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July 31, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Raskin: John Lewis ‘Never Wavered for One Minute in His Beliefs in Nonviolence’

MyMCMedia spoke to Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.) about the legacy of civil rights icon and former Rep. John Lewis (D-GA). Raskin said Lewis “never wavered for one minute in his beliefs in nonviolence.” “His message was not one of revenge, it was not vindictive, it was about transformation and us being in an interracial process together […]

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March 23, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Local Funeral Homes Take Extra Precautions During Outbreak

Gov. Larry Hogan signed an executive order to close all nonessential businesses in Maryland by 5 p.m. Monday to help slow the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus. Under Hogan’s new order, funeral homes and crematoriums are considered essential businesses under the Healthcare and Public Health Sector and can remain open.  Many funeral homes in Montgomery […]

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October 25, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Blair Student Laid to Rest Friday

Montgomery Blair Principal Renay Johnson shared details about Moses Hailom’s funeral arrangements on social media Thursday evening. The funeral for Hailom, 18, takes place Friday at 10 a.m. at the International and Ethiopian Evangelical Church in Washington, D.C. View this post on Instagram A Celebration of Life for Moses Hailom, our Blazer A post shared […]

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October 17, 2019 | Cindy Peña

Funeral Arrangements Announced for Montgomery County Police Officer

Montgomery County Police announced funeral arrangements for Montgomery County Police Officer Thomas “TJ” Bomba. Funeral Service Saturday, October 19 11:00 a.m Covenant Life Church, 7501 Muncaster Mill Road, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20877 Please note:  the family will arrive at 10:45 a.m. so attendees should arrive prior to that. Plan for traffic and delays on roads near […]

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September 23, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Pelosi on Cokie Roberts: ‘She was a National Treasure’

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) delivered a eulogy at Cokie Roberts’s funeral at Saint Matthew’s Cathedral in Washington D.C. on Saturday. During Pelosi’s remark‘s she called Roberts a “national treasure, whose passing is a great loss for America.” “The passing of Cokie Roberts is a great official loss for our nation, and a deep personal […]

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September 20, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Public Invited to Celebrate Roberts’ Life, Donate to Children’s Inn at NIH

Cokie Roberts’ family is inviting the public to participate in celebrating the life of the renowned journalist. In lieu of flowers, the family has asked for contributions to The Children’s Inn at NIH, where Roberts served on the Board of Directors since 1992. She lived nearby in Bethesda. MyMCMedia spoke to Jennie Lucca, CEO of […]

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August 2, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Paint Branch Student and Mother Die in Car Wreck in Charles County

Maryland State Police (MSP) from the LaPlata Barrack are investigating a two-vehicle crash that killed two people in Charles County on July 27. Police say that 15-year-old Halimatou Diallo and her mother, 49-year-old Fatoumata Binta Diakite, died in the wreck. The two lived in Silver Spring and Diallo was a student at Paint Branch High […]

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June 13, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Montgomery County Pays Respect to Officer Kyle Olinger

Hundreds gathered at Our Lady of Good Counsel High School in Olney on Wednesday to pay respects to the late Kyle Olinger, a former Montgomery County police officer. Olinger died in April, almost 16 years after he was shot in the line of duty while performing a traffic stop in Silver Spring on Aug. 13, […]

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June 12, 2019 | Staff Writer

Traffic Delays Likely on Memorial Service Route for Police Officer Kyle Olinger

The Montgomery County Police said traffic delays should be expected from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 12 during the memorial service for Police Officer Kyle Olinger. A funeral procession, which includes motor officers and marked police cruisers, will escort Officer Olinger’s ashes from the Rockville Town Square beginning at 10 a.m. The procession will […]

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December 14, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Funeral Held in Rockville for Officer Killed on I-270 (VIDEO)

An off-duty law enforcement officer who was killed last week was described as a compassionate man who loved to make people laugh, mourners recalled at his funeral on Thursday. Sander B. Cohen, who also served as Deputy Chief Fire Marshal with the Maryland State Police and a volunteer with the Rockville Volunteer Fire Department was […]

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