January 19, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

County Unlikely to Move to Vaccination Phase 1C Next Week

Montgomery County will likely not move to COVID-19 vaccination Phase 1C next week, officials discussed at a council meeting Tuesday. Last week, Gov. Larry Hogan announced the state will move to Phase 1B of its vaccination plan on Monday, to include residents ages 75+, residents in assisted/independent living, including behavioral health group homes/group homes for […]

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March 31, 2020 | Alexandra Macia

Grocery Delivery Service Launches Set of Changes to Support Shoppers

Instacart has launched over the past month a set of changes to help support their workers during the coronavirus crisis, the delivery service announced in an email sent to their customers. The company’s workers recently went on strike after claiming Instacart lacks protective measures for shoppers. Instacart said that they would be offering safety supplies, […]

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February 27, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Berliner Says Council Will Pass $15 an Hour Minimum Wage by Year’s End (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Council President Roger Berliner is promising that a $15 minimum wage will pass by the end of this year. Berliner was asked about the minimum wage issue at a rally in Silver Spring on Sunday night and at a news briefing with reporters on Monday morning. “Before the year is out, we will […]

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January 26, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Navarro Vows to Continue Working for $15 Minimum Wage (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Council member Nancy Navarro is “very disappointed” that County Executive Ike Leggett has vetoed legislation that would have raised the minimum wage to $15 by 2020. “It’s not a good day,” she said, the day after the veto. The Council passed the legislation by a 5-4 vote earlier this month. Council members Marc […]

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February 15, 2015 | Sonya Burke

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MCFRS Ambulance Crew Hospitalized After Being Struck by A Vehicle

UPDATED A Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services (MCFRS) volunteer ambulance crew is hospitalized with serious injuries today after being struck by a vehicle overnight while on duty at I-495 between River Road and I-270. Maryland State Police have identified the volunteers as Glen Echo Fire Department Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Thomas Schryver, 26, and […]

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January 19, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Construction Worker Injured in Rockville (PHOTOS)

UPDATED A construction worker is recovering after he was injured on the roof of a building to a balcony at 1800 Chapman Avenue in Rockville. Fire and Rescue Services Spokesperson Pete Piringer said the department’s Aerial Tower was used to reach and extract the worker. According to Piringer, the worker was evaluated and transported to […]

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January 14, 2015 | Krista Brick

Two Workers Stranded 100-Feet High in Bucket Lift at White Oak Building (PHOTOS)

Two workers stuck in a bucket lift more than 100 feet high inside the atrium of an FDA building on New Hampshire Avenue had to be extricated via an outside window early Wednesday morning. Montgomery County Fire and Rescue workers had to remove a window of the building from the roof outside to reach the […]

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December 30, 2014 | Sonya Burke

Trash/Recycling Collection Continues in MoCo Despite Strike

Montgomery County officials are continuing to remind residents to put out their trash and recycling for pickup despite the strike at Unity Disposal and Recycling, LLC. In a news release dated Dec. 30, officials advised residents in the areas affected by the strike to have recyclables and trash out by 7 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. […]

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