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March 1, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Bagels Not Bombs Rally Held in Rockville After Threats Made to Jewish Day School

In response to a recent bomb threat made to the Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School, residents gathered in Rockville early Wednesday for a rally called, “Bagels not Bombs.” Esther Schrader, who helped organize the event, said residents are concerned about the recent spike in threats being made towards Jewish community centers across the country. “I […]

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December 15, 2016 | Mitti Hicks

County Council President Roger Berliner Responds to Road Kill Bill (VIDEO)

On Wednesday, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan announced at a news conference that the administration’s top legislative priority for the 2017 session of the Maryland General Assembly will be the immediate and full repeal of House Bill 1013, more commonly known as the Road Kill Bill. The bill was passed and became law over the governor’s […]

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November 10, 2016 | Staff Writer

Nancy Floreen Says Term Limits Vote Was No Surprise (VIDEO)

In an interview the day after the election, Montgomery County Council President Nancy Floreen said the vote for term limits, limiting county council members and the county executive to three consecutive terms, came as no surprise. County Councilmembers Floreen, Roger Berliner, George Leventhal and Marc Elrich are currently serving their third term on the Council. […]

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August 4, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Back to School: Floreen Describes New Superintendent as “Impressive” (VIDEO)

In just a few weeks, Montgomery County public school students head back to class on Aug. 29th. A new school is opening and the district has a new superintendent at the helm. At a recent news briefing, Council President Nancy Floreen was asked for her thoughts on MCPS superintendent Dr. Jack Smith, and his plan […]

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August 1, 2016 | Sonya Burke

County Council President Nancy Floreen Previews Fall Schedule at News Briefing (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Council President Nancy Floreen met with reporters on Aug. 1st for her final briefing before the Council’s six-week summer recess. At the briefing, Floreen discussed a variety of issues including the Council’s upcoming work session on the 9-1-1 system outage and her thoughts on Metro’s Safe Track. She also announced an upcoming Town […]

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May 17, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

Council President Floreen Requests MCPS Suspend Plans for Moving Buses to Carver Lot (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Council President Nancy Floreen has sent a letter today to  School Board President Michael Durso requesting that Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) suspend “all planning and other preparatory activity related to the proposed Carver site,” until the Council takes up the issue in June. “We share your concern that the ultimate transition of […]

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September 24, 2015 | Aline Barros

At Papal Mass Leventhal Says “Pope Speaks With Conviction”

Montgomery County Council President George Leventhal attended the papal mass on Sept. 23 at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. Leventhal, along with wife Soraia, said Pope Francis speaks with conviction and added he “loved” to hear his remarks in Spanish. “As someone who is not Catholic, I’m moved and impressed that […]

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July 17, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Leggett Sets the Record Straight on Budget Savings Plan

Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett transmitted a memo to Council President George Leventhal late this week in response to a memo that Leventhal sent to Councilmembers about the budget savings plan. “I would like to set the record straight on a number of issues that you have raised,” said Leggett in the first paragraph of […]

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June 15, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Leventhal Says Absence of Gazette is a “Terrible Loss” (VIDEO)

In this MyMCMedia Extra video, Montgomery County Council President George Leventhal shares his reaction about the news that the Gazette newspaper is closing. Shutting down The Gazette is a gigantic abandonment by The Washington Post Company of its responsibilities to the… Posted by George Leventhal on Friday, June 12, 2015

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May 18, 2015 | Krista Brick

Leventhal Holds News Briefing (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Council President George Leventhal met with the media Monday and talked about the recent developments in the Purple Line, the Exelon-Pepco merger and the search for the next superintendent of the county’s school system. You can watch that news briefing in its entirety here.

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