Category archives for: News

Taming Towing Trouble

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Recently, the Montgomery County Executive proposed parts of a bill to deal with what is called “predatory towing”. Towing is necessary to enforce parking restrictions on both public and private property, but sometimes the implementation is not as good as everyone would like. He stated that he had heard about many problems with towing, such [...]

County Will Force Businesses to Offer Sick Leave

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No one likes to work when they’re sick. Some would probably prefer it to being sick at the beach, but everyone probably can agree they don’t want to be forced to work sick. Unfortunately, at some jobs, people do not receive sick leave and can be penalized for being sick. Montgomery County is doing something [...]

2 Hour Delay for School


Due to inclement weather, Montgomery County Public Schools will be opening two hours late today, January 12.

Civil Rights Bus Tour


There is still time to sign up for the annual civil rights historic bus tour that retraces the steps of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and other civil rights heroes. The tour is hosted by the Montgomery County Office of Human Rights, in collaboration with the Montgomery County Public Libraries, the African American Employees Association, [...]

Trash Strike

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The trash strike continues to inconvenience Montgomery County and Howard County residents as garbage continues to pile up. Drivers for a trash contractor have gone on strike over wages and benefits. Read More >>

Holiday Schedule for Christmas and New Year’s Days


Montgomery County government will observe the following holiday schedule for Christmas Day on Thursday, December 25 and New Year’s Day, January 1: County Offices – closed Libraries – closed on December 25 and January 1; all branches will close at 6 p.m. on December 24 and 31 County liquor stores – closed Recreation – all [...]

Ride On Wins Transit System of Year Award


On December 3, Montgomery County’s Ride On bus system received the 2014 Transit System of the Year Award for large bus systems from the Transportation Association of Maryland (TAM). The award was presented at TAM’s annual conference.  Read More >>

Halloween Activities


Montgomery County has a variety of fun-filled Halloween activities planned for this coming holiday. Check out the full list here.

Volunteers Needed

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Volunteers needed to work with victims of sexual assault. Volunteers provide 24-hour crisis counseling and companion services at Montgomery County hospitals and police stations for victims of rape and sexual assault. Bi-lingual volunteers are encouraged to apply. Read More >>

Community Picnic


Montgomery County’s Committee on Hate/Violence and the Office of Human Rights will host the Second Annual “Friendship Picnic” on Sunday, September 14 from 1 to 5 p.m., at Wheaton Regional Park, 2000 Shorefield Road. The event brings together diverse communities to share their cultures, traditions and faiths. Food, beverages and entertainment for the entire family [...]

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