City News

Groundbreaking Marks Big Start

A groundbreaking ceremony with federal, state and county officials was held for the National Cancer Institute (NCI) at 9601 Medical Center Drive on September 1. The JBG Companies was selected to develop the complex as twin, seven-story buildings with a…

Tax Credit Program Deadline Extended

Eligible Montgomery County residents are encouraged to apply for the Maryland Homeowner’s Property Tax Credit program, which limits the amount of property taxes a homeowner must pay based on income. An additional county supplement and a senior tax credit will automatically…

City Fields FiOS Installation Complaints

Complaints about subpar restoration work are following Verizon as the company continues to install FiOS in the city limits of Gaithersburg. Currently, crews are digging holes for the fiber optic service in Quince Orchard Park (QOP). Community Manager Ruchita Patel…

PSC Hearing Packed

Hundreds of people packed the Montgomery County Council hearing room on August 30 to testify at a Maryland Public Service Commission (PSC) hearing about the reliability of Pepco. The meeting began with dozens of elected leaders who testified on behalf…

Donations Needed for Displaced

The city of Gaithersburg has received pledges of $3,070 for the assistance fund set up just a few days ago to help 39 residents who were forced out of their homes on August 12 because of severe storm damage. “Some…

PSC Schedules Rockville Hearing on Pepco

The Maryland Public Service Commission (PSC) is bringing its investigation of Pepco to Rockville. A public hearing is scheduled for August 30, beginning at 6 p.m., at the Montgomery County Council’s 3rd Floor Hearing Room (100 Maryland Avenue) to discuss…

PSC Launches Pepco Investigation

The Maryland Public Service Commission (PSC) is launching an investigation into the reliability and quality of the electric distribution service of Potomac Electric Power Company (Pepco) following a slew of complaints from Maryland customers after the July 25, August 5…

Drzyzgula Contacts NWS

Gaithersburg City Council member Cathy Drzyzgula wants to know more about the severe storm that caused so much damage in the East Deer Park, Observatory Heights, West Deer Park and Greater Historic District neighborhoods on August 12. Shortly after the…

“It Is a War Zone Here”

One Gaithersburg resident is describing the Olde Towne and Deer Park neighborhoods as resembling a “war zone” after an early morning thunderstorm toppled and uprooted trees, downed power lines and even blew off portions of a roof from a historic…

Recycling Survey in the Works

Gaithersburg officials plan to survey the rate of recycling among city residents in September. “We will have our recycling contractor conduct a week-long survey of all households to determine the rate of recycling participation,” said Ollie Mumpower, engineering services director.…