December 4, 2020 | Reid Flumbaum

Safeway Donates $350,000 Worth of Turkeys

The COVID-19 pandemic is placing a lot of strain on food banks this year as people are increasingly in need of food and other supplies. But Safeway, a grocery chain with stores across Maryland, D.C. and Virginia, announced plans to provide relief to multiple Food Banks and other area non-profits this holiday season. As part […]

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April 9, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Safeway’s New Physical Distancing Measures Include One-Way Aisles

Safeway announced new physical distancing measures to slow the spread of COVID-19 in its Maryland, Washington, D.C., Virginia and Delaware grocery stores.  The news comes after Giant Food announced similar changes to its grocery store chains. Safeway stores in will put arrows on floors to encourage one-way walking in aisles. New limited occupancy rules are […]

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March 20, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Several Grocery Stores Offering Senior-Only Shopping Hours

Several grocery stores are offering senior-only shopping hours to accommodate vulnerable residents during the coronavirus pandemic. Below is a list of stores in Montgomery County that are offering such opportunities:  Dawson’s Market  Dawson’s Market offers senior-only shopping on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 7-8 a.m. Giant Food Giant Food’s senior hour includes others who have […]

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March 5, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Aprobado Nuevo Contrato para Trabajadores de Safeway

El nuevo contrato propuesto por Safeway fue puesto a votación hoy, según un comunicado del UFCW Local 400, el sindicato que representa a los empleados de Safeway. Los puntos clave en el contrato son los mismos que en el contrato de Giant Food: mantener las pensiones y proteger los beneficios de los jubilados, escalas salariales […]

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March 5, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Safeway Contract ‘Overwhelmingly’ Approved by Workers

The new contract proposed by Safeway was “overwhelmingly” voted through Thursday, according to a statement from UFCW Local 400, the union representing Safeway employees. Key points in the contract are the same as in the Giant Food contract: maintaining pensions and protecting retiree benefits, wage scales that are above the minimum wage and will increase, […]

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March 5, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Safeway Workers Reach Tentative Agreement to Avoid Strike

At 2 a.m. Thursday morning, Safeway union members reached a tentative agreement with the company for a new contract, according to Jonathan Williams, communications director for UFCW Local 400, the union representing Safeway employees.  The union will go over Safeway’s offer at a 1 p.m. meeting Thursday at the Gaylord National Resort and Conference Center […]

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March 4, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Safeway Workers Across D.C. Region Prepare for Possible Strike Vote Tomorrow

Safeway workers are preparing to vote on a possible strike Thursday.  Workers are at a standstill with Safeway in reaching a new union contract. The main issue is whether or not Safeway will agree to fully fund workers’ pensions. UFCW Local 400, the union representing Safeway employees, said in a statement that they are not […]

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February 19, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Safeway Workers Set Strike Vote, Would Affect All DMV Locations

Giant and Safeway grocery store employees rallied outside of a Safeway in Washington, D.C. to demand a fair union contract from the two companies or risk employees striking. UFCW Local 400, a union representing employees from the grocery stores, organized the press conference and rally today outside of the Safeway at 1100 4th St. SW.  […]

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June 10, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Man Suspected of Bank Robberies Found Dead in Hagerstown Motel

The man detectives believe robbed several Suntrust banks was found dead in a Hagerstown motel room, a Montgomery County police statement said. Shivi Brian Mohanani-Neil, 28, of Pottstown, Pennsylvania, is believed to be responsible for several Suntrust bank robberies in Montgomery County as well as committing other robberies in Northern Virginia, police said. Mohnani-Neil entered […]

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March 4, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Police Believe Man Robbed Same Bank Three Times

A man that Montgomery County police had previously wanted for two bank robberies inside a grocery store is now wanted for a third, according to a police statement released Monday. That’s right, police believe the same man has robbed the same grocery store bank branch — three times. The Safeway grocery store, at 14939 Shady […]

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