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January 14, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know for Jan. 14 in Montgomery County

It’s Tuesday, Jan. 14 and it is National Dress Up Your Pet Day. If you’re a cat owner and you’re choosing to celebrate, best of luck and keep some bandaids close by. Here are five things worth knowing in Montgomery County. 1. Council in Session: Montgomery County Council meets for the first time of the […]

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January 13, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Gaithersburg Mayor Selects ‘American Dirt’ for City-Wide Book Club

City of Gaithersburg Mayor Jud Ashman has announced that “American Dirt” by Jeanine Cummins is the first selection for “Gaithersburg Reads,” a new city-wide book club that leads to a large community discussion with the author. Cummins, a graduate of Gaithersburg High School and a former guest at the Gaithersburg Book Festival, is the author […]

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November 19, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Pelosi Packs House for Political Fundraiser in Gaithersburg

More than 1,200 people showed up at Gaithersburg High School on Sunday to hear from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.). Pelosi was in Gaithersburg to speak at a spaghetti dinner fundraiser for Rep. David Trone (D-Md.). In Pelosi’s speech, she took aim at President Donald Trump, touted the diversity of the Democratic party, and discussed […]

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November 12, 2019 | Andrea Sarralde

Montgomery Tiene Nuevo Jefe de Policía

Marcus Jones juramentó oficialmente como nuevo Jefe de Policía del condado de Montgomery. En su ceremonia en la Escuela Secundaria Gaithersburg, el viernes por la noche, Jones, junto con su familia, amigos y compañeros del cuerpo policial celebraron su logro. Jones dijo que prestar juramento en Gaithersburg High fue particularmente especial, porque sus tres hijos […]

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November 8, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Chief Jones on Flag Controversy: I’m Trying to ‘Bring the Sides Together’

Montgomery County Police Chief Marcus Jones weighed in on the Thin Blue Line Flag controversy on Friday night. After he was officially sworn in as police chief at Gaithersburg High School, Jones told MyMCMedia that his goal to work through the strong feelings on both sides of the debate. Jones noted that the flag has […]

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November 8, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Marcus Jones Sworn in as Montgomery County Police Chief

Marcus Jones has officially taken the oath as Montgomery County’s new police chief. At his swearing in ceremony on Friday evening, Jones was joined by family, friends, and the police community at Gaithersburg High School to celebrate his accomplishment. Jones said taking the oath at Gaithersburg High was particularly special, because his three children all […]

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October 16, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Amy Tan Receives Award at F. Scott Fitzgerald Literary Festival

Amy Tan won the F. Scott Fitzgerald Award for Achievement in American Literature at the F. Scott Fitzgerald Literary Festival at Glenview Mansion in Rockville on Saturday. Tan is the 24th to be honored at the festival. During the festival, Tan was interviewed by her friend and fellow writer, Mark Childress. Childress told MyMCMedia that […]

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October 8, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Gaithersburg Council Approves Plan to Build Wawa

The City of Gaithersburg’s council has approved plans to build a 5,000 square foot Wawa store across from Gaithersburg High School, on a 1.83-acre site at 405 S. Frederick Ave. This would be the first ever Wawa in Montgomery County. Several Gaithersburg residents testified at a hearing in August and expressed opposition to the plan, […]

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August 29, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Here’s a Look at Freshmen Orientations at MCPS High Schools

Montgomery County Public Schools welcomed thousands of new freshmen students to its many high schools Thursday. Here’s a look at the many freshmen orientations across MCPS high schools. Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School Freshmen getting to know one another—expanding their circles of friendship..working together..building connections—phenomenal @BCCLinkCrew pic.twitter.com/zgMUZo2oDx — Donna Redmond Jones (@BCCprin) August 29, 2019 Tons […]

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April 30, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Navarro Calls Whitman Students’ Racist Social Media Post ‘Severely Disturbing’

Montgomery County Council President Nancy Navarro released a statement Tuesday about the two Walt Whitman students who published a racist social media post over the weekend. The social media post, according to Whitman’s principal, Robert Dodd, included a picture of the two students wearing blackface; the caption for the post included the n-word. “This incident […]

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