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August 2, 2021 | Michael Hernández

Funcionarios del Condado Participarán en ‘National Night Out’

Impulsados por un año de protestas contra los tiroteos policiales y estudios sobre maneras de cambiar la forma en la que los policías hacen su trabajo en el condado, el martes como parte de National Night Out, el jefe de policía Marcus Jones, el sheriff Darren Popkin y el fiscal del estado del condado de […]

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August 2, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Officials to Appear at Neighborhood Events on National Night Out

Prompted by a year of protests against police shootings and studies into ways to change policing in the county, Police Chief Marcus Jones, Sheriff Darren Popkin and Montgomery County State’s Attorney’s John McCarthy plan to promote community building and partnerships by attending cookouts and block parties Tuesday as part of National Night Out. The idea […]

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July 30, 2021 | Michael Hernández

Elrich Nombra a Cuatro Nuevos Directores de Centros de Servicios Regionales

El ejecutivo del condado, Marc Elrich, nombró a Luisa F. Cardona de Vence, Peter Fosselman, Jacob Newman y W. Gregory Wims como los nuevos Directores de Servicios Regionales para el condado de Montgomery. El concejo del condado aprobó los nombramientos el martes. Cardona de Vence trabajará en la oficina del Centro de Servicios Regionales de […]

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July 30, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

County May Restore Indoor Mask Mandate Per New CDC Recommendation  

Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich has recommended the county reinstate the COVID-19 indoor mask mandate if the jurisdiction reaches what the CDC defines as “substantial transmission”: 50 new cases per 100,000 residents for seven days, which is about 525 new cases over a seven-day period for the county. According to a county release Friday, “The […]

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July 28, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Mother of 21-Year-Old Killed by Police Speaks Out

Rhonda LeRoux says Montgomery County Police failed to de-escalate the situation that ended in officers fatally shooting her son, 21-year-old Ryan LeRoux. LeRoux was killed by Montgomery County Police (MCPD) officers July 16. Police said they were called to a Gaithersburg McDonald’s for a report that LeRoux was in the drive-thru refusing to pay for […]

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July 28, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

5G Small Cell Antennas Coming to a Pole Near You

By a vote of seven to two, Montgomery County Councilmembers approved a change to its zoning ordinance that will increase 5G access throughout the county by allowing small cell antennas on existing or new poles. Councilmember Hans Riemer, the moving force behind bringing 5G to more areas, cited federal studies on the safety of 5G […]

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July 21, 2021 | Gracie Tanner

BioNTech Expands Cell Therapy Operations into Montgomery County

BioNTech, the German-based company responsible for the Pfizer BioNTech vaccine, will expand its operations to Montgomery County and acquire a Gaithersburg manufacturing facility and cell therapy R&D platform from Kite, a unit of Gilead Sciences. This expansion will support the development of BioNTech’s expanding pipeline of novel cell therapies. The company recently rose to international […]

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July 20, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Politicians, Activists Rally Against Road Widening Before Crucial Vote Wednesday

With I-270 in the background, state, county and local politicians as well as several activists rallied at Woodley Gardens Park in Rockville in opposition to the I-495, I-270 road widening project that will go before the Washington Council of Government for a second vote on Wednesday. In mid-June, The National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board […]

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July 19, 2021 | Michael Hernández

Hombre Fallece Luego de un ‘Enfrentamiento Armado’ con Oficiales en un McDonald’s

Los oficiales de policía del condado de Montgomery dispararon y mataron a un hombre luego de un “enfrentamiento armado” en un McDonald’s en Gaithersburg. Esto luego de que alguien informara que el hombre se negaba a pagar o mover su vehículo del carril de autoservicio, según el departamento de policía del condado de Montgomery (MCPD, […]

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July 15, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Hucker Forms Exploratory Committee Before Expected Entry into County Executive Race

Council President Tom Hucker announced Thursday night that he has formed an exploratory committee and plans to speak with residents and business owners to see if he should run for county executive. His speech before a friendly crowd at Kaldi’s Social Hall in Silver Spring made it seem like he had already decided to run. […]

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