July 21, 2021 | Gracie Tanner

BioNTech Expands Cell Therapy Operations into Montgomery County

BioNTech, the German-based company responsible for the Pfizer BioNTech vaccine, will expand its operations to Montgomery County and acquire a Gaithersburg manufacturing facility and cell therapy R&D platform from Kite, a unit of Gilead Sciences. This expansion will support the development of BioNTech’s expanding pipeline of novel cell therapies. The company recently rose to international […]

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May 11, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Montgomery County Leaders Preparing for Pfizer Vaccine Expansion to Ages 12-15

After Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine was FDA-approved for youths ages 12-15 on Monday, Montgomery County leaders are preparing to administer shots to young residents. The eligibility expansion still requires final approval from a CDC advisory committee, which is set to meet Wednesday. During a county council meeting Tuesday, County Health Officer Dr. Travis Gayles said leaders […]

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July 27, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Back to School: Bethesda-Chevy Chase HS Expands Due to Overcrowding

There are 34 more classrooms at Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School following a renovation project to ease overcrowding. Enrollment for the 2017-2018 school year was 500 over capacity. “With 2,100 students last year we had eight portable classroom units outside,” said Donna Jones, the school’s principal. “With this expansion, the building will have a capacity of 2,400.” […]

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March 14, 2016 | Sonya Burke

State Highway Crews to Close Two Lanes of Outer Loop of I-495 Tonight

Beginning tonight and continuing Sundays through Thursdays until work is complete, Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA) crews are scheduled to temporarily close two lanes on the outer loop of I-495 Bridge over MacArthur Boulevard in Montgomery County. SHA’s contractor, Concrete General, Inc. of Gaithersburg, is working to replace bridge expansion joints. Weather permitting the work […]

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November 23, 2015 | Sonya Burke and Maureen Chowdhury

Five Things to Know Today, Nov. 23, in Montgomery County

Bundle up! It’s going to be our coldest day of the season. Here are five more things to know today, Nov. 23rd, in Montgomery County: 1. Catherine Hoggle is due back in court today. Follow @MyMCMedia on Twitter for the latest from the courthouse. #FindSarah #FindJacob 2.  Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett is scheduled to hold a […]

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May 18, 2014 | Staff Writer

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Universities at Shady Grove Expansion

Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett will join Dr. William E. “Brit” Kirwan, chancellor of the University System of Maryland (USM), Stewart Edelstein, executive director of The Universities at Shady Grove (USG) and associate vice chancellor for USM, and State Senator Nancy King on May 19 to announce progress toward the development of a fourth academic […]

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September 26, 2013 | Staff Writer

Recycle More (Video)

You can now recycle more items than ever at the Montgomery County’s Solid Waste Processing Facility. Find out more in this report from County Report This Week: Visit our PEG partner County Cable Montgomery to view more of its local programming. Additional Coverage:

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September 4, 2013 | Sonya Burke

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Leggett Announces Expansion to Recycling Program

UPDATED Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett today (Sept. 4) announced that residents can now drop off a variety of newly added household items for recycling at the Solid Waste Processing Facility and Transfer Station under the latest expansion of the county’s nationally-recognized recycling program. Included among the many bulk rigid plastic items that can now […]

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