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October 3, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

New Legislation Prohibits Flavored E-Cigarettes in Certain Stores

Montgomery County continues to combat the national vaping crisis through legislation. A newly introduced set of bills is aimed to reduce the access county youth have to e-cigarettes. This week, Bill 32-19, Health and Sanitation-Flavored Electronic Cigarettes was introduced, and officials say it would prohibit manufacturers from distributing flavored e-cigarettes to certain retail stores. This […]

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September 16, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

New E-Cigarette Measures Underway Throughout the County

There is a rapid rise in e-cigarette use among youth. To combat this public health crisis, new e-cigarette prevention measures are underway in Montgomery County. Members of Montgomery County Council have recently introduced Bills that would prohibit vape shops near certain schools, and would also prohibit e-cigarette manufactures from distributing near schools. Currently, there are […]

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September 10, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Over a Thousand MCPS Students Still Need Vaccinations; Deadline is Sept. 23

About 1,100 MCPS students in 7th through 12th grades are not compliant with Maryland immunization requirements. All Maryland school students in the 7th through 12th grades must show proof of one Tdap (Tetanus-diphtheria-attenuated pertussis) and one meningococcal (MCV4) vaccination. Those students who do not provide proof will be excluded from attending school starting September 23. […]

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September 3, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

Kids Ride Free Program Will Be ‘Game Changer’ According to Glass

New this school year, all students under the age of 18 will be able to take Ride On and Metro buses for free. Councilmember Evan Glass who spearheaded this initiative during the last budgeting session says this is a game changer for the environment and will hopefully encourage more use of public transit for kids. […]

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June 21, 2019 | Frances Moyonero

Ride On, Metro Announce Free Rides for Kids 18 and Under Beginning July 1

Starting July 1, students under the age of 18 will have free access to Ride On and Metrobuses. Currently, the kids ride free program allows students under the age of 18 to ride the Metrobus and Ride on for free, but it is only available Monday through Friday from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m while […]

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June 14, 2019 | Staff Writer

Headlines from the 2018-2019 School Year

With today being the last day of school for Montgomery County Public Schools students, MyMCMedia looks back at the headlines from the 2018-2019 school year. The year was marked by the assault scandal at Damascus High School, and a number of hate incidents. MyMCMedia coverage included a number of student achievers, whether they were excelling […]

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May 20, 2019 | Staff Writer

Contest Challenges Students to be a ‘Councilmember for a Day’

Montgomery County Councilmember Craig Rice’s office is accepting entries in the 2019 Councilmember for a Day Challenge from now through June 14. This is the fourth year Rice will host the winner of the contest as an honorary Councilmember for a Day. Rice, who serves as the chair of the Council’s Education Committee, is asking […]

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May 6, 2019 | Staff Writer

Fifteen MCPS Students Awarded Corporate-Sponsored National Merit Scholarships

Fifteen Montgomery County Public Schools seniors from seven high schools have been awarded corporate-sponsored National Merit Scholarships. These scholarships, which range from $500 to $10,000 per year, are financed by corporations, company foundations, and other business organizations. The students are among more than 1,000 seniors nationwide to be selected as part of the 64th annual […]

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April 25, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

Montgomery County Hosts Take Your Child to Work Day Event

Several county employees participated in National Take Your Child to Work Day at the Executive Office Building in Rockville. Officials say about 300 children took part in more than 30 interactive activities and booths. They also got a glimpse of what their parents do on a daily basis.

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April 4, 2019 | Staff Writer

The Universities at Shady Grove April 6 Expo Targets Potential Undergraduates

Expo Includes Campus Tours, Scholarship and Financial Aid Advice The Universities at Shady Grove (USG) will hold a Undergraduate Expo Saturday, Apr. 6 from 9 a.m. to noon. USG is part of the University System of Maryland and offers approximately 80 undergraduate and graduate degree programs from nine different state universities on the Rockville campus. […]

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