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July 15, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Cierran Dos Negocios de Silver Spring por no Cumplir Medidas de Distanciamiento Social

El condado de Montgomery anunció el martes en un comunicado que cerró el domingo dos restaurantes de Silver Spring por violar las restricciones de distanciamiento social establecidas para evitar la propagación del coronavirus. Society Lounge y Republic Garden, ambos ubicados en Georgia Avenue, fueron cerrados por funcionarios de salud y se les “suspendió […] su […]

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July 14, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Two Silver Spring Businesses Closed for Not Enforcing Social Distancing Measures

Montgomery County announced in a statement Tuesday that it closed two Silver Spring restaurants Sunday for violating its coronavirus social distancing restrictions. Society Lounge and Republic Garden, both located on Georgia Avenue, were closed by health officials and had “their license[s] suspended […] for not maintaining adequate social distancing.” In order to reopen again, the county […]

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July 10, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Featured - Phase 2

County Leaders Address Businesses That Ignore Phase Re-Opening Guidelines

Montgomery County leaders have made it clear that any business that ignores public health orders faces potential citations and closures. Currently, the county is in Phase 2 of re-opening. Local health leaders say they want to see a continuous decrease in COVID-19 cases before moving into Phase 3. During a virtual media briefing on Wednesday, […]

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April 28, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Council Approves Funding for COVID-19 Rental Assistance and Housing Stabilization

Local elected officials are working to make sure all residents have a roof over their heads during these unprecedented times. Montgomery County Councilmembers discussed housing stabilization and rental assistance funding during a virtual public hearing on Tuesday. The Council received public testimony and voted unanimously on a special appropriation of $2 million to the Fiscal Year […]

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February 26, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Concejo Condena Nueva Regulación de Trump contra Inmigrantes

“Es una decisión devastadora que obliga a varias familias de aquí, en el condado de Montgomery y en todo el país, a tomar la decisión de tener que elegir entre acceder a los servicios, que ellos y sus familias necesitan tan críticamente, o no”, dijo el Concejal Gabe Albornoz en una reunión del Concejo anoche. […]

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February 26, 2020 | Grace Mottley

County Council Condemns New Trump Regulation Against Immigrants

As President Trump’s public charge regulation goes into effect, the Montgomery County Council voted to condemn the new regulation and urge immigrant families to access local services.  The new regulation, called the public charge rule, would prevent immigrant families who have used public assistance programs from receiving permanent residency status. This regulation went into effect […]

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March 26, 2019 | Bryan Gallion

Montgomery County Establishes 24/7 Homeless Information Line

Trained specialists will share information about Montgomery County homeless services through a newly established, 24/7 information line. The resource, launched by the county’s Department of Health and Human Services, also allows callers to provide information about the location of individuals experiencing homelessness so community partners can offer support. “Launching an information line is vital to […]

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March 18, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Elrich, Navarro Release Statements on Mosque Shooting in New Zealand

Elrich and Navarro both released statements about the attacks on the two mosques in New Zealand on Friday. The attacks left dozens of people dead. Council President Nancy Navarro said in a statement that the council stands with the people of New Zealand and is committed to helping Montgomery County’s Muslim community practice their faith. […]

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February 28, 2019 | Bryan Gallion

Racial Disparities Exist in County’s Pregnancy Outcomes, Study Finds

Montgomery County outperforms state and national averages related to maternal and infant health indicators, but discrepancies exist based on race, according to a report released by county health officials this month. The report is the first of its kind. It includes information about pregnancy-related outcomes, comparing Montgomery County data to Maryland and U.S. statistics between […]

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January 30, 2018 | Staff Writer

Dozens Attend Community Meeting to Discuss Homelessness

Dozens gathered in Silver Spring for a community meeting to discuss homelessness in the area. Following the meeting, Uma Ahluwalia, director for the county’s Department of Health and Human Services, explains the next steps in ending chronic homelessness. IW's Christine Hong: We are seeing successes by offering multiple services in one location to address #poverty […]

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