government shutdown

January 29, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Breadsmith of Potomac Offers Discounts to Those Hurt By Shutdown

Breadsmith of Potomac is offering a 20 percent discount to government workers who were hurt by the monthlong government shutdown. The discount started before the government re-opened on Friday, but Brenda Tamir, the owner of Breadsmith of Potomac said in a message to MCM that they will continue to offer the discount through Feb. 8. […]

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January 28, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

José Andrés’s World Central Kitchen Heads to Blair High School

World Central Kitchen is heading to Blair High School on Friday, Feb. 8 to help government workers and contractors who were hurt by the federal government shutdown. The announcement was made before President Donald Trump announced that the government would be re-opened, at least until Feb 15. After the president’s announcement, Montgomery County Fire and […]

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January 28, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Ride On Suspends Free Rides for Government Workers

Update (Jan. 28):  Because the federal government has been re-opened, Montgomery County Transit announced that the free rides on Ride On for government workers have been suspended. With the end of the federal government shutdown announced today, the FREE rides for federal employees is suspended. Posted by Ride On Montgomery County Transit on Friday, January 25, […]

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January 28, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Five Things to Know for Jan. 28 in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know Monday, Jan. 28, in Montgomery County. 1. Back to Work: Federal leaders passed a continuing resolution to fund the government through February 15. 2. No School for Students:  Students do not report to school today because the public school teachers have a professional day. 3. Council Committees Meet: The Public Safety […]

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January 25, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Five Things to Know for Jan. 25 in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know Friday, Jan. 25, in Montgomery County. 1. Schools Close Early:  Montgomery County Public Schools close early today as the second marking period comes to an end. 2. Assistance for Furloughed Workers: Montgomery County provides a web portal for federal employees and contractors to find assistance provided by organizations throughout the County. The web […]

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January 24, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Montgomery County Business Leaders Explain How Shutdown Affects Their Companies

Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen visited Dawson’s Market in Rockville Thursday morning to discuss the shutdown with local business leaders. Here’s what Montgomery County’s business leaders had to say about the event, followed by a Tweet recap of the roundtable discussion. Two Montgomery County Business Leaders React to Shutdown Roundtable Discussion MCM spoke […]

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January 24, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

Manna Food Center Assisting Residents Impacted by Government Shutdown

“The mission of Manna Food Center is to help our neighbors that are at risk of food security. In Montgomery County that’s about 63,000 people during normal times; and we help people through food distribution, nutrition education, and advocacy,” said Manna Food Center’s Director of Development & Communications, Stephanie Hubbard. The gift of giving here […]

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January 24, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Dawson’s Market Offers Help to Furloughed Federal Workers

Bart Yablonsky, the owner of Dawson’s Market, announced two ways the grocery store will help furloughed workers. Through Monday, Dawson’s is offering a 10 percent discount on groceries to furloughed workers who show their government ID at checkout. Also, Monday night from 6 to 8 p.m., Dawson’s will host a chili dinner for furloughed workers […]

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January 24, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Local Business Leaders Discuss Shutdown with Cardin and Van Hollen in Rockville

Right before a meeting with Sen. Minority Leader Chuck Schumer about legislation to help re-open the government, Sens. Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) made a stop in Montgomery County. On Thursday morning they met with Montgomery County small business leaders at Dawson’s Market. Here’s the full roundtable discussion the senators had in […]

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January 24, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Hogan Announces Maryland Food Drive Initiative, MTA Fees Waived for Federal Workers Reporting to Work

Gov. Larry Hogan announced a major statewide initiative to help furloughed federal workers on Thursday. The initiative is called #MDHelps. Through #MDHelps, the Hogan administration is organizing a food drive for furloughed workers across the state of Maryland. According to Secretary Ellington Churchill, from the Department of General Services, Maryland will have a total of […]

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