Sunday, May 19, 2013
Forty-two percent of people asked have an unfavorable view of the very hip, says a new poll.
A poll released by Public Policy Polling shows that a large percentage of Americans (42 percent) have an unfavorable opinion of “hipsters,” a group of men and women “unusually aware of and interested in new and unconventional patterns,” according to Merriam Webster. The Urban Dictionary says members of this subculture are “typically in their 20s and 30s” and “value independent thinking, counter-culture, progressive politics, indie-rock” and “witty banter.” Locally, data from the 2010 Census shows that only 19 percent of Montgomery County’s population is between the ages of 20 and 34. In Silver Spring though, nearly half of the residents in some parts of downtown—near the Metro (52 percent), between East-West Highway and Fenton Street (…
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Since 2011, 25 people in the two counties have died in pedestrian accidents. Here is more information on when and where each of these accidents occurred.
A helpful map of speed cameras, and their types, throughout Montgomery County
Montgomery County has become a beacon for speed cameras. Search through the map below, which details where mobile, fixed and portable speed cameras lie throughout the county, along with which direction they point in. In camera-dense areas, especially, zoom in to track just how many cameras police have at their disposal.
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Council members: Post article was the first they heard of Metro's decision not to operate the center.
Sunday, May 5, 2013
Links to obituaries as listed by several funeral homes in Montgomery County.
Click on the name of the deceased to read the full obituary and/or to submit online condolences. Francis J Collins Funeral Home Incorporated Location: 500 University Blvd. West, Silver Spring Phone: 301-593-9500 Ruth Evelyn Morris of Silver Spring died April 29. Evelyn Marie McDermott of Silver Spring died April 30. Geraldine Marjorie Covell Johnson of Silver Spring died April 30. She was 83. Raymond Daniel Spence of Port St. Lucie died April 24. He was 81. Donald Edward Watkins of Silver Spring died April 27. Robert Joseph Kress of Silver Spring died April 26. James Clayton Harmon, Sr. of Germantown died April 27. Pauline Blanche “Bootie” Potter of Silver Spring died April 27. Norma M. Nestler of Silver Spring died April 22. Mary …
Saturday, May 4, 2013
Patch brings a unique perspective to everyday news written by users like you. Read what some of our Local Voices bloggers had to say this week.
An Accident Waiting to Happen: Old Georgetown Road & Cordell Avenue Last weekend, I had an illuminating experience at Old Georgetown Road & Cordell Avenue near downtown Bethesda, an intersection that I have long believed to be an accident waiting to happen. My wife and I were traveling in a car southbound in the left lane of Old Georgetown Road. In front of me, at Cordell, two cars were at a standstill. Passport DC: May is the Month for International Events Cultural Tourism DC is presenting the sixth annual month-long program of international events in celebration of the more than 70 embassies in the city. Residents and visitors have an opportunity to experience authentic food, music, dance and art of nations across the globe with …
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
County Council panels vote to back pay bumps for government and public safety workers.
A freeze in cost-of-living raises for Montgomery County government and public safety employees may be thawing out. The Montgomery County Council’s Government Operations and Fiscal Policy committees voted unanimously Thursday to back a proposal to raise county employees’ salaries by up to 3.25 percent. County Executive Isiah Leggett (D) negotiated the raises as part of new two-year contracts with employees’ unions and included them as part of his $4.8 billion budget proposal for fiscal 2014, which begins July 1. If approved as part of the county budget, the 3.25 percent raise for county government workers would go into effect in September. Police officers would see a 2.1 percent bump in July. Fire and rescue personnel would see a 2.75 …
Monday, April 29, 2013
The Department of Environmental Protection installed 23 stormwater management features in the White Oak neighborhood.
- GOING GREEN
Monday, April 29
Latest from My Green Montgomery: The Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection held an Earth Day stream clean up in the White Oak neighborhood of Silver Spring. More than 50 volunteers collected 100 bags of trash and 58 tires on Saturday, April 20. They also collected metal items including U. S. Navy synchro generator. Several volunteers also installed 48 “Don’t Dump” markers on storm drain inlets around the neighborhood. Partners in the clean up, which was held in conjunction with the Anacostia Watershed Society’s Earth Day Cleanups, also included the Eyes of Paint Branch, the Department of Parks, the Bridgestone America’s Spent Tire Community Clean-up Program and community volunteers, such as the White Oak Basketball …
Monday, April 22, 2013
Incident is fourth such occurrence since 2005.
The Maryland Chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) recently announced that for the fourth time in eight years, it has taken action against the Montgomery County Public School system regarding a student’s rights to decline to participate in the Pledge of Allegiance. This most recent incident involved Enidirs Siurano-Rodriguez, a 10th grade student at Damascus High School, who was protesting U.S. government policies toward Puerto Rico, which is her family's native country. According to the ACLU’s press release, Siurano-Rodriguez was initially sent to the principal’s office, where the assistant principal “improperly demanded to know why she persisted in sitting during the Pledge.” The school then contacted the student’s …
Sunday, April 21, 2013
Snap a photo or shoot a video on April 22.
Montgomery Community Media, part of Montgomery Community Television, is sponsoring "A Day In The Life Of Montgomery County" on Monday. Residents are encouraged to take pictures and video that capture the essence of living and working in the county. The uploaded media will be available for viewing at the Montgomery Community Media website. The rules for the contest are: