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April 13, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

5 Things to Know Today, April 13, In Montgomery County

Today is Tuesday, April 13, and it is National Scrabble Day. Find a friend and enjoy a word game today. In the meantime, here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Council in Virtual Session: Montgomery County Council meets virtually at 9 a.m. The council is expected to set health regulations for summer camps […]

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April 12, 2021 | Jordan Lindsay

County Leaders Consider How Shortage of Vaccine Doses Will Effect Operational Plans

According to county leaders, the number of allotted COVID-19 vaccine doses has slightly decreased on a federal and state level. During County Council President Tom Hucker’s media briefing on Monday, local health officials said the mass vaccination site at Montgomery College’s Germantown campus did ‘tremendously well’ last week by administering about 3,000 doses on Thursday […]

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April 12, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

Jawando y Rice: Grupo de Trabajo para Tratar el Tema de la Presencia Policial en las Escuelas

Los concejales del condado de Montgomery Will Jawando y Craig Rice anunciaron que convocarán un grupo de trabajo para desarrollar profesionales de salud mental y otros servicios de apoyo en las Escuelas Públicas del Condado de Montgomery (MCPS), con la intención de que los oficiales de policía no estén en las escuelas todos los días. […]

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April 12, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Residents Vaccinated at Clinic and Food Distribution Site at Lakeforest Mall

Nonprofits Cross Community and MobileMed partnered to offer a food distribution site and COVID-19 vaccine clinic at Lakeforest Mall in Gaithersburg. A food distribution was held at the mall on April 8. Residents were invited to register for a vaccine appointment and return Friday to get vaccinated, and pick up a box of food on […]

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April 12, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Owners of Village Grille in Rockville Ice Arena are Headed to Court for Not Paying Rent

Village Grille, the restaurant located inside the Rockville Ice Arena which has been closed since the pandemic began, is scheduled to appear in the District Court of Montgomery on April 26 for failure to pay rent. While owners Lewis and Gina Warsaw readily admit they haven’t paid rent since the end of April 2020, they […]

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April 12, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

FEMA Ayudará a Pagar los Gastos Funerarios por Muertes Relacionadas con COVID-19

  A partir del lunes, la Agencia Federal para el Manejo de Emergencias (FEMA) ofrece asistencia financiera para los gastos funerarios de las muertes relacionadas con COVID-19, que ocurrieron después del 20 de enero de 2020. Esta asistencia está bajo la Ley de Asignaciones Suplementarias de Respuesta y Alivio del Coronavirus de 2021, y la […]

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April 12, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Jawando, Rice Announce Task Force to Find Student Support Alternatives for Police Presence in Schools

Montgomery County Councilmembers Will Jawando and Craig Rice announced they will convene a task force to grow mental health professionals and other support services in Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS), with the intention that police officers will not be in schools everyday. “We know that our current systems are not working, particularly for our Black […]

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April 12, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Downtown Silver Spring’s New Art Installation Features Two-Story High Flowers

Workers are installing 25-foot tall flowers as part of downtown Silver Spring’s $10 million redevelopment project. The installation is located at the busy intersection of Georgia Avenue and Colesville Road in the parking lot for Panera Bread and Red Lobster. The Blumen Lumen art installation contains multiple 18 to 25-foot folded stainless-steel flowers that respond […]

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April 12, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Takoma Park Shooter Held Without Bond; Preliminary Hearing Set

David Hall Dixon, the off duty Pentagon police officer who was charged with two counts of second-degree murder and assault in two separate incidents, was ordered held without bond Monday afternoon. His preliminary hearing is set for 10:30 a.m. on May 7. Dixon was charged by Takoma Park Police with two counts of second degree […]

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April 12, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

At Mass Vax Site, Dr. Pollard Says Montgomery College ‘Honored’ to Serve Community

Montgomery College President Dr. DeRionne Pollard spoke a day ahead of MC’s Germantown campus launching as a state-run mass vaccination clinic. Pollard said that the college was “honored” to serve its community. “There are three things every [community] in our nation needs right now — every community, every town across the nation: one is vaccines, […]

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