Mayor Kate Stewart

January 18, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Residents Reflect, Volunteer in Honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Residents throughout Montgomery County took time on Martin Luther King Jr. Day to help others, cleaning up litter, sending cards, making blankets and helping those less fortunate than themselves. Although this year, most of the events were virtual or ones that could be done alone or with just a few other people, the spirit of […]

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November 16, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Takoma Park Mayor, Councilmembers Sworn In

Takoma Park Mayor Kate Stewart and the six members of council, all incumbents, were sworn in Nov. 16. Stewart, who has been mayor since 2015, defeated Roger Schlegel Nov. 3 by a vote of 4,083 to 2,386. A total of 6,549 residents cast ballots out of the city’s 13,562 registered voters. According to Takoma Park […]

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November 3, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Takoma Park Residents Can Cast City Ballot in Person Election Day

Takoma Park Mayor Kate Stewart spoke to MyMCMedia Monday about the city’s election on Nov. 3. (Stewart is seeking reelection in the local election, running against Roger Schlegel.) Stewart says it’s the first time in Takoma Park history that the city’s election has fallen on the same day as the national election. She added that […]

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November 2, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Lawmakers Call on Hogan to Provide $2 Million for Businesses Along Purple Line

Several Maryland and Montgomery County lawmakers gathered outside of Evita’s Bridal Shop in Takoma Park Monday, calling on Gov. Larry Hogan to provide funding for businesses along the Purple Line. Many of those businesses are immigrant-owned, and they face a unique financial challenge because of Purple Line construction and restrictions placed on businesses because of […]

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June 2, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Takoma Park Mayor, Police Chief Condemn Cop’s ‘Dismissive’ Interaction with Activist

Takoma Park Mayor Kate Stewart and the city’s Chief of Police Antonio DeVaul held a discussion at the gazebo on Carroll Avenue to talk about an officer’s “dismissive” interaction with an activist that occurred around midnight Tuesday. The activist, Sokka Asif, shared a video of interaction on her Instagram page, which has—as of Tuesday evening—been […]

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August 27, 2018 | Michelle Queen

Five Things to Know for Aug. 27 in Montgomery County

Here are five things you need to know today, Aug. 27, in Montgomery County: 1. Seven Things to Do Before Summer Ends: Montgomery Parks list of things to do before summer ends is a great way to spend the last week of summer vacation. 2. NIH Children’s Inn Update: A structural crack in the Inn’s roof […]

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August 24, 2018 | Michelle Queen

Five Things to Know for Aug. 24 in Montgomery County

Happy Friday! Here are five things you need to know today, Aug. 24, in Montgomery County: 1. Tyler Tessier Case: The man accused of shooting his pregnant girlfriend, Laura Wallen, and burying her in a shallow grave outside Damascus appears in court today. 2. Maryland’s Got Talent:  Maryland has the highest concentration of STEM workers in […]

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June 8, 2018 | Michelle Queen

Five Things to Know for June 8 in Montgomery County

Congratulations to the Washington Capitals for winning the 2018 Stanley Cup Thursday night against the Vegas Golden Knights. #ALLCAPS! Here are five more things to know for Friday, June 8, in Montgomery County: 1. Education Award: Councilmember Craig Rice will be recognized with the Cornerstone Award for Education and Leadership at the Annual Black and […]

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November 29, 2017 | Staff Writer

Takoma Park Named Finalist in Energy-Savings Competition

Takoma Park is one of 10 finalists in the country to advance to the final round of the Georgetown University Energy Prize. This national competition recognizes top performing communities for increasing energy efficiency and reducing municipal and household energy budgets, according to a news release. Takoma Park has already saved more than 100 billion BTUs […]

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September 7, 2017 | Staff Writer

Takoma Park Unveils Solar Streetlights

City of Takoma Park officials unveiled two solar streetlights installed outside of the city’s community center early Thursday. In a partnership with UNO, a South Korean Business and the Korean Institute for Civil Engineering and Building Technology, the city will test the lights for a pilot program. “It’s wonderful to work for a community that […]

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