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January 27, 2020 | Staff Writer

‘Abundance of Caution’ Leads Rockville to Cancel Lunar New Year Celebration

Community Concerns Result in Cancellation Rockville announced today they are canceling the Lunar New Year celebration scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 1 at Rockville High School. The decision to cancel the event was made out of an abundance of caution in response to concerns about the coronavirus expressed by the community, according to a press release. […]

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January 27, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

County Council President Katz Holds First Press Conference

Sidney Katz held his first press conference as Council President on Monday. Topics of discussion included economic development, pedestrian safety, affordable senior housing and education. Here are a few highlights: Katz says he plans to hold his press conferences twice a month.

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January 27, 2020 | Grace Mottley

Fairland Home Surveillance Video Shows Suspects Stealing Safe

Investigators from the Montgomery County Department of Police Major Crimes Division are asking the public to help identify suspects in connection to a Jan. 10 home invasion robbery in Fairland. The detectives released surveillance video of the suspects and are asking for the public to provide information regarding the suspects’ identities. On Jan. 10, officers […]

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January 27, 2020 | Grace Mottley

Silver Spring Mail Carrier Charged With Six Theft Offenses

On Jan. 9, officers from the 3rd District of Montgomery County Department of Police arrested Lorenzo Pugh in connection with the theft of mail property while Pugh worked as a United States Postal Service mail carrier in Silver Spring.  During an investigation regarding items stolen through the mail, Pugh was identified as a suspect and […]

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January 26, 2020 | Joe Yasharoff

Tributes Pour in After Kobe Bryant’s Shocking Death

Basketball legend Kobe Bryant died in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, Calif. Sunday morning. The crash also took the life of Bryant’s daughter Gianna, 13, and seven other passengers whose names have not yet officially been released. The 41 year-old Bryant — who played his entire 20-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers — was […]

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January 24, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Attendees Weigh in at Final Boundary Study Meeting

An estimated 650 people filled two rooms at the final Montgomery County Public Schools Boundary Analysis meeting at Walter Johnson High School on Thursday night. MyMCMedia spoke to attendees about their perspective on the boundary study. Here’s what they had to say: Previous Post: Skeptical Crowd Fills Two Rooms for Boundary Analysis Meeting

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January 24, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

New Wheaton Community Rec Center Offers Much for Many

Friday marked the opening of the new Wheaton Community Recreation Center located on Georgia Avenue at the intersection of Arcola Avenue. County Executive Marc Elrich was on hand for the ceremony. The Wheaton Senior Center and the Wheaton Library are conveniently housed inside the center which is a multi-generational, environmentally-friendly facility which offers a variety […]

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January 24, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Suburban Hospital Holds Ceremony for New Building

Suburban Hospital in Bethesda held an opening ceremony Friday for its new north building. The opening marks the end of a two-phase reconstruction project that began in 2015. Patients are expected to move into the building the second week of March, with operations and surgeries to begin in the third week of March. The hospital […]

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January 24, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

State Sen. Will Smith Endorses Fellow Veteran Buttigieg

Maryland State Sen. Will Smith (D-Dist. 20) has endorsed former South Bend, Ind. Mayor Pete Buttigieg to become the Democratic presidential nominee. In a statement, Smith said, “Our country is changing and we need a leader that is prepared on day one to not only lead but unite Americans from all walks of life. It’s […]

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January 24, 2020 | Staff Writer

Pride Flag to be Donated to County Historical Society

The Pride flag that was flown next to the Executive Office building for the first time on June 10, 2019 will be donated to Montgomery History which is the County’s officially designated historical society. Councilmember Evan Glass, who is the county’s first LGBTQ+ councilmember led the historic flag raising. A series of inaugural Pride events […]

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