August 19, 2021 | Michael Hernández

Census Data: Gaithersburg Now the 3rd Most Populous City in Maryland

The City of Gaithersburg is now the third largest city in Maryland with a population increase of 59,933 in 2010 to 69,657 in 2020, or 16%, according to recently released 2020 Census data. On August 12, the US Census Bureau released redistricting data to the states and the public through its website at a virtual […]

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August 11, 2021 | Michael Hernández

‘La Abuelina’ Has Helped More Latinos Get Vaccinated in Montgomery County

The Abuelina COVID-19 campaign was created by the team at Communications Shop as part of the initiative Por Nuestra Salud y Bienestar of the Montgomery County Government. The campaign was promoted by the Hispanic Councilmembers Nancy Navarro and Gabe Albornoz at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. Abuelina, her husband Don Carlos, and now their […]

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May 13, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

County Population Continues to Diversify but Changes Aren’t Uniformly Distributed

Between July 2010 and July 2019, Montgomery County’s population grew 7.7%, according to a presentation Thursday morning by the Montgomery County planners, who created the Montgomery County QuickStats 2019 report. The population has grown up about 76,000 in the past 10 years. The racial breakdown of Montgomery County’s 1,050,688 residents is 42.6% white, 20.1% Hispanic, […]

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April 27, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

County Planning Board Reviews Study Aimed at Helping Minority-Owned Businesses

In Silver Spring, Wheaton and the Takoma-Langley Crossroads, there are 279 diverse retailers, creating 1,400 jobs and approximately $138 million in revenue. The Montgomery County Planning Department, which is part of the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, just released a study to determine how the county can strengthen these minority-owned businesses. In each of […]

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October 30, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Maryland Has 10th Highest Childhood Obesity Rate in U.S.

Almost 18% of children in Maryland between the ages of 10 and 17 are obese, according to a recently released study by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. That is the tenth highest rate in the United States, where the average obesity rate for this age group is 15.5%, according to the study. In Montgomery County, […]

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September 1, 2015 | Aline Barros

School Officials Hope To Better Engage With Spanish-Speaking Families (VIDEO)

Bienvenida a los estudiantes or Welcome students– that’s the first message parents, teachers, and students will see at Montgomery County Public Schools new Spanish website. MCPS also launched on Tuesday a Facebook page, and mobile app- all in Spanish- to develop a better relationship with the Latino population. “MCPS is committed to finding more innovative and effective […]

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