September 18, 2020 | Clara Longo de Freitas

Jawando Receives Threatening Comment on Social Media

Less than a month after reporting a racist, threatening comment on Instagram, Councilmember Will Jawando received another threat on social media. Jawando was going to participate in a virtual town hall Thursday night about alternatives to having police in school, he told MyMCMedia. The user made the threatening comment on a post promoting the virtual […]

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September 3, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Maryland Attorney General: Those Who Try to Vote Twice Will Be Prosecuted

While visiting North Carolina Wednesday, President Trump suggested residents should try to vote by mail more than once. The president doubled-down on his comments on social media Thursday, continuing to sow confusion in the upcoming election. Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh responded to the president’s comments on Twitter Thursday, saying, “Please, folks, don’t follow Trump’s advice. […]

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August 27, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Jawando: Instagram Determined Racist Comment Did Not Violate Community Guidelines

Councilmember Will Jawando recently reported a racist, threatening comment made by an anonymous user on Instagram in response to a photo Jawando shared of his toddler-aged son in front of a “Black Lives Matter” sign. After reviewing Jawando’s report, Instagram, which is owned by Facebook, said it did not remove the comment—which spelled out the n-word […]

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August 6, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

‘Who Elected You?’: Parents Protest Gayles’ Order for Private Schools to Stay Virtual

Montgomery County residents rallied against the ordered closure of private schools by County Health Officer Dr. Travis Gayles at a protest Wednesday. It was organized by the “Open Montgomery County, MD Private Schools” Facebook group. Parents say their private schools are taking reopening seriously and are following CDC and state guidelines. During the protest, Gayles […]

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July 30, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Encuentro Virtual en Español sobre Covid-19 para Residentes de Montgomery

Este jueves 30 de julio a las 7:00 p.m. se llevará a cabo un encuentro virtual en español, enfocado a responder preguntas e inquietudes de los residentes del condado de Montgomery sobre: Recursos para COVID-19 Esfuerzos del Condado de Montgomery para mantener la salud de sus residentes Derechos y Protección al Inquilino Seguridad Alimentaria El […]

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July 17, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Miembros del Concejo se Muestran Enojados por ‘Broma’ de Elrich

Los miembros del Consejo del Condado de Montgomery, Nancy Navarro y Gabe Albornoz, expresaron su molestia por un comentario hecho por el Ejecutivo del Condado Marc Elrich, antes de que comenzara una conferencia de prensa el miércoles. En una historia reportada por primera vez por The Seventh State, Elrich bromeó diciendo que el Concejo del […]

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July 17, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Councilmembers Angered by Elrich Joke That Council is ‘Fact Proof’

Montgomery County Councilmembers Nancy Navarro and Gabe Albornoz expressed disdain for a remark made by County Executive Marc Elrich before a media briefing began on Wednesday In a story first reported by The Seventh State, Elrich joked that the county council is “fact proof” in regard to COVID-19 statistics around the county’s Hispanic population. On […]

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July 10, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

The Grille at Flower Hill Did Not Reopen for Second Visit from County   

The Grille at Flower Hill is closed indefinitely after the owner received an abundance of social media backlash for a now-deleted Facebook post that said his employees will not wear face masks.  The Grille’s Facebook page is now nowhere to be found, and the owner told MyMCMedia that he has taken it down. He said […]

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July 8, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Enforcement With ‘The Grille’ Will be Escalated Based Solely on Facebook Post

Montgomery County is “keenly” aware of the now-deleted Facebook post from The Grille at Flower Hill that said employees will not be wearing face masks, Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security Director Earl Stoddard said during a council meeting Tuesday. The Facebook post came after a Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) environmental […]

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July 6, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

‘If That Bothers You Then Please Dine Elsewhere’: Gaithersburg Restaurant Refuses Mask Protocol

The Grille at Flower Hill in Gaithersburg has been receiving attention – not the good kind – on social media after a now-deleted Facebook post from a manager or owner saying that employees will not wear face masks.  “Let me be very clear… my staff will not wear face masks while working here at the […]

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