August 5, 2020 | Isabel Cleary

County Creates Guide on Accessing Sexual Assault Services During COVID-19

Montgomery County’s Victim Assistance and Sexual Assault Program (VASAP) has created a guide to accessing sexual assault services during the COVID-19 pandemic. The guide includes how to access sexual assault forensic exams, or “rape kits,” services, and counseling. It also provides information on what to expect during a forensic exam and how services have changed […]

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June 29, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Blair High School Principal Acknowledges Social Media Posts About Sexual Assaults

Montgomery Blair High School Principal Renay Johnson sent a message Sunday to the Blair community about recent sexual harassment and assault allegations from students.  Allegations from students across Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) are being made anonymously on Instagram, on accounts dedicated to sharing and spreading awareness about the ongoing sexual harassment and assaults of […]

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March 13, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

‘He Saved My Life’: Woman Rescued From Burning Car Reunited with Police Officer

On February 26, 2019, Montgomery County Police Officer Michael Damskey rescued Rokhaya Ding from her burning car. Last week, the two reunited for the first time and Friday, they spoke to media about the experience. Ding thanked God for sending Damskey to save her life. The following video contains some graphic content that may not […]

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February 14, 2019 | Bryan Gallion

From Bethesda Resident to ‘Survivor’ Castaway

A Bethesda resident will test her strength and endurance as she competes on the upcoming season of CBS’ “Survivor.” Julia Carter, 25, moved to Montgomery County after finishing graduate school to work in Washington, D.C. She lived in Bethesda for a year before starting medical school at Rutgers University this past fall. She remembers starting […]

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April 27, 2014 | Sonya Burke

photo of Mina Parsont

Days of Remembrance Week (Video)

The U.S. Congress established the Days of Remembrance as the nation’s annual commemoration of the Holocaust. This year’s Holocaust remembrance week is April 27–May 4, 2014. In this MyMCMedia extra,  Gaithersburg Mayor Sidney Katz recognizes the significance of the week at a recent City Council meeting and a local Holocaust survivor shares a little of […]

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May 28, 2013 | Urrikka Woods-Scott

photo Urrikka Woods-Scott

Upstanding Citizen

Greetings Montgomery Community Media fans and followers. I’m delighted to be added to the awesome cadre of local bloggers in Montgomery County sharing our experiences about the community.  I learned of the great news that I will be a blogger last Monday, May 20, 2013. That day happened to be my first tour of jury […]

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April 23, 2012 | Staff Writer

“Some of Us Are Called Survivors” (Video)

Fran Daly, widow of Police Captain James Daly, explains what it is like to carry on as a “survivor” of a fallen hero at the county’s public safety memorial dedication.

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