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November 24, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

In Wake of Kleine’s Ethics Violations, Council Works to Change Rules for CAO 

The Montgomery County Council’s Government Operations and Fiscal Policy (GO) committee recommended approval of a bill that would prohibit the county’s Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) from outside employment. This would be the only county employee held to this rule, said County Council Senior Legislative Attorney Robert Drummer during Monday’s committee meeting. The recommendation is related […]

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November 13, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

County Announces Long-Term COVID-19 Economic Recovery Efforts

Local leaders announced a pandemic Economic Roadmap to Recovery and Long-Term Success during the county’s weekly virtual COVID-19 media briefing on Thursday. The county’s Economic Advisory Group has been meeting since July and is a critical component of overall recovery plans from the COVID-19 health crisis. A diverse group of more than 30 business leaders […]

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November 9, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

‘That’s Called Failure’: 311 Call Abandonment Skyrockets During Pandemic

In Montgomery County, residents are abandoning hundreds of 311 calls per day on average, according to county personnel. 311 is the customer service number for the county. Residents can get information about government services and other related topics. At a Government Operations and Fiscal Policy (GO) committee meeting, members were frustrated that the county still […]

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October 14, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

County Leaders Introduce Maryland’s First Bus Rapid Transit Service

Montgomery County Department of Transportation officially debuted its Flash bus rapid transit system Wednesday, the first of its kind in the state of Maryland. MCDOT’s Flash buses operate on U.S. Route 29 from Burtonsville to Silver Spring. Buses arrive at stations every 7.5 minutes during rush hour. There’s 80 seat capacity aboard the 62 feet […]

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September 21, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Líderes de Maryland Rinden Homenajes a Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Los homenajes de los líderes de Maryland para honrar a la jueza de la Corte Suprema, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, no se hicieron esperar tan pronto se conoció la noticia de su muerte. Ginsburg falleció el viernes a los 87 años de “complicaciones del cáncer de páncreas metastásico”, según un comunicado de la Corte Suprema. Su […]

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September 18, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Tributes to Ruth Bader Ginsburg Pour in from Leaders in Maryland

Tributes from leaders in Maryland are pouring in to honor Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Ginsburg died this evening at 87 from “complications of metastatic pancreas cancer,” according to a statement from the Supreme Court. Her death leaves a Supreme Court seat vacancy, weeks before the 2020 General Election. NPR reports that Ginsburg dictated […]

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August 26, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Photos: Montgomery County Pups Honored for International Dog Day

We asked our social media followers to send us photos of their dogs in honor of International Dog Day. Here’s a look at the good boys and girls of Montgomery County, all of whom deserve a treat: Here’s more Montgomery County dogs celebrating: View this post on Instagram We have even more pictures of #DogsOfMoCo […]

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August 18, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Montgomery Otorga más de $1 Millón a Proveedores de Alimentos sin Fines de Lucro

El condado de Montgomery otorgó $1.126,100 a 28 proveedores de asistencia alimentaria para expandir su trabajo a comunidades de difícil acceso durante la pandemia. Estas subvenciones están diseñadas para apoyar las compras de refrigeradores y congeladores, estanterías y mejoras de espacio, vehículos, montacargas, carretillas de mano, computadoras y software, así como reparaciones de la infraestructura […]

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August 18, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

County Awards $1.1 Million to Non-Profit Food Providers

Montgomery County awarded $1,126,100 to 28 local food assistance providers to expand their work into hard-to-reach communities during the global pandemic. These grants are designed to support community nonprofit purchases of refrigerators and freezers, shelving and space enhancements, vehicles, forklifts, hand trucks, computers and software, as well as repairs to existing infrastructure. These purchases will […]

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August 4, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Council Approves $3 Million for African American Communities Facing Disparities During COVID-19

Montgomery County councilmembers unanimously approved the special appropriation for the African American Health Program Executive Committee Targeted COVID-19 Response during a session on Tuesday, With this comprehensive strategy, more than $3 million would go towards continuous coronavirus response efforts that will focus on county zip codes with high numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases and where African […]

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