July 29, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

Local Summer Camp Program Teaches Confidence

The goal of the LEAD summer camp program is to teach some local middle school students about overcoming objections, advocating for themselves, and the importance of having confidence. Students recently had the opportunity to hear from a variety of guest speakers including former Maryland State Legislator Maricé Morales. Watch the video below for more details.

Read more

May 7, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Council Passes Bill to Lower Lead Levels in Schools Drinking Water

Bill will reduce acceptable lead levels by 75 percent The Montgomery County Council unanimously approved legislation Tuesday designed to reduce levels of toxic lead in Montgomery County Public Schools’ (MCPS) drinking water. The bill (Bill 2-19), sponsored by County Councilmember Tom Hucker, was introduced on February 5. Currently, Montgomery County schools follow the state lead […]

Read more

February 5, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Hucker Bill Attacks Lead in Water at Schools

Councilmember Tom Hucker introduced a bill Tuesday that would reduce the allowable level of lead in school drinking water to 5 parts per billion, down from 20 ppb, which is the state standard. A Maryland law required school systems to test water fixtures and replace any that tested 20 ppb or higher. According to a […]

Read more

June 17, 2016 | Staff Writer

A-A LEAD Serves Youth Locally (VIDEO)

In the recently approved fiscal year 2017 budget, the Montgomery County Council awarded grants to multiple community organizations that are providing resources and services to its residents. A-A LEAD (Leadership, Empowerment, and Development) is a nonprofit organization that provides low income and under served Asian American youth with a positive outlet. Find out more in this […]

Read more

March 24, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, March 24, in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, March 24, in Montgomery County: 1. A fire watch has been issued for our area, according to a Montgomery County fire and rescue spokesperson, because of low humidity and windy weather conditions. 2. Brush fires are responsible for limited service on the MARC’s Campden Line today, according to […]

Read more

April 13, 2015 | Krista Brick

Consumers Warned of Lead Issues in Bo-Ying Compound

The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH) is warning consumers about lead contamination found in Bo-Ying Compound manufactured by Eu Yan Sang (Hong Kong), a powdered product marketed for the treatment of a wide array of conditions in infants and children. DHMH is working with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and public […]

Read more

Engage us on Facebook

Follow us on Twitter