January 22, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Oscar Nominated ‘Green Book’ Has Ties to Maryland History

Peter Farrelly’s film “Green Book,” starring Mahershala Ali, has been nominated for five Oscars, but it’s worth remembering the history the film is based on, has ties to Maryland’s history in the Jim Crow era. In the film, an Italian-American bouncer, Tony Lip (portrayed by Viggo Mortensen) starts working for black jazz pianist Dr. Don Shirley […]

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November 23, 2016 | Staff Writer

Over 48-Million Expected to Travel 50 Miles or More on Thanksgiving Weekend

AAA is projecting that 48.7 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home this Thanksgiving, an increase of one million travelers compared with last year. This represents a 1.9 percent increase over 2015, and the most Thanksgiving travelers since 2007. The Thanksgiving holiday travel period is defined as Wednesday, Nov. 23, to Sunday, […]

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June 30, 2015 | Krista Brick

photo traffic jam in MoCo

July Fourth Drivers to Pay Less in Tolls in Maryland

If you are traveling this weekend to celebrate the Fourth of July holiday, it just might cost you less to get there. Starting July 1, cash customers crossing the Chesapeake Bay Bridge eastbound in a two-axle vehicle will now pay $4, instead of $6 previously, a discount of $2, or 33.3 percent. It will cost […]

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February 25, 2015 | Staff Writer

NWS Issues Winter Weather Advisory for Montgomery County

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for Montgomery County for Thursday, Feb. 26 from 3 a.m. to noon. Snow is expected to develop overnight and continue through Thursday morning with accumulations from one to two inches. According to the advisory, snow is expected to be heaviest during Thursday morning’s commute. Motorists are urged […]

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November 26, 2014 | Aline Barros

County Officials Advise Those Planning to Travel to West Africa This Holiday Season (VIDEO)

Members of the African Affairs Advisory Group and the Coalition Against Ebola hosted the Ebola: Get Informed, Get Involved town hall meeting on Nov. 25 in Silver Spring to educate attendees about the current Ebola outbreak situation. Aline Barros reports. “If you’re going to return to either Liberia or Sierra Leone, Guinea or now even Mali that […]

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