December 16, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

State Officials Explain What’s in Pfizer’s COVID-19 Vaccine

What’s in Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine? Dr. David Marcozzi, COVID-19 Incident Commander for the University of Maryland Medical System, explained the answer to Marylanders at a press conference with Gov. Larry Hogan on Tuesday. Pfizer’s vaccine was granted emergency use authorization (EUA) by the FDA last Friday. Marcozzi said there are four components that make it […]

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July 29, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Months into Pandemic, County Residents Share Their Greatest Concerns

The COVID-19 pandemic is global and has impacted everyone. The consequences of the virus have raised many questions and concerns. MyMCMedia asked county residents what issues are foremost on their minds.

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December 1, 2016 | Mitti Hicks

Cuban-American Residents React to the Death of Fidel Castro (VIDEO)

Cuba’s former dictator Fidel Castro recently passed away and for many Cuban-American residents here in Montgomery County, his death brings back painful memories. “Imagine losing everything that you loved and treasured,” said Joaquin Cabrejas, owner, The Cuban Corner in Rockville. “Imagine a group of Communist thugs coming in and stealing everything from your parents that […]

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June 7, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Lindsey Hoggle Writes about Her Daughter, Mental Illness and Jail in Letter to Local Newspaper

Lindsey Hoggle, the mother of Catherine Hoggle and the grandmother of missing Sarah and Jacob Hoggle, has written a letter to The Washington Post about mental illness and incarceration. Her daughter, Catherine Hoggle, is being treated for mental health issues at Clifton T. Perkins State Hospital in Jessup, Maryland. Catherine is believed to be last […]

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May 6, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Metro’s GM Unveils Maintenance Plan, Leggett Says Plan is “Necessary” (VIDEO)

Metro’s General Manager Paul Wiedefeld has unveiled SafeTrack, an aggressive maintenance plan to improve Metrorail safety and restore service reliability. Wiedefeld’s SafeTrack plan includes 15 “safety surges” over the next year that should accelerate maintenance on Metro’s rail system from the ballast up. By closing the system at midnight on weekends and expanding weekday maintenance […]

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November 15, 2015 | Staff Writer

Memorial Grows Outside French Embassy (PHOTOS)

A memorial is growing outside the entrance of the French Embassy in Washington, D.C. where people have dropped off flowers, candles, cards and even wine as part of a tribute to the victims of the attacks in Paris. You can leave your condolences online, here. President Barack Obama has ordered all U.S. flags to be […]

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August 24, 2015 | Aline Barros

Memorial Service for Late Wootton High School Principal Michael Doran (VIDEO)

More than 2,000 people among them students, parents, educators, and county officials gathered at a memorial service to pay tribute to Wootton High School Principal Michael Doran. Doran died unexpectedly on Aug. 19. Former and current students sang songs to honor the principal’s Irish roots and shared memories of a man who they say cared deeply […]

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August 20, 2015 | Aline Barros

BOE Members Honor Late Wootton High School Principal (VIDEO)

The Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) district continues to celebrate the life of beloved Wootton High School Principal Michael Doran, who passed away on Aug. 19. Montgomery County Board of Education members honored the late educator with a moment of silence at Thursday’s meeting. In this MyMCMedia Extra video,  BOE Vice President Michael Durso said Doran […]

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August 19, 2015 | Aline Barros and Sonya Burke

Wootton High School Principal Michael Doran Dies

UPDATED The Wootton High School community is mourning the loss of its beloved principal. Dr. Michael Doran passed away on Aug. 19, according to Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) interim superintendent Larry Bowers. For the past 12 years, Dr. Doran served as the principal of Wootton High School. According to Bowers, Doran was found unresponsive in his […]

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August 19, 2015 | Aline Barros

MCPS Spokesperson on Dr. Doran’s Death: “It’s a Difficult Day” (VIDEO)

The Wootton community is grieving the loss of principal Michael Doran. Montgomery County schools officials said Dr. Doran passed away on Wednesday. A memorial service is planned to celebrate Doran’s life on Friday, Aug. 21 at the school’s athletic field. In this MyMCMedia Extra video, MCPS spokesperson Dana Tofig says Doran left an impact “wherever he went.” […]

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