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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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January 8, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Raskin to Lead Silver Spring Rally to End Shutdown

Rep. Jamie Raskin (MD-8) is inviting those impacted by the federal government shutdown to join him in a protest to end the shutdown. Raskin, along with Rep. Don Beyer (VA-8), Rep. Abigail Spanberger (VA-7), American Federation of Government Employees President J. David Cox, and the D.C. Labor chorus will lead a rally in solidarity with “everyone […]

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January 4, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Elrich Announces Five Operating Budget Forums

County Executive Marc Elrich has announced that he is holding five budget forums seeking feedback from Montgomery County residents about the Fiscal Year 2020 (FY20) Operating Budget priorities. “This is the citizens’ opportunity to lay out priorities,” said Elrich. “So even if it’s not on my list, I want to hear it.” Elrich will announce […]

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October 10, 2018 | Michelle Queen

‘Immemorial’ Exhibit at Kramer Gallery Features Works by Shanthi Chandrasekar and Susan Goldman

‘Immemorial’ art exhibition at the Betty Mae Kramer Gallery and Music Room in the Silver Spring Civic Building is on view Oct. 12 through Dec. 7. The exhibit includes new works by Montgomery County- based artists Shanthi Chandrasekar and Susan Goldman. The opening reception for the exhibit is Friday, Oct. 12 from 6 to 8 p.m. and […]

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July 6, 2018 | Staff Writer

‘Free Space’ Exhibit at Kramer Gallery Features Installations by Bethesda Artists Akemi Maegawa and Jackie Hoysted

‘Free Space’ art exhibition at the Betty Mae Kramer Gallery and Music Room in the Silver Spring Civic Building is on view July 6 through Sept. 7. Bethesda-based artists Akemi Maegawa and Jackie Hoysted collaborated to create a series of interactive installations that are open-ended and invite audience participation. The artists expect patrons to move […]

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May 30, 2018 | Staff Writer

Students will Speak Out at Youth Summit Thursday

Students ages 11 to 19 will speak to county representatives during a Youth Summit Thursday, May 31 from 5 to 8 p.m. in Silver Spring. This is the fourth year Montgomery Recreation is hosting the event, which was county executive Isaiah Leggett’s brainchild. “This is their opportunity to bring up issues that are important to them,” said Carmen Berrios, spokesperson for Montgomery Recreation. During previous youth summits, students have discussed issues […]

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February 9, 2018 | Staff Writer

Registration Open for County’s Energy Summit

Montgomery County’s Fifth Annual Energy Summit is scheduled for April 4 and registration is officially open. The energy summit, sponsored by the Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection and the U.S. Green Building Council, will be held at the Silver Spring Civic Building in Silver Spring. The theme this year, “The Slight Edge: Incremental Steps […]

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February 9, 2018 | Michelle Queen

Five Things to Know Today Friday, Feb. 9, in Montgomery County

It’s #NationalPizzaDay and #NationalBagelDay. Friday’s rundown of five things to know today in Montgomery County: 1. Government shutdown: According to The Washington Post, the shutdown will end today; the House passes a budget bill the President promises to sign. 2. HBCU College Fair: The 10th annual Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) College Fair takes […]

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July 13, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Bernie Sanders Endorses Ben Jealous in Silver Spring

In speeches that seemed one part politics, one part religious revival, progressives descended on Silver Spring on Thursday morning to hear Sen. Bernie Sanders endorse Ben Jealous in the Maryland governor’s race. “We are gathered today on Trump’s doorstep to let the world know, we intend to get rid of his doormat,” Jealous told the […]

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July 12, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Union Hears from Democratic Candidates for Governor (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

Four potential Democratic gubernatorial candidates appeared before members of SEIU Local 500 on Wednesday night making their pitches on what they would do for progressive causes in Annapolis. Each candidate addressed union members for about 30 minutes, making statements and answering questions at the Silver Spring Civic Building. No two candidates shared the room simultaneously. […]

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