Immigrants

May 15, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Founder of Moby Dick House of Kabobs Dies

Mike Daryoush, president and founder of Moby Dick House of Kabobs, died at 66 of heart failure on May 9. Daryoush, an Iranian immigrant, originally opened Moby’s Luncheonette in 1989 in Bethesda, but the restaurant struggled. Eventually, Daryoush built a traditional clay oven similar to one he used in Iran, to bake fresh pita. He […]

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April 16, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

County Considering Legal Representation for Immigrants

The Montgomery County Council will consider a $374,000 appropriation to a local nonprofit to represent low-income immigrants who are facing deportation, Council President Hans Riemer said Monday. Here’s Riemer describing the program: The money would go to Capital Area Immigrants’ Rights Coalition (CAIR). The funding follows increased federal enforcement of immigration. “We felt we had […]

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April 11, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Panel Discusses Importance of Immigrants in Montgomery County

“Why America?” was the first question raised to three panelists of immigrants during an event titled, “The American Promise: Immigration in Montgomery County.” The event was hosted by Steve Roberts, a local author, columnist and professor at George Washington University. Roberts said since one-third of the county is foreign born, having a discussion that focuses on immigration […]

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February 2, 2018 | Michelle Queen

Montgomery Week in Review

Don Mooers hosts the latest episode of Montgomery Week in Review. Guests include Tom Thomson, Crystal Townsend, Stuart Rosenthal, and Fred Evans. Mooers and the panel discuss events planned to celebrate Library Lovers Month with Friends of the Library’s with Tom Thomson, grants available through the Healthcare Initiative Foundation with Crystal Townsend, the February edition of The […]

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January 25, 2018 | Michelle Queen

Montgomery Week In Review

Don Mooers hosts the latest episode of Montgomery Week in Review. Guests include Robert Goldman, Ana Martinez, Christine Hong, and José Luis Diaz. Mooers and the panel discuss affordable housing in the county with Montgomery Housing Partnership’s Robert Goldman, the work of CASA with Ana Martinez, Interfaith Works programs to provide shelter and services to homeless […]

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March 22, 2017 | Sonya Burke

UPDATED: Police and MCPS Officials Address Rockville High PTSA Following Rape Report (VIDEO)

UPDATED: The Rockville High PTSA met Tuesday night receiving a presentation from Montgomery County Police officers and Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) officials about safety and security at Rockville High School. Principal Billie-Jean Bensen began the meeting and she explained that it would be structured in three parts. She said parents were going to hear from […]

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February 8, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Leggett Asserts County Will Make No Changes to Immigration Policies (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett said Wednesday the county would press a legal challenge if the federal government tried to force changes in county immigration policy by withholding federal funds. “Those at the federal level have decided they want to punish some of the communities and we’ll fight the issue once we get to it,” […]

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February 3, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

photo of Takoma Park sign

Takoma Park Officials to Host Forum on Sanctuary City Status on Feb. 4

Takoma Park City officials and several community organizations will host an event entitled, “Takoma Park: Sanctuary City Then & Now.” This meeting comes after federal executive orders were signed by President Donald Trump on immigration. The forum, scheduled for Feb. 4, will allow residents to learn what the Sanctuary Ordinance and its amendments mean and […]

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November 21, 2016 | Phyllis Armstrong

New Immigrants Seek Career Help at Job Workshop (VIDEO & PHOTOS)

Moving to America is a dream come true for many immigrants in Montgomery County. It also can be an uphill struggle to land jobs in their chosen fields. They have a tough time getting credit for the college degrees and professional expertise they acquired before arriving here. MyMCMedia’s Phyllis Armstrong reports on a special workshop […]

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October 28, 2016 | Staff Writer

County Report This Week (VIDEO)

Anqoinette Crosby hosts the latest episode of County Report This Week, which includes reports on the new Clarksburg Premium Outlets center, the new North Potomac Recreation Center, the Bethesda’s chamber’s annual legislative event that featured a conversation between Governor Larry Hogan and Comptroller Peter Franchot, the new Glenmont Fire Station, a recap of the New […]

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