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July 18, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

County Councilmembers Engage with Local Small Businesses

Some Montgomery County Councilmembers were guests on the Small Business Network, a taped networking session for local small business hosted at Montgomery Community Media’s studios in Rockville. Here’s what Councilmember Gabe Albornoz, and Andrew Friedson had to say about engaging with the small businesses throughout the community: Councilmember Albornoz went on to discuss the importance […]

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July 12, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

County Leaders Recognize Outstanding Public Safety Officers

On Friday, the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce honored public safety officials at its annual Public Safety Awards Breakfast at the Montgomery County Agricultural Center in Gaithersburg. View this post on Instagram @gburggermantownchamber and county officials honored many public safety officers on Friday for their service and dedication to keeping the Montgomery County community safe. Stay […]

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July 10, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Kennedy Student Sworn in as New Student Member of the Board

Nate Tinbite was sworn in as the 42nd Montgomery County Student Member of the Board (SMOB) of Education on Tuesday. Tinbite, a rising senior at John F. Kennedy High School in Silver Spring, was elected by Montgomery County Public School (MCPS) middle and high school students to serve on the school board for a one-year […]

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July 9, 2019 | Ben Palmer

County Residents Give Input on Desired Qualities for Next Police Chief

As County Executive Mark Elrich looks for the next police chief, he has released a survey asking residents what they want to see from Tom Manger’s successor, and the results were released last month. According to the county government, the survey generated 1,028 responses, which were taken into consideration along with 95 responses made at […]

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July 9, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

County Officials Comment on Officer Facing Assault Charges

Navarro Releases Statement on Officer’s Assault Charges Montgomery County Council President Nancy Navarro released a statement Tuesday after the news that Police Officer III Kevin Moris faces second-degree assault charges. “Today is a somber and introspective one for Montgomery County because the overall reputation of our police department has been impacted by the excessive use […]

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July 5, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Navarro, Katz Release Statement on Police Use of Force During Aspen Hill Arrest

Montgomery County Council President Nancy Navarro and Vice President and Chair of the Public Safety Committee Sidney Katz made the following statement after viewing cell phone videos from community members showing the use of force by a Montgomery County Police officer during an arrest at McDonald’s in the Aspen Hill Shopping Center. “We are outraged […]

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July 5, 2019 | Andrea Sarralde

Investigación por video publicado en Twitter escala al Fiscal Estatal

La Policía del Condado de Montgomery discutirá, junto al Fiscal del Estado de Maryland, el uso de la fuerza durante un arresto en Aspen Hill. Un video, grabado con un teléfono celular, muestra a un oficial de policía colocando la rodilla sobre un hombre postrado sobre la acera. En el video, también se puede escuchar […]

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July 4, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

UPDATE: Investigation into Use of Force to Go to State’s Attorney

Update, 7:30 a.m. Friday: The Montgomery County Police will discuss the use of force in an Aspen Hill arrest with the State’s Attorney, after cellphone video showed an officer kneeing a prostrate man. “There may be criminal charges out of this,” said Capt. Thomas Jordan, a police spokesman, on Friday morning. In the video, posted […]

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July 1, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

The Ever Annoying Silver Spring Metro Turnback Ends

Forest Glen, Wheaton, and Glenmont Metro riders officially have a less annoying commute because the Silver Spring “turnback” is no more. County officials came out to the Wheaton Metro on Monday morning to celebrate the end of the Silver Spring Metro Red Line Turnback. Now, all redline trains will travel all the way to and […]

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June 27, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

In Germantown, More Than 200 Sound off on Racial Equity

The Montgomery County-wide conversation on racial equity and social justice continued Wednesday night at the BlackRock Center for the Arts in Germantown. More than 200 people came out to share how they’ve seen inequities play out in their communities and their ideas about how county officials can create policies to address these injustices. County Executive […]

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