July 29, 2021 | Sarah Dilworth

Elrich Appoints 4 New Regional Services Center Directors

County Executive Elrich appointed Luisa F. Cardona de Vence, Peter Fosselman, Jacob Newman and W. Gregory Wims  as  the new Regional Service Directors for Montgomery County. The County Council approved the appointments on Tuesday. Cardona de Vence will work in the MidCounty Regional Services Center office. She has more than 10 years of experience with […]

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July 1, 2021 | Sarah Dilworth

One Year After Retiring, Gaithersburg-Bred Rapper Logic Releases New Album

Following his retirement last year, rapper Sir Robert “Bobby” Bryson Hall II, more commonly known as “Logic” dropped what was said to be his final album. Almost a full year later, he recently released new music while sharing an image saying “I’m back.” who thought he was really gone tho — cozyboy (@skateboard__D) June […]

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June 30, 2021 | Maya Rosenberg

Takoma Park City Manager Retires After 27 Years of City Service

After 27 years working for the City of Takoma Park, City Manager Suzanne Ludlow will retire on Thursday. Ludlow started working for Takoma Park in 1993 as the assistant director of housing and community development. She’s worked in a number of different roles for the city, including as deputy city manager in 2008. She served […]

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May 26, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Retiring MCPS Superintendent Smith to Students: ‘You Are The Hope For The Future’

As Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) Superintendent Dr. Jack Smith nears his retirement, he reflected on his time in public education and with MCPS. In a video message to the MCPS community, he thanked students, staff, families and community members. “Please know that you will always have a special place in my heart and that […]

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May 21, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Three County Regional Directors Will Retire This Summer

Three of the five county regional directors are retiring this summer. Cathy Matthews, the county’s uptown regional director; Reemberto Rodriguez, the county’s Silver Spring Region Director, and Luisa Montero, the county’s Mid County regional director, will all be stepping down soon, announced Richard Madaleno, the county’s chief administrative officer. “It is incredibly bittersweet that I […]

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May 19, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

‘You Have Done Us A Great Service’: Council Lauds Retiring School Superintendent Smith

Montgomery County Public Schools Superintendent Jack Smith was praised for his leadership through the pandemic and his push for equity for all students as his June 1 retirement date nears. Members of the Montgomery County Council May 19 gave their reluctant goodbyes and issued a proclamation in Smith’s honor. Smith has been superintendent since July […]

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March 9, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Silver Spring Senior Community Vaccinates 96% of Residents

A senior living community in Silver Spring shared that every resident who wanted a COVID-19 vaccine has received both doses. 96% of residents at Riderwood Senior Living Community have been vaccinated, according to a March 4 release.  “We got the shots because we care about our neighbors and want to see more of them,” said […]

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January 26, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

After 50 Years at Clarksburg Gas Station, Anna Mae Smith Says Goodbye to Co-Workers, Customers

Anna Mae Smith is so humble that the day following her retirement, which included a neighborhood drive by send off, she wanted to make sure everyone knew she was retiring from Clarksburg Liberty gas station after 50 years, not 51. “They keep saying 51,” the 70-year-old Hyattsville resident told MyMCM. Smith has been a cashier, […]

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January 14, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

MCPS Superintendent Jack Smith to Retire June 1

Montgomery County Public Schools announced Thursday that Superintendent Jack Smith will retire effective June 1. Smith has served as superintendent for MCPS since July 2016 and is currently one year into his second term. Before joining the MCPS community he had worked as a lifelong educator as a teacher, principal, and former interim state superintendent […]

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January 4, 2021 | Juanita Farmer, CPA

Blog: Retirement Contributions Limits Announced for 2021

Cost of living adjustments affecting dollar limitations for pension plans and other retirement-related items for 2021 are as follows: 401(k), 403(b), 457 plans, and Thrift Savings Plan. Contribution limits for employees who participate in 401(k), 403(b), most 457 plans, and the federal government’s Thrift Savings Plan remains unchanged at $19,500. The catch-up contribution limit for employees […]

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