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May 11, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Board of Education Discusses Best Ways to Replace Police Officers in Schools

Members of the Montgomery County Public Schools Board of Education (BOE) spent Tuesday afternoon discussing how best to keep students safe without having a daily police presence in the schools. This after County Executive Marc Elrich removed funding for the School Resource Officers program. “The decision has been taken out of our hands,” said BOE […]

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May 11, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Reports: Md. District Court Judge Bans Staff from Wearing Thin Blue Line Flag

John P. Morrissey, the chief judge for Maryland district courts, has ordered all district court employees to stop wearing articles of clothing that donned the thin blue line flag. The “thin blue line” flag is often used by law enforcement officers to symbolize the line between police and their role in preventing society from descending […]

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May 10, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne and Suzanne Pollak

After Criticism for Delay, County Announces Plan to Reopen Libraries, Senior Centers

After backlash from residents and community leaders, Montgomery County will be reopening some of its public libraries and senior centers. On June 1, six library branches will reopen. Then, on June 14 two of the county’s seven senior centers will reopen. The libraries that will reopen are: Connie Morella Library, 7400 Arlington Road, Bethesda Gaithersburg […]

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May 10, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

Elrich: Inquilinos Todavía Tienen Protección contra Desalojos

El Ejecutivo del Condado Marc Elrich enfatizó que los inquilinos del condado de Montgomery, junto con todos los inquilinos de Maryland, todavía tienen protección contra el desalojo, incluso si la decisión del tribunal federal da como resultado la cancelación de las protecciones bajo el Orden de los Centros para el Control y Prevención de las […]

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May 6, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Elrich: ‘I Don’t Have Enough Staff Right Now to Open Up All the Libraries’

At his weekly media briefing on Wednesday, County Executive Marc Elrich was asked by a reporter about why libraries, recreation centers, and senior centers still have not reopened. According to Elrich, there are “different issues” for why these places have not fully reopened. “One is you know we don’t we don’t have everybody vaccinated then […]

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May 5, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Pandemic Prevention and Biodefense Center Coming to Montgomery County

Montgomery County will soon be home to a new center aimed at preparing for the next pandemic. Connected DMV, a regional nonprofit that focuses on solving complex problems, is launching the Pandemic Prevention and Biodefense Center. The center brings together scientists, academics, and policymakers to prepare for a public health crisis and avoid another global […]

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May 5, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Movement Grows to Change Name of White Flint Metro to North Bethesda Metro

Friends of White Flint are asking Montgomery County to rename the White Flint Metro Station to the North Bethesda station “to reflect the community’s preference, history, and redevelopment plans,” wrote Executive Director Amy Ginsburg. In a letter to Executive Marc Elrich and Councilmember Andrew Friedson, Friends of White Flint explained that following a public meeting […]

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May 4, 2021 | Staff Writer

Durbin Becomes First Woman to Lead Department of Alcohol Beverage Services

Montgomery County’s Department of Alcohol Beverage Services (ABS) announced that the County Council confirmed Kathie Durbin as its new director. Durbin, who served as the acting director of ABS over the last four months, will be the first woman to lead the department. Durbin is a lifelong Montgomery County resident. Before working in local government, […]

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April 23, 2021 | Grace Kpetemey

County Announces New Engagement Series For Earth Month

In honor of Earth Month, the Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and One Montgomery Green (OMG) have teamed up to present “Eco Evenings with DEP and OMG”.  This new series will discuss relevant environmental topics that are important to local residents. The first discussion will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April […]

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April 18, 2021 | Michael Hernández

Condado Lanza un Programa de $59 Millones para Ayudar con el pago de Alquiler

El Departamento de Salud y Servicios Humanos del Condado de Montgomery (DHHS, por sus siglas en inglés) actualmente está aceptando solicitudes para inquilinos elegibles del condado que necesiten asistencia financiera debido a la pandemia de COVID-19. Las solicitudes se aceptarán de forma continua mientras haya fondos disponibles. “La pandemia de COVID-19 ha impactado desproporcionadamente el […]

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