May 21, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Elrich to Host Spanish Virtual Forum On Facebook Live Friday

On Friday, May 22 at 7:00 pm, Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich, accompanied by expert panelists, will hold a virtual forum in Spanish on Facebook to connect with the county’s Hispanic community and answer questions related to COVID-19. The topics to be discussed will be: Maintaining Your Health During the Pandemic Emergency Assistance Payment Program […]

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April 7, 2017 | Staff Writer

County Report This Week (VIDEO)

This week’s County Report This Week show begins with an update on the police body-worn cameras program. Other reports include a pool renaming ceremony for a fallen police officer, a cemetery cleanup in Tobytown, public safety awards, a Days of Remembrance ceremony, and much more. You can watch the show in its entirety, below:

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September 7, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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Community Police Academy for Spanish-Speaking Residents Begins on Sept. 8th

Save the date! The Montgomery County Police Department’s Community Police Academy for Spanish-speaking residents begins on Sept. 8th. Classes meet on Thursday evenings from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., with graduation planned for December 15th (a 15-week academy).  This program is free of charge, and classes are taught in Spanish. More information about the Community Police […]

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June 3, 2016 | Staff Writer

Dozens of Students Experience Spanish Culture at Rockville Restaurant (VIDEO)

Nearly 50 high school students turned out to learn the art of the Flamenco dance at a special show and lesson held at La Tasca restaurant in Rockville Town Square. Students from Bowie High School who are enrolled in Spanish class practiced their Spanish ordering from La Tasca’s menu while learning about the Spanish culture from […]

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December 14, 2015 | Sonya Burke

BOE Future Vote Program Needs High School Election Judges

The Montgomery County Board of Elections “Future Vote” Program is seeking high school juniors/seniors to serve as paid election judges at polling places for the Presidential Primary Election, which is scheduled on Tuesday, April 26, 2016. In accordance with the Maryland Election Code, individuals serving as election judges must be registered to vote in the […]

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December 7, 2015 | Willie James Inman

One-Third of Montgomery County Residents Were Born Outside the United States (PHOTOS)

In a news conference on Monday, Montgomery County Council President Nancy Floreen stated that one-third of the county’s residents were born outside the United States. Floreen cited a report compiled by the CountyStat office that uses U.S. Census data from 2013. “We had a diversity briefing last week. Our CountyStat people have been looking at […]

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November 5, 2015 | Maureen Chowdhury

NIH Publishes Spanish Language Palliative Care Brochure (PHOTO)

The National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR), a component of the National Institutes of Health, recently released a new Spanish language publication that raises awareness of the benefits of pediatric palliative care among Hispanic families and caregivers. The latest brochure, Cuidados paliativos para niños: Apoyo para toda la familia cuando su hijo vive con una enfermedad […]

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September 30, 2015 | Aline Barros

Navarro Talks Dual Language Immersion Initiative (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Councilmember shares in this MyMCMedia Extra that she is in “conversations” with Montgomery County Public Schools officials about the creation of a dual language immersion program. “What if we had dual language programs where you can have that low-income Latino student learning English and perfecting their Spanish alongside their peers- who are learning […]

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September 18, 2015 | Staff Writer

Metro Provides Travel Tips for Pope Francis’ Visit (VIDEOS)

Metro has released two videos, one in English and one in Spanish, to help weekday commuters and visitors navigate the system during Pope Francis’ three-day visit to Washington, D.C.  on Sept 22-24. The informational videos (below) include travel tips, alternate travel options, and detail where crowding and delays are expected near Papal events. You can […]

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September 1, 2015 | Aline Barros

School Officials Hope To Better Engage With Spanish-Speaking Families (VIDEO)

Bienvenida a los estudiantes or Welcome students– that’s the first message parents, teachers, and students will see at Montgomery County Public Schools new Spanish website. MCPS also launched on Tuesday a Facebook page, and mobile app- all in Spanish- to develop a better relationship with the Latino population. “MCPS is committed to finding more innovative and effective […]

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