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March 19, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know for March 19 in Montgomery County

Today is Tuesday, March 19, and here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Council in Session: The Montgomery County Council meets today at 9:30 a.m. Here’s the agenda for today’s meeting. 2. Public Hearing: The following will be discussed at the public hearing today: the bill to reduce lead in drinking water, a corrective map […]

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March 13, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Here’s What Happened at the Racial Equity Forum in Silver Spring

County Executive Marc Elrich and Council President Nancy Navarro officially started a conversation to address racial disparities that exist in the county Wednesday night at the Silver Spring Civic Building. The “Community Conversation on Racial Equity & Social Justice” event included the ideas of residents who were there to share  ideas with officials about how […]

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March 13, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know for March 13 in Montgomery County

Today is Wednesday, March 13. Here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Conversation on Racial Equity Begins: Montgomery County Council is doing more to address systemic racism in the county. This morning at 10 a.m., County Executive Marc Elrich, the County Council, the Montgomery County Planning Board, and student representatives from Montgomery College and […]

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March 12, 2019 | Sam Merrill

County Leaders to Host Community Conversation on Racial Equity and Social Justice Tomorrow

The Montgomery County Council, County Executive Marc Elrich, and several other county leaders are hosting the first Community Conversation on Racial Equity and Social Justice tomorrow night. The purpose of this meeting is to allow county residents to engage with the county government and voice opinions and experiences on the topics of race, racial equity […]

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February 26, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know for Feb. 26 in Montgomery County

Today is Tuesday, Feb. 26. Here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Council in Session: Montgomery County’s council meets today at 9:30 a.m. Here’s the agenda for the meeting. 2. Kojo Talks School Diversity: WAMU’s Kojo Nnamdi is hosting a town-hall discussion on the achievement gap and diversity in Montgomery County Public Schools. The event […]

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February 14, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Five Things to Know for Feb. 14 in Montgomery County

Happy Valentine’s Day! Today is Thursday, Feb. 14. Here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Planning Board Meets: The Planning Board will tour the Purple Line project in the morning and take up agenda items in the afternoon. Watch the afternoon portion live, here. 2. Virtual Town Hall Meeting: County Executive Marc Elrich will answer questions […]

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February 13, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know for Feb. 13 in Montgomery County

Happy Galentine’s Day!  Today is Wednesday, Feb. 13, meaning it’s Galentine’s Day. Galentine’s Day was started by the fictional character Leslie Knope on the show Parks & Recreation. Knope, played by Amy Poehler would celebrate her “lady friends” every year, the day before Valentine’s Day. The show had a number of episodes about Galentine’s Day, so now many women actually celebrate it […]

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February 12, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Raskin’s Staff to Hold Mobile Office Hours in Silver Spring

Rep. Jamie Raskin’s staff announced they’ll be holding “mobile office hours” in Silver Spring the first Wednesday of every month. These office hours will be at the Silver Spring Civic Center from 5 to 7 p.m. Raskin’s staff will be in the administration suite on the second floor. According to Raskin’s website, appointments are not […]

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February 11, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Kojo Nnamdi to Hold Town Hall on School Diversity in Montgomery County

WAMU 88.5’s Kojo Nnamdi will host a town hall-style discussion on diversity and the achievement gap in Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) on Tuesday, Feb. 26. The event takes place at the Silver Spring Civic Building from 6 to 8 p.m. Doors to the Civic Building will open at 6 p.m. and the discussion will […]

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January 16, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know for Jan. 16 in Montgomery County

Today is Wednesday, Jan. 16. Here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Gubernatorial Inauguration: Today is Governor Larry Hogan’s Inauguration. The pre-inaugural service starts at 9 a.m. on the North Lawn of the Maryland State House in Annapolis. The Swearing-In Ceremony of Lt. Governor Boyd Rutherford and Governor Larry Hogan will start at […]

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