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September 20, 2021 | Michelle Queen

Candidates Forum for Gubernatorial Primary to Focus on Renters’ Rights, Affordable Housing, Eviction Crisis

The Montgomery County Renters Alliance, in partnership with Montgomery Community Media, will host a candidates’ forum on Tuesday, Sept. 21 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. The forum includes the candidates for the Democratic gubernatorial primary race and focuses exclusively on renters’ rights, affordable housing, and the eviction crisis. Candidates participating in the forum include Comptroller […]

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September 17, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Montgomery County Makes Progress Closing Racial Gap in Vaccinations

Friday afternoon, county health officials offered free vaccinations outside of Afrikutz Barber & Beauty Shop in Silver Spring. Residents who received a free vaccine also received a free haircut. The initiative was aimed at closing the COVID-19 vaccination gap between Black residents and white residents. Black residents currently have a vaccination rate 3% lower than […]

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September 17, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

Foro para las Primarias a Gobernador: Derechos de los Inquilinos, Viviendas y Crisis de Desalojo

La Alianza de inquilinos del condado de Montgomery, en asociación con Montgomery Community Media, organiza un foro de candidatos el martes 21 de septiembre de 6:00 p.m. a 8:30 p.m. El foro incluye a los candidatos para las elecciones primarias demócratas para gobernador y se centra exclusivamente en los derechos de los inquilinos, la vivienda […]

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September 16, 2021 | Michelle Queen

Sept. 28 Voter Registration Drives on National Voter Registration Day

Tuesday, Sept. 28 is National Voter Registration Day, a nonpartisan civic holiday first observed in 2012. The Montgomery County Board of Elections (BOE) encourages residents to register to vote and to verify their voter registration information is current. BOE staff will be available at seven locations across the county to assist in registering individuals to […]

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September 16, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Police Investigate August Theft From Vehicles in Silver Spring

The Montgomery County Police Department (MCPD) released surveillance video of a suspect in theft from vehicles that occurred last month in Silver Spring. On Aug. 23, officers responded to Locksley Lane in the Colesville area around 11:30 a.m. for a report of theft from vehicles, police said in a release Tuesday. The victim said property […]

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September 14, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Police Investigating Two Fatal Accidents Monday Night

A pedestrian and a motorcyclist died in two separate accidents Monday. A 52-year-old woman was struck by a SUV in the eastbound lane of Veirs Mill Road at the intersection with Farrara Road in Silver Spring at 9 p.m. Monday, according to Montgomery County Police. The driver of a red 2019 Honda Passport SUV remained […]

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September 14, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

Policía Investiga Dos Accidentes Fatales en Montgomery

Un peatón y un motociclista perdieron la vida en dos accidentes separados, que se produjeron el lunes por la noche. Una mujer de 52 años fue atropellada por una camioneta en el carril en dirección este de Veirs Mill Road en la intersección con Farrara Road en Silver Spring a las 9 p.m. del lunes, […]

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September 13, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Police: Man Killed After Suspected Shooting Near Silver Spring Apartments

Montgomery County Police (MCPD) are investigating a homicide that occurred Friday night in Silver Spring, per a release from the department. Police responded to the Forest Park Apartments on Piney Branch Road at about 11:30 p.m. for a reported shooting, MCPD said. Arriving officers found a man on the sidewalk with a suspected gunshot wound. […]

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September 5, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Florida Resident Arrested in Murder of Germantown Man

Gary Wayne Savage, 58 of Tampa, Florida, was charged with first degree murder in the Sept. 3 homicide of an adult male from Germantown following a shooting on Baileys Court in Silver Spring Sept. 3. Montgomery County Police officers were alerted to the shooting at 4:35 p.m. When they responded to the area of Baileys […]

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September 3, 2021 | Margaret Attridge

Montgomery County Set to Break Ground on Electric Bus Depot

The atmosphere will be electric on Thursday, Sept. 9 when Montgomery County breaks ground on a first-of-its-kind electric bus depot in Silver Spring. It is all part of making Montgomery County greener and bringing the county closer to the plan of net-zero emissions by the year 2035. The project was previously announced in May 2021 […]

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