Montogmery COunty

September 1, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Elrich: Hogan’s Announcement to Ease Restrictions Was A ‘Surprise’

Gov. Larry Hogan’s announcement today that the state was easing restrictions and moving to Phase 3 “has again taken us by surprise,” tweeted County Executive Marc Elrich. With 97 new cases of COVID-19 in the county today and with no time to review Hogan’s order, Elrich tweeted that the county will take time to think […]

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August 20, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

AdvaGenix: State Health Department Incorrectly Said Permit Was Suspended

AdvaGenix, the Rockville lab that was supplying and processing COVID-19 tests for the county’s free sites, says the Maryland Department of Health (MDH) incorrectly said their laboratory permit was suspended.  On Friday the MDH ordered AdvaGenix to stop processing COVID-19 tests. The MDH said that federal and state investigators found “certain improper laboratory and COVID-19 […]

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January 24, 2016 | Maureen Stiles

Inching Along

All the grocery shopping, 24-hour news coverage, warnings and school closings were such a blur, the reality of impending snow didn’t click with me. But when I got my Sunday inserts with my Friday paper, things got real. Fast. I mean Parade magazine just doesn’t show up during the week. It was backwards and wrong. […]

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July 9, 2015 | Aline Barros

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Three Alleged MS-13 Gang Members Charged in Violent Racketeering Conspiracy

Alleged El Salvadoran gang members living in Montgomery County were indicted by a federal grand jury on July 6. The defendants were charged with violent racketeering conspiracy and allegedly committed two murders and three attempted murders. Aldair Garcia-Miranda, also known as “Callado” and “Poseido,” 21, of Wheaton, Selvin Raymundo Salazar, also known as “Little” and […]

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July 6, 2015 | Aline Barros

Coalition For Smarter Growth Has a New Manager (PHOTO)

The Coalition for Smarter Growth, an organization dedicated to promoting walkable and transit-oriented communities, has a new advocacy manager in its Montgomery County office. Pete Tomao is taking over the position held by Kelly Blynn and said as the new advocacy manager he hopes to work on increasing transportation choices for the county. “Whether that is through more […]

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June 11, 2015 | Aline Barros

Police Chief Talks Body Cameras “I Want To See How That Makes The Job Different” (VIDEO)

In this MyMCMedia Extra, Montgomery County Police Chief Thomas Manger said one of the reasons he will be wearing a camera is to find out how the public reacts. He also shows where cameras will be placed on officers’ uniform. “And the reason I’m gonna wear one [is] I’ve been a cop for 38 years … […]

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June 10, 2015 | Aline Barros

Police Officers Talk Diversity at County Council Meeting (VIDEO & PHOTOS)

It was nearly a two-hour conversation about the relationship between police and the community on June 9 at Montgomery County Council session in Rockville. Montgomery County Police Chief Thomas Manger, along with assistant chiefs and districts commanders, held a conversation that included body cameras, use of deadly force, diversity in the department and more. “I think […]

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November 10, 2014 | Aline Barros

County Leaders and Local Businesses Heading on Business Mission to India

Montgomery County officials along with local business leaders are heading to India on a trip scheduled for Nov. 13 to 22. Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett is taking a business delegation to visit New Delhi, Bangalore, Hyderabad. This delegation hopes to address culture, education, and economic development. “India continues its emergence as a key market for American companies — […]

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September 16, 2014 | Aline Barros

Captain Tom Didone: A Highway Safety Hero (VIDEO)

UPDATED Montgomery County Police Traffic Division Director Captain Thomas Didone, who received a national “Highway Safety Hero Award” for his dedication to advancing highway-safety initiatives was recognized by the Montgomery County Council and County Executive Isiah Leggett for his recent award and his 26 years of protecting and educating County motorists and pedestrians about being […]

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