Macedonia Baptist Church

January 10, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Elrich: Housing Commission Needs to Work with Community over Graves

County Executive Marc Elrich had his first meeting with reporters Thursday. One of the topics that came up was the African cemetery under an apartment complex owned by the Housing Opportunities Commission. Four people were arrested Wednesday at an HOC meeting, protesting the commission’s lack of action to preserve the graves. Here’s what Elrich said […]

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January 9, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Four Arrested Protesting HOC’s Lack of Action on African Cemetery

Four people were arrested for disorderly conduct Wednesday night after a meeting of the Housing Opportunities Commission in Kensington. They were part of a group of about 30 people who came to urge the HOC to convey its Westwood Towers property in Bethesda to the Macedonia Baptist Church, which can properly care for the hundreds […]

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April 28, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Church Members Meet with Leggett to Discuss Mediation

UPDATED Friends of Macedonia Baptist Church met with County Executive Ike Leggett on Thursday as a step toward starting mediation that would lead to a resolution over what to do about graves believed to be under property set to be part of the Westbard redevelopment. Church supporters called it a productive meeting. Charlie Davis, associate […]

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April 25, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Church Takes Protest over Unmarked Graves to Leggett, Council (VIDEOS)

About a dozen people took their protest of Montgomery County’s actions on unmarked graves in Westbard to County Executive Ike Leggett’s office and the County Council meeting Tuesday morning. The graves are believed to be under a parking lot where new development is planned. The demonstrators said they have lost faith in the county Planning […]

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March 17, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Berliner and Leggett Ask Planning Board Chair to Pause Westbard Plan and to Retain Mediator

Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett and County Council President Roger Berliner have written a letter to Planning Board Chair Casey Anderson asking for a delay in the Equity One sketch plan process, just weeks after the board approved the development plan (excluding the area believed to be a historic burial ground). In the letter dated March […]

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March 3, 2017 | Staff Writer

Watch County Report This Week (VIDEO)

County Report This Week includes reports on Governor Hogan’s visit to the Germantown campus of Montgomery College, a recent summit in Silver Spring focused on STEM education, the urban redevelopment of downtown Wheaton, and more. Watch the show in its entirety, below:

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February 24, 2017 | Staff Writer

Watch County Report This Week (VIDEO)

County Report This Week includes reports on the new Science Building at Montgomery College, the archaeological study launched by the Planning Department in Bethesda, expansion of Ride On routes, Black History Month celebrations and more. Watch the show in its entirety, below:

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February 24, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Five Things to Know Today, Feb. 24, in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, Feb. 24, in Montgomery County: 1.  Councilmember Tom Hucker tried Craigslist to find a new location for a statue of a Confederate soldier in Rockville. 2. The Washington Post’s Bill Turque traces the history of the burial sites at the center of the controversy in Westbard. 3. Peerless Rockville […]

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February 23, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Five Things to Know Today, Feb. 23, in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, Feb. 23, in Montgomery County: 1. Gaithersburg, ranked as the number one diverse city in the country, doesn’t need to become a “sanctuary city” because Gaithersburg is a “welcoming city,” Mayor Jud Ashman says. 2. A portion of the redevelopment of Bethesda’s Westbard neighborhood comes before the Montgomery […]

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February 17, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Five Things to Know Today, Feb. 17, in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, Feb. 17, in Montgomery County: 1. The Ninth Annual Historically Black Colleges and Universities Fair begins at 5 p.m. at Richard Montgomery High School. High school students and their parents can talk with dozens of colleges and universities. The event will also feature a workshop for middle school parents and students. […]

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