Saturday, April 27, 2013
Catch up on the week in Montgomery County social media.
Check out these #MoCo Online posts you may have missed this week: #MoCo Online finds Montgomery County information posted via social media and shares it with you. Click here for more #MoCo Online posts.
Saturday, February 2, 2013
Get caught up on headlines you might've missed in Montgomery County.
With more than a dozen websites across Montgomery County, Patch brings you news from every corner of our community. Catch up on headlines you might have missed this week, including a celebrity sighting at Walter Reed, a possible speed limit increase on the ICC and a confirmed opening date for a new Costco. Rockville Company Says White House Party Crasher Owes $34K ROCKVILLE—“George Washington slept here” signs appear as historical markers across the eastern United States. Another would-be elected official from Virginia could be leaving a similar trail of signs, including one in Rockville: “Tareq Salahi owed here.” Read more on Rockville Patch. Wet Weather Confounds Upcounty Motorists GERMANTOWN—Wild weather stymied morning commutes …
Saturday, December 1, 2012
A roundup of the top headlines in Montgomery County this past week.
The latest news in Montgomery County includes the announcement that Doug Duncan intends to run for Montgomery County Executive again, arrests made in Gaithersburg holiday shopping sting, the opening of celebrity chef Bryan Voltaggio's newest restaurant and more: Man Threatened While Walking Near Battery Lane BETHESDA—A victim was threatened by a man who said he had a knife Nov. 18 while he was walking near Battery Lane. Read the full story on Bethesda Patch. Doug Duncan Tells Supporters He Will Run for Montgomery County Executive MONTGOMERY COUNTY—One of Montgomery's dominant political figures set to return to the political stage after six years. Douglas M. Duncan has told supporters he has decided to run for an unprecedented fourth term…
Saturday, November 10, 2012
A roundup of the top headlines in Montgomery County this past week.
Montgomery County First Responders Return from Sandy Rescue Mission POTOMAC — County police and fire/rescue personnel returned from an exhausting week helping Sandy victims in New York, where the situation was described as "Katrina-esque." Read more on Potomac Patch. Bethesda Police Station Deal Fizzles BETHESDA — Developer JBG has backed out of a deal to build a new second district police station in Bethesda as part of a larger residential project on Cordell Avenue. JBG apparently will move forward with a modified residential project, albeit without the police station. The county is exploring other options for upgrading, renovating or moving the aging station. Read more on Bethesda Patch. Judi Dench, BBC Cause Traffic Jam in Potomac …
Saturday, October 20, 2012
Catch up on headlines you may have missed this week in Montgomery County.
Getting Serious About Starting School Later in Montgomery County POTOMAC — Montgomery County residents have started an official chapter of the Start School Later Initiative, petitioning school officials to give students and parents a break from early school start times. Read more on Potomac Patch. Hate Speech or Free Speech? Metro Ad Sparks Counter-Ad WHEATON — The "Support Israel. Defeat Jihad." ad, paid for by the American Freedom Defense Initiative and placed last week in the Glenmont Metro station, has provoked a strong response. Read more on Wheaton Patch. Silver Spring Student Charged in Northwood Stabbing SILVER SPRING — An 18-year-old Northwood High School student was charged with two assault counts in connection with the stabbing …
Saturday, August 4, 2012
Catch up on top Montgomery County headlines this week, including Olympic results for a Bethesda athlete, a Montgomery County man charged with teenage sex trafficking, a new way to catch thieves in Gaithersburg and more.
Bethesda Olympian Ledecky, 15, Takes Gold Friends, family, teachers and classmates gathered at Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart Friday to root for Olympic swimmer Katie Ledecky, 15, who won the gold medal in the women’s 800m freestyle. Read more on Bethesda Patch. Montgomery County Man Charged With Teenage Sex Trafficking TAKOMA PARK—A Montgomery County man has been charged with working a teenage girl as a prostitute in Maryland and Northern Virginia, according to U.S. Attorney Neil H. MacBride of the Eastern District of Virginia. Yimmy Anthony Pineda Penado, also known as “Critico” and “Spike,” allegedly gave juvenile female runaways drugs and alcohol to make them more receptive to being prostitutes, MacBride said in a statement. …
Sunday, July 29, 2012
Catch up on top Montgomery County headlines this week, including the traffic-halting Marlo Furniture fire on Rockville Pike, an alleged sexual assault at a Germantown bus stop and the beer spill on Interstate 270.
Montgomery County Planners Say Good Riddance to Strip Malls SILVER SPRING—It's been a long wait, but county planners are out with their first zoning revision in 35 years, and it envisions a modern Montgomery County that leaves 1950s-era commercial strips and office parks behind. Read more on Chevy Chase Patch. PHOTOS: Fire at Marlo Furniture Closes Rockville Pike ROCKVILLE—A two-alarm fire Wednesday night at the Marlo Furniture store at 725 Rockville Pike did significant damage to the store's roof and snarled traffic in Rockville Town Center at the height of the evening rush. Two firefighters were injured. Read more on Rockville Patch. Police Say Man Tried to Force Woman to Perform Sex Act at Bus Stop GERMANTOWN—Sex offense charges were …
Sunday, May 13, 2012
The week's top Montgomery County news headlines.
Catch up on news you might have missed this week, including the latest in North Potomac’s Belward Farm controversy, the charging of a Gaithersburg man in the death of his son and a challenge to Pepco tree-cutting in Bethesda. Father Charged With Son's Murder, Denied Bond GAITHERSBURG – Wayne Price, 55, was denied bond by a Montgomery County District Court Judge Monday, May 7 after being charged with the murder of his 23-year-old son in their Gaithersburg apartment Saturday, May 5. Read the full story on Gaithersburg Patch. Gaithersburg Man Charged With Multiple Sex Offenses GAITHERSBURG – Aaron William Murray Lemere, of the 25400 block of Jarl Drive, was arrested Monday for several sex-related offenses. Lamere was previously a faculty …
Saturday, March 3, 2012
Get caught up on the latest headlines in Montgomery County.
Catch up on this week's headlines, including news of a campaign finance violation complaint and a protest against holding the county accountable for teacher pensions. County Organizations Speak Out Against Pension Shift In characteristic union flair, a sea of yellow United Food and Commercial Workers Union t-shirts took over the Montgomery County Council meeting room Tuesday as county employees from the UFCW and five other organizations spoke out against a measure that would shift pension costs for teachers from the state to the county. The Montgomery County Council and County Executive Isiah Leggett have both voiced their opposition to the shift as well. The burden of cost transferred to the county could cripple county services that are …
Sunday, March 6, 2011
As always, this week was full of ups and downs for Colesvillians.
The first week of March was jam-packed with news for Colesville and East County. We reported on everything from sparking wine to the Chinese New Year, but the big stories were "S" words: same-sex marriage and Springbrook sports. After passing the state Senate on Feb. 25, the Religious Freedom and Civil Marriage Protection Act (aka same-sex marriage bill) sped ahead this week, although on rather shaky ground. The vote from the House committee was postponed twice after co-sponsors sat out on the bill on Tuesday and Thursday, before ultimately passing the committee. It will now go to the full House of Delegates, where passage is expected to be easy and Gov. O'Malley is expected to sign. If passed, Maryland will become the seventh state to …