CORE GROUNDBREAKING: Transit-oriented housing development breaks ground in Silver Spring
Real estate development firms Willco and Foulger-Pratt broke ground Wednesday for Core, a transit-oriented housing development with easy access to the Paul S. Sarbanes Silver Spring Transit Center.
COURT KIDS: Anne Arundel County students visit District Court
More than 100 middle and high school students from Anne Arundel County spent a day in District Court learning about the judicial system and the risks of driving while impaired.
COURT WATCH: Nonprofit group calls to keep guns away from domestic violence offenders
SILVER SPRING, Md. — Nonprofit group Court Watch Montgomery released a report recommending that district and circuit court judges verbally tell domestic violence offenders they are barred from gun ownership.
DOUGLASS STATUE: Frederick Douglass Square dedicated at University of Maryland
Frederick Douglass Square was officially dedicated at a ceremony that featured remarks by campus and community leaders as well as Douglass’ own family. Some university students protested at the event, calling for a name change for the campus football stadium.
First Lady Michelle Obama hosts Celebration of Song Workshop
WASHINGTON — First Lady Michelle Obama welcomed 60 local middle schoolers to a Celebration of Song Workshop at the White House. Smokey Robinson, MC Lyte, Keb Mo, Trombone Shorty and Esperanza Spalding spoke on a panel and helped the students write songs. The event was held in honor of the 50th anniversary of the National […]
FREE PRESS: Historic Annapolis celebrates Sons of Liberty Week
ANNAPOLIS — Re-enacters staged a Stamp Act protest march to commemorate the 250th anniversary of the controversial law and the founding of the Sons of Liberty.
Laurel Residents discuss proposed Laurel Regional Hospital closing
LAUREL — Laurel residents, hospital employees and government officials gathered Wednesday night for a hearing to discuss the implications of the Laurel Regional Hospital’s closing. Dimensions Healthcare Systems announced in July that the hospital would close by 2018, citing monetary losses and a 20 percent decrease in enrollment since 2013. State Delegate Joseline Pena-Melynk said […]
Maryland State Police and State Highway Administration participate in Hunger Action Month
The Maryland Food Bank, Maryland State Police and Maryland State Highway Association joined forces to collect more than 27 thousand pounds of food as part of Hunger Action Month in September.
Maryland’s state sport of jousting stands the test of time
JEFFERSON, Md. — Governor Tawes named jousting the official state sport of Maryland in 1962. Though it has faced competition from other sports like lacrosse and bowling, one group of dedicated jousters is keeping it alive by making part of the family’s tradition.
SOCCERGATE PROBE: Citizens call for investigation into Pepco deal
A group of citizen activists gathered at the future site of the new D.C. United Stadium demanding an ethics investigation into D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser’s role in a $6.8 million merger between Pepco and Exelon.