July 15, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

A ‘Massive, Sophisticated Criminal Enterprise’: Maryland Uncovers Huge Unemployment Fraud Scheme

The state of Maryland uncovered a “massive, sophisticated criminal enterprise” of unemployment insurance fraud, Gov. Larry Hogan announced at a press conference Wednesday.  He said the crime involves widespread identity theft and more than 47,000 fraudulent claims totaling over $501 million. Department of Labor Secretary Tiffany Robinson explained that the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) program […]

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June 12, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Six New CVS Test Sites Open in Montgomery County

Six new CVS drive-thru COVID-19 test sites opened Friday in Montgomery County. There are now 10 total in the county.   Locations New: 11190 Veirs Mill Road, Wheaton, MD 20902 1580 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852 15600 Columbia Pike, Burtonsville, MD 20866 12825 Wisteria Drive, Germantown, MD 20874 19901 Frederick Road, Germantown, MD 20876 20 Upper […]

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April 2, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Maryland Health Connection Extends Coronavirus Special Enrollment to June 15

Maryland Health Connection extended its coronavirus special open enrollment period to June 15.  The enrollment period is for uninsured Marylanders to apply for a health insurance plan. You don’t have to be sick to qualify, and people who are already insured are not eligible.  The coronavirus is covered under Maryland health insurance. On March 6, […]

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January 9, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

County Fire and Rescue Begins ‘Cold Responses’ for Non-Critical Emergencies

Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service (MCFRS) began a county-wide program Jan. 1 to give “cold responses” to certain non-life threatening emergencies. The program will be ongoing.  Under the program, emergency vehicles might not flash their lights or use sirens when responding to non-critical emergencies, like fractures. Emergency medical dispatchers would determine whether or not […]

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January 22, 2018 | Laura Rowles

New State Farm Insurance Office Opens in Germantown

The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) supported State Farm Agent Manny Pohani and celebrated the grand opening of his new office by conducting a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Wednesday, January 17, 2018. They are located at 20030 Century Boulevard., Suite 206, Germantown. Manny Pohani offers State Farm insurance & financial products agency. Services include auto, […]

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October 13, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Heroin: “The Quiet Epidemic” in Montgomery County (VIDEO)

County Cable Montgomery has produced a 30-minute video report about the heroin epidemic in Montgomery County. You can watch the show in its entirety, below:

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January 30, 2014 | Joe Sperling

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Darn Glad to Meet You

Hello out there in the blogosphere. My name is Joe Sperling and I am a reformed lawyer who has been an insurance broker for more than 25 years. I am a native of Montgomery County, went to Blair High School (the original Blair) and the University of Maryland.  Next was Georgetown Law Center and practicing law […]

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August 24, 2013 | Staff Writer

Implementation of the Affordable Care Act (Video)

A key provision of the Affordable Care Act will be implemented on Oct. 1 and Montgomery County is in charge of the enrollment education for the metropolitan region.  CCM’s Lorna Virgili has more in this report first broadcast on County Report This Week. Visit Maryland Health Connection website or call 1.855.642.8574 for more information. For […]

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