Tom Hucker

January 5, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

Audiencia Pública sobre Seguridad en las Ventanas tras Trágicas Caídas de Menores

El Concejo del Condado de Montgomery anunció que llevará a cabo audiencias públicas el martes 12 de enero sobre la Ley de Seguridad de Ventanas. Un proyecto de ley presentado por el Presidente del Concejo Tom Hucker, luego de las trágicas caídas de niños pequeños desde las ventanas de los apartamentos. El proyecto de ley […]

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December 15, 2020 | Sydney Bullock

County Passes Bill Banning Single-Use Plastic Straws

The Montgomery County Council passed a bill focusing on the reduction of waste usage throughout the county – including plastic straws. The bill will ban single-use plastic straws and expand on previous county laws. It will require food service businesses to use compostable or recyclable ware by the county and prohibit all food service products […]

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November 5, 2020 | Toluwa Famuyide

Commission for Women to Host Covid-19 Listening Tours

The Montgomery County Commission for Women will host a series of virtual listening sessions during the month of November. According to a press release, these virtual sessions will allow women in the county to share how they’ve been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The tours will be held from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., with […]

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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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