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August 12, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

5,800+ Households Have Received County COVID-19 Rental Assistance

More than 5,800 households in Montgomery County received rental assistance so far during the COVID-19 pandemic, leaders shared during a press conference Thursday. $32 million has been distributed and Phase 3 of the county’s Rent Relief Program offers an additional $59 million. Tenants who are interested must meet the following criteria, according to the county: […]

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July 23, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Grant Applications Close Friday for Nonprofits Focused on Minority Entrepreneurship, STEM Education

Friday is the deadline for Montgomery County nonprofits to apply for a grant from the County Economic Development Corporation (MCEDC). The grant program is open to nonprofits with a mission or program related to: Minority and women entrepreneurship Science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education Research and innovation development Small-scale manufacturing Organizations must apply by […]

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July 22, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

County Piloting ‘SolarAPP+’ Platform to Instantly Approve Solar Permits for Residents 

Montgomery County wants to help residents get solar panels installed faster and the jurisdiction is joining a pilot to meet that goal. U.S. Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm joined Councilmember Will Jawando, U.S. Sen. Chris Van Hollen and homeowner Laura Morales at Morales’ Silver Spring residence to announce the county will pilot ‘SolarAPP+.’ The online […]

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May 20, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Hogan Announces $2 Million Lottery Incentive for Vaccinations

Marylanders 18 years and older who get COVID-19 vaccinated in the state will be automatically entered into a new lottery, Gov. Larry Hogan announced during a press conference Thursday. Beginning Tuesday, May 25, the Maryland Lottery will randomly award $40,000 to a vaccinated resident for 40 straight days — through July 3. On July 4, […]

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May 6, 2021 | Michelle Queen

Montgomery County Woman Wins $1.4 Million Lottery Prize

Talk about having a good day. A Rockville woman won the Maryland Lottery on April 22 and became $1.4 million richer. The 20-year-old, whose name was not identified by the Maryland Lottery, purchased the Multi-Match quick-pick ticket for the April 22 drawing at the Giant grocery store located at 625 Hungerford Drive in Rockville. “I […]

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February 10, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Gaithersburg Woman Charged in Area Bank Robberies  

Montgomery County Police Department (MCPD) detectives arrested Carisa Cline, 44, of Clopper Road in Gaithersburg, after police say she robbed two banks and attempted to rob another. According to an MCPD release, Cline is charged with one count of armed robbery and two counts of robbery. MCPD said on Jan. 28, officers responded to M&T […]

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January 11, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Hogan Proposes Direct Stimulus Payments as Part of New $1 Billion Relief Package

Gov. Larry Hogan introduced a $1 billion stimulus and tax relief package Monday that includes direct stimulus payments to qualifying Marylanders. The Recovery for the Economy, Livelihoods, Industries, Entrepreneurs and Families (RELIEF) Act must be passed by the state legislature before it can take effect. The 2021 legislative session begins Wednesday, and Hogan said he […]

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November 24, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

In Wake of Kleine’s Ethics Violations, Council Works to Change Rules for CAO 

The Montgomery County Council’s Government Operations and Fiscal Policy (GO) committee recommended approval of a bill that would prohibit the county’s Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) from outside employment. This would be the only county employee held to this rule, said County Council Senior Legislative Attorney Robert Drummer during Monday’s committee meeting. The recommendation is related […]

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April 28, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Low-Income Residents Who Don’t Qualify for Benefits Will Get Check from County

Montgomery County will give out one-time checks to residents with incomes below 50 percent of the federal poverty level, who do not qualify for federal or state COVID-19 benefits.  The county Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is administering the Emergency Assistance Relief Payment (EARP) program, according to a statement from the county. A […]

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March 9, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Silver Spring Market Sells $50,000 Lottery Ticket

A Prince George’s County man won the lottery and became $50,000 richer. The Beltsville resident and father of two brides-to-be stopped by the Wayside Farm Market, located at 11790 Cherry Hill Road in Silver Spring, and bought his winning lottery ticket, a $10 50x The Cash scratch-off ticket. The unnamed winner knows how he will […]

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