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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 29, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Leaders Say Donations Are Essential for Montgomery County Food Security Fund

On Saturday, Councilmember Will Jawando announced in Silver Spring the launch of the Montgomery County Food Security Fund. The fund is a partnership between the county and the Greater Washington Community Foundation. The goal of the fund is to connect more food to more people. The County Council allocated $10.3 million to the fund, but it […]

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June 27, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Albornoz: Need for Food Security Now ‘Off the Charts’

Councilmember Will Jawando introduced a public-private partnership with the Greater Washington Community Foundation Saturday, which launches the Montgomery County Food Security Fund. The goal of the food security fund is to “connect food to more people” in the county by supporting restaurants, food banks, and local farmers. Saturday’s news conference took place at East County […]

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March 2, 2020 | Michelle Queen

CANCELED MCM’s March SBN: Marketing to Corporate America

The March Small Business Network session is canceled. Access to the Montgomery Community Media studios is restricted due to the coronavirus pandemic. Montgomery Community Media’s March Small Business Network (SBN) session features a panel of business leaders discussing how to market to corporate clients. The panel discussion takes place March 17 from 9 to 9:30 […]

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August 7, 2019 | Andrea Sarralde

Vigila por el Tercer Aniversario de La Fatal Explosión de Gas en Flower Branch

Los miembros de la comunidad de Flower Branch realizarán una vigilia en la víspera del tercer aniversario de la fatal explosión de gas que cobró la vida de siete personas, incluidos dos menores de edad. El 10 de agosto de 2016, los inquilinos de los apartamentos Flowers Branch en Silver Spring se despertaron con una […]

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July 29, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Five Things to Know for July 29 in Montgomery County

Today is Monday, July 29. Mostly sunny today. Still hot. Here’s the forecast. 1. Council Committees: The County Council’s planning committee meets at 9:30 a.m. in the Seventh Floor Hearing Room. Topics include a report on housing, population and employment trends since 1990. The Public Safety and Education and Culture committees meet at 2 p.m. […]

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April 16, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Detour, Lanes Blocked Near Snouffer School Road

Pete Piringer, spokesperson for Montgomery County Fire & Rescue tweeted that people should expect delays when driving on Snouffer School Road, between Flower Hill Way and Bonanza Way. Earlier there was a gas leak, which has since been shut down by Washington Gas. As repairs continue to commence, expect significant delays, as many lanes are […]

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January 15, 2019 | Staff Writer

Rockville Offers Assistance to Residents Struggling During Federal Shutdown

Delayed Payment Available on Some City Bills The City of Rockville announced assistance for Rockville residents who are furloughed and experiencing financial hardship. Struggling federal employees and contractors may be eligible for delayed payment, with no penalties, on certain city services, such as preschool and before and after-school care, water bills and animal registration fees. […]

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January 13, 2019 | Staff Writer

Resources Available to Assist Residents Affected by Federal Shutdown

Montgomery County Council President Nancy Navarro released a list of resources for residents affected by the partial federal government shutdown. Navarro encourages all residents impacted negatively by the shutdown to seek assistance. She also encourages residents who can afford to do so, to give to fundraising efforts to support those experiencing financial hardship. “As bills […]

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