July 23, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

UPDATE: ICE Disputes Hucker Story About Agents at Metro

Councilmember Tom Hucker related a story he heard of an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) action at the Silver Spring Metro station. He tweeted his own investigation from the day. At SS Metro. Spoke w @wmata station manager and platform personnel.None of them have seen or heard reports of ICE agents here. Nor has @mcpnews […]

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June 28, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Independence Day Closings Around the County

Here’s an overview of what’s open what’s closed in Montgomery County this Independence Day: County Offices – closed Libraries – closed DLC Liquor & Wine Stores (DLC) – all stores will be open 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Recreation – aquatics programs open, aquatics facilities open until 6 p.m., except the Germantown Indoor Swim Center, which will close at 3 […]

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June 21, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

FBI Searches Jack Evans’ Home Day After He Resigns from Metro Board

News reports say FBI agents searched the home of D.C. Councilmember Jack Evans on Friday, a day after he resigned his post as chairman of the Metro board. The resignation takes effect next week. Evans was the subject of an ethics investigation relating to his role as chairman of Metro’s Board. The Washington Post has […]

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June 11, 2019 | Ben Palmer

County Council Members Undertake Transit Challenge

Five members of the County Council are participating in the Transit Challenge this week. They are tasked with either walking or using public transportation like the Ride On, Metro, or carpooling to get wherever they need to go. All four of the at-large members⁠—Gabe Albornoz, Evan Glass, Will Jawando, and Hans Riemer⁠—as well as District […]

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May 22, 2019 | Staff Writer

Few in Montgomery Expected To Be Affected by Closures of Metro Stations

Six Virginia stations on the Blue and Yellow lines of Metro will close for about three months starting Saturday as the transit agency completes infrastructure improvements, Metro officials said Wednesday. The stations are south of Reagan National Airport, which means the closures might affect a few Montgomery County travelers who need to reach the airport […]

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April 23, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Man Struck By Train in Wheaton Rescued

Metro Transit Police are reporting Montgomery County Fire & Rescue Services rescued a man from a trackbed in Wheaton. The Metro Police tweeted, “Based on video review, an adult male intentionally placed himself on the tracks as the train was entering the station.” Battalion Fire Chief Kelvin Thomas, the assistant public information officer for MCFRS, […]

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March 29, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Five Things to Know for March 29 in Montgomery County

Today is Friday, March 29. Here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Beltway Reopens at American Legion Bridge: The inner loop of the Capital Beltway on the American Legion Bridge reopened early this morning, according to WTOP News. 2. Silver Spring Metro Service Improvements: The Metro Board voted Thursday to approve their […]

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March 19, 2019 | Staff Writer

Silver Spring ‘Turnback’ Vote Expected March 28

An annoyance for Metro commuters heading to Shady Grove ended in December. The same annoyance for commuters heading to Glenmont could stop after a March 28 vote of the transit system’s board. The annoyance is the “turnback.” In December, Metro ended the Grosvernor turnback in which half the trains heading north on the Red Line’s […]

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March 14, 2019 | Jasmine Boyd and Bryan Gallion

Injured Bald Eagle To Be Euthanized

The bald eagle that was rescued from train tracks near the Morgan Blvd. Metro Station during Wednesday evening’s rush hour has sustained severe enough injuries that the bird will be euthanized, according to D.C. City Wildlife. After a thorough examination, review of the x–rays, and consultations with other wildlife veterinarians, the opinion of the experts […]

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February 13, 2019 | Staff Writer

Silver Spring Meeting to Discuss Metro Improvements

The Montgomery County Council’s Transportation and Environment (T&E) Committee will host a town hall at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, focusing on service improvements to Metro. It takes place in the Silver Spring Civic Building at 1 Veterans Plaza. Representatives of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) will present an overview of a new […]

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