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Number of Homeless People Counted in Montgomery County’s Annual Census Falls by 6 Percent

Point-in-time survey found 840 homeless individuals on a night in January
05/11/18

County Activates Bethesda’s First All-Pedestrian Intersection To Improve Safety

Light at Arlington Road and Bethesda Avenue will stop cars in all directions for pedestrians
05/10/18

Montgomery County To Test Pop-Up Bike Lane in Downtown Bethesda

Officials will set up the lane on May 18 for Bike to Work Day
05/09/18

Berliner, Hucker Block Leggett’s Plan To Reform Stormwater Project Contracting

Council members want environmental department to use traditional contracting method, despite comments from county executive and environmental agency director who say it’s inefficient and costly
05/09/18

WSSC Wins Preliminary Approval From County Council for 4.5 Percent Rate Increase

Move will mark the 15th straight year the agency has raised its water and sewer rates
05/07/18

County Council Weighs Adding $ 21.6 Million More to Next Year’s Proposed Budget

Members also recommended just $ 1.6 million in cuts from County Executive Ike Leggett’s spending plan, significantly less than in previous years
05/07/18

Planning Board Gives Thumbs-Up to Proposal for Expediting Corporate Headquarters Projects

County officials say measure would smooth Amazon’s arrival if company decides to move in
05/03/18

Crab Houses Lose Workers to Visa Lottery; Candidate Meet and Greet Tonight

News, announcements and other helpful links for Thursday morning
05/03/18

Hogan Had Little Contact With Discovery Before Company Decided To Leave Silver Spring

Chair of Maryland Democratic Party contends governor’s actions were a ‘monumental failure of leadership’; state and local officials said they made every effort to keep company in Maryland
05/02/18

Twinbrook Quarter Developers Pitch Project Expected To Bring Wegmans to Rockville

B.F. Saul representatives say development could draw more than 3,450 jobs to site
05/02/18

Town of Chevy Chase Elects Three to Town Council

Rush, Davidson and Renaud win seats
05/02/18

County Council Proposal To Provide Legal Funding to Immigrants Draws Fierce Support and Opposition at Hearing

No consensus emerged after more than two dozen people spoke about plan to provide $ 374,000 in taxpayer funds to a nonprofit so it can provide attorneys for immigrants facing deportation hearings
05/02/18

Interactive Website Illuminates Food Insecurity Across Montgomery County

FoodStat is part of the county’s five-year plan to address nutritional needs
05/01/18

Details Emerge About Crash That Killed Fire Marshal, FBI Agent; Sibling Silver Spring Restaurants To Open Friday

​News, announcements and other helpful links for Tuesday morning
05/01/18

Most Montgomery County Government, Public Safety Employees To Receive 5.5 Percent Pay Raise for Sixth Straight Year

Council President Hans Riemer expressed concern last week about the sustainability of the salary increases
04/30/18

Leggett: New Economic Report Cherry-Picked Data To Frighten Voters

The Montgomery County executive responded Friday to statistics presented in a Sage Policy Group report that suggested the local economy was struggling
04/27/18

School Officials Ask County To Provide Funding for Safety and Security Projects

Board of Education requests additional $ 3 million for secure entrances, cameras at elementary schools
04/27/18

New Report Warns of Challenges Ahead for Local Economy

Report commissioned by Empower Montgomery focuses on struggle to attract jobs, expand tax base
04/26/18

Gaithersburg Residents Try To Clean Up Poison Pellets from Neighborhood; Hogan Signs 'Puppy Mill' Bill

News, announcements and other helpful links for Thursday morning
04/26/18

Hogan Signs Metro Funding, Amazon Incentive Package Bills in North Bethesda

The landmark policies are designed to improve the transit system and woo the tech giant to build in Montgomery County
04/25/18
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