Silver Spring Civic Center

January 10, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Five Things to Know for Jan. 10 in Montgomery County

It’s Thursday, Jan. 10, and here are five things you need to know: 1. Four Arrested at HOC Meeting: Four people were arrested for disorderly conduct Wednesday night after a meeting of the Housing Opportunities Commission in Kensington. They were protesting the commission’s refusal to preserve the graves buried under the parking lot at its Bethesda […]

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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 9, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know for Jan. 9 in Montgomery County

It’s Wednesday, Jan. 9, and here are five things you need to know: 1. Shutdown Rally: Rep. Jamie Raskin (MD-8) is inviting the community to rally with him to show support for federal workers, private contractors, and others impacted by the federal government shutdown. Rep. Don Beyer (VA-8) and J. David Cox, the president of American Federation of […]

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May 31, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Five Things to Know for May 31 in Montgomery County

Washington Capitals win game 2 of the Stanley Cup finals Wednesday, making this their first ever Stanley Cup final win in franchise history. Here are five more things to know for Thursday,  May 31, in Montgomery County: 1.Takoma Park Police Officer Funeral: The funeral for Takoma Park Police Acting Detective Sergeant Matthew Barber will be held today […]

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March 23, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Economic Programs That Could Help Women? Democratic Candidates Respond

Six Democratic candidates running for Montgomery County Executive gathered at the Silver Spring Civic Center Thursday evening for a forum hosted by the Woman’s Democratic Club of Montgomery County. The Democratic candidates running for Montgomery County Executive are Montgomery County Councilmembers Roger Berliner, Marc Elrich, and George Leventhal; David Blair, a businessman from Potomac; former […]

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February 27, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Five Things to Know in Montgomery County for Feb. 27

Here are five things you need to know today, Tuesday, Feb. 27 in Montgomery County: 1. Public Sector Unions: Montgomery County Councilmembers will introduce a resolution in support of public employee unions at its regular scheduled meeting. 2. Renaming Ceremony: Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett is expected to join residents to rename the Great Hall at the […]

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August 16, 2017 | Staff Writer

Raskin to Host Public Forum on Medicaid

Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services Director, Uma Ahluwalia, is partnering with Congressman Jamie Raskin to discuss Medicaid in Maryland on Sept. 19. The goal of this meeting is for resident to voice how Medicaid has impacted their families here in Montgomery County. Kick off for the forum begins at 7:00 p.m. and […]

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July 25, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Residents Discuss Challenges and Opportunities Facing the Region at Community Forum

Economic conditions and income inequality were among some concerns residents addressed at a community conversation event hosted by the Greater Washington Community Foundation Monday evening. The foundation has launched a new initiative designed to hear from residents about the challenges and opportunities facing the region titled, “Voices of the Community.” Dozens of residents gathered at […]

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July 12, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Four Gubernatorial Candidates to Attend Silver Spring Forum Tonight

Maryland Working Families and SEIU Local 500 will host a 3-hour Democratic gubernatorial candidate forum. Four candidates are expected: Prince George’s County Executive Rushern Baker, former NAACP president Ben Jealous, Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz, and state Sen. Richard Madaleno. Kamenetz told the Washington Post he’ll reveal his 2018 political aspirations after Labor Day. “The […]

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June 23, 2017 | Michelle Queen

Weekend Planner, June 23 – June 25 (VIDEO)

Celebrate the history of Montgomery County this weekend at the annual Heritage Days Celebration on June 24 and June 25. This unique, countywide festival, hosted by Heritage Montgomery, provides visitors the opportunity to explore more than 40 parks, museums, and historic sites all across the county. Special events are planned for many of the sites, including […]

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