April 3, 2017 | Phyllis Armstrong

New Capital Improvements Coming to Historic Tobytown (VIDEO & PHOTO)

The people living in the 26-townhouse community of Tobytown can expect some new capital improvements in their historic neighborhood. The Housing Opportunities Commission has already made progress on the cleanup of the Tobytown cemetery established by former slaves and their families. HOC’s Director of Legislative and Public Affairs says more work is planned for the […]

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March 27, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

County Council Considering Cemetery Inventory (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Council President Roger Berliner said Monday he was working with Councilmember Craig Rice to develop an inventory of burial sites, which could be consulted when development is proposed. He talked about it at his weekly meeting with reporters.

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February 27, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Berliner Briefing Covers Wide Variety of Topics: Resistance Rally, Bethesda Downtown Plan, Pepco, Vision Zero, Cemeteries and More (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Council President Roger Berliner met with reporters on Monday morning at his weekly briefing at the Council Office Building in Rockville. Berliner began the briefing with remarks about a rally in Silver Spring last night. “There was a major event in Silver Spring last night,” he said. “It was if you will a […]

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February 14, 2017 | Staff Writer

County Council Recognizes Black History Month (VIDEO)

The Montgomery County Council recognized February as Black History Month today by paying tribute to this year’s national theme of “Crisis in Black Education.” Many long-time residents of the County, who grew up in the one-time historically black communities of Montgomery, were present to recall their experiences attending segregated schools—and eventually seeing more educational opportunities […]

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November 15, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

Tobytown Community Celebrates the Launch of Ride On Bus Service (VIDEO & PHOTOS)

After decades of pushing for direct access to public transportation, residents of the historic community of Tobytown celebrated the launch of the Route 301 Ride On bus service on Tuesday. MyMCMedia’s Maureen Chowdhury reports. The Ride On bus stop is located conveniently on Tobytown Drive and also serves surrounding communities connecting those residents to; Travilah […]

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November 15, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, Nov. 15, in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, Nov. 15, in Montgomery County: 1. Montgomery County police officers are investigating the discovery of human remains in a wooded area of Gaithersburg. 2. At a news conference today, Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett and County Councilmembers are expected to address community concerns following reports of hate-based vandalism in […]

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November 10, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

Tobytown Bus Service Ridership Exceeds Expectations

Since its launch on Oct. 2nd, the long awaited Route 301 Ride On bus service, serving the historic community of Tobytown, has exceeded ridership expectations. According to MCDOT spokesperson Esther Bowring, projected ridership for the route was 45 people daily, but a month in and 58 people are taking the bus daily. Before Route 301, […]

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September 30, 2016 | Michelle Queen

Five Things to Know Today, Sept. 30, in Montgomery County

It’s Friday and there is more rain in the forecast. Here are five more things to know today, Sept. 30, in Montgomery County: 1. White’s Ferry is closed at this time due to an early morning incident where a car drove onto the ferry and then into the river, according to the police. 2.  New […]

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September 28, 2016 | Staff Writer

Ride On Bus Service for Tobytown Starts October 2nd (VIDEO)

Ride On will implement the new bus service between Tobytown Drive in Potomac and Rockville Metro Station via Shady Grove Hospital October 2nd. Major roads served will include Travilah Road, Wootton Parkway, Falls Road and Great Falls Road.  The new route is called Route 301. In July 2016, Montgomery County Ride On invited public comments […]

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August 1, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

Residents Weigh In on Tobytown Bus Service Route at Ride On Meeting (VIDEO & PHOTOS)

After decades of pushing for better transportation options and nearly four months after a resident testified for bus service in front of the Montgomery County Council, Tobytown residents will finally have Ride On bus access. MyMCMedia’s Maureen Chowdhury reports. The County Council approved $407,000 for a Ride On route in the FY 2017 budget in […]

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