September 17, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Police Need Help Identifying Suspect Who Pushed Man Off Bike Near Kensington Parkway

A 64-year-old man was seriously injured after he was pushed off his bike near Beach Drive and Kensington Parkway on Saturday, Maryland-National Capital Park Police said.  The victim suffered a broken hip and underwent surgery, Assistant Chief of the Park Police’s Patrol Branch Captain Jeffrey Coe said. He told MyMCMedia the victim is being released […]

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September 14, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Five Things to Know Today, Sept. 14, in Montgomery County

It’s Monday, Sept. 14, and here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Bethesda Repaving Project:  Multiple lanes of Wisconsin Avenue at Old Georgetown Road will close Monday from 8 p.m. through Tuesday at 5 a.m. Montgomery Avenue will also be closed to thru traffic during this time. 2. Municipal Monday:  Gaithersburg’s Mayor […]

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September 4, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Thursday Evening Storm Caused High Waters, Put Fire and Rescue on Condition Red

On Thursday parts of Montgomery County were under a Severe Thunderstorm Warning, Tornado Warning and/or Flash Flood Warning.  Storms passed through the county and caused power outages, road closures and flooding. Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service (MCFRS) Chief Spokesperson Pete Piringer said MCFRS was on “Condition Red” because so many calls were coming in […]

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August 10, 2020 | Isabel Cleary

JennyCakes Bakery in Kensington Closing Its Doors

JennyCakes Bakery in Kensington is closing after over eight years of selling baked goods to the community. In a letter to her customers, Jennifer Smith, the owner of JennyCakes, wrote that the expansion of the business led to increased complexity regarding staffing, orders, and other logistics. The time it took to deal with these things […]

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July 15, 2020 | Isabel Cleary

Holy Cross Students are Latest in Growing List Detailing Stories of Racism

The Academy of the Holy Cross students join others, including those at Walter Johnson High School and Bethesda Chevy Chase High School, in sharing personal experiences with racism at their school, on Instagram. The account, “blackatahc,” is “an anonymous space for black members of the AHC community to share their stories,” according to the account’s […]

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July 11, 2020 | Staff Writer

400 Boxes of Fresh Produce Available at Food Distribution Event in Kensington

There’s a free food distribution event happening in Kensington on Saturday, July 11, at 10:00 a.m. The Up 2 Us Foundation is hosting a drive-up grocery box pick up called “Groceries 2 Go!” at Albert Einstein High School located at 11135 Newport Mill Road. 400 boxes of free produce will be available while supplies last. […]

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July 9, 2020 | Samantha Subin

County Launches E-Bike Program, Expands E-Scooter Pilot Program

Montgomery County launched a dockless e-bike program Wednesday expected to bring additional travel options to local residents. The county’s current e-scooter pilot program will also expand service to Gaithersburg, and add a fleet of new vehicles from Spin. The announcement comes as counties nationwide look to expand safe and socially distanced travel options for residents […]

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June 16, 2020 | Tori Bergel

Wheaton Testing Site Now Open Twice a Week

Montgomery County Health and Human Services will now offer free COVID-19 testing at the Wheaton Community Recreation Center twice a week. The site has been operating on Wednesdays since it opened in May, but will now administer tests on Fridays as well to give residents additional opportunities to get checked. Tests are by appointment only. […]

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June 15, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Five Things to Know for June 15 in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know in Montgomery County for Monday, June 15. 1. Tree Removal:  Several trees along the Capital Crescent Trail near Bethesda Avenue will be removed from Monday, June 15 through Friday, June 19. The trail will remain open. 2. Council Committee Meetings:  Two committees meet virtually today and may be viewed […]

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June 9, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know for June 9 in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know in Montgomery County for Tuesday, June 9. 1. Council in Virtual Session:  Montgomery County Council meets virtually at 10 a.m. Here’s a look at the meeting’s agenda. During the meeting the council will introduce a resolution to declare racism a public health crisis. 2. MCPS Graduations: Several MCPS students are […]

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