIV transmissions by 90% by 2030. […]

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November 10, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Neall Becomes 2nd Top State Health Official to Retire During Pandemic

Gov. Larry Hogan announced at Tuesday’s coronavirus news conference that Robert Neall, Maryland’s Secretary of Health, will be retiring Dec. 1. Hogan said he received the news Tuesday afternoon and he has not named Neall’s replacement. Neall is the second top official from Maryland Health Department to leave his position since the pandemic. Former Deputy […]

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December 3, 2018 | Staff Writer

Bethesda’s Katie Ledecky Wins Three National Titles at the Winter National Championships

Keeping Up with Katie: The latest news and information about Olympic champion swimmer and Montgomery County’s own Katie Ledecky. After her final race at the USA Swimming Winter National Championships, Katie Ledecky won three National titles. The Winter Nationals were held in Greensboro, North Carolina last week from Nov. 28 through Dec. 1. The Winter Nationals […]

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November 30, 2018 | Michelle Queen

Elrich Takoma Park Listening Session Held Saturday

County Executive-elect Marc Elrich is holding a series of listening sessions in communities throughout the county. Saturday, Elrich was at Takoma Park Middle School for a meeting on his tour. Watch the meeting in its entirety: The remaining stop on Elrich’s Listening Tour is scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 11 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at […]

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