November 10, 2020 | Toluwa Famuyide

Shut-Off of Utilities Could Begin Next Week in Maryland Despite Pandemic

Despite the fact that thousands of people are still struggling to pay their utility bills in Maryland, companies can start issuing termination notices for customers starting Nov. 15. According to the Maryland Department of Human Services (DHS), utility companies were able to send notices starting on Oct. 1. The DHS also explained that affected customers […]

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August 19, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Gaithersburg Approves One-Year Halt on Lakeforest Mall Development

The Gaithersburg City Council approved a one-year maximum suspension of development on Lakeforest Mall property in order for the city to reassess redevelopment priorities.  Last week, city staff recommended that Gaithersburg approve a new map designation for the mall property and a one-year moratorium on development to avoid any issues with receiving applications during the […]

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July 28, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

As Eviction Hearings Can Resume, Council Approves $20 Million in Relief

The Montgomery County Council approved $20 million in funding for rental assistance and eviction and homelessness prevention.  The county Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) will administer the funds, which will be used toward programs that help tenants at risk of homelessness or eviction due to COVID-19, according to council documents. The prevention programs […]

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June 22, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

County Planning Board to Weigh In on Johnson Property Annexation Petition

The Montgomery County Planning Board is scheduled to discuss the Johnson Property Annexation petition on Thursday. According to the agenda, the staff is recommending that the Board approve transmitting comments to the Montgomery County Council. The latest report from the Planning Board staff presents a revised version of the Johnson Property Annexation petition and focuses […]

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