July 2, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

North Bethesda Woman’s Aunt, Uncle Missing in Surfside Condo Collapse

Bettina Obias, a North Bethesda resident, hopes for a miracle. On June 24, she flew to Florida to visit her family. She was looking forward to spending time with her Aunt Maria and Uncle Claudio.  They lived on the 10th floor of the Surfside Condo. When Obias arrived, she learned about the collapse of the building. […]

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July 1, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

NIST in Gaithersburg Investigating Condominium Collapse in Florida

The U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology, which is headquartered in Gaithersburg, has launched a full technical investigation into the cause of the partial collapse of a condominium in Surfside, Florida on June 24. The investigation about the Champlain Towers South condominium could take years and is aimed at creating recommendations […]

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December 10, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Silver Spring, Rockville Bookend Top 10 Most Generous Cities List

Silver Spring is the most generous city in America—at least when it comes to GoFundMe donations. And Rockville is the 10th most generous city in the country, according to GoFundMe’s annual Year in Giving report released Tuesday. The list is based on the number of donations made per capita in cities with a population greater […]

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March 4, 2020 | Grace Mottley

Maryland Lawmakers Hope to Eliminate Jump to Daylight Saving Time

As families prepare to lose an hour of sleep and gain an hour of light, Maryland lawmakers hope to put a stop to Daylight Saving Time switches. Maryland legislators have proposed legislation to potentially eliminate the practice of Daylight Saving Time in the state of Maryland. Delegate Brian Crosby (D-29B) and Senator Justin Ready (R-5) […]

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September 4, 2019 | Andrea Sarralde

Chef José Andrés Brinda Ayuda Alimentaria a las Víctimas del Huracán

José Andrés, el popular chef, junto con su personal de World Central Kitchen resistió la tormenta durante el fin de semana para ayudar a las víctimas afectadas del huracán Dorian en las islas Abaco y Gran Bahama. La organización sin fines de lucro World Central Kitchen, dirigida por el Chef José Andrés, es una organización […]

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September 4, 2019 | Ashley Peccerelli

José Andrés Provides Food Relief to Dorian Victims

José Andrés, the celebrity chef, along with his World Central Kitchen staff rode out the storm over the weekend to assist affected victims of Hurricane Dorian in the Abaco and Grand Bahama Islands.  The non-profit World Central Kitchen led by Andrés is an organization that is devoted to providing meals to victims affected by natural disasters. Andrés is a Bethesda resident with six restaurants in […]

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August 2, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Paint Branch Student and Mother Die in Car Wreck in Charles County

Maryland State Police (MSP) from the LaPlata Barrack are investigating a two-vehicle crash that killed two people in Charles County on July 27. Police say that 15-year-old Halimatou Diallo and her mother, 49-year-old Fatoumata Binta Diakite, died in the wreck. The two lived in Silver Spring and Diallo was a student at Paint Branch High […]

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May 21, 2019 | Staff Writer

Maryland Park Service Named Finalist for the 2019 National Gold Medal Award

The Maryland Park Service is a finalist for the 2019 National Gold Medal Award for Excellence in Park and Recreation Management. The Gold Medal Awards program, founded in 1965, honors communities in the country that demonstrated excellence in parks and recreation through long-range planning, resource management, volunteerism, environmental stewardship, program development, professional development, and agency […]

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March 19, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

First Responders Honored for Response to Armed Clarksburg Student, Silver Spring Fire

Montgomery County first responders were honored for acts of bravery at the 45th Annual Public Safety Award Luncheon. MCM’s Deirdre Byrne spoke with Montgomery County Police Officer Troy Melott and Montgomery County Fire & Rescue Services Capt. Chase Fabrizio about being honored: Melott was honored for peacefully responding to an armed Clarksburg High School student; […]

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January 16, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Social Media Highlights From Governor Hogan’s Inauguration

Here are some highlights on social media from Governor Larry Hogan’s inauguration in Annapolis today. Former Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett and former Florida Governor Jeb Bush spoke at the inaugural ceremony. Larry Hogan Sworn in as Maryland Governor

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