Author: Gina Gallucci-White

Annual Report Shows Crime Down in Gaithersburg

Photo | City of Gaithersburg Gaithersburg Police Department spokesman Officer Dan Lane said lower crime is the result of more community involvement with officers talking to residents and attending community events.

Personal, property and society crimes were all down last year even as calls for service increased, according to the Gaithersburg Police Department (GPD) annual report released in mid-March. Last year, officers were sent out on 37,710 calls for service, which…

Lakelands Teen Wins Chamber Baking Contest

Photo | Paula Ross Lakelands resident Anna Ross won first place in the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce Business Networking & Baking Contest.

Lakelands resident Anna Ross has been baking ever since she was young. Learning from her mom, Paula, she started with simple items like brownies and moved her way up to muffins, cupcakes, cookie cakes and cookies. A fan of the…

Pet Stores Banned From Selling Puppies

Around a decade ago, Kentlands resident Sara Yassin was looking for a Maltese puppy. She went online, looked at some websites and called one when she saw a puppy she liked. She began asking questions like “How big are the…

Study to Look at Potential for New Elementary School

A study looking at four potential sites is set to take place this year, examining whether Gaithersburg could benefit from a newly constructed elementary school. Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) spokesman Derek G. Turner believed the yearlong study may begin…

Police Union Concerned Over NIST Staffing

The lawyer who represents the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Police Labor Committee is concerned the federal facility is replacing sworn personnel with contract security guards. Attorney Brian Bregman of the Laurel-based Bascietto & Bregman LLC said the…

Hogan announces $100 Million for I-270 Improvements

Can you imagine losing nearly three-and-a-half days of your life a year? That’s what happens when you add up the estimated 82 hours each D.C.-area commuter loses while sitting in traffic. The 2015 Urban Mobility Scorecard, an annual study performed…

RMT Brings Moving Musical to Arts Barn Stage

This article was originally published by CultureSpotMC.com. The year is 1963. Eddie Birdlace and his two best friends, Boland and Bernstein, have just finished basic training in the U.S. Marine Corps and are set to be deployed to a small…

GPD Offers Security Camera Registration

When it comes to solving crimes, privately owned security camera footage can be a key piece of evidence for investigators. Sometimes the footage will reveal the perpetrator or the vehicle they were driving at the time of the alleged crime.…

Kids Shop With a Cop

Sometimes it is hard to pick out the perfect gift for someone, so officers with the Gaithersburg and Montgomery County police departments will be helping out 12 local youth as a part of their annual Shop with a Cop event…