February 17, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Five Things to Know Today, Feb. 17, in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, Feb. 17, in Montgomery County: 1. The Ninth Annual Historically Black Colleges and Universities Fair begins at 5 p.m. at Richard Montgomery High School. High school students and their parents can talk with dozens of colleges and universities. The event will also feature a workshop for middle school parents and students. […]

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February 16, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Planners Share Community’s Concerns about Possible Cemetery Site in Westbard (VIDEO)

Montgomery County planners say they share a church community’s concerns about a possible African-American burial site in the Westbard section of Bethesda near River Road. “We want to find out if there are human remains or burial shafts in the area that was historically a cemetery,” said Planning Director Gwen Wright in an interview with […]

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February 14, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Dozens Rally at Macedonia Baptist Church About Historic Burial Site in Bethesda (VIDEO)

Montgomery County police officers stopped traffic on River Road in Bethesda on Sunday afternoon so dozens of protesters who gathered at Macedonia Baptist Church could march across the road to a property the demonstrators say is the site of a historic African-American burial ground. The protesters carried signs that read, “Black Lives Matter,” “Black History […]

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February 12, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Equity One to Contract Ground Radar Studies for Cemetery Site

The company that is pushing a redevelopment plan for the Westbard neighborhood of Bethesda said it plans to pursue a contract for Earth-penetrating radar studies of an area believed to be the site of a former African-American cemetery. Because of the lack of action on the studies, the Macedonia Baptist Church plans a protest Sunday. […]

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February 8, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Berliner Asks Planning Board to Ensure Westbard Action Doesn’t Prejudice Cemetery

County Council President Roger Berliner wrote the county Planning Board on Wednesday asking for assurance that any action on a sketch plan for the Westbard redevelopment by Equity One “will not prejudice, pre-judge, or limit [the board’s] range of options” in dealing with an African-American cemetery that supposedly is under a building and parking lot […]

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September 20, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

Five Things to Know Today, Sept. 20, in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, Sept. 20th, in Montgomery County: 1. County Council Meeting: The Montgomery County Council meets today and on the agenda is: the White Oak General Development Agreement and the Westbard Sectional Map Amendment. 2. Silver Spring Community Meeting: Montgomery County Parks invites residents to attend a meeting to provide input for the renovation of […]

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June 1, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

Five Things to Know Today, June 1, in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, June 1, in Montgomery County: 1.  It’s graduation day for Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School and Quince Orchard High School today. 2. Equity One will be holding a required pre-submission meeting with the Westbard community as part of its sketch plan application with the Montgomery County Planning Department. 3.  The […]

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May 3, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, May 3, in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, May 3rd, in Montgomery County: 1. It’s Election Day in the town of Chevy Chase. Town residents are electing three Council members, each to serve for a two-year term. 2. The Montgomery County Council meets at 1 p.m. today, and on the agenda is the Westbard Sector Plan. […]

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April 12, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Council President Nancy Floreen on the Westbard Sector Plan (VIDEO)

At her weekly briefing, County Council President Nancy Floreen announced that the Council will take up the Westbard Sector Plan in early May. According to Floreen, it is unprecedented that the Council is leaving this much time between the straw vote and final vote for further conversations. Find out more in this MyMCMedia Extra video, […]

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April 11, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Council President Nancy Floreen Discusses Budget and Potential Property Tax Hike, Westbard and More at Weekly Briefing (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Council President Nancy Floreen discussed the Metro, the county budget, the Westbard Sector Plan, early voting, the Montgomery delegation’s work in Annapolis and more at her weekly briefing on April 11. Some of the highlights: According to Floreen, over 200 people testified during budget hearings last week. She noted that a petition was […]

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