May 17, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Elrich Names Committee Members for ‘Reimagining School Safety and Students’ Well-Being Initiative’

Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich announced the 32 members of a new steering committee tasked with leading discussion and implementation of recommendations for reimagining safety and mental health supports in Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) and the county. Elrich launched the “Reimagining School Safety and Students’ Well-Being Initiative” during a press conference April 23. It’s […]

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March 17, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Committee Discusses Report Detailing Public Safety Response to Mental Health Situations

During a joint committee meeting Wednesday, Montgomery County councilmembers and police officials discussed a recent Office of Legislative Oversight (OLO) report analyzing the county’s public safety response to mental health situations. The OLO works to provide independent findings and recommendations to the council and made two recommendations in the report: “request that the Executive discuss […]

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August 14, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Some Concerned Over Lack of Muslims on Racial Equity and Social Justice Committee

In November 2019, the Montgomery County Council passed a racial equity and social justice bill in hopes of helping combat institutional inequity.  The bill established the 15-member Racial Equity and Social Justice Advisory Committee. The committee was established to advise County Executive Marc Elrich, the council and county agencies about equity issues and make recommendations […]

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July 22, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Five Things to Know for July 22 in Montgomery County

It’s Wednesday, July 22, and here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Sandy Spring Museum Series: Sandy Spring Museum is holding virtual conversations on race each Wednesday in July. Today’s 6 p.m. panel will discuss creating change in police departments and includes Montgomery County Police Chief Marcus Jones. 2. Commission Meeting: The City […]

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May 12, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

House Coronavirus Panel Demands Large Corporations Return PPP Loans

The House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis sent letters to five corporations demanding they “immediately return the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan it obtained.”  On Friday, the subcommittee sent letters to EVO Transportation & Energy Services, Inc., Gulf Island Fabrication, Inc., MiMedx Group, Inc., Quantum Corporation and Universal Stainless & Alloy Products, Inc., according […]

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February 2, 2017 | Staff Writer

Residents Complain About Residential Permit Parking Program in Montgomery County (VIDEO)

Montgomery County officials have received hundreds of complaints about the county’s residential permit parking program. Many residents say they prefer the county’s original paper pass system over the new online program. CCM’s Susan Kenedy has more in this video report, below:

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June 23, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Council Committee to Receive an Update on SafeTrack Today

The Montgomery County Council’s Transportation, Infrastructure, Energy and Environment (T and E) Committee is meeting with representatives of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) to discuss the SafeTrack program that is rehabilitating the operation and safety of the area’s Metrorail system. According to a Council news release, the update will detail how Montgomery County […]

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February 3, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Council in Brief: Truancy Prevention, Westbard Sector Plan and More (VIDEO)

Susan Kenedy hosts the latest episode of Council in Brief, which begins with an update on the county’s truancy prevention program. Other topics include new legislation proposed by Councilmember Hans Riemer, to allow short term rentals in Montgomery County, and the latest on the Westbard Sector Plan. You can watch the show in its entirety, […]

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September 30, 2015 | Aline Barros

Navarro Talks Dual Language Immersion Initiative (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Councilmember shares in this MyMCMedia Extra that she is in “conversations” with Montgomery County Public Schools officials about the creation of a dual language immersion program. “What if we had dual language programs where you can have that low-income Latino student learning English and perfecting their Spanish alongside their peers- who are learning […]

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September 22, 2015 | Aline Barros

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Board of Education Shared Budgetary Interests for FY17

Montgomery County Board of Education met on Monday to discuss ten budgetary interests for Fiscal Year 2017. Among them: ensuring no child “falls through the cracks,” support challenging opportunities to all students, recruit staff who is culturally proficient, provide support to students before kindergarten, among others. These items are a way to guide the Montgomery […]

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