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January 16, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Raskin, Glass Discuss Shutdown Resources for County Residents

Rep. Jamie Raskin teamed up with Montgomery County Councilmember Evan Glass on Facebook Live this morning to discuss resources for Montgomery County residents impacted by the federal government shutdown. Raskin said that he decided to take to social media to talk about resources for those hurting from the government shutdown because he’s been hearing directly […]

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January 16, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know for Jan. 16 in Montgomery County

Today is Wednesday, Jan. 16. Here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Gubernatorial Inauguration: Today is Governor Larry Hogan’s Inauguration. The pre-inaugural service starts at 9 a.m. on the North Lawn of the Maryland State House in Annapolis. The Swearing-In Ceremony of Lt. Governor Boyd Rutherford and Governor Larry Hogan will start at […]

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January 15, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Local Pet Store Chain Helps Furloughed Employees

The pet store Bark is offering free bags of pet food to furloughed employees and federal contractors hurt by the government shutdown. To receive a bag of pet food, show a government-issued ID to the cashier. Bark has locations in Rockville, Olney, Gaithersburg, Silver Spring, and Clarksville. Show your government employee ID and get a free […]

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January 15, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

José Andrés Opening #ChefsForFeds Relief Kitchen in D.C.

Chef José Andrés is continuing his pursuit of helping furloughed workers and contractors struggling from the federal government shutdown. On Wednesday, Jan. 16, Andrés is opening a temporary relief kitchen on Pennsylvania Avenue, near the U.S. Navy Memorial, to feed struggling furloughed government workers and contractors. Andrés is opening the kitchen through his non-profit, World Central Kitchen. World […]

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January 15, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Meet the 11-Year-Old Entrepreneur Helping Furloughed Federal Workers

One of North Potomac’s youngest residents, Bella Berrellez, 11, has one of Montgomery County’s biggest hearts. Bella, a fifth-grade student, is devoted to helping furloughed federal workers struggling from the government shutdown. Bella became interested in helping furloughed workers because her mother, a Food and Drug Administration employee, is furloughed. Seeing her mother not receiving a paycheck inspired […]

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January 15, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know for Jan. 15 in Montgomery County

Today is Tuesday, Jan. 15. Here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Students Can Sleep Late: Montgomery County Public Schools are opening two-hours late today because of weather conditions. 2. Back to Work: The Montgomery County government is opening on time today. Federal agencies in the Washington, D.C. area are opening two hours […]

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January 11, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

photo of Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot

Comptroller Peter Franchot Talks Shutdown and Alcohol Regulation Laws

MCM caught up with Peter Franchot on Wednesday while he was honoring Shapiro and Duncan’s in Rockville. Here’s what he had to say about the government shutdown’s impact on Maryland’s economy. Also, here’s what he had to say about modifying alcohol regulation laws in Maryland.

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January 11, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Manna Offers Food Assistance to Furloughed County Residents in Need

Manna Food Center is temporarily waiving income requirements to offer food assistance to Montgomery County residents who’ve been financially hurt by the federal government shutdown. In a press release, Jackie DeCarlo, Manna’s chief executive officer, said that Manna is ready to open its doors to county residents in need. “We recognize that many government employees, […]

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January 11, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

MCPS Will Provide Meals to Students Financially Hurt by Government Shutdown

Montgomery County Public Schools has announced that students whose parents or guardians are furloughed because of the federal government shutdown are eligible to receive meals through the Dine With Dignity program. The program started this past November and allows students with a negative balance in their dining account to still enjoy breakfast or lunch at […]

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January 10, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Maryland and Montgomery County Politicians Tweet Their Shutdown Frustrations

Maryland and Montgomery County politicians have taken to Twitter over the past couple of weeks to air their frustrations with the federal government shutdown. Here’s a look at what they’ve been saying. Gov. Larry Hogan I am disgusted by the lack of concern for hardworking employees who will go unpaid this week. No one in […]

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