Category: City News

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7.9.18, 11900 block of Darnestown Road—theft from auto. 7.10.18, 400 block of Main Street—theft from auto 7.14.18, 300 block of Kentlands Boulevard—vandalism in the parking lot. 7.14.18, 300 block of Kentlands Boulevard—theft. 7.18.18, 300 block of Lakelands Drive—theft. 7.20.18, 100…

Provo Settles Lawsuit Involving Former Police Chief John King

John King, former Gaithersburg police chief who was ousted in 2010 for violations of departmental rules while in office, was party to a settlement between Provo, Utah, and five women who had sued the city alleging that King sexually harassed…

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Full Pedestrian Connectivity Coming Soon to Quince Orchard Road Pedestrians will soon enjoy full connectivity along Quince Orchard Road from Great Seneca Highway to Clopper Road. This project, conceived of 26 years ago, is in its final stages with construction…

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Lakeforest Mall Sears Site Sold The Lakeforest Mall Sears site was sold to Northwood Investors on May 18. Northwood paid $4 million for the property. New Way to Cool Off in Olde Towne Just in time for warm summer temperatures,…

County Exec Candidates Support Affordable Housing Stock

Six of the seven county executive (CE) candidates met at a forum on May 30 sponsored by Action in Montgomery (AIM), one of many similar campaign events. Action in Montgomery is a broad-based community power organization, rooted in county neighborhoods…

OMSI Pitches New Organizations to Benefit Downtown

Members of the One Main Street Initiative (OMSI) appeared before the Gaithersburg City Council on June 5 to present the results of their five-month mandate. OMSI was created by the Kentlands Community Foundation (KCF) in 2017 to come up with…

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City Receives MML Achievement Award for Book Festival At its annual conference in Ocean City, the Maryland Municipal League presented a 2018 LEAD Achievement Award in the Large City Category to the City of Gaithersburg. The award, which recognizes initiatives…

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Apply for Improvement Matching Grant Neighborhood groups and HOAs are encouraged to apply for the Frederick J. Felton Neighborhood Matching Grant program. The program provides an incentive for neighborhood organizations to improve their communities by awarding dollar-for-dollar matching grants of…

Democratic County Exec Candidates Debate Montgomery’s Economy

The six Democratic candidates for Montgomery County Executive met last week to debate the economic future of the county, amid a recent study showing declining trends in the county’s economic indicators. Empower Montgomery, a nonpartisan organization that describes its mission…

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…