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January 6, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Silver Spring Hotel Smoke Investigation Causes Traffic Delays

On Monday afternoon, Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services (MCFRS) investigated smoke inside of the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel located between Spring Street and Fenton Street in downtown Silver Spring. Pete Piringer, the spokesperson for MCFRS, said the investigation caused Colesville Road, between Fenton Street and Spring Street to temporarily close. Piringer said many other […]

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November 19, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

More Affordable Housing and Community Resources to Come in Silver Spring

Officials with the Housing Opportunities Commission of Montgomery County say there’s more development to come, and it will offer affordable housing and more resources for the local community. The new Elizabeth Square located on Fenwick Lane in Silver Spring will include the newly renovated Alexander House and future South County Regional Recreation and Aquatic Center. […]

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October 29, 2019 | Joe Yasharoff

Local Chefs Turn Rescued Food Into Tasty Dishes

Two teams of professional and amateur chefs competed in the second annual No Waste, Big Taste: A Rescued Food Cooking Competition in Silver Spring. The competition was organized by Manna Food Center and co-hosted by Downtown Silver Spring and FRESHFARM Market. This was the final event of Montgomery County’s second annual Community Food Rescue Week. […]

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October 2, 2019 | Maryam Shahzad

Police Believe Same Culprit Committed Seven Silver Spring Burglaries

The Montgomery County Police Department (MCPD) is investigating seven home burglaries in Downtown Silver Spring. Police believe all seven were committed by the same person. Some homes were occupied during the burglaries. The crimes happened in the Chelsea Heights and Seven Oaks-Evanswood neighborhoods. One burglary occurred on Sept. 21 and six occurred on Sept. 22. […]

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September 25, 2019 | Maryam Shahzad

Police Release Surveillance Video of Vandalism and Theft Suspects

The Montgomery County Police Department (MCPD) continues to investigate a vandalism and theft crime that took place June 11 in Downtown Silver Spring. Detectives released surveillance video of the three suspects on Sept. 23. The suspects slashed all tires to three vehicles in the Cameron Street Garage around 2 p.m. June 11. Suspects also stole […]

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September 13, 2019 | Maryam Shahzad

Emergency Town Hall to Address Climate Change in the County

County officials and environmental activists will hold a “Climate Emergency Town Hall” on Sept. 14. “We are now in a climate emergency. Addressing any emergency requires a plan, and that plan must be followed by leadership and action. Montgomery County intends to lead and set an example that others can follow and join. That is […]

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August 8, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Downtown Silver Spring Gets First ‘Protected Intersection’ on East Coast

Downtown Silver Spring is getting the first-ever “protected intersection” on the East Coast. According to Montgomery County’s Division of Transportation Engineering (MCDTE), the intersection is under construction at Spring Street and Second Avenue. MCDTE explained in a Twitter thread how the intersection creates a safer experience for pedestrians, cyclists, and commuters: Thread:You may have heard […]

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June 17, 2019 | Staff Writer

Silver Spring Blues Festival Keeps Rolling Along

Downtown Silver Spring was singing the blues on Saturday but for all the good reasons. The 11th annual Silver Spring Blues Festival brought together local and national musicians to showcase and celebrate one of the oldest genres of American music. MCM was there to capture some of the sights and sounds.

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June 4, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Silver Spring Thursday Night Concerts Return June 20

Downtown Silver Spring’s Summer Concert series returns to Veterans Plaza Thursday evenings starting June 20 and continue weekly through August 8. There will not be a concert on Thursday, July 4. The free outdoor concerts take place at 7 p.m. at the Plaza located at One Veterans Place in downtown Silver Spring. The concerts feature touring […]

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June 3, 2019 | Ben Palmer

Police Seek Help Identifying Silver Spring Stabbing Suspects

Montgomery County police detectives have released a photo calling for the public to help identify two men in connection with the stabbing of a 34-year-old man on May 8. The stabbing occurred on Bonifant Street in downtown Silver Spring. Detectives reported that the victim and the first man were involved in an altercation at around […]

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