Monday, May 13, 2013
Blue Alert Act would create a national network to help catch violent criminals who injure or kill police officers, similar to the Amber Alert system.
ROCKVILLE—U.S. Sen. Ben Cardin marked National Police Week with a visit to Rockville’s new police station Monday, where he touted a national law enforcement initiative called the Blue Alert Act of 2013. The Blue Alert Act would create a national network similar to the Amber Alert system to help catch violent criminals who injure or kill police officers. Maryland is already among 18 states to implement such a system. Gov. Martin O’Malley signed an executive order creating Maryland’s Blue Alert system shortly after the death of Maryland State trooper Wesley Brown. Brown was murdered outside a Forestville, MD restaurant in June 2010. “We have no national coordination,” Cardin said. “We don't have a way to share best practices. What you're …
Thursday, January 10, 2013
The utility will outline its Sewer Repair, Replacement and Rehabilitation program.
Streams in Rockville will be undergoing a bit of surgery in coming months courtesy of the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission. Want to learn about what WSSC crews will be doing as they work on sewer pipes and manholes in Rockville’s stream beds and river sheds? WSSC representatives will outline the utility’s Sewer Repair, Replacement and Rehabilitation (also known as SR3) program at a meeting from 7:30 to 9 tonight at Ritchie Park Elementary School, at 1514 Dunster Road in Rockville. The Cabin John stream bed will be the first area of Rockville to see work, according to a message on the City of Rockville’s website. The Cabin John sewer basin stretches south of Montrose Road along Interstate 270 and the Capital Beltway to the Potomac …
Monday, January 7, 2013
A citywide coat drive continues through Thursday.
A citywide coat drive is in its final days. The City of Rockville is partnering with national nonprofit One Warm Coat to collect old and new jackets and coats to help people in need stay warm this winter. The drive continues through Thursday. Cleaning out your closets? Updating your wardrobe? Have your children outgrown their coat or jacket? Want to buy a new coat or jacket to donate? Donate coats and jackets at the following locations: • Croydon Creek Nature Center, 852 Avery Road. • Lincoln Park Community Center, 357 Frederick Ave. • Rockville City Hall, 111 Maryland Ave. • Rockville City Police Department, 2 West Montgomery Ave. • Rockville Swim and Fitness Center, 355 Martins Lane. • Thomas Farm Community Center, 700 Fallsgrove …
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Find your neighborhood on the collection map and consider these tips before you rake.
Grab a rake or leaf blower! A final round of leaf collection is about to begin in the City of Rockville and in parts of unincorporated Rockville served by Montgomery County. In the City of Rockville The final leaf collection of the year is scheduled to begin Monday in the southern central part of the City of Rockville, according to a city news release. The final collections are scheduled to begin: Click here for a map of collection areas in the city. The city also vacuums leaves once in April. Call 240-314-8570 between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. for more information. In unincorporated Rockville/Montgomery County’s collection district The first round of county leaf collection is wrapping up and signs are being posted alerting neighborhoods of …
Friday, October 12, 2012
City of Rockville: The $4,700 fine could increase if conditions are not met.
Federal Realty Investment Trust faces a $4,700 fine from the City of Rockville for removing four trees along North Washington Street. The fine was first reported by The Gazette. Federal Realty, which owns and manages Rockville Town Square, said the trees were blocking the view of the signs and storefront of Dawson’s Market. The long-awaited Town Square grocery store opened Sept. 29. The removal of the trees, three days before the store’s opening, drew the ire of Rockville residents, who took to social media to voice their displeasure. The City of Rockville sent Federal Realty a letter on Oct. 4 giving the management company 30 days to restore the trees or file a site amendment plan or face additional fines “assessed as a separate …
Friday, October 5, 2012
Rockville plans to use infrared cameras to count the city's deer population.
Montgomery Parks will begin its deer management operations with managed hunts and park police sharpshooters at 25 parks around the county beginning Oct. 22, the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission announced. The hunts will include specially trained Maryland-National Capital Park Police and pre-screened hunters selected by lottery. Managed hunts will continue through Jan. 26. Sharpshooting operations will be conducted when parks are closed during evening and overnight hours, from 5:30 p.m. to sunrise daily between Jan. 1 and March 31. County parks in and around Rockville will see deer management operations conducted by sharpshooters only—and no managed hunts. The affected Rockville-area parks are: Click here for a …
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
City spokeswoman: Federal Realty violated Rockville's tree ordinance by removing trees near Dawson's Market before obtaining a permit.
Federal Realty Investment Trust violated Rockville’s tree ordinance when it removed four trees along North Washington Street, a city spokeswoman said Wednesday. The trees were adjacent to a surface parking lot at Rockville Town Square that will serve the new Dawson’s Market grocery, which is scheduled to open on Saturday. A Dawson's Market sign for the store stood partially obstructed by the trees, which screened the parking lot—and behind the lot, the storefront—from North Washington Street. Federal Realty, which owns and operates the retail portion of the city’s downtown retail district, submitted a request to the city on Monday to amend the Town Square Forest Conservation Plan in order to remove the trees, Marylou Berg, a city …
Friday, August 24, 2012
A film fest, music in Town Square, uncorking local wineries and roller derby.
Movies and music—and maybe a couple of glasses of wine—are on tap this weekend in Rockville. Here’s a look at a few final chances for summertime revelry: Film Fest on the Pike Did you miss last night’s “Family Movie Night in the Park?” Want a second chance to catch a screening under the stars? You’re in luck. The 16th Annual Comcast Film Fest continues through Saturday night at Mid-Pike Plaza, at 11810 Rockville Pike. The festival benefits the National Institutes of Health charities, including the Children’s Inn At NIH. Friday’s feature is Woody Allen’s Midnight in Paris. Pre-movie music will be provided by Gypsy Moth Trio. Saturday’s feature is the family-friendly We Bought a Zoo. Pre-movie music will be by Christylez Bacon. Live music…
Saturday, June 23, 2012
There's a lot you should know about what's been going on in Montgomery County this week.
Saturday, June 23, 2012
With more than a dozen websites across Montgomery County, Patch brings you news from every corner of our community. Catch up on headlines you may have missed this week, including the latest on a burglary ring in Germantown, the uproar over 'mega' gas stations and Rockville workers' claims of harassment. City to Rezone Part of Fairgrounds for Retail, Office, Residential Use GAITHERSBURG -- An application to rezone 62.83 acres of land from the Montgomery County Fairgrounds property was unanimously approved by Gaithersburg Mayor Sidney Katz and the city council. Read the full story on Gaithersburg Patch. Costco Gas Station Dominates Zoning Amendment Testimony WHEATON -- Nearly 30 people testified at Tuesday’s public hearing on a rule change…