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July 30, 2020 | Tori Bergel

White Oak Bowling Lanes Angered by Forced Re-Closure

White Oak Bowling Lanes in Silver Spring is enlisting the public to help them overturn an executive order causing the business to close down despite continued reopening efforts throughout the county. On Tuesday, the bowling alley surprised customers when it posted to Facebook saying that it would be closing its doors again after over a […]

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February 4, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Albornoz Emotionally Denounces Supreme Court Immigration Decision

Montgomery County Councilmember Gabe Albornoz led an emotional press conference denouncing the Supreme Court’s Jan. 27 “public charge” immigration decision. The 5-4 decision was voted on along party lines—the four judges appointed by Democratic presidents all voted “no.” It will make it more difficult for immigrants, who have used benefits like Medicaid and food stamps, […]

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April 16, 2019 | Bryan Gallion

Workgroup to Explore Ways to Combat Rise in Youth Vaping

Montgomery County health officials are suggesting increased education and awareness surrounding vaping to confront the rising use of e-cigarettes among teenagers and young adults. “Vaping can be extremely dangerous for adolescents and young adults due to ongoing brain development,” county health officer Dr. Travis Gayles said in a statement. “Vaping devices can contain high levels […]

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June 15, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Montgomery County Officials Hosts Annual Senior Safety Forum

In honor of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, Montgomery County officials hosted the seventh annual Senior Safety Forum on Wednesday. The United Nations General Assembly designated June 15 as World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, where people from around the world could voice their opposition to the abuse of older generations. Since the 60-and-over population in Montgomery […]

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August 22, 2016 | Phyllis Armstrong

Displaced Silver Spring Families Receiving Housing Assistance

More than two dozen families left homeless by the August 10 explosion and fire in Silver Spring now have other places to live. Montgomery County and State agencies have been working with nonprofit organizations and officials at Kay Apartment Communities to find housing for approximately 55 households. Mary Anderson, spokeswoman for the county’s Department of […]

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September 19, 2014 | Krista Brick

photo of 13 year-old boy receiving immunication

A Few Dozen Seventh-Graders Fall Short Still on Immunizations

As of Friday afternoon just 45 seventh-graders at Montgomery County’s Public schools have yet to comply with new immunizations requirements. Those students who do not have the proper immunizations will be excluded from attending classes Monday, according to MCPS spokesman Dana Tofig. So far MCPS has not stopped any seventh-grader who hasn’t complied with the […]

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September 15, 2014 | Krista Brick

photo of 13 year-old boy receiving immunication

State Grants More Time for Seventh-Graders to Get Immunized

Montgomery  County Public Schools has applied for a 45-day waiver from the state Health and Human Services Department to allow seventh-graders who have not yet complied with the new state immunizations requirements another 45 days to get the vaccinations they need. “At this point we are continuing to work with families to ensure students get the immunizations […]

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