Tagged: Montgomery County


Student escapes kidnapper

By Reethi Padmanabhan | April 25, 2018, 1:59 p.m. | In Local »

An unidentified male suspect attempted to kidnap a Montgomery County teen in Germantown, Maryland on Friday, Apr. 6. The 14 year old girl was able to escape safely despite the suspect's advances.


New bike lanes to make Montgomery County more bike-friendly

By Emma Markus | Jan. 25, 2018, 7:14 p.m. | In Local »

Montgomery County is piloting a new comprehensive bicycle lane network. According to the Montgomery County Bicycle Master Plan, the goals of the new network are to increase bicycling rates in Montgomery County, create a convenient and low-stress bicycling network, provide equal access to low-stress bicycling for all members of the community and improve bicycling safety.


Montgomery County officials aim to improve housing conditions

By Nene Narh-Mensah | Sept. 30, 2017, 3:55 p.m. | In Local »

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.


How a single inch of snow can shut down the county's schools

By Charles Lott | March 12, 2016, 10:25 a.m. | In Op/Ed »

While it might be easy for schools to reopen quickly in the northernmost tundra of Minnesota or Wisconsin, the DC metropolitan area has good reason to wait out the storm.


Montgomery County Styrofoam Ban in Effect

By Zewde Ingram | Feb. 15, 2016, 2:22 p.m. | In Local »

The Montgomery County Council ban on expanded polystyrene food service ware (Styrofoam) and loose fill packaging (packing peanuts) went into effect on Jan. 1.


New report shows alienation among black youth in Montgomery County

By Randima Herath | Nov. 12, 2015, 1:11 p.m. | In Local »

The Community Foundation for the National Capital Region released a report examining the causes of disconnection from school and work among Montgomery County black youths in order to recommend a more comprehensive strategy for narrowing the achievement gap


The contradiction that is mandatory volunteer work

By Lauren Frost | Sept. 17, 2015, 1:31 p.m. | In Op/Ed »

Volunteer work implies a service that is done through the goodness of one's heart in order to give back to the community but mandatory turns it into something that must be done--or else.


County budget closes gaps, opens projects

By Abir Muhuri | April 27, 2015, 12:57 p.m. | In Op/Ed »

While the overall county budget increase for 2016 is minimal at 1.1 percent, new projects coupled with a major effort to close the budget gap ensure sufficient growth. A slow economic recovery and reduced state assistance merit the proposed conservative budget as highly appropriate and beneficial for the coming fiscal year.


Thor: The Dark World But a Bright Future

By Abel Chanyalew | Nov. 12, 2013, 11:17 a.m. | In Movies »

Marvel's stranglehold on the superhero movie business is still well in place and their grip tightens with Alan Taylor's "Thor: The Dark World". This latest installment in the story of Marvel Comics' Norse hero is the sequel to Kenneth Branagh's "Thor" and the eighth installation of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Marvel has put out a slew of movies over the last few years that depict the caped crusaders of their comic book universe and "The Dark World" is one of their stronger releases.


NewsChips: Montgomery County resourcefully plans for health care reform

By Abir Muhuri | Oct. 20, 2013, 9:34 p.m. | In News Blog »

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.


Montgomery County should do more for the homeless

By Dylan Ahunhodjaev | Oct. 4, 2013, 1:31 p.m. | In Op/Ed »

The donations will go to "grassroots efforts" to help those in need. A charitable idea, yet one that is ultimately about driving homeless from the area and is evidence of growing disdain for the homeless in Montgomery County.


Blazers reflect on the D.C. Sniper attacks with the premiere of "Blue Caprice"

By Temi Ibirogba | Sept. 15, 2013, 10:37 p.m. | In News Blog »

Many of our students attended elementary schools in this area, where just seven miles away from Blair, the first shot of the D.C. sniper attacks was fired.


MCPS wins battle over teacher evaluations (for now)

By Emma Yeager | June 23, 2013, 2:49 p.m. | In News Blog »

On Monday, the Maryland State Department of Education agreed to give Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) at least another year to make changes to its teacher evaluation system.


Justin Kim elected Student Member of the Board

By Temi Ibirogba | April 30, 2013, 11:11 a.m. | In Local »

On April 24, Montgomery County Public School students cast their votes for the 36th Student Member of the Board (SMOB), electing Justin Kim of Poolesville High School over Andrew Zhang of Richard Montgomery by a sizeable margin of 30.46 percentage points.


SMOB Candidates weigh in

By Melissa Arias | April 23, 2013, 11:10 a.m. | In Local »

This year the Montgomery County Student Member of the Board (SMOB) candidates include Richard Montgomery junior Andrew Zhang, and Poolesville junior Justin Kim. They both have experience with student government and bringing change to the community, as well as the desire to be your SMOB. SCO asked them both about why they feel you should vote for them this week.


NewsChips: How Obama's executive orders affect schools

By Emma Yeager | Jan. 26, 2013, 12:04 a.m. | In News Blog »

On Jan. 16, President Obama signed 23 executive orders regarding gun violence.


Citizens' organization sues County, Board of Education

By Grace Hill | Dec. 11, 2012, 4:44 p.m. | In Local »

The West Montgomery County Citizens Association (WMCCA) has a pending lawsuit against Montgomery County on behalf of Nick's Farm , an organic farm in Potomac, Md. Nick's Farm has inspired a movement against the use of the land as Montgomery Soccer Inc. (MSI) soccer fields.


Montgomery County initiates pedestrian safety campaign

By Saaraa Farooq | Nov. 18, 2012, 1:17 p.m. | In Local »

Last week, Montgomery County Ride On buses started to display ads featuring pictures of Blair students' eyes as part of a Montgomery County campaign targeted at high school students in the Four Corners area to improve pedestrian safety in areas with the highest densities of collisions.


Montgomery County continues event center plans

By Grace Hill | Nov. 9, 2012, 11:37 a.m. | In Local »

Local entrepreneurs have restarted plans for a Montgomery County events center that will host concerts, minor league sporting competitions, high school graduation ceremonies and other community-oriented events.


MCPS closes schools Monday, Tuesday due to Hurricane Sandy

By Langston Taylor | Oct. 28, 2012, 2:42 p.m. | In Local »

2:42 p.m. Sunday - MCPS has announced that it will close all of its schools on Monday, Oct. 29, and Tuesday, Oct. 30, due to "emergency weather conditions."


School bus safety questioned

By Temi Ibirogba | Oct. 17, 2012, 1:32 p.m. | In Connections Blog »

It wasn't until recently that I noticed that we don't wear seatbelts on the school bus. Yes, a crash wouldn't have as much impact because it's a considerably larger vehicle but, if the driver brakes suddenly, you can go flying.


County libraries receive extended hours

By Hannah Lynn | Sept. 13, 2012, 11:20 a.m. | In Local »

Starting Sept. 16, Montgomery County Public Libraries will extend the hours of operation of several of its branches.


County develops plans for upgraded bus transit system

By Allison Daitch | Jan. 4, 2012, 1:11 p.m. | In Local »

The Montgomery County Council proposed a revolutionary bus transit system to connect various cities together.


Board of Public Works approved $18 million grant to counties

By Richard Chen | Oct. 18, 2011, 1:10 p.m. | In Local »

On Oct. 5, the Maryland Board of Public Works approved an $18 million grant for three local counties in order to improve their public school systems. Montgomery County received $9 million.


Curfew Bill decision postponed until November

By Janvi Raichura | Sept. 19, 2011, 1:56 p.m. | In Local »

The bill, which Council President Valerie Ervin proposed on July 26, was up for debate this past Thursday, but the decision was rescheduled for an undetermined date in November.


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