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July 7, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Montgomery County COVID-19 Metrics Update

Tuesday afternoon, Montgomery county released an update to the public health metrics being used to guide the reopening timeline. The county entered Phase 2 of the economic reopening on Friday, June 19 after spending 19 days in Phase 1. County Executive Marc Elrich said during a media briefing Wednesday, July 1, that the county will […]

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July 7, 2020 | Aiesha Solomon

MCPD Offering Food Donation Drop-off With Extended Hours Tuesday

Montgomery County Police Department will be accepting food donations for people and pets Tuesday, July 7 from 1 to 7 p.m. County residents can drop-off their donations at Montgomery Blair High School, which is located 51 University Boulevard in East Silver Spring. Time has been extended for people to drop off their goods. Instead of […]

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July 7, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Maryland and Montgomery COVID-19 Positivity Rates Remain Below 6% as Cases Climb

Montgomery County COVID-19 Statistics Tuesday morning the Maryland Department of Health reported 15,332 cases of COVID-19 in Montgomery County, which is an increase of 169 from the 15,163 cases reported Monday. 714 county residents have died from COVID-19 since the first case in March. More Montgomery County residents have died due to COVID-19 than any […]

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July 7, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know for July 7 in Montgomery County

It’s Tuesday, July 7, and today is National Strawberry Sundae Day. Because scattered thunderstorms are expected later in the day, this is something sweeter that we can look forward to. In the meantime, here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Council in Virtual Session:  Montgomery County Council meets virtually at 9:30 a.m. […]

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June 26, 2020 | Emma Shuster

MCPS Hosting ‘A Courageous Conversation on the Impact of Racism on Mental Health’

Montgomery County Public Schools will host a two-part virtual event to discuss the impact of racism on mental health. The event will be held on June 30 and July 7. Both sessions will be led by Dr. Christina Conolly, director of psychological services for MCPS as well as John Landesman, a coordinator in the Equity […]

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June 23, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Council Considers Hiring Behavioral Health Professionals To Serve With Police

To alleviate pressures on Montgomery County police officers, members of the county council took the first steps to hire six behavioral health professionals who would assist police on calls that deal with substance abuse and homelessness. The council introduced legislation on June 23 to allocated $592,202 for the six new employees. A public hearing is […]

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June 23, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

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County Council Members Considering $3.25 Million Allocation For Arts

The Montgomery County Council introduced legislation on Tuesday to allocate $3,250,000 to arts groups to help them recover from the effects of the pandemic when performing and visual arts, concerts and film venues were all cancelled. “From our largest venue to our smallest, all are hurting,” said Councilmember Craig Rice. A public hearing is set […]

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June 17, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Council Considers Hiring Civilian Police Chief

The County Council introduced a bill on June 16 that would create a new assistant chief of police position which would be filled by a civilian. The job of the fifth assistant police chief will be to “focus on community relations and evidenced-based policing,” according to the proposed bill. County Executive Marc Elrich proposed the […]

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July 7, 2019 | Staff Writer

Overnight Paving on I-270 Starts July 7

Beginning Sunday night, the State Highway Administration will close the two right express lanes and the two local lanes on northbound I-270 between I-495 (Capital Beltway) and MD 28 (West Montgomery Avenue) to complete a paving project. The work is expected to be complete by July 17. The closures will take place Sunday nights through […]

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July 4, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Worst Days for Travel During July 4th Holiday Weekend

1.2 Million Washington Area Residents Expected to Travel If you have plans to get away for the Fourth of July holiday weekend, you will not be alone in your travels. The auto club, AAA Mid-Atlantic, is projecting a record number of Washington area residents to travel during the long 4th of July holiday weekend.  AAA […]

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