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October 23, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Five Things to Know Today, Oct. 23, in Montgomery County

Today is Friday, Oct. 23, and here are five things to know in Montgomery County: 1. Car-Free Streets: Montgomery Parks is expanding its open streets initiative on weekends amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Sections of Sligo Creek Parkway and Beach Drive will be closed to vehicles and open to pedestrians, bicyclists, and other park users beginning today […]

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October 22, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Washington Sports Club in Silver Spring Permanently Closed

The Washington Sports Club on Wayne Avenue in Downtown Silver Spring is permanently closed. According to a sign on the front door, members will be given prorated refunds. Washington Sports Clubs’ other locations in Washington, D.C. are still open. The club featured a swimming pool, courts for tennis, racquet ball and squash and hi-tech fitness […]

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October 22, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Five Things to Know Today, Oct. 22, in Montgomery County

Today is Thursday, Oct. 22, and here are five things to know in Montgomery County: 1. Districtwide Boundary Analysis Update: A webinar will be held at 7:00 introduce and explore a new interactive boundary tool, which is part of the second phase of the MCPS Districtwide Boundary Analysis. Find out more details and register by […]

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October 20, 2020 | Toluwa Famuyide

New Parking Rates in Silver Spring to Take Effect Nov. 2

New parking rates will go into effect in Downtown Silver Spring starting Nov. 2. These rates will be implemented at Montgomery county-operated garages, parking lots and street meters in the area. The new parking rates will be gradually implemented over the course of the month of November. The new parking rates will be: On-street parking: […]

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October 16, 2020 | Staff Writer

Police Investigate Armed Robbery in Silver Spring; Suspects Took Victim’s Car Keys and Vehicle

Detectives with the Montgomery County Police Department continue to investigate an armed robbery in downtown Silver Spring that happened in August. They say three male suspects stole a man’s car keys and took his vehicle. On August 27, shortly before 10:00 p.m., officers responded to an armed robbery on the 8800 block of Colesville Road. […]

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October 8, 2020 | Sydney Bullock

Sweeteria, Thai Dessert and Coffee Café, Opens in Downtown Silver Spring

Sweeteria Dessert Café, a Thai food inspired café serving sweets and coffee, announced its soft opening Thursday in downtown Silver Spring. Sweeteria will sell a portion of their menu with specials for customers at their soft opening, which may last up to two weeks. According to staff, popular menu items are their homestyle Thai tea […]

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September 30, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Detectives Investigate Four Carjackings in Under a Week in Downtown Silver Spring

Four armed carjackings have occurred in the downtown Silver Spring area since Sept. 19, the Montgomery County Police Department (MCPD) said.  Detectives continue to investigate the crimes and said in three incidents the victim’s car was left running and/or unattended. All four victims’ cars were later found abandoned in Washington, D.C. The carjackings occurred as […]

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September 29, 2020 | Sydney Bullock

Eggspectation’s Silver Spring Location Permanently Closes

Eggspectation, a sit-down restaurant chain, cafe and bar known for its all-day breakfast food, is expected to permanently close its downtown Silver Spring location. Eggspectation’s Silver Spring location announced their closure Monday on Facebook. “While we would love nothing more than to be here each day, it is with a heavy heart that we have […]

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September 24, 2020 | Toluwa Famuyide

Police Investigating Armed Carjacking in Silver Spring

Detectives with the Montgomery County Police are investigating an armed carjacking that happened in downtown Silver Spring on Sept. 19. The incident occurred at 9:43 p.m. in the 8700 block of Colesville Road, according to police. The victim, an adult male, left his car running, unlocked and unattended while doing some errands. As he returned […]

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September 16, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Petition Started to Save Silver Spring Plaza Fountain

Concerned that changes to Downtown Silver Spring would cause gentrification, residents started a petition to save the fountain that children have played in for the past 15 years. Downtown Silver Spring currently is undergoing a facelift that includes removing the road on Ellsworth Drive between Fenton Street and Georgia Avenue and replacing it with synthetic […]

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