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April 12, 2021 | Jasmine Boykin

FEMA to Help Pay Funeral Costs for COVID-19 Related Deaths

Starting Monday, The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is offering financial assistance for funeral expenses of COVID-19 related deaths that occurred after Jan. 20, 2020. This assistance is under the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021 and the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, signed into law under the Biden Administration. According […]

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January 20, 2021 | Michelle Queen

Montgomery COVID-19 Cases Surpass 55,000; Deaths Top 1,200

Montgomery County COVID-19 Statistics for Jan. 20, 2021 The Maryland Department of Health reported 368 new COVID-19 cases in Montgomery County Wednesday morning. The county’s cumulative case count is 55,203. Montgomery County recorded five new coronavirus-related fatalities Wednesday, bringing the death toll to 1,201. As of Wednesday, 16 schools in the state are reporting COVID-19 cases, […]

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January 20, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

5 Things to Know Today, Jan. 20, in Montgomery County

Today is Wednesday, Jan. 20, and here are five things to know in Montgomery County: 1. Inauguration Day: It’s Inauguration Day, and President-Elect Joe Biden will officially begin his presidency today.  A group of county police officers will be assisting the Metropolitan Police Department, which the force has done since the 2001 Inauguration.  Local Police […]

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January 19, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Gov. Hogan Previews Recovery Budget for Fiscal Year 2022

Gov. Larry Hogan previewed his proposed Fiscal Year 2022 recovery budget Tuesday, noting the full budget will be presented Wednesday. Hogan said he’s pleased with the budget, which is structurally balanced, without increasing taxes, despite the economic hardship brought by the coronavirus. Hogan said early in the pandemic, the state took action by budget reductions […]

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January 18, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Local Police on Alert During Days Surrounding Inauguration

Montgomery County Police Department is collaborating with local and federal law enforcement officers surrounding the days of the presidential inauguration, which will be held on Wednesday. A group of county police officers will be assisting the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Police Department, which it has done since the 2001 Inauguration. It also is assisting the Capitol […]

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January 15, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Hogan Declares State of Emergency Ahead of Biden Inauguration

Gov. Larry Hogan issued a proclamation Friday declaring a state of emergency for the upcoming Presidential Inauguration on Jan. 20. According to the governor’s office, the executive action would allow the state to better coordinate and assist local jurisdictions and neighboring states in regards to security operations. Hogan is also seeking federal assistance from the […]

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January 5, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

MLK Week of Volunteering Goes Virtual

The Montgomery County Volunteer Center is once again sponsoring a full day of activities in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day but this year the events will be virtual and expanded to one week. The 2021 Volunteer Center’s MLK service event runs from Jan. 16 to 24. Some projects include creating toys for service […]

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January 23, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Montgomery County Celebrates Chinese New Year With Numerous Events

Update (Jan. 27): The city of Rockville has cancelled the Lunar New Year celebration scheduled for Feb 1. Original:  The Chinese New Year, also known as Lunar New Year, is a centuries-old celebration of the new calendar year. The new lunar year will last from Jan. 25, 2020 to Feb. 11, 2021. The new year […]

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January 15, 2020 | Michelle Queen

What’s Open, What’s Not in Montgomery County for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Montgomery County released the holiday schedule for the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday, which is observed January 20. County Offices — closed. Libraries — closed. County Liquor Stores — open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Recreation Centers — closed. Aquatics Facilities — open. For information about Montgomery Parks’ holiday schedule, visit its website. Ride […]

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January 15, 2020 | Michelle Queen

MLK Day of Service Offers Many Volunteer Opportunities

Montgomery County Volunteer Center Hosts Annual Event at Marriott Conference Center Thousands of residents are expected to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s life and teachings by taking part in Montgomery County’s MLK Day of Service event on Jan. 20. The annual event, organized by the Montgomery County Volunteer Center, takes place from 1 to […]

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