Montgomery County Councilmember Will Jawando

April 14, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Jawando Plans to Continue Virtual Stories Throughout Term on Council

Since the start of the coronavirus closures in March 2020, Councilmember Will Jawando has been live streaming videos of himself and guests reading children’s books. “Virtual Storytime with Councilmember Jawando” launched in March 2020 after schools were abruptly closed and families were adjusting to virtual learning. One year into the pandemic, Jawando has filmed more […]

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April 7, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

One Year Later, County Public Library Buildings Still Not Fully Open

As more people get the coronavirus vaccine, life is beginning to resemble a “new normal” — children are returning to classrooms, people are eating outside, and recreation centers are allowing some patrons to use its facilities. As restrictions for establishments are loosening, library buildings in Montgomery County still remain mostly closed. Anita Vassallo, director of Montgomery […]

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March 26, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

‘Indignación y Disgusto’ por el Video de los Oficiales de Policía y un Niño de 5 Años

La policía del condado de Montgomery publicó un video de 51 minutos y 22 segundos de un incidente del 14 de enero de 2020, en el que un estudiante de Kínder de East Silver Spring, que se había alejado de su escuela, fue localizado por agentes de la policía del condado de Montgomery (MCPD). El […]

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March 26, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

‘Horrified and Disgusted’: Elrich, Councilmembers Express Outrage Over Video of Police Officers and 5-Year-Old Boy

This story was updated with new information at 2:35 p.m. on Friday.  Montgomery County Police released a 51-minute-and-22-second video of a Jan. 14, 2020 incident in which an East Silver Spring kindergarten student — who had walked away from his school — was located by Montgomery County Police (MCPD) officers. The video shows two police […]

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March 12, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Jawando Calls Hogan’s Lifting of Capacity Restrictions ‘Irresponsible’

Before the Montgomery County Council approved several county-wide COVID-19 measures easing coronavirus restrictions for businesses and establishments on Friday, MyMCM spoke to councilmember Will Jawando. Jawando addressed why Montgomery County is not following Gov. Larry Hogan’s new public health executive orders went into effect at 5 p.m. allowing restaurants, bars, places of worship, and establishments […]

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March 9, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Hogan Lifts State Capacity Limits for Dining; Montgomery County Leaders Express Opposition

Gov. Larry Hogan announced at a press conference Tuesday that the state will start easing capacity limits at bars, restaurants, and other establishments. Hogan’s updated executive order means that starting Friday at 5 p.m., capacity limits for indoor and outdoor restaurants and foodservice establishments will be lifted. The order notes that restaurants and bars can […]

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March 9, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

Jawando ‘No se Sorprende’ por el Enfoque en el Color de Piel del Hijo de Harry y Meghan

La entrevista del príncipe Harry y Meghan Markle con Oprah Winfrey, que se emitió el domingo por la noche en CBS, ha llamado la atención de Estados Unidos y el Reino Unido. La entrevista dominó las plataformas de medios de comunicación masivos y digitales cuando miles de personas reaccionaron, analizaron y opinaron sobre algunas de […]

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March 8, 2021 | Abby Espiritu

Jawando ‘Not Surprised’ Over Focus on Skin Color of Harry and Meghan’s Son

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s interview with Oprah Winfrey, which aired Sunday night on CBS, has been the talk of the US and the UK most of Monday. The interview dominated the airwaves and social media as people on both sides of the Atlantic reacted, analyzed and opined about some of the stunning disclosures made […]

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February 4, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Jawando Signs Publishing Deal; Memoir Coming Spring 2022

Councilmember Will Jawando announced on Twitter that he’s signed a publishing deal with Farrar, Straus and Giroux (FSG)—owned by  Macmillan Publishing—for his upcoming memoir, “My Black Fathers: The Seven Men Who Healed Me.” FSG describes the memoir as  “an inspiring book about fathers and sons, Black masculinity, and the transformative power of mentors in the […]

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January 8, 2021 | Jordan Lindsay

Councilmember Jawando Decries ‘Desecration’ of U.S. Capitol

Many people are still trying to process what happened in Washington D.C. on Wednesday when a pro-Trump mob stormed the U.S. Capitol building. A US Capitol police officer died Thursday from injuries sustained during the attack. Four other people died Wednesday. Police fatally shot one woman as she forced entry into the building, and three […]

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