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Pandemic likely contributed to overdose fatalities in Montgomery County, Maryland

Opioid-related deaths in Montgomery County increased 34% through the first quarter of 2020. Experts attribute the increase to pandemic related stressors and lack of access to treatment due to pandemic shutdowns. According to preliminary data provided by the Vital Statistics … Continue reading Pandemic likely contributed to overdose fatalities in Montgomery County, Maryland

Updates: Montgomery County Restaurant lawsuit against indoor dining ban will be heard Wednesday

The lawsuit against Montgomery County’s most recent indoor dining ban brought by the Restaurant Association of Maryland with several local restaurants signing on as Plaintiffs will be heard on Wednesday. Despite contact tracing data showing that many cases within Montgomery … Continue reading Updates: Montgomery County Restaurant lawsuit against indoor dining ban will be heard Wednesday

Montgomery County Restaurants join Restaurant Association of Maryland’s lawsuit against Montgomery County

According to Bethesda Beat reporting, 35 restaurants in Montgomery County have signed on to the lawsuit brought forth by the Restaurant Association of Maryland. RAM successfully reversed a similar order in Anne Arundel County so they have moved to reverse … Continue reading Montgomery County Restaurants join Restaurant Association of Maryland’s lawsuit against Montgomery County

Maryland SNAP Recipients can now use their EBT card to purchase groceries through Instacart

In October, Aldi and Instacart announced that they would begin accepting grocery orders for SNAP recipients through Instacart’s app. If you receive SNAP benefits in Maryland, you can now use the service. You will need to have a debit or … Continue reading Maryland SNAP Recipients can now use their EBT card to purchase groceries through Instacart

Rebecca Smondrowski wins re-election to Montgomery County Board of Education District 2 seat

The race for the District 2 seat in the Montgomery County Board of Education race saw the least amount of total votes across all of the Board of Education races showing that voters weren’t really excited to vote for either … Continue reading Rebecca Smondrowski wins re-election to Montgomery County Board of Education District 2 seat

Lynne Harris wins election to Montgomery County Board of Education At-Large seat

The Montgomery County Board of Education race was one of the most controversial races I’ve ever seen in local politics. Two of the pro-equity candidates moved on from the Primary, Sunil Dasgupta and Lynne Harris. Unofficial vote counts were released … Continue reading Lynne Harris wins election to Montgomery County Board of Education At-Large seat

Educational disparities in Black, Latino, and low-income students continue to widen during COVID-19 pandemic

According to a study conducted by the School of Public Health at the University of Maryland, Montgomery County students who are Black, Latino, or low-income are continuing to fall behind during the pandemic. 52 individuals were interviewed for the study. … Continue reading Educational disparities in Black, Latino, and low-income students continue to widen during COVID-19 pandemic