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July 23, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

Hijo de Poeta Cubana Pura del Prado Revive la Poesía de su Madre en Medio de la Crisis Política

René Pedraza del Prado, hijo de la poeta cubana laureada Pura del Prado, nos cuenta sobre la vida y legado de su madre, conocida como la poeta de la revolución, y lo que significa para él y sus familiares la coyuntura política en la isla y en EE.UU. marcada por protestas contra el régimen y […]

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July 23, 2021 | Michael Hernández

Le Otorgarán Nueva Casa a Veterano Gravemente Herido en Irak

El Sargento Emmanuel “Manny” Meléndez-Díaz, un veterano del ejército que sirvió en Irak, tendrá un nuevo hogar especializado en Poolesville. Esto, gracias a la organización Homes for Our Troops. En diciembre de 2004, Meléndez-Díaz estaba trabajando en una patrulla de limpieza de carreteras cuando su vehículo golpeó un artefacto explosivo improvisado. La tragedia lo dejó […]

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July 23, 2021 | Michelle Queen

21 This Week Preview

Watch a video preview of the next episode of 21 This Week, below: 21 This Week airs on Montgomery Channel 21 on Sundays at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m.; Mondays at noon and 8 p.m.; Tuesdays at 12:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

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July 22, 2021 | Jordan Lindsay

Pandemic Inspires Local Small Business Owner to Open New Restaurant

Now that restrictions have eased in Montgomery County, some local small businesses are back into the swing of things and recovering from the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The The Angry Jerk, a Caribbean-style restaurant in downtown Silver Spring, happily joins the trend. The restaurant started welcoming customers Wednesday. MyMCM spoke with the owner, Takoma […]

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July 22, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

County Piloting ‘SolarAPP+’ Platform to Instantly Approve Solar Permits for Residents 

Montgomery County wants to help residents get solar panels installed faster and the jurisdiction is joining a pilot to meet that goal. U.S. Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm joined Councilmember Will Jawando, U.S. Sen. Chris Van Hollen and homeowner Laura Morales at Morales’ Silver Spring residence to announce the county will pilot ‘SolarAPP+.’ The online […]

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July 22, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Stone Ridge Makes Splash for Olympians Ledecky, Bacon

Stone Ridge School for the Sacred Heart can’t contain their excitement to watch alumnae Katie Ledecky and Phoebe Bacon swim in the Tokyo Olympics. More than 350 students returned to the the all-girls Catholic school’s campus in Bethesda on Monday, where they made quite the splash celebrating the former swimmers’ accomplishments. They made signs, held […]

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July 22, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

Templo Mormón de Washington D.C. Abrirá al Público el Próximo Año

El Templo de Washington D.C. de La Iglesia de Jesucristo de los Santos de los Últimos Días en Kensington, comúnmente conocido como el Templo Mormón, anunció que abrirá sus instalaciones al público, por primera vez desde 1974. El evento de apertura se llevará a cabo del 28 de abril al 4 de junio de 2022. […]

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July 21, 2021 | Jordan Lindsay

With Recent Spike in COVID-19 Cases County Leaders Stress Importance of Vaccine

Montgomery County, along with other jurisdictions across the nation, has seen an uptick in the daily toll of COVID-19 cases. Health officials say the majority of the cases are among unvaccinated residents. County leaders continue to ramp up vaccination efforts to protect those who are vulnerable. “The good news is that so many of our […]

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July 21, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Wounded Army Vet to Move to Specialized Home in Poolesville

Sgt. Emmanuel “Manny” Melendez-Diaz, an Army veteran who served in Iraq, will have a new specialized home in Poolesville thanks to Homes for Our Troops. In December 2004, Melendez-Diaz had been serving in the 2nd Battalion, 2nd Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division on a road clearance patrol when his vehicle hit an improvised explosive device. The tragedy left him with intestinal damage, a collapsed lung, and, […]

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July 21, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Leaders Hope Homelessness in County Will Someday Be ‘Rare, Brief and Non-Recurring’

88 people who experienced homelessness in Montgomery County have died since 2020 began. County leaders held a memorial service Wednesday at the Executive Office Building Veteran’s Memorial Plaza in Rockville to remember those who experienced homelessness and have passed away. Most community members were permanently housed at the time of their passing and all received […]

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