feb. 2

February 3, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Suspects Stole Packages from Mail Truck in Takoma Park

The U.S. Mail Police is investigating the theft of several packages from one of its trucks that was delivering mail along the 7000 block of Carroll Avenue in Takoma Park. On Feb. 2 at 1:50 p.m., Takoma Park Police responded to a report of the theft and learned that two subjects entered the truck while […]

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February 2, 2021 | Michelle Queen

Two County Residents Test Positive for South African COVID Variant

Montgomery County COVID-19 Statistics for Feb. 2 The Maryland Department of Health reported 137 new COVID-19 cases in Montgomery County Tuesday morning. This is the lowest number of new cases in a 24 hour period since 121 cases were recorded Nov. 3. The county’s cumulative case count is 59,292. Gov. Hogan announced Tuesday that state health […]

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February 2, 2021 | Michelle Queen

Monday’s Snowstorm Brings Delays Tuesday

Sunday’s winter storm that dumped two to three inches of snow on the area, followed by Monday’s mixed precipitation is causing closings and delays across the county. Federal agencies in the Washington, D.C. area open with a 2-hour delay. Employees have the option to take unscheduled leave or telework. Maryland State employees working the day […]

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February 2, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

5 Things to Know Today, Feb. 2, In Montgomery County

Today is Tuesday, Feb. 2. On this day in 1862, slavery was abolished in Washington D.C.; on this day in 1914, Ernest Just, one of the first Black scientists to receive international recognition for his work, won the Spingarn Medal; and on this day in 1948, former President Harry S Truman urged Congress to adopt […]

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January 28, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Germantown Group Brings Storytelling to Isolated Seniors

Combine out-of-work artists due to the pandemic, a love of storytelling and a desire to help isolated senior citizens and the result is Story Tapestries of Germantown and the Maryland Department of Aging’s latest venture. Earlier this month, almost 4,000 art kits for seniors filled with extra-large pencils that are easy to grip, lots of […]

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January 27, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

ACTUALIZACIÓN: Posponen Evento de Amanda Gorman en Montgomery College

Actualización (1/27): La lectura de poesía virtual de Amanda Gorman con Montgomery College se pospuso debido a un conflicto de horarios, dijo la universidad en un mensaje a estudiantes y empleados, el miércoles. La universidad agregó que se está comunicando con los representantes de Gorman y confía en que pronto se anunciará una nueva fecha. […]

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January 27, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

UPDATED: Inaugural Sensation Amanda Gorman’s Poetry Reading with Montgomery College Postponed

Update (1/27): Amanda Gorman’s virtual poetry reading with Montgomery College has been postponed due to a scheduling conflict, the college said in a message to students and employees Wednesday. The college said it is corresponding with Gorman’s representatives and is confident a new date will be announced soon. The poetry reading was originally scheduled for […]

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October 21, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Former Walter Reed Manager Pleads Guilty to Accepting Bribes

A former high-ranking manager at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda pleaded guilty to federal charges of accepting money, travel and sporting event tickets from a company in which his department conducted business. David Laufer, 63, of Pittsburgh and formerly of Bethesda, pleaded guilty Oct. 20 to acceptance of gratuities by a public […]

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January 29, 2020 | Michelle Queen

We Love Weekends: Montgomery County Planner for Jan. 30-Feb. 2

Here’s our guide to arts and entertainment in Montgomery County, Jan 30-Feb 2. Beijing Guitar Duo:  The Beijing Guitar Duo is composed of the gifted young guitarists Meng Su and Yameng Wang. Winners of many international guitar competitions, they first met while studying at the Central Conservatory in Beijing, China, with the acclaimed Professor Chen […]

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January 23, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Montgomery County Celebrates Chinese New Year With Numerous Events

Update (Jan. 27): The city of Rockville has cancelled the Lunar New Year celebration scheduled for Feb 1. Original:  The Chinese New Year, also known as Lunar New Year, is a centuries-old celebration of the new calendar year. The new lunar year will last from Jan. 25, 2020 to Feb. 11, 2021. The new year […]

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