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Photo | Alex Stavitsky-Zeineddin (L to R) Gaithersburg City Councilmembers Neil Harris and Mike Sesma, Mayor Jud Ashman, Quince Orchard High Principal Beth Thomas and QO Athletic Director Jeff Rabberman participated in the Dec. 4 Kentlands Holiday Tree & Menorah Lighting in Market Square.

GBF Launches Community-Wide Read Gaithersburg native Jeanine Cummins’ new book, “American Dirt,” will be published Jan. 21, and the Gaithersburg Book Festival (GBF) invites the entire community to participate in a first-ever “Gaithersburg Reads.” This immigrant tale, while fictional, is…

Incumbents Win Reelection

Gaithersburg City Council incumbents Neil Harris, Ryan Spiegel and Robert T. Wu won reelection to the City Council on Nov. 5 in an election that first appeared uncontested but was enlivened late in the campaign season with the addition of…

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Watkins Mill Interchange Ahead of Schedule According to the city’s Office of Economic Development, the Watkins Mill Interchange project is proceeding ahead of schedule. The project is now 83 percent complete and is scheduled to be finished in summer 2020.…

Your Vote Counts

Photos | Submitted (Top, L to R) Incumbents Neil Harris, Ryan Spiegel and Robert Wu and (bottom, L to R) write-in candidates Juan Aguirre, Carol Johnson and Nicole S. Ukiteyedi.

The City of Gaithersburg Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 5. Six candidates are running for three City Council seats. They are incumbents Neil Harris, Ryan Spiegel and Robert Wu and write-in candidates Juan Aguirre, Carol Johnson and Nicole S. Ukiteyedi.…

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Proposed FCC Small Cell Regs Could Supersede City Regs Public comment is needed on proposed FCC regulations that would allow placement, installation & configuration of small cell structures regardless of local concealment standards. The FCC is seeking public comment on…

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City, Developer Agree to Work Together on Lakeforest Mall Prior to WRS Inc.’s late July acquisition of the Lakeforest Mall core, the City of Gaithersburg initiated the special study area process to create a holistic vision for redevelopment of the…

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Photo | Mac Kennedy Maria Harakidas, Mike Aubrey and Neil Harris look on as Ryan Spiegel addresses the crowd at an Aug. 25 campaign Meet & Greet at Paladar Latin Kitchen & Rum Bar in Downtown Crown.

Campaign Season for City Council Neil Harris and Ryan Spiegel held a Meet & Greet at Paladar Latin Kitchen & Rum Bar in Downtown Crown on Aug. 25. Both City Councilmembers are running for re-election this November. The event was…

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Shaare Torah Rabbi Celebrated After more than 20 years at Shaare Torah, Rabbi Jacob Blumenthal is moving on to become the chief executive of the International Rabbinical Assembly, the governing body for all rabbis of Conservative Judaism around the world.…

City Councilman Robert Wu Seeks Second Term

Photo | Submitted Elected to his first term on the Gaithersburg City Council in 2015, Robert Wu is seeking a second term. On Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019, Gaithersburg residents will cast their ballots to elect three individuals to the City Council.

Having acquired solid experience and successes during his first term as a Gaithersburg City Councilmember, Robert Wu wants to retain the seat he has occupied since 2015. “Learning the role of a councilmember has been a challenge,” he acknowledged. “There…