September 16, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Petition Started to Save Silver Spring Plaza Fountain

Concerned that changes to Downtown Silver Spring would cause gentrification, residents started a petition to save the fountain that children have played in for the past 15 years. Downtown Silver Spring currently is undergoing a facelift that includes removing the road on Ellsworth Drive between Fenton Street and Georgia Avenue and replacing it with synthetic […]

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July 23, 2020 | Tori Bergel

Trader Joe’s Will Rebrand ‘Racist Packaging’ After Petition Calls for Removal

Trader Joe’s, one of the country’s most popular grocery store chains, is changing the names on some of its international products after a petition – citing the branding as racist – called for the change. The petition, started by high school senior Briones Bedell of the San Francisco Bay area according to the Washington […]

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July 14, 2020 | Staff Writer

Petition Calls for End of Police K9 Unit in Takoma Park

The City of Takoma Park has reached a settlement with a woman who was mistakenly attacked by a police K9 in 2018 at the CVS on Carroll Street NW, according to City Manager, Suzanne Ludlow. Officials say the officer no longer works for the City of Takoma Park, and the dog also is no longer […]

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June 18, 2020 | Samantha Subin

Richard Montgomery Students Petition to Change School Name

Some Richard Montgomery High School students are petitioning to replace the school’s name, the latest initiative amid an ongoing debate over county school names which began in 2019. In a petition created Wednesday, members of the school’s Super Political Activism Club called on the MCPS Board of Education to replace the school’s namesake with […]

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March 12, 2020 | Michelle Queen

19,000 Sign Petition Calling for MCPS to Take Steps Preventing Coronavirus Spread

More than 19,000 people have signed a petition calling for Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) to take steps to prevent the spread of the virus and to protect students and teachers. The petition on was created March 8 in response to concerns that students from Wootton High School and Frost Middle School volunteered at […]

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November 21, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

New Gym Name Would Honor County’s First Black Head Coach

A petition was started to name Sherwood High School’s gymnasium after history-making basketball coach, Warren Crutchfield. Crutchfield, who died at 82 years old in July, worked at Sherwood for 32 years, teaching and coaching basketball and track and field. He was the first black head coach of a major high school sport at Montgomery County […]

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March 13, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Petition to Name New Middle School in Kensington After Harriet Tubman

There’s a new petition on urging the Montgomery County Board of Education to name Bethesda Chevy Chase Middle School #2 after Harriet Tubman. The school, which is currently under construction on Saul Road in Kensington, is expected to relieve overcrowding at Westland Middle School in Bethesda. Joe Zagby, creator of the petition, wrote in […]

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September 26, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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Catherine Hoggle Due Back in Court on Tuesday (PHOTOS)

The competency of Catherine Hoggle is scheduled to be discussed at a status hearing in District Court on Tuesday morning in Rockville. Hoggle has been treated for mental health issues at Clifton T. Perkins State Hospital for the past two years. She is the last known person to have seen her children, Sarah and Jacob […]

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September 9, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

CASA and Residents Impacted by Silver Spring Apartment Explosion to File Lawsuit (VIDEO)

At a news conference held on Sept. 7, officials from the organization CASA announced that they have partnered with two law firms and will file litigation on behalf of the residents impacted by the tragic Flower Branch Apartments explosion. MyMCMedia’s Maureen Chowdhury reports.

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September 7, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

Flower Branch Apartments Residents Seek Compensation and Accountability (VIDEOS & PHOTOS)

At a news conference today, officials from the organization CASA announced that they have partnered with two law firms and will file  litigation on behalf of the residents impacted by the tragic Flower Branch Apartments explosion. Residents are demanding proper compensation and are seeking justice. During the news conference, resident Sofia Reyes shared her story […]

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