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September 12, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Four People Injured in Kensington Collision

Four people were taken to the hospital this morning with nonlife-threatening injuries after a multi-vehicle accident in Kensington. Pete Piringer, the spokesperson for Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services, tweeted that the collision occurred at around 8:15 a.m. on University Boulevard West and Hobson Street. ICYMI (~815a) University Blvd., West & Hobson Street, cargo/maintenance van […]

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April 3, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

UPDATE: Fire at Kensington Condo Complex Causes $2 Million in Damage

Update: The fire at The Waterford Condominium in Kensington has affected 15 condos, according to Pete Piringer, the spokesman for Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services. Piringer said on Twitter that the building was built in the mid-1960s and is “non-sprinklered.” Fourteen of the 15 damaged condos are from both smoke and water damage, but […]

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October 16, 2018 | Michelle Queen

Fiber Artist Installs Two Works of Public Art in Takoma Park

If you drive past Takoma Park’s Ward Sinclair Plaza at the intersection of Laurel and Carroll Avenues, don’t be surprised by the 17-foot-long octopus attacking the downtown clock tower. The city of Takoma Park recently commissioned fiber artist Stacy Cantrell to crochet the huge octopus in the city’s colors of orange, yellow, green, and blue. With […]

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July 5, 2018 | Staff Writer

Purple Line Update: Work Near University Boulevard Begins July 6

Crews working on the Purple Line are expected to begin demolition on the Mega Super Market at the intersection of University Boulevard and Piney Branch Road beginning Friday, July 6. For safety reasons, the sidewalk and bus stop in front of the work area will be closed between 9 a.m. and  4 p.m. until Tuesday,  […]

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September 13, 2016 | Staff Writer

UPDATED: Police Locate Missing Autistic Teen (PHOTO)

UPDATED 9.13.16 Montgomery County police officers report they have safely located Keysean Dorsey. Update: Keysean Tyree Dorsey has been located safe and unharmed and has been reunited with family. TY for sharing!. pic.twitter.com/ULZf2EYXnx — Montgomery Co Police (@mcpnews) September 13, 2016 Montgomery County police officers are asking for the public’s help to locate a missing […]

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August 22, 2016 | Staff Writer

Police Investigate Fatal Crash in Silver Spring Area (PHOTO)

Montgomery County police officers are investigating a fatal collision involving a motorcyclist and a rental truck that occurred Saturday night on University Boulevard and Merrimac Drive. Around 10:37 p.m., police officers responded to a collision involving a black, 1999, Honda motorcycle that had been involved in a crash with a 2011 GMC Savana rental truck. […]

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August 22, 2016 | Michelle Queen

Five Things to Know Today, Aug. 22, in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, Aug. 22nd, in Montgomery County: 1. School starts in just one week for more than 159,000 MCPS students. The school district still needs donations to provide students in need with backpacks and school supplies. 2. Officials announced Friday natural gas was the cause of the Flower Branch Apartment […]

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July 31, 2016 | Staff Writer

Road Closures on University Boulevard in Silver Spring After Two Water Main Breaks

UPDATED Aug. 1, 5:30 a.m. WSSC crews are working to repair two 12-inch water main breaks along University Boulevard in Silver Spring. As a result of the two breaks, all lanes of University Boulevard (eastbound and westbound) are closed between Seek Lane and Carroll Avenue. According to WSSC officials, the first break happened about 10 […]

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July 6, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, July 6, in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, July 6, in Montgomery County: 1.  Summer of Safety: It’s going to be a hot one today, and county officials are reminding residents of the importance of staying hydrated if you are playing or working outdoors. 2. Climb-a-Tree: Bring the kids to Wall Park in Rockville where local arborists […]

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July 5, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Street Beat: SHA Crews to Resurface University Boulevard in Silver Spring This Week

Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA) crews are slated to begin resurfacing University Boulevard between Williamsburg Drive and Franklin Avenue in Silver Spring this week. The work is officially scheduled to begin on July 6, and motorists should prepare for overnight road closures and detours. According to a news release, construction crews are planning to grind […]

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