December 26, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Council Measure Would Prohibit Median Strip Solicitations

Panhandlers might have to move off the median strip if Montgomery County Councilmember Craig Rice gets a bill passed. Rice says he believes the median strip is too dangerous for soliciting passing motorists, whether the good cause is for someone down onttheir luck or for a nonprofit. “What we’ve seen is consistently over the past […]

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June 23, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Top 10 Stories from June 16-22

Once again, public safety dominated the MyMCMedia Top 10 list.   [/embed]

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March 6, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Panhandling and the Pope: Montgomery Policy Vs. Papal Opinion (VIDEO)

Montgomery County has waged an effort to encourage residents to stop giving donations to panhandlers. In 2013, the county launched “Give a Hand Up, Not a Hand Out,” which called on people to text donations to charities rather than to give cash to peddlers. Pope Francis, however, has other ideas. The New York Times, in an […]

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September 9, 2013 | Staff Writer

Panhandling Initiative (Photo and Video)

Montgomery County Councilmember George Leventhal (at the podium) and Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett on September 9 announced a new initiative to address panhandling in the County and improve safety. “Give a Hand-Up, Not a Hand-Out” encourages people to text donations to social service charities rather than to give cash to street-side panhandlers soliciting for […]

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