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October 14, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

County Leaders Introduce Maryland’s First Bus Rapid Transit Service

Montgomery County Department of Transportation officially debuted its Flash bus rapid transit system Wednesday, the first of its kind in the state of Maryland. MCDOT’s Flash buses operate on U.S. Route 29 from Burtonsville to Silver Spring. Buses arrive at stations every 7.5 minutes during rush hour. There’s 80 seat capacity aboard the 62 feet […]

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October 13, 2020 | Sydney Bullock

County Receives $1.5 million in Grants for Glenmont Forest, Wheaton Hills ‘Green Streets Project’

The Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection, DEP, announced this Monday that they received three grants totaling $1.5 million for the Glenmont Forest and Wheaton Hills “Green Streets Project”. The project aims to improve water quality in local streams and help manage stormwater runoff in the Silver Spring neighborhoods. In addition, the grants will support […]

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October 12, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

New Bus Service Gets Riders to Their Destination in a FLASH

The new FLASH bus rapid transit system is designed to get riders to their destinations faster thanks to several innovative features – including technology to communicate with traffic lights. “The buses and the signals actually talk to each other so that when the vehicles are approaching a signal, they have the ability to get more […]

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October 9, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Five Things to Know Today, Oct. 9, in Montgomery County

It’s Friday, Oct. 9, and here are five things to know in Montgomery County: 1. COVID-19 Testing: Montgomery County is offering free COVID-19 testing today in Germantown, Rockville and Silver Spring. From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. testing is available at the parking garage behind the Regal Cinema in Germantown and at the Recreation Department […]

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October 8, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Two Silver Spring Residents Charged for July Armed Robbery  

Two Silver Spring residents were arrested and charged with firearm and armed robbery offenses. Montgomery County Police Department (MCPD) officers arrested Anthony Hogan, 19, and Daniel Rodriguez, 17, on Monday. Rodriguez is being charged as an adult. According to MCPD officers were responding to a call at the 9300 block of Piney Branch Road in […]

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October 8, 2020 | Sydney Bullock

Sweeteria, Thai Dessert and Coffee Café, Opens in Downtown Silver Spring

Sweeteria Dessert Café, a Thai food inspired café serving sweets and coffee, announced its soft opening Thursday in downtown Silver Spring. Sweeteria will sell a portion of their menu with specials for customers at their soft opening, which may last up to two weeks. According to staff, popular menu items are their homestyle Thai tea […]

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October 8, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Daryl Davis, Black Musician Who Works With KKK Members, Honored in Strathmore Exhibit 

Strathmore in North Bethesda is offering a campus-wide outdoor nighttime exhibit called “Monuments: Creative Forces” through Oct. 25. The purpose of the exhibit is to challenge norms about who monuments are made for, according to the music center. Australian artist Craig Walsh honors six artists who are alive and actively contributing to society. Video portraits […]

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October 6, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Ballot Drop Boxes Available in Montgomery County for 2020 General Election

Montgomery County is offering several ways to drop off mail-in ballots for the 2020 election. For those who request a mail-in-ballot, one option for returning the ballot is by placing it in one of the county’s secure ballot drop boxes. Montgomery County Board of Elections says, “Ballot drop off boxes are monitored and secured by […]

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October 6, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Five Things to Know Today, Oct. 6, in Montgomery County

Today is Tuesday, Oct. 6, and here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. COVID-19 Testing: Montgomery County is holding two free testing clinics today. From 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., testing is available at the White Oak Community Recreation Center and in Germantown at the parking garage behind the Regal Cinemas. More […]

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October 5, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Five Things to Know Today, Oct. 5, in Montgomery County

Today is Monday, Oct. 5, and here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. COVID-19 Testing: Montgomery County is holding three free testing clinics today. From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. testing is available at the Wheaton Library and Community Recreation Center and in Germantown at the parking garage behind the Regal Cinemas. […]

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