Rockville Mayor and Council

July 22, 2020 | Alex Argiris

City of Rockville Unanimously Votes to Officially Recognize Juneteenth as a Holiday

Rockville’s City Council voted unanimously on Monday to recognize Juneteenth as a citywide holiday. Juneteenth is a commemoration of the Union army arriving in Texas to emancipate slaves on June 19, 1865. The resolution approved by the Council and Mayor says that “the City will mark this date with special events and celebrations to encourage […]

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March 7, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Student Leaders at Richard Montgomery Meet Civil Rights Icon John Lewis

Students involved in Richard Montgomery High School’s Jaguar Scholars Leadership Program see John Lewis as a rockstar. Because of history teacher Jerome Price, 25 freshmen leaders met with Rep. Lewis for about an hour and a half on Wednesday (they only expected to speak with him for a half hour!). What an honor! @MCPS Richard Montgomery […]

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September 17, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Five Things to Know for Sept. 17 in Montgomery County

Here are five things you need to know today, Monday, Sept. 17, in Montgomery County: 1. Latin Films: The Latin American Film Festival continues at the AFI Silver Theatre in Silver Spring with The Heiresses at 5:20 p.m., Pablo’s Word at 7:20 p.m. and Djon Africa at 9:45 p.m. 2. Municipal Monday: The Rockville Mayor […]

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January 22, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Five Things to Know for Jan. 22 in Montgomery County

Here’s five things to know today, Monday, Jan. 22, in Montgomery County: 1. New Police Station: The Bethesda police district gets a new police station at 4823 Rugby Ave. County Executive Ike Leggett and other officials will cut the ribbon at 1:30 p.m. 2. Savings Plan: The Council’s Health and Human Services Committee considers nearly […]

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May 23, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

In 4-1 Vote, Rockville Bans Smoking, Vaping in Outdoor Serving Areas

Rockville has become the second city in Maryland to ban smoking and vaping in outdoor seating areas of restaurants, after action by the city’s Mayor and Council on Monday. The vote was 4-1, with Councilmember Mark Pierzchala the sole vote against. “It was a tough choice for me,” Pierzchala said Tuesday. “First I don’t think […]

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March 27, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Five Things to Know Today, March 27, in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, March 27, in Montgomery County: 1. Rockville’s Mayor and Council plans a hearing on whether to expand its smoking and vaping ban to establishments with outdoor seating. The meeting begins at 7 p.m. at City Hall. 2. Gaithersburg’s Mayor and Council has scheduled a work session on the […]

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March 7, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Five Things to Know Today, March 7, in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, March 7, in Montgomery County: 1. County Council meets starting at 11 a.m. Among the topics on the agenda is legislation that would provide tax credits to urban farms. 2. County Executive Ike Leggett seeks funding to increase security at Jewish community centers. 3. More than 80 people testified Monday on […]

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March 3, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Rockville Mayor and Council to Consider Body Cameras for Police

The Rockville Mayor and Council is scheduled to vote Monday on a $347,650 proposal to replace in-car video equipment to its police cruisers and body cameras to its officers. The police hope the cameras improve safety for officers as well as provide transparency for the public, acting Chief Bob Rappoport said. The hope is to […]

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October 30, 2016 | Staff Writer

Rockville City Residents Encouraged to Discuss 2018 Budget

Rockville residents will have an early opportunity to provide ideas for the Fiscal Year 2018 budget during a public hearing on Nov. 1, according to a news release. The meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. at City Hall, 111 Maryland Ave. Anyone wishing to testify should call 240.314.8280 before 4 p.m. on the date of […]

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March 7, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

Five Things to Know Today, March 7, in Montgomery County

Here are your five things to know today, March 7, in Montgomery County: 1. The groundbreaking for Washington Adventist Hospital in White Oak will take place this morning at 10:30 a.m. 2. The Montgomery County Council’s Planning, Housing and Economic Development Committee will meet to discuss the Westbard Sector Plan today at 2 p.m. 3. The Gaithersburg […]

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