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Progress Place’s new location to open this week in downtown Silver Spring

Participants in a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Progress place included (from left) Councilmembers Tom Hucker, George Leventhal, Nancy Floreen and Roger Berliner, Shepherd’s Table Executive Director Jacki Coyle, County Executive Isiah Leggett, Charles Nulsen III, president of Washington Property Co. and Councilmember Hans Reimer. Photo by Mike Diegel. County officials and representatives of the county’s nonprofit partners cut the ribbon on a new Progress Place Dec. 10. Opening the facility, located at 8106 Georgia Ave., was described as a major step forward toward the goal of ending chronic homelessness in the county. Progress Place will provide services such...

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Riemer elected council vice president

Councilmember Hans Riemer (left) shakes hands with newly elected County Council President Roger Berliner. Photo courtesy Montgomery County Council. Councilmember Hans Riemer (D-At Large) of Takoma Park has been elected to a one-year term as vice president of the Montgomery County Council. Vice President Riemer, the council’s lead member for digital government, is beginning his seventh year on the council as an at-large member, according to a county press release. “He has been a strong advocate for funding public education and public transportation, early childhood programs, libraries, recreation, human services, housing and economic development. He chaired the council’s Ad-hoc...

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County releases request for proposals for former Silver Spring library site

The site of the old Silver Spring Library is slated for redevelopment. It currently houses the Friends of the Library used bookstore. Photo by Mike Diegel. The county’s Department of General Services has issued a Request for Development Proposals to reuse the old Silver Spring Library site at 8901 and 8907 Colesville Road. The RFDP asks that proposers provide senior housing, with a minimum of 30 percent of the units affordable for households at or below 60 percent of the area’s median income. In addition, the proposal should include facilities for qualified childcare. Developers can repurpose the existing library, build new construction...

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Rally supporting diversity, inclusion planned in Silver Spring

Graphic courtesy of Montgomery County. Montgomery County is sponsoring a Silver Spring rally titled “Stand Up for the Montgomery Way” Nov. 20 to reaffirm “the values of diversity, inclusion, and respect for all that have made Montgomery County special,” according to a flyer circulated by the Public Information Office. The rally will be held from 2:30-3:30 p.m. at Veteran’s Plaza in downtown Silver Spring. County Executive Ike Leggett, council members, community and faith leaders are expected to attend. Music will precede the program beginning at 2 p.m. In addition, members of the Park Hills Civic Association have circulated an...

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