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January 28, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know for Jan. 28 in Montgomery County

It is Tuesday, Jan. 28 and it’s National Data Privacy Day. Celebrate by going through the settings on your web browser and clearing your cookies. While you’re at it, check out your social media settings and review the information you’re agreeing to share with third party applications. The Washington Post made an explainer video to […]

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January 27, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Five Things to Know for Jan. 27 in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know in Montgomery County for Jan 27. 1. No School for Students:  Students do not report to school today because the public school teachers have a professional day. 2. Municipal Monday: Rockville’s Mayor and Council meets at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall, 111 Maryland Ave.  Here’s the agenda. Gaithersburg’s Mayor and […]

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January 24, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

How Poetry Gave Voice to Three Men Who Grew Up in Prison

For three Washington, D.C. men who were incarcerated during their youth, poetry is a powerful means of self expression. Nokomis Hunter, Shannon Battle, and Cliff Yarborough all grew up in the criminal justice system, where they were introduced to Free Minds Book Club. Hunter, Battle, and Yarborough all participated in The City of Takoma Park’s […]

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January 21, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Maryland Ranks 2020’s Second Most Educated State

In a new study recently released by WalletHub, Maryland ranks as the second most educated state in the country, just behind Massachusetts. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the higher the level of education one completes, the higher their income potential and the lower their chances of unemployment become. WalletHub compared all 50 states […]

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January 21, 2020 | Staff Writer

UPDATE: Takoma Park Teen Found Safe, Unharmed

Update (Jan. 21): Sarela Nely Lanza, 14, of Takoma Park has been found safe and unharmed, police said. Original Post (Jan. 17): Montgomery County police are asking the public’s help in finding a missing Takoma Park girl. Sarela Nely Lanza, 14, of Garland Avenue was reported as missing by her family on Thursday, Jan. 16. She […]

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January 6, 2020 | Douglas Tallman

Five Things to Know for Jan. 6 in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know in Montgomery County for Jan 6. Sunny today, but tomorrow’s forecast includes snow. 1. Opposing Anti-Semitism: The American Jewish Committee has declared today #JewishAndProud Day in a worldwide demonstration of Jewish pride in the face of recent attacks against Jews. For more information, click here. 2. Municipal Monday: Rockville’s […]

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January 5, 2020 | Douglas Tallman

Hundreds Rally Against Anti-Semitism in Takoma Park

TAKOMA PARK — The hatred that fuels the anti-Semitic attacks also powers hatred for lots of other groups. “The people who hate us, hate lots of other people,” said Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich, speaking before a rally against anti-Semitism. The rally drew hundreds, who braved the cold evening to hear speakers and sing songs. […]

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January 3, 2020 | Douglas Tallman

Police Stepping Up Patrols in Wake of Anti-Semitic Attacks

MCPD is paying extra attention to Montgomery County’s synagogues in the wake of the anti-Semitic attacks that have taken place across the country. “We pay attention to the climate and we make extra patrols in those areas,” said Capt. Tom Jordan, police spokesman. Several attacks against Jews have been reported in the New York-New Jersey […]

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January 3, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Five Things to Know for Jan. 3 in Montgomery County

Rain is in the forecast. Here are five things to know in Montgomery County for Jan 3. 1. Blood Drive:  The Red Cross will be conducting a blood drive at the Gaithersburg Library from noon to 4 p.m. today. Register by calling 1-800-RED-CROSS or online at the Red Cross website. Registration is not required. 2. Rockville […]

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January 2, 2020 | Douglas Tallman

Five Things to Know for Jan. 2 in Montgomery County

Welcome to the first Five Things of a new decade! Partly cloudy today with rain likely Friday. Here are five things to know in Montgomery County for Jan 2. 1. School’s Back in Session: Sorry kids, winter break is over. 2. Spanish Circle Time: The Takoma Park Library hosts a Spanish Circle for babies, toddlers […]

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