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August 8, 2017 | Phyllis Armstrong

Montgomery County Plans Exercises As Silver Spring Explosion Nears Anniversary (VIDEO)

The tragic explosion at Flower Branch Apartments on August 10 last year is still prompting in-depth discussions and planning in Montgomery County. The agencies and employees involved continue to assess the response to the emergency in Silver Spring that killed seven people and left dozens of others injured and without homes. Officials at the Department […]

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May 29, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

County Program That Gives Teens Second Chances Celebrates 20 Years (VIDEO)

Teen Court, a program aimed at giving teens second chances in the judicial system, is celebrating 20 years of service in the community. The program was created in March of 1997  for first or second time juvenile offenders who have pleaded guilty to committing misdemeanor offenses. As a result of the guilty plea, respondents appear […]

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February 28, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

County Health Department to Assist Families Facing Deportation

The Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services will provide support services to families who have a family member facing deportation, according to participants in a closed meeting Tuesday of county officials. Councilmember Nancy Navarro said the HHS presentation contained “well thought-out protocols,” which would include, for example, establishing shelters for children who may […]

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November 18, 2016 | Mitti Hicks

Adoptions of 11 Children Finalized During Celebration (PHOTOS)

As county judges finalized the adoptions of 11 children during a special ceremony Friday afternoon, emotions were high. Tears strolled down family members’ faces as each child was introduced with their new last names. “It’s very emotional,” said adoptive parent Stephanie Labetant. “It’s the second adoption we’ve done but it’s still very special.” County leaders […]

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November 3, 2016 | Mitti Hicks

Local Nonprofit in Rockville Receives $100,000 Grant to Help End Poverty (VIDEO)

One local nonprofit in Rockville is one of only three workforce entities in the U.S. to receive a grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation to address and help break the cycle of poverty. WorkSource Montgomery will receive $100,000 over the next three years along with technical assistance from national experts to promote public policies and […]

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October 8, 2016 | Staff Writer

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County Sponsored Flu Vaccination Clinics Taking Appointments (VIDEO)

Montgomery County’s Department of Health and Human Services is sponsoring eight flu vaccine clinics this month and next. Health officials are reminding all residents to protect themselves against the flu virus and now is the time to make your vaccination appointment. Find out more in this report, below: Check the county’s flu vaccination webpage for […]

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June 29, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

Emergent BioSolutions Lands Contract to Develop and Manufacture Zika Virus Vaccine

Gaithersburg based biotech company Emergent BioSolutions has been tapped to develop and manufacture an early stage Zika Virus vaccine. The company announced that its Center for Innovation in Advanced Development and Manufacturing (CIADM) has been awarded a contract from the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) valued up to $21.9 million, this week. BARDA […]

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May 26, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

Bed Bugs Discovered in Montgomery County HHS Building

The Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) building located on 401 Hungerford Drive was recently treated for a bed bug infestation. According to County Spokesperson Patrick Lacefield, on May 18th  HHS staff notified the Department of General Services (DGS) Division of Facilities Management (DFM) of a possible bed bug infestation at the 401 […]

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May 16, 2016 | Staff Writer

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County to Hold Mental Health Resource Fair

Montgomery County is scheduled to hold a Mental Health Resource Fair on May 16th at the Montgomery College’s Rockville Campus. According to a news release, information on services available to the community will be provided by staff from the Department of Health and Human Services. Resources that will be highlighted include, community-based prevention programs, crisis […]

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April 1, 2016 | Willie James Inman

Montgomery County Muslim Community Mourns Loss of Nadim Khan (PHOTO)

The Montgomery County Muslim community is grieving the loss of one of it’s leaders. Nadim Khan, a career public health advocate who passed away on Tuesday, March 29. Khan was appointed by Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett in 2007 to serve as the chief of special needs housing within the Department of Health and Human […]

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