Gabe Albornoz

June 30, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Lanzan Fondo de Seguridad Alimentaria en Montgomery

El sábado, el concejal Will Jawando anunció en Silver Spring el lanzamiento del Fondo de Seguridad Alimentaria del Condado de Montgomery. El fondo es una asociación entre el condado y Greater Washington Community Foundation. El objetivo del fondo es conectar más alimentos a más personas. El Concejo del Condado asignó $10.3 millones de dólares al […]

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June 29, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Leaders Say Donations Are Essential for Montgomery County Food Security Fund

On Saturday, Councilmember Will Jawando announced in Silver Spring the launch of the Montgomery County Food Security Fund. The fund is a partnership between the county and the Greater Washington Community Foundation. The goal of the fund is to connect more food to more people. The County Council allocated $10.3 million to the fund, but it […]

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June 23, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Concejo Aprueba $565,706 para Programa de Desarrollo Juvenil Positivo

El Concejo del Condado de Montgomery votó para aprobar una asignación especial de $ 565,706 para el Programa de Desarrollo Juvenil Positivo. Este martes, el Concejo del Condado de Montgomery aprobó una asignación especial de $ 565,706 para proporcionar servicios de apoyo a familias en crisis y evitar poner en peligro la seguridad de los […]

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June 17, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

County Sees Influx of 311 Calls from Residents Needing Help

Montgomery County has been getting an influx of 311 calls from residents asking for assistance during the COVID-19 pandemic, said county Spokesperson Barry Hudson at a virtual meeting Wednesday.  311 is the customer service number for the county. Residents can get government information about services and other related topics. When county employees began teleworking in […]

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June 15, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

As Council Calls to Limit ‘Use of Force,’ Police Union Says its Ideas Have Gone ‘Unheard’

As thousands protest police brutality and racial injustice throughout the country, the calls to reform police unions — which can stand in the way of prosecuting officers who kill unarmed people of color — are getting louder. Montgomery County Police Department’s union is the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 35 (FOP Lodge 35). In a […]

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June 13, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Albornoz Aborda Tema de Salud Mental Tras las Tres Muertes de Estudiantes de MCPS

El Concejal Gabe Albornoz abordó la necesidad de mejorar los servicios de salud mental después de la noticia de que tres estudiantes de las Escuelas Públicas del Condado de Montgomery (MCPS) se quitaron la vida, en las últimas dos semanas. “… [Conocemos] el impacto socio-emocional de la pandemia, y lo que los estudiantes enfrentan en […]

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June 12, 2020 | Samantha Subin

Albornoz Addresses Need for Mental Health Resources Following Three Recent Student Deaths

Councilmember Gabe Albornoz addressed the need for improved mental health services following the news that three Montgomery County Public School students died by suicide in the last two weeks. “…[W]e know the social-emotional impact of the pandemic, and what students are facing right now is crushing,” said Gabe Albornoz during a joint meeting Thursday with […]

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May 1, 2020 | Josalyn Perez

Council Approves $750,000 Food Insecurity Appropriation for Residents and Families

Montgomery County Council approved a $750,000 special appropriation, on Thursday, to help address the increasing level of food insecurity of the County’s residents and families. This special appropriation was initiated by Council members Gabe Albornoz, Nancy Navarro and Craig Rice. Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, many have experienced countless economic hardships which has increased dependence […]

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April 8, 2020 | Grace Mottley

Councilmembers Introduce Legislation Requiring Face Coverings in Public Spaces

Montgomery County Councilmembers announced plans to introduce regulations for the Board of Heath which would require employees and customers of essential businesses to wear face coverings. Councilmembers Hans Riemer and Gabe Albornoz are the lead sponsors, and Council President Sidney Katz, Councilmembers Nancy Navarro and Evan Glass all cosponsored the legislation. The regulation would be […]

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March 31, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

No One in Montgomery County Knew About ‘Stay at Home’ Order, Says Stoddard

Although communication with the state has improved, no one in Montgomery County received any warning before Gov. Larry Hogan’s Stay at Home order Monday, said Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security Director Earl Stoddard as far as he knows at county council meeting Tuesday. He said he’s not sure why they didn’t get a […]

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