Tom Hucker

October 14, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

County Leaders Introduce Maryland’s First Bus Rapid Transit Service

Montgomery County Department of Transportation officially debuted its Flash bus rapid transit system Wednesday, the first of its kind in the state of Maryland. MCDOT’s Flash buses operate on U.S. Route 29 from Burtonsville to Silver Spring. Buses arrive at stations every 7.5 minutes during rush hour. There’s 80 seat capacity aboard the 62 feet […]

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September 30, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Planned Balloon Releases Banned In Montgomery County

Don’t let go of all those balloons. Anyone intentionally releasing a sky full of helium-filled latex or mylar balloons in Montgomery County can be fined a minimum of $500. Montgomery County Council unanimously approved legislation Sept. 29 that would prohibit the outdoor release of these balloons in an effort to prevent injury or death to […]

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September 22, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

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Council Appears United In Naming Madaleno As Next Chief Administrative Officer

Members of the Montgomery County Council spent about an hour Sept. 22 alternately praising Richard Madaleno and pressing him to improve relations between the council and County Executive Marc Elrich should he become the county’s chief administrative officer. A vote to confirm Madaleno is expected on Sept. 29. Madaleno, a lifelong county resident, was the […]

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August 11, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Cuatro Años del Incendio en Flower Branch ‘Es Necesario Trabajar para Evitar otra Tragedia’

El 10 de agosto, hace cuatro años, siete personas murieron, decenas resultaron heridas y cientos fueron desplazadas luego de una explosión de gas e incendio en los apartamentos de Flower Branch, en Silver Spring. “Este día siempre es difícil, porque recuerdo haber escuchado la explosión”, dijo el Concejal Tom Hucker, quien recordó vívidamente haber corrido […]

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August 10, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Four Years After Flower Branch Fire, Work Still Needed To Prevent Another Tragedy

Four years ago today, seven people were killed, dozens injured and hundreds displaced following a gas explosion and fire at the Flower Branch Apartments in Silver Spring. “This day is always difficult, because I remember hearing the explosion,” said Councilmember Tom Hucker. He vividly recalled rushing to the apartment complex on Aug. 10, 2016 and […]

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June 26, 2020 | Samantha Subin

Montgomery County Officials Urge Leaders to Resolve Purple Line Disputes

County Council President Sidney Katz and Council Vice President Tom Hucker urged Maryland officials to resolve ongoing conflicts with purple line contractors in a statement released Thursday.  The announcement comes as Purple Line Transit Partners, the company tasked with constructing the more than $2 billion light-rail project, announced that it would lay off at least […]

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June 11, 2020 | Samantha Subin

Elrich, Hucker to Discuss Eliminating Fatal Traffic Deaths by 2030 with Community

County Executive Marc Elrich and County Council Vice President Tom Hucker will meet June 18 to discuss a 10-year-plan to eliminate fatal traffic deaths and kickoff an online survey that offers residents an opportunity to share input on the project. “Our County is large and diverse, so achieving Vision Zero will look very different in […]

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June 8, 2020 | Staff Writer

Residents Invited to Community Discussion About Policing

There will be a town hall-style listening session about policing in Montgomery County on Monday, June 8, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. County Council Vice President Tom Hucker, Councilmember Will Jawando, MCPD Chief Marcus Jones, State Senator Will Smith, and a representative from the NAACP are among the people who will be a part of […]

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May 18, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Five Things to Know for May 18 in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know in Montgomery County for Monday, May 18. 1. Municipal Monday: Gaithersburg’s Mayor and Council meet at 7:30 p.m. Here’s the agenda. Virtual meeting information may be found here.  Poolesville’s Town Commissioners meet at 7 p.m. Here’s the agenda. 2. Gaithersburg Road Repairs:  Repairs to the curb and sidewalk along West Deer Park Road […]

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May 11, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Five Things to Know for May 11 in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know in Montgomery County for Monday, May 11. 1. Graduation Goes Virtual:  The Class of 2020 will celebrate graduation with a virtual ceremony in early June, MCPS announced Sunday. 2. Council in Virtual Session:  Montgomery County Council meets virtually at 10:45 a.m. Here’s a look at the meeting’s agenda. 3. Municipal […]

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