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October 22, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Washington Sports Club in Silver Spring Permanently Closed

The Washington Sports Club on Wayne Avenue in Downtown Silver Spring is permanently closed. According to a sign on the front door, members will be given prorated refunds. Washington Sports Clubs’ other locations in Washington, D.C. are still open. The club featured a swimming pool, courts for tennis, racquet ball and squash and hi-tech fitness […]

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October 20, 2020 | Toluwa Famuyide

Kaiser Permanente to Build New Medical Center in Aspen Hill

Kaiser Permanente of the Mid-Atlantic States will be opening a new medical center in Montgomery County. The medical provider is planning to build the new center in the Aspen Hill area of Silver Spring. Kaiser released a statement in early 2019 explaining its acquisition of 10.4 acres of land at 13900 Connecticut Avenue in Aspen […]

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October 19, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Denizen Brewery Turns Act of Vandalism Into Opportunity to Help Others

Someone smashed a window and stole a few bottles of alcohol at Denizens Brewing Company, East West Highway in Silver Spring Oct. 18. Rather than lament their losses, the owners are encouraging everyone to vote and donate to social service charities. The owners received a call from the alarm company as the break-in occured, said […]

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October 19, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Two People Seriously Injured in Wheaton Car Collision

The Montgomery County Police Department (MCPD) is investigating a serious car collision that hospitalized two people Sunday in Wheaton. Police and fire and rescue personnel responded to a crash report around 1:32 p.m. at Veirs Mill Road at Newport Mill Road. MCPD said a Toyota Sienna was making a left turn onto Newport Mill Road […]

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October 16, 2020 | Staff Writer

Police Investigate Armed Robbery in Silver Spring; Suspects Took Victim’s Car Keys and Vehicle

Detectives with the Montgomery County Police Department continue to investigate an armed robbery in downtown Silver Spring that happened in August. They say three male suspects stole a man’s car keys and took his vehicle. On August 27, shortly before 10:00 p.m., officers responded to an armed robbery on the 8800 block of Colesville Road. […]

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October 16, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Silver Spring Man Sentenced in Two MS-13 Involved Killings

A Silver Spring man was sentenced to 30 years in federal prison for two murders in which the victims were beheaded, dismembered and buried in shallow graves, the Department of Justice announced Oct. 15. According to a news release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office, District of Maryland, Albaro Rosa Moreno, 24, is a member of […]

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October 16, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Five Things to Know Today, Oct. 16, in Montgomery County

It’s Friday, Oct. 16, and here are five things to know in Montgomery County: 1. Bethesda Food Distribution:  A group of nonprofits, businesses and churches are distributing food every Friday in Bethesda at the Bethesda Chevy-Chase Rescue Squad located at 5020 Battery Lane. The hours are from 1 to 3 p.m. 2. COVID-19 Testing: Free testing is […]

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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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