Articles by Maya Rosenberg

August 16, 2021 | Maya Rosenberg

Pedestrian Bridge At Rockville Metro Station Reopens

After a 14 month closure, the pedestrian bridge connecting the Rockville Metro station to Rockville Town Center will reopen Monday, Aug. 16. According to a press release from the City of Rockville, the bridge, which allows pedestrians to cross over Rockville Pike, recently underwent five months of repair work. The pedestrian bridge linking Rockville Town […]

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August 11, 2021 | Maya Rosenberg

Lighting-Strike in Germantown Causes $2.5 Million in Damages

During a severe thunderstorm on Aug. 10, lightning struck an apartment building off of Cloppers Mill Drive near Great Seneca Highway at around 5 p.m., causing a fire that rendered it uninhabitable. According to tweets from Pete Piringer, the chief spokesperson for the Montgomery County Fire & Rescue Service, the fire caused approximately $2.5 million […]

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August 9, 2021 | Maya Rosenberg

MCPS To Host Annual Back to School Jam Aug. 21

Montgomery County Public Schools will host its Back-to-School Jam, the annual return-to-school fair, on Saturday, Aug. 21 from 10 a.m. and 1 p.m at the Westfield Wheaton Mall. MCPS families: Join the Back-to-School Jam to kick off 2021-2022 school year! Saturday, Aug. 21, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Westfield Wheaton Mall (11160 Veirs Mill […]

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August 9, 2021 | Maya Rosenberg

Bibliotecas de Montgomery Ofrecen Talleres Gratis de Ilustración de Libros de Historietas

Las bibliotecas del condado de Montgomery ofrecerán dos talleres virtuales, uno para personas mayores de 10 años de edad y el segundo para personas mayores de 50 años, para que aprendan a ilustrar los libros de historietas. This month: @MCPL_Libraries is offering two free virtual Mini-Comic Book workshops, one geared to ages 10+ and the […]

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August 4, 2021 | Maya Rosenberg

Looking to Make Change Happen? County Offers Lessons

The Montgomery County Community Action Board, which advocates on behalf of low-income county residents, offers free advocacy training through its Community Advocacy Institute. The program, founded in 2016, is designed to educate and provide participants with the advocacy skills necessary to improve their own communities. It’s meant for Montgomery County residents who have a combined […]

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August 3, 2021 | Maya Rosenberg

Los Centros para Adultos Mayores del Condado de Montgomery Ampliarán sus Horarios

El departamento de recreación del condado de Montgomery ampliará el horario de apertura de los tres centros para adultos mayores, a partir del lunes 2 de agosto. Los tres centros son North Potomac, Wheaton y White Oak y abrirán sus puertas entre las 9 a.m. hasta las 4 p.m. #MoCoRec Senior Centers are moving to […]

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July 28, 2021 | Maya Rosenberg

Two Montgomery County Hospitals Rank In Maryland’s Top 15

Two Montgomery County hospitals placed in the top 15 medical centers in Maryland, according to the latest rankings from U.S. News and World Report. Bethesda’s Suburban Hospital was ranked the eighth-best hospital in Maryland, and Holy Cross in Silver Spring was ranked 14th. While both hospitals scored slightly lower than in the previous year (in […]

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July 26, 2021 | Maya Rosenberg

Las Comunidades de Color Luchan para Recuperar Dos Centros Comunitarios

El presidente del concejo del condado de Montgomery Tom Hucker hizo un llamado a la reaperatura de los centros comunitarios Long Branch y Coffield para los residentes locales. Esos dos centros han sido utilizados como albergues de emergencias durante la pandemia. Todos de los otros centros comunitarios han abierto sus puertas. Hucker pidió que los […]

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July 14, 2021 | Maya Rosenberg

County to Resume Collecting Late Parking Fees In August

Montgomery County will resume collecting late fees on parking tickets starting August 1, after months of suspended payments due to the coronavirus pandemic. The Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) stopped collecting late fees on parking tickets in March 2020 in order to prevent “undue hardship” on customers. Late fees accumulated on parking tickets between […]

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July 12, 2021 | Maya Rosenberg

Takoma Park Youth Council Now Accepting Applications

The Takoma Park Youth Council — which works closely with the city council, mayor and city groups to advocate for Takoma Park’s young people — is now accepting applications for 2021-2022. The youth council was formed in 2017 as an advisory committee to the city council. It is intended to provide an opportunity for the youth of […]

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