September 14, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Rockville Sponsors Virtual Discussion on Big Pharma HBO Documentary

The City of Rockville invites those interested in learning more about Big Pharma and its role in the opioid crisis to an exclusive virtual conversation with two people involved in the HBO two part documentary, “The Crime of the Century.” The free event is part of Rockville Goes Purple “Opioids: Let’s Talk About It” Campaign, […]

Read more

August 31, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Leaders Stress Commitment to Fighting Opioid Epidemic on Overdose Awareness Day

Tuesday is International Overdose Awareness Day. Last year, 108 county residents died from opioid drug overdose. Last week, S.O.U.L. (Surviving Our Ultimate Loss) partnered with Montgomery County to host an event to commemorate lives lost to overdose, reduce the stigma around drug-related deaths and inform residents about the county’s progress in battling the opioid epidemic. […]

Read more

August 27, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Community, Families Mourn Loved Ones Who Died From Overdose

Last year, 108 Montgomery County residents died from an opioid drug overdose. Families mourned loved ones and urged increased awareness about substance use disorder at an International Overdose Awareness Day Event and candlelight vigil Thursday evening in Rockville. Wendy and Henry Winter lost their son, Seth, on April 29, 2020 after an accidental fentanyl overdose. […]

Read more

August 27, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Overdose Awareness Day Event Commemorates Lives Lost to Substance Use

Residents and families who have lost loved ones to substance use joined the sixth annual International Overdose Awareness Day Event and candlelight vigil at the Memorial Plaza in Rockville. S.O.U.L. (Surviving Our Ultimate Loss) partnered with Montgomery County to host the event Thursday evening. Maryland ranked fourth in the U.S. for overdose deaths last year, […]

Read more

June 4, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

County Leaders Celebrate New Treatment Center: ‘This Facility Is Going To Save Lives’

Montgomery County leaders joined a ribbon-cutting ceremony Friday to celebrate the new Avery Road Treatment Center in Rockville. Under construction since fall 2018, the center offers 64 residential beds for substance use disorder treatment, as well as outpatient treatment services. County Council Vice President Gabe Albornoz said the facility is needed now more than ever. […]

Read more

September 23, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Rockville to Host Author of ‘Dopesick’—An Upcoming Hulu Series—for Virtual Discussion

The City of Rockville is hosting Beth Macy, author of the New York Times best-selling book “Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors and the Drug Company that Addicted America,” for a virtual book discussion Thursday. In “Dopesick,” Macy investigates rural America’s struggle with the opioid epidemic for the last 20 years and what led the medical community to […]

Read more

July 19, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Officers Honored for Life-Saving Efforts, Solving Fraud Investigation

The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce recognized public safety officers for acts of heroism at their annual Public Safety Awards breakfast on Friday. MyMCMedia spoke to Montgomery County Police Officers Bradley Feldman and Michelle Barger about what they did to receive an honor from the community. Feldman, Shortfall Honored for Saving Teenagers from Knife-Wielding Man in […]

Read more

June 10, 2019 | Ben Palmer

Opioid Spoon Project Raises Awareness in Rockville

The Opioid Spoon Project held the final stop of its Honor Tour to promote awareness of opioid-related deaths at Rockville Town Square on Friday. As part of the Honor Tour, the Opioid Spoon Project brought an 800-pound spoon sculpture bearing the names of those who have died in the ongoing opioid epidemic. Attendees on Friday […]

Read more

June 26, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Rockville Taking Opioid Makers to Court

Rockville has become the latest jurisdiction to sue opioid manufacturers and distributors filing action in federal court in Baltimore on Monday. “I think it’s a wakeup call to the manufacturers and the distributors,” Mayor Bridget Donnell Newton said Tuesday. “This is how the stop smoking ban started. People woke up one day and said, ‘Look […]

Read more

August 31, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, Aug. 31, in Montgomery County

Your daily rundown of five stories and events happening today, Aug. 31, in Montgomery County, Maryland: 1. Hoggle Case: It’s been almost three years since siblings Sarah (6) and Jacob (5) Hoggle disappeared from their Clarksburg home in Sept. of 2014. Their mother, Catherine Hoggle, is the last known person to have seen them, and […]

Read more

Engage us on Facebook

Follow us on Twitter