Montgomery County Adds Bus Rapid Transit Service down Route 29 in East County

Starting today, October 14th, you can now ride Montgomery County’s new Flash bus service down Route 29. Most residents that live in Montgomery County also work in Montgomery County. The region has focused a lot on transportation options to get to and from DC, but public transit within Montgomery County has been less of a focus. Bus routes like Flash can help ease traffic and provide reliable and fast service. Buses arrive every 10-15 minutes and will take you from Burtonsville to White Oak to the Paul S. Sarbanes Transit Center in Silver Spring to connect you to Metro and … Continue reading Montgomery County Adds Bus Rapid Transit Service down Route 29 in East County

The 2020 MoCo Local Election Guide

Election Logistics Request your mail-in ballot: You have until October 20th to request your mail-in ballot. Returning your ballot: You can return your ballot by: Returning by mail Using one of several secure drop box locations throughout the County You cannot return your ballot in any other way. When you return your ballot you must make sure to return it in the envelope provided and it must be signed. If either of these things does not happen, your ballot will not be counted. Early Voting Centers will be open from October 26th to November 2nd. There are 11 Early Voting … Continue reading The 2020 MoCo Local Election Guide

Silver Spring Justice Coalition, Residents to Protest Prosecutor’s Decision not to Charge Officer in Finan Behre’s Murder Tonight at 7pm in Silver Spring

Following the news today that Prosecutors would not be charging Sgt. David Cohen for the murder of Finan Berhe, Silver Spring Justice Coalition will be holding a protest at Veteran’s Plaza in Downtown Silver Spring, MD. Montgomery County State‚Äôs Attorney … Continue reading Silver Spring Justice Coalition, Residents to Protest Prosecutor’s Decision not to Charge Officer in Finan Behre’s Murder Tonight at 7pm in Silver Spring

Racism in MCPS

Students across multiple MCPS high schools have come together to make racist incidents within their schools public because they feel their administrations and MCPS aren’t taking them seriously. I reviewed their accounts and talked with a couple of students. One student, Class of 2017 at B-CC, told me “Growing up around rich white kids from the B-CC while being black made me question my own identity and self-worth, and really put into perspective the serious gap between me and my classmates in so many different ways.” Continue reading Racism in MCPS

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Glass, Rice Introduce Special Appropriation for Arts & Humanities Orgs, Artists

Councilmembers Evan Glass and Craig Rice introduced a Special Appropriation to the Fiscal Year 2021 Operating Budget that would provide $3 million in grants to organizations in the arts and humanities sector. Additionally, micro-grants totaling $325,000 will go to micro-grants … Continue reading Glass, Rice Introduce Special Appropriation for Arts & Humanities Orgs, Artists