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County Exectutive to Participate in Ribboncutting For Extension of Father Hurley Blvd

Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett will celebrate the opening of the extension of Father Hurley Boulevard, an important north-south link in the Germantown area that will connect local communities to Town Center and the I-270 corridor.

 

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Bethesda Group Raises Funds For Military Families In Need

Bethesda Group Raises Funds For Military Families In Need

 

 According to BethesdaPatch, A Bethesda non-profit focused on helping families in need launched a new campaign geared at military families this week and throughout the month of August.

Mercy for Me provides financial help for those suffering from illness and injury, or victims of natural disasters, both at home and abroad. Some of the group’s recent efforts include traveling to Joplin, Missouri, to aid victims of devastating tornadoes, and organizing a water campaign for victims of the Japanese earthquake and tsunami. The group hopes to soon partner with companies to create assistance funds for employees in need.

Bank Robbery in Silver Spring

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Major Crimes Division – Robbery Section are investigating a bank robbery that occurred Monday evening at the TD Bank located at 8661 Colesville Road in Silver Spring.

Was Dad Next On Hit List?

KENSINGTON, MD (WUSA) -- She killed her son and herself, and now her ex is convinced she planned to kill him too.

Police say Montgomery County psychiatrist Margaret Jensvold killed her 13-year-old son Ben, and then a day later shot herself.

As for a motive, Jensvold's ex, Jamie Barnhard, says Jensvold just lost it when Montgomery County schools refused to send her son to a special ed treatment program. She apparently thought her 13 year old was better off dead than back in the public schools being bullied.

So she shot Ben and herself -- and she may have planned to shoot her ex too.

"I loved him so much," says Barnhard through tears. He's left with only trinkets and photos to remember Ben.

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Community Reacts: Red Line Stations Closing This Weekend

According to Metro, buses will replace trains between Rockville and Bethesda this weekend from August 5th to August 7th.

Two sections of two separate Metro lines will close this weekend, affecting thousands of commuters on the Red and Blue lines.

The biggest issue will be on the Red Line. There will be no service between the Rockville and Bethesda stations. That will close the Twinbrook, White Flint, Grosvenor-Strathmore, and Medical Center stations. The closure begins at 10:00pm Friday (August 5th) and will last through Sunday night. Regular service should be restored for the Monday morning commute (August 8).

Black Enterprise Names Nine Maryland Companies to “Top 100” list for 2011

Black Enterprise Names Nine Maryland Companies to “Top 100” list for 2011

 

Nine Maryland firms made Black Enterprise Magazine’s annual list of Top 100 Largest Black Businesses for 2011, ranking the State third for the most companies on the list. The companies report a combined revenue of $1.5 billion and more than 2,000 employees. Among the Maryland companies topping the list is RLJ Development, an investment firm in Bethesda, which moved up to 6th from 8th in 2010 and reported revenues of $578 million and 47 employees. Media company Radio One, headquartered in Lanham, came in at 13th with $279 million in revenues and 865 employees and 1Source Consulting, an IT company in Germantown, ranked 17th with $232 million in revenues and 110 employees.

Community Reaction to First Lady Michelle Obama in Bethesda

On Wednesday, August 3rd Bethesda residents posted on Twitter that First Lady Michelle Obama was seen casually walking the streets of downtown Bethesda on Elm Street with her daughter, Sasha and a few of her friends. 

"I was really excited because I'm from here but visiting from California. We were passing a few stores on Elm and the next thing I know I see Secret Service and then Michelle Obama with her hair pulled back glowing as always. It was the highlight of my trip," explained Lorene Frazier.