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April 18, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Council Approves Funds for Security Improvements at Jewish Community Centers (VIDEO)

UPDATED The Montgomery County Council has unanimously approved a $225,000 supplemental appropriation to fund security improvements at Bender JCC of Greater Washington, Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School and the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington. The elected leaders also approved an amendment to the resolution so additional organizations or faith groups can also receive county […]

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April 6, 2017 | Sonya Burke

UPDATED: Council Unanimously Approves Security Checkpoints for Council Office Building (VIDEO)

UPDATED Soon, visitors to the Council Office Building (COB) at 100 Maryland Avenue in downtown Rockville will have to pass thru a security checkpoint to enter the building. MyMCMedia’s Sonya Burke reports. On Tuesday, Councilmembers unanimously approved a special appropriations request of $302,000 for the installation and staffing for security checkpoints at the COB entrances […]

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March 30, 2017 | Staff Writer

Superintendent Sends Message to Parents About Security Procedures

Dr. Jack Smith, the superintendent of Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS), is updating parents about school security in the district. According to Smith, officials are reviewing school safety and security protocols following the report of a rape in a bathroom at Rockville High School, two weeks ago, on March 16. “The recent tragic incident at […]

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March 29, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Five Things to Know Today, March 29, in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, March 29, in Montgomery County: 1. Gaithersburg’s “Council in the Community” meets from 7 to 9 p.m. at Watkins Mill Elementary School. Among the presentations will be crime prevention programs, code enforcement, public works projects and services, community and youth services, and recreational opportunities. 2. The second public […]

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March 28, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, March 28, in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, March 28, in Montgomery County: 1. The Montgomery County Police Department is investigating a fatal, officer-involved shooting that occurred last night in Montgomery Village. 2. The Montgomery County Council meets today and on the agenda is a proclamation recognizing Equal Pay Day and a special appropriation for Council Office […]

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March 27, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Attorney Says 17-Year-Old Was Injured in Assault at Rockville High School on March 7th (VIDEO)

A Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) spokesperson confirms there were two “physical altercations” involving students inside Rockville High School (RHS) on March 6th and 7th, just ten days before a sexual assault was reported in the bathroom on March 16th. MCPS spokeperson Gboyinde Onijala said both of the earlier March incidents involved female students, and […]

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March 23, 2017 | Dan Amzallag

Message from the Universe: Love Will Always be Present, NO MATTER WHAT!

“Explaining puzzling or difficult things isn’t necessary in order to otherwise know, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that love is always present, that life is eternal, and that I’m still hanging ten, whoooo-hoooo’ing, and conspiring on everyone’s behalf. Your gangsta of love,     The Universe”©Mike Dooley, http://tut.com Regardless of the amount of hate out there, […]

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March 22, 2017 | Sonya Burke

UPDATED: Police and MCPS Officials Address Rockville High PTSA Following Rape Report (VIDEO)

UPDATED: The Rockville High PTSA met Tuesday night receiving a presentation from Montgomery County Police officers and Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) officials about safety and security at Rockville High School. Principal Billie-Jean Bensen began the meeting and she explained that it would be structured in three parts. She said parents were going to hear from […]

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March 6, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Leggett Seeks Funding to Boost Security at Jewish Community Centers

Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett is proposing the county spend $225,000 to beef up security at a Jewish facilities in the wake of recent bomb threats. In a memo sent to the County Council on Monday, Leggett is asking for security improvements at the Bender Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington in Rockville, the Charles […]

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February 27, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Police Now Providing Security at County Council Meetings (VIDEO)

Montgomery County police officers are now providing security at Montgomery County Council meetings, according to police spokesperson Rick Goodale. At his weekly briefing, County Council President Roger Berliner was asked about the presence of uniformed officers at a recent County Council meeting. “There is a feeling that there is a different anger out there, and […]

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