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August 29, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Dog Park Drama: Chevy Chase Village Tries to Settle Canine Conundrum

Chevy Chase Village residents will have a chance to sound off on a controversial dog park located at Brookville Road Park. The Chevy Chase Village Board of Managers already held public hearings in May, June, and July, where community members voiced concerns about noise, traffic, and aggressive dogs in the park. During the July 8 […]

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August 23, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Pane of Glass Falls From Bethesda Balcony, Injuring Child

A pane of glass fell from an upper-level apartment balcony above Harris Teeter on Woodmont Avenue and Battery Lane in Bethesda, injuring a child. According to Pete Piringer, the spokesperson for Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services, the incident happened around 5:30 p.m. Thursday. ICYMI – Woodmont Av & Battery Lane, Bethesda, for unknown reason […]

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August 22, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Hurwitz to 9:30 Club Employees: ‘Don’t Pass Judgment’

Hurwitz, Attorney Respond to Prostitution Solicitation Charges The 9:30 Club owner, facing charges of soliciting prostitution from a licensed massage therapist in Montgomery County, is telling his employees “don’t pass judgment.” Seth Hurwitz of Bethesda is co-owner of the 9:30 Club and The Anthem in Washington D.C. He’s also chairman of I.M.P., a concert promotion […]

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August 19, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Paint Branch Alumnus Killed Days Before Starting College at Bowie State

Montgomery County Police Department’s Major Crimes Division is investigating the homicide of a young man found dead in his home in Burtonsville on Saturday. Damion Callery Jr., 18, of Burtonsville, was shot and killed, police say. Callery recently graduated from Paint Branch High School and was getting ready to start college at Bowie State University […]

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July 31, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Despite Olney Protests, Council Approves 10 New Radio Towers

The Montgomery County Council approved a plan Tuesday to install 10 new radio towers in the county, which completes a new emergency communication system. In total, the county will have 22 radio towers. One of the towers will be built in Olney on Georgia Avenue near the Intercounty Connector. Before the vote, State Sen. Ben […]

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July 31, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Delaney Takes Aim at Front-Runner Candidates in CNN Debate

During the second set of Democratic primary debates on CNN, John Delaney, Maryland’s former District 6 representative, appeared to have made a name for himself. The Washington Post, CNN, Vox, and Politico all listed Delaney as one of the night’s winners because of his viral exchanges with Sens. Elizabeth Warren (Mass.) and Bernie Sanders (Vt.). […]

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June 12, 2019 | Staff Writer

Several Montgomery County Athletes Selected as Spring All-Mets

The Washington Post came out with its annual spring All-Met selections including dozens of athletes from Montgomery County schools. Four of the Post’s 12 athletes of the year are from Montgomery County: Eldad Mulugeta, Northwood boys’ track Leah Phillips, Bullis girls’ track Evin McDonald, Whitman boys’ tennis Ayana Akli, Wheaton girls’ tennis If you want […]

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May 16, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Why Gaithersburg’s Mayor is Pumped for Book Fest

There’s no one more excited for the 10th annual Gaithersburg Book Festival than the city’s mayor, Jud Ashman. More than 140 authors will be at the festival — here’s what Ashman had to say about these authors: Some of the biggest names at the festival, according to Ashman, include Kwame Onwuachi, author of “Notes From […]

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May 14, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

MCPS: Damascus Athletic Director, JV Coaching Staff Are Out

Montgomery County Public School Superintendent Jack Smith held a press conference Tuesday, where Smith answered questions about the letter mailed to the Damascus community detailing an update into MCPS’s internal investigation into the alleged locker room rapes. (Video courtesy of Facebook/Fox 5 DC) Athletic Director, JV Football Coach Out at Damascus MCPS is making major […]

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May 9, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

More Fallout at Damascus: Athletic Director Placed on Leave

Joe Doody, the athletic director at Damascus High School, was placed on administrative leave on Tuesday. In an email to Damascus coaches, the systemwide athletics director at Montgomery County Public Schools, Jeff Sullivan confirmed that the leave is due to the ongoing investigation into the supervision of the boys’ locker room on the afternoon of […]

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