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February 20, 2021 | Halle Grossett

Police Call Center Assisted in Four Baby Deliveries in 2020

Police aren’t trained to deliver babies, but when help is needed, the Montgomery County Police Department steps up to the plate. Cassandra Onley, director of the emergency communications center said out of the 727,000 calls the department received last year, call center personnel was able to assist in four successful baby deliveries. On Nov. 13, […]

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February 1, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Hogan Proclaims February as Black History Month in Maryland

In a proclamation Monday, Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan recognized Feb. 2021 as Black History Month in the state. “When we celebrate Maryland’s Black history, we celebrate the shared history of all Americans’ injustice, freedom and equality,” Hogan said in a video on the first day of the month. He announced that Maryland is partnering with […]

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January 28, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Registration Still Open for Last Day of 2021 Montgomery County History Conference

Tickets for the 2021 Montgomery County History Conference are still available for Saturday, the last day of the events. See the schedule overview here. Discussions include “A Tangled Web: Researching the Enslaved in Maryland” and “Displacement and Erasure: Gentrifying Travilah Road.” Bruce Adams, former Montgomery County Council President who founded the Bethesda Community Baseball Club […]

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July 14, 2020 | Emma Shuster

Council Introduces Resolution Urging Maryland Lawmakers To Replace State Song

Amid a time of fighting for racial equity and social justice, the Montgomery County Council has introduced a resolution urging Maryland State Lawmakers to remove “Maryland, My Maryland” as the state song and refrain from playing it during all official Montgomery County sponsored events for the time being. Council introduces resolution to urge Maryland lawmakers […]

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June 19, 2020 | Staff Writer

Commemoration of Juneteenth Takes on Added Significance in 2020

Juneteenth commemorates June 19, 1865, the day that slavery officially ended. It is the oldest, nationally celebrated remembrance of the ending of slavery in the United States. The day celebrates emancipation and empowerment and emphasizes education and achievement. This year, because of recent killings of African Americans by active and retired police officers and the resulting protests across […]

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February 3, 2020 | Ryan Donovan and Josalyn Perez

Josiah Henson Park Will Reopen in Late Fall

Josiah Henson Park, a 1.43-acre historic property located at 11420 Old Georgetown Road in North Bethesda, is anticipating opening in the late Fall of 2020.   Construction began on Feb. 2019 but the park has been closed since Nov. 5. The goal for the park is to become a world-class museum and education center as well as to create a […]

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July 26, 2019 | Abigail Brooke

A Slice of Home: Delaney Sweet on Maryland’s Official Cake

Looks like former Rep. John Delaney (D-Md.) has been bringing a slice of Maryland with him on the presidential campaign trail. Since January, Delaney’s campaign has spent $1,139 at a Smith Island Bakery Co., the Federal Election Commission says. Most of that — $699 — just in the last quarterly reporting period. And most of […]

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July 8, 2019 | Ambika Narula

Raskauskas: From MCM Student to Emmy-Winning Producer

Graduating from the University of Colorado Boulder (UCB) with a bachelor’s degree in psychology, Carolyn Raskauskas never thought she would work as a camera operator, editor, director and producer at Montgomery Community Media (MCM), or any place like it. And the thought of making history and winning the area’s most prestigious award was not even […]

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February 22, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Establishments That Served the Black Community in Montgomery County in 1958

Montgomery County wasn’t featured in a historical Green Book publication, but according to Montgomery County Historical Society, in 1958, there was a list of safe places in the county for the black community to visit. The organization sent MCM a document compiled by the NAACP’s Montgomery County Branch in May 1958 that showed places that […]

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June 28, 2017 | Staff Writer

Local African American Newspaper Collection Available at MCPL

Seven years of the Montgomery Times newspaper will be available through a digital archive on Montgomery County Public Libraries’ website, according to a news release. Publication of the Montgomery Times began in 1992. It was later combined with the Prince Georges Times in 1999 as the African American Times to cover areas of interest to […]

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