June 14, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Novavax Says Its COVID-19 Vaccine Shows 90% Efficacy Rate

The Gaithersburg biotechnology company, Novavax, announced Monday morning data from phase 3 of its COVID-19 vaccine trials which were conducted in the United States and Mexico. Novavax found that the trial, which began in December and enrolled 29,960 participants, had an overall efficacy rate of 90.04%. Last year, Novavax was awarded $1.6 billion from the […]

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June 7, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

Albornoz: Más de 3,000 Menores no Acompañados Llegarán al Condado de Montgomery

El vicepresidente del concejo, Gabe Albornoz, dijo que según datos federales, más de 3,000 menores no acompañados llegarán al condado de Montgomery, pero asume que el número será aún mayor con familias esperando en México e inmigrantes que cruzaron la frontera sin haber pasado por un proceso de asilo. Albornoz viajó recientemente a McAllen, Texas […]

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June 4, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

Albornoz: At Least 3,000 Unaccompanied Minors from Mexican Border Expected to Arrive in Montgomery County

Council Vice President Gabe Albornoz said that based on federal data, more than 3,000 unaccompanied minors will be coming to Montgomery County, but he assumes that the number will be even higher with families waiting in México and immigrants that crossed the border having not gone through the asylum process. Albornoz recently traveled to McAllen, […]

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January 29, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

‘American Dirt’ Author Still Coming to Gaithersburg Despite Book Tour Cancellation

The rollout of “American Dirt,” the critically acclaimed novel by Gaithersburg High School alumna Jeanine Cummins, has become so controversial, that Bob Miller—the president of Flatiron Books—has announced the cancellation of Cummins’ book tour. This cancellation does not, however, affect Cummins’ appearance at the Gaithersburg Reads community book discussion scheduled on March 31 at Gaithersburg […]

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September 16, 2019 | Andrea Sarralde

Arrancó el Mes de la Herencia Hispana con Festival en Montgomery

Se abre paso a las fiestas de independencia de varios países de Centroamérica: Nicaragua, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala y Honduras. El 16 de septiembre de 1810 fue el día en el que se consumó la independencia de México, la cual puso final al dominio Español. Por ello, los países de Centroamérica, excepto Panamá, celebran […]

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February 25, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

José Andrés Receives Standing Ovation Honoring Immigrants and Women at Oscars

Celebrity chef José Andrés, who resides in Bethesda, introduced Alfonso Cuarón’s film “Roma” with actor Diego Luna at the 91st Annual Academy Awards Sunday night. Roma is based on Cuarón’s middle-class childhood in Mexico City, with a backdrop of political turmoil. One of the biggest themes in the movies is motherhood, as it centers around the […]

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June 20, 2018 | Marisa Fried

photo of Wheaton Sports Pavilion

World Cup Viewing Party for Saturday’s Mexico vs. South Korea FIFA Match-up

Following Mexico’s big win against Germany Sunday in the FIFA World Cup Tournament, Montgomery Parks has decided to host a free viewing party for the Mexico vs South Korea game at the Wheaton Sports Pavilion Saturday, June 23. Doors will open at 10:30 a.m. with the game scheduled to start at 11 a.m. Food trucks […]

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October 2, 2016 | Staff Writer

Hispanic and Latino Leaders Participate in Discussion Hosted by Councimember Navarro (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Councilmember Nancy Navarro recently hosted a panel discussion with Hispanic and Latino leaders whose work in community development and business expansion have helped to shape the county. Find out more in this report, below: Visit our PEG partner County Cable Montgomery to view more of its local programming.

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February 2, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Wootton Principal Writes Letter of Concern about Upcoming Spring Break Trip

Kimberly Boldon, the acting principal of Wootton High School, has written a letter of concern to parents and students about an upcoming spring break trip. The letter is posted on the front page of the school’s website. “I am writing to share concerns with you about the upcoming spring break trip being organized by some […]

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