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August 6, 2019 | Staff Writer

Police Need Your Help to Identify Credit Card Fraud Suspect

Montgomery County detectives continue to investigate at least three reports of wallet thefts and subsequent fraudulent use of the victims’ credit cards at stores in the county. Police released surveillance photos of a man who used stolen credit cards. According to police, between the months of March and May, at least three victims reported that […]

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May 14, 2019 | Staff Writer

Delegate Wilkins: “Our Police Are Falling Woefully Short Of Their Mission”

The Silver Spring Justice Coalition held a rally and press conference on Monday to express community members’ reactions to last week’s incident in White Oak in which a female police officer was caught on camera saying the N-word while responding to an alleged dispatch call. During the rally, several residents and some elected officials took […]

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March 8, 2018 | Staff Writer

Montgomery Plans Open Houses for U.S. 29 BRT

The Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) is hosting three upcoming open houses to keep the public informed regarding the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) line being developed along a 13.5-mile stretch of U.S. 29 between the Silver Spring Transit Center and Burtonsville. The new line is expected to begin service in 2020 and will be […]

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February 15, 2018 | Staff Writer

Five Education Forums Scheduled Around Montgomery County Begin Feb. 21

Residents will have the chance to hear information and to offer comments on the programs and budgets of Montgomery County Public Schools and Montgomery College in a series of public forums that start Feb. 21, a county statement said. Montgomery County Council Education Committee Chair Craig Rice, MCPS Superintendent Jack Smith and college President DeRionne Pollard will host […]

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January 21, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Thousands Travel to D.C. for Women’s March (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

Hundreds of thousands of people attended the Women’s March in Washington, D.C. on Saturday. Local Metro stations and trains were packed with people, many who were carrying signs with messages. Metro officials report that as of 11 a.m. on Saturday, ridership was 275,000. According to Metro’s Twitter account, that’s eight times a normal Saturday and […]

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April 12, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Bethesda Residents Protest Westbard Sector Plan (PHOTOS & VIDEOS)

UPDATED On a rainy and cold Saturday morning, dozens of Bethesda residents held umbrellas and protest signs as they marched along Westbard Avenue. It was the second day in a row that many of them took to the streets to protest the Westbard Sector Plan. “Hey-hey, ho-ho! Density has got to go,” they chanted. “We […]

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March 17, 2016 | Sonya Burke

County Executive Leggett Releases $5.3 Billion Budget, Council Schedules Public Hearings (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett has released his recommended $5.3 billion budget, and it includes a property tax hike. MyMCMedia’s Sonya Burke reports. Find out more about the Council’s upcoming public hearings, here.

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March 4, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Wheaton Library to Close on March 13

Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) is planning to officially close the Wheaton branch, 11701 Georgia Avenue, in a public ceremony on March 13. You are invited to the 5 p.m. event, which will include light refreshments and brief remarks from officials before County Executive Ike Leggett formally shuts the facility. The library is closing so […]

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February 5, 2016 | Staff Writer

Street Beat: Bridge Work to Close Lanes on Beltway Beginning Sunday Night

The Maryland Department of Transportation’s State Highway Administration (SHA) is advising motorists who travel on University Boulevard or I-495 in Silver Spring that upcoming lane closures will impact overnight travel for the next month. A 161-foot, 175-ton crane will be used to lift the steel beams for the new bridge and crews will work above […]

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March 11, 2015 | Aline Barros

County To Recognize Middle Eastern American Heritage Month For The First Time

Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett is scheduled to recognize March as Middle Eastern American Heritage Month for the first time in the county The celebration will take place at the Lobby Level Auditorium in the Executive Office Building on March 18 at 6:30 p.m. The proclamation comes during the 2015 Nowruz celebration, which commemorates the first […]

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