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July 17, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Ocasio-Cortez Joins Raskin for Rally in Silver Spring Thursday

Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.) will be joined by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) on Thursday for a rally at the Silver Spring Civic Building. The rally will benefit Raskin’s Democracy Summer program, which aims to educate young Democrats about political organizing strategies to turn out voters to vote down the ballot in the 2020 election. Both […]

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May 9, 2019 | Bryan Gallion

County Residents, Officials Protest Toll Lanes and I-270 Widening Plan

Hundreds of residents, activists and government officials attended a Sunday town hall at the Silver Spring Civic Building to condemn what they believe to be a rushed plan from Gov. Larry Hogan to build toll lanes and widen Interstate 270 and the Capital Beltway. The Maryland Board of Public Works was scheduled to vote on […]

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May 1, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know for May 1 in Montgomery County

Today is Wednesday, May 1. It’s the Jewish holiday Yom Ha’Shoah, which translates in English to Holocaust Remembrance Day. Here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Takoma Park City Council Meeting: Takoma Park’s City Council meets tonight from &:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Takoma Park Community Center. For more information, check out […]

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April 22, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Capital Improvements Program Budget Forums in April, May

Montgomery County is hosting a series of forums for residents to provide input about the county’s “six-year capital construction budget.” The forums are hosted by local citizen advisory boards and they will “help define construction and planning priorities for the various regions in the County as officials develop the Fiscal Years 2021 to 2026 Capital […]

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April 4, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

Five Things to Know for April 4 in Montgomery County

Today is Thursday, April 4. Here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Community Conversation with Councilmember Andrew Friedson: This is an opportunity for residents to share concerns, and discuss important local issues specific to their neighborhood and District 1. This event will be held from 7:30 – 9 p.m. at the Kensington […]

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April 3, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know for April 3 in Montgomery County

Today is Wednesday, April 3. Here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. MCPS Early Release: It’s the end of the quarter at Montgomery County Public Schools, so students are getting a half day today! 2. Breakfast with a Councilmember: Councilmember Craig Rice is hosting an April Breakfast meeting for District 2 area residents. […]

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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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