Shutdown

January 15, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Local Pet Store Chain Helps Furloughed Employees

The pet store Bark is offering free bags of pet food to furloughed employees and federal contractors hurt by the government shutdown. To receive a bag of pet food, show a government-issued ID to the cashier. Bark has locations in Rockville, Olney, Gaithersburg, Silver Spring, and Clarksville. Show your government employee ID and get a free […]

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January 15, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

José Andrés Opening #ChefsForFeds Relief Kitchen in D.C.

Chef José Andrés is continuing his pursuit of helping furloughed workers and contractors struggling from the federal government shutdown. On Wednesday, Jan. 16, Andrés is opening a temporary relief kitchen on Pennsylvania Avenue, near the U.S. Navy Memorial, to feed struggling furloughed government workers and contractors. Andrés is opening the kitchen through his non-profit, World Central Kitchen. World […]

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January 15, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Meet the 11-Year-Old Entrepreneur Helping Furloughed Federal Workers

One of North Potomac’s youngest residents, Bella Berrellez, 11, has one of Montgomery County’s biggest hearts. Bella, a fifth-grade student, is devoted to helping furloughed federal workers struggling from the government shutdown. Bella became interested in helping furloughed workers because her mother, a Food and Drug Administration employee, is furloughed. Seeing her mother not receiving a paycheck inspired […]

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January 10, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

‘Stop the Shutdown, Stop the Wall’: Furloughed Workers Call for Government to Re-Open

Politicians and furloughed federal workers came out to protest the government shutdown at the Silver Spring Civic Center on Wednesday night. The event was lead by Rep. Jamie Raskin, who started the rally with a chant: “All for one, one for all, stop the shutdown, stop the wall.” In addition to Raskin, the rally featured […]

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April 8, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Metro’s General Manager Meets with County Council about Future of Rail System (VIDEO)

The new general manager of Metro recently met with Montgomery County Council members to discuss the future of the rail system. MyMCMedia’s Sonya Burke reports.

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March 15, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Mikulski on Metro Shutdown: “I’m Frustrated That It Has Come To This”

U.S. Senator Barbara Mikulski issued the following statement on WMATA’s decision to shut down Metro: “This decision is an incredible disruption to everyone who uses Metrorail. However, safety first must be a mandate. More than 700,000 people ride this system each day. For those who work on it, for those who ride it to work, […]

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October 18, 2013 | Staff Writer

County Report This Week (Video)

County Cable Montgomery’s Lorna Virgili hosts the latest episode of County Report This Week. This week’s show features stories on the proposed minimum wage increase, County Executive Ike Leggett’s meeting with elected officials from around the region on the impact of the shutdown, Superintendent Joshua Starr’s Community Day, an update on the ACES Program at Montgomery College, […]

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October 17, 2013 | Robin Ferrier

Back to Work

My good-bye post as the Furloughed Fed. Today, I went back to work. After being gone — and not even checking emails — for 16 days, it felt like my first day on a new job. Where to start? What to do? But I’d say my first day back was productive. My Desk, 8:15 a.m. […]

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October 17, 2013 | Staff Writer

Leggett Hails End to Shutdown, Heads to Wall Street

The day after action by the Congress to reopen the federal government after a 16-day shutdown, Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett travels to New York with Council President Nancy Navarro and key County officials on Oct. 17 to brief Wall Street bond houses on the County’s economic recovery and Leggett’s success on putting the county’s […]

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October 17, 2013 | Robin Ferrier

Disappointment…

For me, one of the most disheartening aspects of the federal government shutdown has been people’s reactions. Not their reactions to the shutdown itself, but the lack of empathy for the workers who suddenly found themselves furloughed.       Today, as we’re nearing a close, one of my Facebook connections posted the following: ZOOK- […]

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