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April 21, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Immigration is One Topic of Concern During Town Hall in Silver Spring (VIDEO)

Feisty is how Montgomery County Council President Roger Berliner described residents during a town hall meeting on Wednesday evening. Hundreds of residents gathered at the Long Branch Community Center in Silver Spring to voice their concerns to members of the Montgomery County Council. For Thomas Nephew, co-founder of the Montgomery County Civil Rights Coalition, he […]

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March 8, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Community Forum in Silver Spring Focuses on Immigration

Dozens of Silver Spring and Takoma Park residents gathered at the Long Branch Community Center on Tuesday night to talk about immigration. The meeting, sponsored by Impact Silver Spring, was in response to the community’s concern. “People are concerned about what’s happening in terms of immigration and people want to have relevant information,” Sara Mussie, […]

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March 2, 2017 | Staff Writer

Residents Invited to Attend Town Hall Meeting With County Council on Mar. 15 in Silver Spring

The Montgomery County Council will hold a town hall meeting for the Silver Spring area on Mar. 15, according to a news release. The meeting will be held at the Long Branch Community Center located at 8700 Piney Branch Road in Silver Spring and begins at 8:00 p.m. Residents are invited to ask questions on […]

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September 1, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

Five Things to Know Today, Sept.1, in Montgomery County

Good morning! Here are five things to know today, Sept. 1, in Montgomery County: 1. The Maryland Department of Agriculture’s Mosquito Control Program is scheduled to do a truck-mounted mosquito control spraying tonight in the Strawberry Knolls area of Gaithersburg. 2. The Maryland State Police Department announced that troopers plan to set up a sobriety checkpoint […]

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August 22, 2016 | Michelle Queen

Five Things to Know Today, Aug. 22, in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, Aug. 22nd, in Montgomery County: 1. School starts in just one week for more than 159,000 MCPS students. The school district still needs donations to provide students in need with backpacks and school supplies. 2. Officials announced Friday natural gas was the cause of the Flower Branch Apartment […]

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August 19, 2016 | Phyllis Armstrong

Senator Cardin & County Executive Leggett Tour Silver Spring Explosion Site (VIDEO)

The devastating explosion that claimed at least seven lives continues to cause hardships for dozens of families in Silver Spring. U.S. Senator Ben Cardin and County Executive Ike Leggett toured the site of the August 10 explosion at the Flower Branch Apartments. Leggett told reporters that the management of the complex is working with local agencies […]

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August 16, 2016 | Phyllis Armstrong

Families Displaced by Explosion Meet with County & State Officials (VIDEO)

Officials from Montgomery County, Maryland and federal agencies heard first hand how residents who lost their homes in Silver Spring explosion are coping. Fifty-three families have been staying at the Long Branch Community Center, the temporary shelter for displaced residents. County Executive Ike Leggett and U.S. Senator Ben Cardin met with some of the now […]

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August 12, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

County Executive and Public Safety Officials Update on Silver Spring Apartment Explosion (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett along with federal, county and public safety officials, held a news conference at the Long Branch Community Center with the latest information the Flower Branch Apartment complex explosion on Friday afternoon. Police believe that there are a number of people are still within the remains of the collapsed building. Two […]

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August 12, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

Residents Affected by Silver Spring Apartment Explosion Say They’re Struggling for Answers (VIDEO)

Nearly two days after the tragic Flower Branch Apartment explosion, Victor Morales and his family are still searching for answers. Morales’ apartment is located near the site of the explosion and was partially damaged by the flames. In this MyMCMedia Extra video, Morales and his eight-year-old son Adrian discuss life after being displaced by the […]

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June 20, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, June 20, in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, June 20, in Montgomery County: 1. Summer Vacation: It’s the first day of summer and the last day of school for Montgomery County Public Schools students. Today is an early release day for MCPS. 2. A New Chapter: The Friends of the Library is opening the Wheaton Bookstore at […]

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