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July 10, 2019 | Michelle Queen

County’s Birth Certificate Service Reopens After Temporary Closure

Birth certificate section of County Vital Records’ reopens at Dennis Avenue Health Center The County’s birth certificate service, which was closed temporarily in early May, is open for business at the Dennis Avenue Health Center in Silver Spring. Birth certificates are available from the County for any individual born in the State of Maryland after […]

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May 13, 2019 | Michelle Queen

County Temporarily Unable to Issue Birth Certificates

Birth certificate section of County Vital Records’ office temporarily closed Montgomery County’s Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) are temporarily not able to provide Maryland birth certificate services in the Vital Records’ office due to a staffing issue. Requests for Maryland birth certificates may be made either online or in person at health departments […]

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January 30, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Extreme Cold Plan Activated: Be Cognizant of Homeless Individuals

Montgomery County has activated its extreme cold plan for a hypothermia alert until Thursday at 1 p.m. During periods of extremely cold weather, it’s not only important to dress in layers and stay inside, but it’s also important to look out for neighbors and pets. Montgomery County issues hypothermia alerts when temperatures and the wind […]

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January 17, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

County Councilmember Rice Concerned Minimum Wage Increase Will Have a Negative Impact on Minorities (VIDEO)

In a 5-4 vote, the Montgomery County Council voted to approve Bill 12-16  on Tuesday which will gradually increase the County minimum wage for most businesses to $15 per hour by 2020. Councilmember Marc Elrich is the lead sponsor of the bill and Councilmembers George Leventhal, Tom Hucker, Nancy Navarro and Hans Riemer are co-sponsors. […]

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January 17, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

County Council Approves Raising Minimum Wage to $15 Per Hour by 2020 (VIDEO)

Cheers from the audience after the Montgomery County Council voted to approve Bill 12-16 that will gradually increase the minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2020 for some businesses. After approving five amendments to the bill, the Council voted 5-4 on the amended bill, making Montgomery County one of the first jurisdictions in the […]

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January 8, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Ride on Service Changes to Begin Jan. 8, Including New Service to Clarksburg Premium Outlets

Ride On is making changes to 18 bus routes, effective Jan. 8. According to a Montgomery County news release, most of the changes modify the bus schedule to more accurately reflect the time it takes for a bus to run its route based on traffic and other conditions. The following routes are being updated: 5, 8, […]

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December 7, 2016 | Mitti Hicks

Council Committee Debates $15 Minimum Wage for Hours, Questions Remain

Raising the minimum wage to $15 per hour is a conversation happening across the country even here in Montgomery County where the current minimum wage is $10.75. On Dec. 7, The Montgomery County Council’s Health and Human Services (HHS) Committee held a third worksession on Bill 12-16 that would gradually increase the County’s minimum wage […]

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December 6, 2016 | Staff Writer

County Council to Discuss Proposal to Increase Minimum Wage to $15 Per Hour

The Montgomery County Council’s Health and Human Services (HHS) Committee will hold a worksession on proposed Bill 12-16 that would gradually increase the County’s minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2010, according to a press release. The discussion will take place in the Seventh Floor Hearing Room of the Council Office Building at 9:45 […]

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November 18, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

Five Things to Know Today, Nov. 18, in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, Nov. 18, in Montgomery County: 1. Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett released a statement proposing a Liquor Control Authority. 2. Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) will begin offering workshops on “How to Apply for Jobs with Montgomery County Government” this month. The first session is today at Germantown […]

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November 17, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

Five Things to Know Today, Nov. 17, in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, Nov. 17, in Montgomery County: 1. Tameka Montgomery headlines this month’s Small Business University event at Montgomery Community Media today at 8 a.m. 2. Montgomery County Public Schools Superintendent Jack Smith released a video asking all students to remain in school and participate in the school’s daily education program. The […]

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