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June 19, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know for June 19 in Montgomery County

Happy Juneteenth! Today marks the anniversary of the abolition of slavery in the State of Texas on June 19, 1865. As we celebrate Juneteenth, also known as “Freedom Day” today — Wednesday, June 18 — here are five other things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Montgomery County Celebrates Pride Month: Tonight Councilmember Evan Glass, Denizens […]

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June 19, 2018 | Staff Writer

Josiah Henson Leadership Conference Planned for June 19 at MCM Studios (Video)

Montgomery Community Media (MCM) and the Montgomery Parks Foundation hosted the fourth and fifth installment of the Josiah Henson Leadership Conference on Tuesday, June 19 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the MCM studios in Rockville. The leadership conference addressed the local legacy, history and challenges facing Montgomery County’s African Americans and people of […]

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June 18, 2018 | Michelle Queen

Regional ‘Move Over Law’ Enforcement Campaign Reminds Drivers to Switch Lanes

Maryland and Virginia Move Over Law Enforcement Campaign Maryland State Police, in partnership with Virginia, will participate in an education and enforcement campaign for the Move Over law from now through Saturday, June 23. The goal of the campaign is to inform the public about the importance of the Move Over law. All 50 states […]

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June 5, 2018 | Staff Writer

Deadline to Apply for Absentee Voting for the Primary Election is June 19

Voters in Maryland have the option to vote by mail (absentee voting) for the June 26 Gubernatorial Primary Election. The deadline to submit an application to vote by mail is June 19. To apply for a vote by mail ballot, visit the Board of Elections – www.777vote.org – and select Absentee Voting. Follow the instructions for […]

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June 20, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

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Takoma Park City Officials Seeking Public’s Help With Police Chief Search

Takoma Park City officials will begin their search for a new police chief in the next few weeks but not without the public’s help first. Before city leaders begin the recruitment process, they want to hear what qualities residents want in the person replacing former police chief Alan Goldberg, who resigned back in March. “At […]

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June 19, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Strong Storms Knock Down Trees and Wires in Silver Spring Neighborhood (VIDEO)

Strong thunderstorms brought down some large trees and wires in the Northwood Park neighborhood of Silver Spring on Monday afternoon, according to a Montgomery County fire official. Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson Pete Piringer said an intense round of storms brought down trees and wires onto homes in the Dennis Avenue and Royalton Road area. […]

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June 19, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Judge Denies Bail for 3 Defendants Accused of Killing 2 Northwest High School Students

Three defendants charged with two counts of first-degree murder and two counts of conspiracy to commit murder are being held with no bail after a Monday district court hearing before Judge John Moffett. The defendants are accused in the June 5 slayings of Shadi Najjar (17) and Artem Ziberov (18). Edgar Garcia-Gaona, Jose Ovilson Canales-Yanez […]

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June 13, 2017 | Staff Writer

Early Voting Centers Under Review in Montgomery County

The Montgomery County Board of Elections is now reviewing proposed recommendations for early voting centers in the 2018 gubernatorial election and your input is wanted. The BOE is planning to add an 11th early voting location for next year’s election. Right now, all the proposed early voting sites are under review, including: the Activity Center […]

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June 1, 2017 | Staff Writer

WSSC Holding Meetings on New Rate Structure

Montgomery County WSSC customers will get two chances in June to hear about a new rate structure that is expected to take effect next year. The new structure follows an order in March by the Maryland Public Service Commission, which found that current 16-tier Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission rates, adopted 25 years ago, discriminated against […]

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May 26, 2017 | Staff Writer

Takoma Park Launches Car Free Challenge

In an effort to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions from transportation, the City of Takoma Park launched a five-month competition titled, “The Takoma Park Care Free Challenge.” The car fee challenge is open to anyone  living or working in Takoma Park and can be completed individually or on a team, according to a news release. […]

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