June 14, 2016 | Staff Writer

Public safety issue at Great Seneca Highway and Orchard Ridge Road featured on Montgomery Community Media.

Residents March for Pedestrian Improvements Along Norbeck Road (VIDEO)

UPDATED Some Hampshire Village residents marched on Tuesday afternoon to emphasize the need for pedestrian improvements along Norbeck Road. “We want stop signs,” they chanted as they held signs and demonstrated. Hampshire Village resident Millie Ryan says the busy road is difficult to cross because there is no signal light or crosswalk.  She says seniors […]

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April 25, 2016 | Staff Writer

Police Investigate Homicide of 18-Year-Old at Centerway Park in Montgomery Village

UPDATED Montgomery County police officers are investigating a homicide that occurred last night at Centerway Park in Montgomery Village. Police have identified the victim as 18-year-old Oscar Vidal Benitez of Gaithersburg. On April 24, at approximately 10:05 p.m., police said the Emergency Communications Center was notified by medical personnel at Holy Cross Germantown that an […]

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February 29, 2016 | Staff Writer

Rockville Installs “No Smoking or Vaping” Signs at Area Parks (PHOTO & VIDEO)

Rockville city officials are installing “no smoking or vaping” signs at area parks and facilities. You may remember that last October the Mayor and Council voted unanimously to expand the city’s smoke-free area rules to include all city property, city facilities and city parks. The new rules go into effect on March 1. According to […]

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September 2, 2015 | Aline Barros

Plan Ahead for Safety When Hiking at Great Falls (VIDEO)

In this MyMCMedia Extra, Pete Piringer, Montgomery County Fire Rescue spokesperson, urges people to plan ahead before hiking at the Great Falls Park. “Last couple of weeks we’ve had a few incidents. We know that park is very popular. There’s a lot of people there … but we know that people know before you go […]

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March 31, 2015 | Krista Brick

Five Things to Know Today, March 31, in Montgomery County

Here are your five things to know today, March 31, in Montgomery County: 1. Play Ball! Montgomery County Parks is opening all athletic fields tomorrow so spring sports can officially hit the ground running. 2. MCPS students will have to make make up just one snow day, June 15 after getting a waiver from the State […]

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March 28, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, March 28, in Montgomery County

Here are your five things to know today, March 28, in Montgomery County: 1. Get your environmental know how at the first, annual Greenfest today at the Silver Spring-Takoma Park campus of Montgomery College and at Jesup Blair Local Park. Follow MyMCMedia’s Aline Barros on Twitter @AlineBarros2 for reports from the event. 2. Watch the […]

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March 23, 2015 | Krista Brick

Gaithersburg’s Malcolm King Park Paths to Be Closed for Development Project

Certain paths in the Malcolm King Park in Gaithersburg will be closed starting today for about seven months as work begins for the Washingtonian North Development Project. The first phase of the development plan includes an entry road and pond, according to a release from the city. Construction will also involve the installation of sewer […]

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October 23, 2014 | Krista Brick

Gaithersburg’s Constitution Gardens to Close for Renovations

Gaithersburg’s Constitution Gardens, a municipal park at the intersection of Brookes and Park avenues in Olde Towne, will undergo a complete renovation in the coming months that will force officials to close it from Nov. 3 until spring. The redesigned park will celebrate the past, present and future of Gaithersburg, weaving together threads of sustainability with […]

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May 6, 2014 | Staff Writer

Park Police Statement on Safety Following Rape on Northwest Branch Trail

The Maryland-National Capital Park Police issued the following statement regarding the safety of nearby trails following the investigation of a rape that occurred on Northwest Branch Trail in Silver Spring: The Maryland-National Capital Park Police are committed to safe trails. The park system in Montgomery County has over 200 miles of maintained trails to include natural and […]

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February 10, 2014 | Sonya Burke

Silver Spring Citizens Advisory Board Meeting Recap (PHOTOS)

The Silver Spring Citizens Advisory Board held its monthly meeting on Feb. 10 at the Silver Spring Civic Building. At the top of the agenda, Montgomery County Councilmember Hans Riemer who told the Board that the Council’s number one priority remains the need to obtain state funds for school construction. During his remarks, Riemer said […]

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