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Gaithersburg Ranked 25th Best Place to Live

Money magazine ranks Gaithersburg as the 25th best place to live on its 2010 list of 100 best places to live in the country. “We all know this is a great place to live, work, learn and play,” said Mayor…

Knapp Attends City’s Economic Work Session

He didn’t testify, but Montgomery County Council member and Germantown resident Michael Knapp (District 2) was not missed as he sat in the front row of Gaithersburg’s economic development work session at City Hall on July 12. “I was curious…

City Hall Beat

Cash Popular with City Employees When it comes to taking time off or having more money in their wallets, cash is apparently king at Gaithersburg City Hall. According to City Manager Angel Jones, 226 staffers or 96 percent of the…

City Renames Grant Program for Felton

The Gaithersburg City Council is renaming the Neighborhood Matching Grant Program in memory of Fred Felton, a former assistant city manager. The idea for the Frederick J. Felton Neighborhood Matching Grant Program originated with City Council member Michael Sesma, who…

City Leaders Announce Executive Session

The Gaithersburg Mayor and Council plan to meet in a closed executive session to discuss potential litigation and to consider land acquisition on July 19 after their regularly scheduled meeting at City Hall. “The purpose of the session is to…

Sroka Sworn In

Mark Sroka is sworn in as Gaithersburg’s new police chief at a special meeting of the Gaithersburg Mayor and City Council on July 12. Sroka comes to Gaithersburg having served most recently as Assistant Chief Field Operations Bureau, Western Command…

Gaithersburg 25th “Best Place to Live”

The city of Gaithersburg is ranked as the 25th best place to live on Money magazine’s 100 “Best Places to Live” list. On its website, CNN/Money magazine notes that “Gaithersburg’s ability to attract start-up companies has allowed it to rebound…

City Focuses on Economy

Economic development is the city’s number one priority, and to prove that, city leaders put aside $2 million in the 2011 budget. Now they are going to discuss how they will spend that money at the same time as they…

Skate Spots Open

It took almost three years, and construction was prolonged by wet weather this winter, but Gaithersburg skateboarders can now practice their sport at two new spots in the city. The long-awaited skate spots opened late last month at Lakelands Park…

Crown Farm House Demolished

The city of Gaithersburg approved a demolition permit for the green and white two-story house at Crown Farm on May 24 to the surprise of the city’s elected officials and some area residents. Although the house was not officially designated…