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July 20, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Council President Katz Remembers Civil Rights Icon John Lewis

Representative John Lewis (D-Ga) died Friday, July 17 of pancreatic cancer leaving behind a powerful legacy as one of the game-changers in American Civil Rights history. Lewis was one of the organizers of the 1963 March on Washington and spoke – at the age of 23 – to the huge crowd on the Mall shortly […]

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February 5, 2019 | Ashley Profitt

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Black History Month: Montgomery Community Media Spotlights Valerie Ervin

In honor of Black History Month, MCM is shining the light on some of Montgomery County’s most notable public figures, advocates, historians, and leaders who have driven change and provided representation for African Americans and minorities in our area. Today, we honor former Montgomery County Councilmember Valerie Ervin. Ervin, a progressive political advocate based in […]

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June 22, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Councilmember Tom Hucker Files for Reelection to District 5 Council Seat (PHOTOS)

Montgomery County Councilmember Tom Hucker is running for reelection to keep his District 5 County Council seat. Hucker filed his elections paperwork Monday at the Board of Elections offices in Gaithersburg. He is the first candidate to file for the District 5 Council seat, according to the BOE website. As the District 5 County Councilmember, […]

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June 28, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

Fiber Network Project to Increase Internet Speed in Montgomery County (VIDEO & PHOTO)

Montgomery County will soon have access to ultra fast internet. The County’s ultraMontgomery program is working to construct a fiber “highway” that will be a part of the Ashburn Express cable system project. T he project will connect to multiple data centers in the region, including in Ashburn, Virginia. The County Council received a status update […]

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June 8, 2016 | Sonya Burke

County Councilmember Craig Rice Issues Statement about Teens Killed in Fatal Crash

Montgomery County Councilmember Craig Rice, chair of the Council’s Education Committee, issued the following statement today after learning that three Clarksburg High School students were killed in a vehicle accident late Tuesday night on Burnt Hill Road near Damascus: “Today was to be a day filled with joy in Clarksburg as the entire community was […]

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January 29, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Berliner: “Clearly Pepco is Getting Better” (VIDEO)

Many residents were grateful their power did not go out during the Blizzard of 2016. Montgomery County Council Vice President Roger Berliner, who has championed legislation to make the utility improve, said Pepco’s performance is getting better and residents are pleased.

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December 7, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Rice Surprised to Learn of MCPS Radon Levels (VIDEOS)

Montgomery County Councilmember Craig Rice said he was surprised to learn of elevated radon levels in 26 schools and two MCPS buildings last week. That’s because as the sponsor of a recently passed radon bill, he said, his staff previously asked the school district for information about radon levels and was assured there was not […]

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November 2, 2015 | Staff Writer

Day of Action Set for Nov. 3rd Following Traffic Fatalities

Following two fatal accidents, Montgomery County Councilmember Roger Berliner has announced that Nov. 3rd will be a “Day of Action” when it comes to traffic safety. This event is scheduled to begin at 7 a.m. at the Little Falls Library near the communities along Massachusetts Avenue and River Road in Bethesda that have been the […]

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August 21, 2015 | Aline Barros

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Councilmember Hans Riemer Injured on Summer Vacation

Montgomery County Councilmember Hans Riemer sustained a serious injury this week while on a family vacation. Riemer fractured his femur inside the hip – an injury that required emergency surgery. He wrote on his Facebook page that the injury occurred while bouncing on a trampoline with his children and his wife, Angela. He said the freak […]

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January 13, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Councilmember Roger Berliner on Safety of the Metrorail System

Montgomery County Councilmember Roger Berliner made the following remarks today about overall safety concerns regarding Washington’s Metrorail system after a tragic accident on the Yellow Line on Jan. 12. The complete text of Councilmember Berliner’s statement is below: “Yesterday’s tragic incident on Metro’s Yellow Line was a sad day for the Washington region and all […]

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