Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission

July 30, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

Fani-González Renuncia a la Junta de Planificación para Centrarse en su Candidatura al Concejo

Natali Fani-González, vicepresidenta de la Junta de Planificación del Condado de Montgomery y miembro de la Comisión de Planificación y Parques de la Capital Nacional de Maryland, anunció su renuncia, a partir del 31 de agosto, para centrarse en su candidatura al Concejo del Condado de Montgomery. Fani-González es la primera latina y la primera […]

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July 30, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Planning Board Chair Resigns to Focus on Run for County Council

Natali Fani-Gonzalez, vice chair of the Montgomery County Planning Board and a member of the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, announced her resignation, effective Aug. 31, to focus on her bid to become a Montgomery County Council member. Fani-Gonzalez is the first Latinx and first millennial to serve on the planning board. She was […]

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July 15, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

Ya no se Permite Beber Alcohol en los Parques del Condado de Montgomery

El consumo de bebidas alcohólicas en los parques locales ya no está permitido en determinados parques del condado de Montgomery, a partir del 1 de julio. El programa Picnic in the Park de MoCo Eat se lanzó el otoño pasado para alentar a los residentes a comprar comida para llevar de las empresas locales y […]

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July 13, 2021 | Jordan Lindsay

Drinking Alcohol at Montgomery County Parks No Longer Allowed

Consuming alcoholic beverages at local parks is no longer allowed in select Montgomery County parks as of July 1. The MoCo Eat’s Picnic in the Park Program launched last fall to encourage residents to buy take-out from local businesses and eat at picnic tables throughout the county. With Maryland’s state of emergency lifted, many programs […]

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May 13, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Politicians Call for More Changes to Already-Reduced Beltway Widening Plans

While several local and state officials praised the state’s decision to not widen the Beltway at the 270-495 spur through Chevy Chase and Silver Spring, they also called for more changes to the state’s latest proposal to reduce traffic congestion along the Beltway. County Executive Marc Elrich applauded the decision not to widen 495 east […]

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April 19, 2021 | Jasmine Boykin

Edith Throckmorton Neighborhood Park Closed For Renovations

The Edith Throckmorton Neighborhood Park is closing for ten months due to renovations. Construction is set to begin this month. The 1/5-acre park, which is located at 3925 Hampden Street in Kensington, has been in its planning process since the winter of 2016, according to the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC) renovation’s page. […]

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September 29, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Third Annual Active Aging Week Goes Virtual

Montgomery County’s Third Annual Active Aging Week takes place Monday, Oct. 5 through Sunday, Oct. 11. The week is part of an international initiative to promote healthy lifestyles, specifically for those 50 years and older. Many programs and opportunities to participate are available throughout the week. Events are co-sponsored by the Montgomery County Department of […]

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July 10, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Elevated Lead Levels Found At Four County Playgrounds

Montgomery Parks temporarily has closed four neighborhood playgrounds due to elevated lead levels in the rubber material that is laid on the ground to reduce the possibility of serious injuries should a child fall from the equipment. Calvertown-Galway Local Park in Silver Spring, Countryside Neighborhood Park in Fairland, Fairland Regional Park in Fairland and Fox […]

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November 20, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know for Nov. 20 in Montgomery County

It’s Wednesday, Nov. 20 and here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Updates on 495 and 270 Managed Lanes Study: At 10 a.m., The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC) will be briefed about updates to the Interstates 495 and 270 managed lanes study by the Maryland Department of Transportation State […]

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June 27, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

Five Things to Know for June 27 in Montgomery County

Today is Thursday, June 27, and here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Know Your Status, it’s National HIV Testing Day:  Join the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services at their Dennis Avenue Health Center in Silver Spring for free testing. 2. DNC Debates at Silver Branch Brewing: Join Montgomery […]

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