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Montgomery County officials aim to improve housing conditions

On Sept. 7, during a public event at Pooks Hill Tower and Court apartments in Bethesda, Montgomery County Executive Isiah (Ike) Leggett announced a program that aims to educate lower-income tenants of their rights as renters.

Silver Spring apartment explosion leaves at least 30 injured and 7 dead

A massive gas explosion injured at least 30 people and killed seven in a Flower Branch apartment complex on Arliss Street in Silver Spring late Wednesday night.

Silver Spring holds Restaurant Week

From September eighth to thirteenth, Montgomery County Councilmember Tom Hucker hosted 36 restaurant owners in Silver Spring Restaurant Week, a weeklong event of promotions to highlight the growing diverse restaurant scene in Silver Spring and support food recovery efforts.

NewsChips: Montgomery County resourcefully plans for health care reform

The MHBE’s new Maryland Health Connection program offers individuals, families and small businesses the opportunity to purchase new health insurance programs, compare eligibility for Medicaid and federal assistance as well as obtain tax subsidies to lower costs.

Sprint's farsighted Network Vision is a plan for success

Sprint's lackadaisical attitude towards network upgrades and contentment with remaining the third largest carrier has damaged its number of subscribers greatly. According to CNET, competitors AT&T and Verizon now control about 70 percent of the wireless subscriber market and it seems as though their dominance will only continue in coming years, something that Sprint hopes to change with their ongoing network overhaul. This overhaul has real potential to change the wireless market in the United States, and Sprint seems to be making all of the right moves so far to do so.

Blair alum's movie based on Takoma Park roots

Blair alumnus David Andalman finished shooting scenes for his debut feature film "Milkshake" in Takoma Park and Silver Spring last week. The comedy is based on writer and director Andalman's experiences growing up in the 1990s and attending Blair.

VIDEO: Silver Spring in motion

After two months of strenuous work, 80 hours of taking pictures in 20 degree weather, two near arrests and many sleepless nights, my hard work isn't going unnoticed. The beauty of the bustling life in Downtown Silver Spring is captured in the 7,123 photos I sequenced together into this seamless timelapse. From the glimmering lights of the ice rink to the changing traffic lights of a common intersection, life in the boisterous city of Silver Spring is perfectly encapsulated through the lens of my camera.

Silver Spring Transit Center suffers another round of delays

The Paul S. Sarbanes Silver Spring Transit Center, originally slated to open in Oct. 2011, has been delayed again due to problems with the structure’s floor thickness.

VIDEO: Silver Spring in timelapse (Preview)

Despite the freezing temperatures, many Silver Spring residents braved the cold on Monday night to hang out with friends, ice skate with family and see the newest winter blockbusters. Nick Grossman and I, however, grabbed our tripods, set up our cameras and endured the freezing winter wind. For about five hours we stood outside, watching our cameras take still frames of the movement and liveliness that is downtown Silver Spring.

Local teacher is finalist for Maryland Teacher of the Year

On Aug. 25, Brian Freiss, a math teacher at Highland Elementary School in Silver Spring, was announced as one of the seven finalists for the Maryland Teacher of the Year award, an annual program that recognizes exemplary teachers across the country. He was named the Montgomery County Teacher of the Year this past May. Freiss began teaching at Highland right out of college, and has been teaching math to second through fifth graders for 10 years.
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