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October 8, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Gaithersburg Council Approves Plan to Build Wawa

The City of Gaithersburg’s council has approved plans to build a 5,000 square foot Wawa store across from Gaithersburg High School, on a 1.83-acre site at 405 S. Frederick Ave. This would be the first ever Wawa in Montgomery County. Several Gaithersburg residents testified at a hearing in August and expressed opposition to the plan, […]

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March 22, 2019 | Laura Rowles

Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber Presented with 70-Year Milestone Citation

Maryland Department of Commerce Secretary Kelly Schulz presented the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) with a citation from Governor Larry Hogan commemorating its 70-year milestone on March 20, 2019. In her remarks she applauded the Chamber on its accomplishments and sent best wishes for future success. Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce president Marilyn Balcombe – joined […]

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July 19, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Transportation Planning Board Moves Forward with Potomac Bridge Study

Consultants for the Transportation Planning Board will study a northern Potomac River crossing over the objections of some of the board’s Montgomery County members. The county officially has opposed a new span for years. “We are not dictating to jurisdictions what they must do,” said Bridget Donnell Newton, the Rockville mayor who serves at the […]

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May 18, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Many Local, Elected Officials Plan to Attend Gaithersburg Book Festival on Saturday (VIDEO)

You may see a lot of politicians at the Gaithersburg Book Festival this Saturday. Several of them are introducing featured authors at the literary event. Gaithersburg Mayor Jud Ashman is the founder of the Gaithersburg Book Festival, an event that takes place at the grounds of City Hall. Ashman said he is not introducing an […]

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February 9, 2017 | Sonya Burke

New City Council Member Yvette Monroe is Sworn in at Gaithersburg City Hall (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

It’s official: Olde Towne resident Yvette Monroe is the newest Gaithersburg City Council member, and she’s also the first African American to serve on the City Council. Monroe was sworn into office at Gaithersburg City Hall on Feb. 8. She was appointed to the position following the death of Councilmember Henry Marraffa, who died last year […]

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January 3, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Wu Defends Decision to Walk Out of Gaithersburg Council Meeting

Gaithersburg Councilmember Robert Wu returns to the dais tonight at the first City Council meeting of the new year, and the first meeting since he walked out before a Dec. 19 vote on the annexation of the Johnson Property. Wu left the meeting that night to break quorum, something that ultimately did not happen because […]

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December 20, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Gaithersburg Approves Annexation of Johnson Properties (VIDEO)

Gaithersburg city leaders voted Monday night to annex the Johnson Properties, 23 acres of land located at Quince Orchard Road and Darnestown Road, into the city limits. But the 2-0-1 recusal vote was not without some controversy. The vote followed a request by City Councilmember Rob Wu to defer the discussion and the vote until […]

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December 20, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Harris Elected Vice President of Gaithersburg City Council

Gaithersburg City Councilmembers have elected Neil Harris as the new vice president of the City Council. Harris succeeds Councilmember Michael Sesma who served as Council vice president this past year. It was Sesma who nominated Harris at the Council meeting on Monday night. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Rob Wu, and the vote passed […]

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November 1, 2016 | Staff Writer

Gaithersburg City Hall

Applicants Wanted for City Council Vacancy in Gaithersburg

Applications are now being accepted to fill the vacant Gaithersburg City Council position following the death of City Council member Henry Marraffa. Interested residents must meet the Council qualifications as provided in Section 4 of the City Charter, submit an Application for Council Member and a Financial Disclosure Statement.  According to the city’s website, the […]

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August 28, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Gaithersburg Leaders to Tour School in Laurel to Learn About Construction Costs

Monday may be the first day of school in Montgomery County but it is also the day several Gaithersburg city officials, and at least one Board of Education member, are touring a school in Laurel at the suggestion of a state senator. Gaithersburg City Council member Neil Harris said local officials were told that the […]

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