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March 19, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

On ‘High Alert’, County Police Providing Extra Patrols For Asian Businesses, Communities

The Montgomery County Police Department (MCPD) is providing extra patrols for the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community following Tuesday’s mass shooting in Atlanta that killed eight people, including six Asian women. “We have already begun, as the County Executive noted earlier in his comments, to provide extra patrols to the business communities in […]

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December 1, 2020 | Reid Flumbaum

County Planning to Reduce Electric Vehicle Costs, Increase Availability

Electric vehicles (EV) are growing in popularity, but higher costs and limited availability are still barriers to entry for many people. However, Montgomery County is working to change the EV narrative, issuing a Request for Information (RFI) to establish an Electric Vehicle Group Buy Program. The County says the program, “sometimes known as ‘Cooperative Purchasing’,” […]

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November 13, 2020 | Clara Longo de Freitas

County Creates Program Providing Grants for Medical and Dentistry Practices

Independent primary care medical and general dentistry practices who have lost revenue due to the COVID-19 health crisis can now apply for a grant. The “Montgomery County Primary Care and Dental Grant Program,” created by the Montgomery County Council, will provide up to $60,000 to an eligible practice, according to a press release. The program […]

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July 16, 2020 | Tori Bergel

Applications Open for New Racial and Social Justice Policy Analyst Position

The Montgomery County Office of Legislative Oversight (OLO) is looking to fill their newest position: Racial and Social Justice Policy Analyst. The county signed the Racial Justice and Social Equity Act in December. In doing so, OLO must now conduct Racial Equity and Social Justice Impact Assessments (REIAs), starting August 1, for any new legislative […]

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June 23, 2020 | Aiesha Solomon

Senior Planet Montgomery Offering Free Online Technology Classes

With COVID-19 turning internet knowledge into a necessity, Senior Planet Montgomery is offering online technology classes for residents sixty and older. These courses are free and will focus on topics such as Google Maps, accessing online library resources and using messaging apps. “Sessions concentrate on user-friendly tools and resources and are designed to enable older […]

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November 1, 2019 | Maryam Shahzad

Emergency Shelters Open for Hypothermia Season

Montgomery County opened emergency shelters to men and women starting Friday, the first day of the hypothermia season.  Men looking for emergency shelter should call the Homeless Information Line at 240-907-2688 to find out where to go. This is due to the ongoing closure of the Men’s Shelter on Gude Drive in Rockville. Women looking […]

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September 26, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

Five Things to Know for Sept. 26 in Montgomery County

Today is Thursday, Sept. 26. Here are five things to know in Montgomery County… 1.Federal Technology Transfer Round Table: At 8:30 a.m. the Montgomery County Council’s Planning, Housing and Economic Development (PHED) Committee will host a round table discussion on federal technology transfer in the Council Office Building’s Third Floor Hearing Room (100 Maryland Ave. in Rockville). […]

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September 25, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know for Sept. 25 in Montgomery County

Today is Wednesday, Sept. 25, and it’s Comic Book Day. Celebrate by reading a comic about your favorite heroes and villains. Here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Watershed Restoration and Outreach Information Session: The Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection and the Chesapeake Bay Trust is inviting people to an information […]

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August 19, 2019 | Michelle Queen

New Wheaton Library and Recreation Center Will Be ‘First of Its Kind’ in County

The new Wheaton Library and Recreation Center’s grand opening is scheduled for Sunday, September 8 at 2 p.m.  David Dise, the Director of General Services, which oversees the construction project, recently spoke with County Cable Montgomery’s Lorna Virgili about the facility. Watch more from our PEG partner, County Cable Montgomery, here.   The recreation center […]

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August 5, 2019 | Andrea Sarralde

Nueva Biblioteca de Wheaton Abre sus Puertas en Septiembre

La gran inauguración de la Biblioteca de Wheaton y el Centro de Recreación Comunitario, se llevará a cabo el domingo 8 de septiembre a las 2 p.m. A la inauguración se espera la presencia del Ejecutivo del Condado de Montgomery, Marc Elrich, y las instalaciones se abrirán al público inmediatamente después del evento. Join us […]

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