Lakeforest Mall

March 4, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

JC Penney and Starbucks at Lakeforest Mall to Close

Gaithersburg Mayor, Jud Ashman, gives MCM an update on the status of Lakeforest Mall. Officials say the JC Penney and Starbucks located there will be closing. Ashman says the decline at Lakeforest Mall is due to the evolution of malls and the increase in online shopping. Please watch the video for more details.

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February 8, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Five Things to Know for Feb. 8 in Montgomery County

Today is Friday, Feb. 8. Here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Tax-Free Week: Comptroller Peter Franchot will be at Nolan’s Apache Appliance in Aspen Hill at 11:15 a.m. to highlight Shop Maryland Energy weekend, when shoppers can get a break on the state’s 6 percent sales tax on qualifying Energy Star products. […]

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February 7, 2019 | Bryan Gallion

Chinese New Year Celebrations in Montgomery County

Chinese New Year, also known as Lunar New Year or the Spring Festival, is a centuries-old celebration to begin a new calendar year that has become a global observance. The new year is rung in with 15 days’ worth of traditions, culminating in the Lantern Festival. Events are being held throughout Montgomery County to start […]

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December 10, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Five Things to Know for Dec. 10 in Montgomery County

It’s Monday, Dec. 10. Hanukkah ends tonight, and there are 15 days till Christmas. 1. Gaithersburg Meets: The Gaithersburg Mayor and Council meet at 7:30 p.m. at City Hall. The city will get annual reports from the Multicultural Affairs, Cultural Arts, Economic and Business Development and the Olde Towne Advisory committees. You can find the agenda […]

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December 3, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Five Things to Know for Dec. 3 in Montgomery County

It’s Monday, Dec. 3, and it’s Inauguration Day for county government. 1. The Inauguration: Marc Elrich will be sworn in as Montgomery County’s new county executive and the nine members of the County Council will be sworn in today, in a ceremony that starts at 11 a.m. at the Music Center at Strathmore in North Bethesda. There’s […]

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November 21, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Five Things to Know for Nov. 21 in Montgomery County

It’s Wednesday, Nov. 21, and here are five things Montgomery County residents need to know: 1. School’s Out: Today is an early release day for all Montgomery County Public Schools students. 2. Take a Hike: The Potomac Appalachian Trail Club is hosting a five-mile hike at Seneca Creek State Park from 10:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. The […]

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November 19, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Five Things to Know for Nov. 19 in Montgomery County

It’s Monday, Nov. 19, and here are five things Montgomery County residents need to know: 1. New Bus Routes: The Montgomery County Department of Transportation is proposing changes to Route 52, adding an extension to Our Lady of Good Counsel High School on selected trips.  A public forum is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. at Ross Boddy Community […]

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June 28, 2018 | Staff Writer

Lakeforest Mall Added to Gaithersburg Enterprise Zone

After state action Thursday, Lakeforest mall has been added to Olde Towne Gaithersburg’s enterprise zone, an effort to attract new development to underused properties. Enterprise zones, through a program established in 1982, provide local property and state income tax credits to businesses that create jobs and make capital investments. In a news release, Gov. Larry […]

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July 25, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Germantown Man Guilty of Murder

A 22-year-old Germantown man was found guilty of first-degree murder Tuesday in the October 2015 death of a transgender woman, the State’s Attorney’s Office said. Rico Leblond will be sentenced on Oct. 19 where he will face the penalty of life in prison. The victim, Deandre Smith, 21, was living as Zella Ziona. She was found […]

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July 1, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Youth Convicted for Orchestrating Gang Attack (VIDEO)

A 17-year-old Montgomery Village teenager was convicted Thursday for ordering assaults on two victims just because they were wearing the wrong gang colors near the Lakeforest mall, the State’s Attorney’s Office said Friday. Jose Zaldivar-Medina, who was described as a member of the violent MS-13 gang, faces 63 years in prison for the April 7, […]

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