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September 11, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Kensington Volunteer Fire Department Adds Plaque Honoring Shanksville Victims for 9/11 Memorial

It’s been 18 years since the tragedy on Sept. 11, 2001, killed 2,977 people. For Kensington Volunteer Fire Department (KVFD), the tragedy is especially personal because it was one of the fire departments to respond to the terrorist attacks on the Pentagon. In 2009, Steven Semler—KVFD’s past president and now life member—was instrumental in beginning […]

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March 1, 2019 | Jasmine Boyd

Former NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg will Deliver University of Maryland’s Spring Commencement Address

University of Maryland’s president, Wallace D. Loh, announced Thursday that Michael R. Bloomberg will deliver UMD’s commencement speech on Friday, May 24, 2019 at the Xfinity Center in College Park. “He is a champion of education,” said president Loh in a statement. “He has a compelling story to share with the thousands of graduates, and […]

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January 22, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Oscar Nominated ‘Green Book’ Has Ties to Maryland History

Peter Farrelly’s film “Green Book,” starring Mahershala Ali, has been nominated for five Oscars, but it’s worth remembering the history the film is based on, has ties to Maryland’s history in the Jim Crow era. In the film, an Italian-American bouncer, Tony Lip (portrayed by Viggo Mortensen) starts working for black jazz pianist Dr. Don Shirley […]

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June 30, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Vatican Releases Pope’s Schedule for U.S. Visit

The Vatican has released the schedule for Pope Francis’ September 2015 Apostolic Journey to the United States. TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22 (WASHINGTON, DC) 4 p.m. Arrival from Cuba at Joint Base Andrews WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23 (WASHINGTON, DC) 9:15 a.m. Meeting with President Obama at the White House 11:30 a.m. Midday Prayer with the bishops of the […]

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September 10, 2012 | Staff Writer

Ike Leggett

Bond Rating Meeting in NYC (Video)

Montgomery County Council President Roger Berliner, County Executive Ike Leggett and other county officials will travel to New York City this week to discuss the county’s bond rating.

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