Category: Neighborhoods

County police arrest suspect in attempted break-in

Photo from WikiMedia Commons Montgomery County Police this morning arrested a suspect in an attempted break-in on Easley Street in East Silver Spring. One resident, Daniel Eichner, spoke to police and wrote on his local listserv, “Apparently, he tried to break into a house on Easley but the homeowner was at home and scared him off. The homeowner called the cops and they chased the guy down.” Other residents spotted suspicious activity prior to the arrest, including Lynn Koiner of Koiner Farm. She shared her experience in a listserv post as well. “I forgot my purse and came back...

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WSSC: Water is Safe to Drink

Amid numerous reports of discolored water around the area (even in DC), WSSC posted an update on their site yesterday: WSSC is aware of the increase in discolored water complaints coming from customers in Montgomery County served by the Potomac Water Filtration Plant. WSSC performs more than 100 water quality tests every day, and all current test results indicate that the water is safe. WSSC water quality experts have noticed a recent increase in naturally-occurring organic material in the Potomac River, possibly caused by severe weather. It is common practice to adjust the water treatment process due to changing...

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Portable sign can help control neighborhood street traffic

Sign originally at Grove Street and Silver Spring Avenue. Photo by Mike Mowery. The portable traffic sign that appeared this week on Grove Street in East Silver Spring is an example of how residents can request the county’s help to control street traffic. Many residents continue to express concerns over speeding other unsafe driving practices through their neighborhoods. To help to address those concerns, the Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) and the Department of Police several years ago implemented a program known as Residential Traffic Calming that that works with residents to solve problems and improve the neighborhood...

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Discolored water reported around Silver Spring and Takoma Park

Discolored water has been reported in the area. WSSC is investigating the issue. (Twitter/ogslovak) We have received several reports on area listservs and Twitter that there is water discoloration: Hey @WSSCWaterNews . One of your reps just brushed me off, told me water in Silver Spring is fine. Meanwhile at my zip code…. pic.twitter.com/6AQYZSLvuQ — ondrej (@ogslovak) August 11, 2017 Is anyone else's #water in #SilverSpring & #TakomaPark brown this week? Has it happened…are we Flint? cc @WSSCWaterNews @MontgomeryCoMD — Joy Andrews (@AcupunctureJoy) August 11, 2017 WSSC stated on Twitter earlier this morning that they are investigating, and that...

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National Night Out events planned in the area

The 2017 National Night Out is tonight. Graphic via Vimeo. Today marks National Night Out in thousands of communities across the country. Silver Spring and Takoma Park are no exceptions. National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make neighborhoods safer places to live. Traditionally, people leave outdoor lights on to show their support, but many communities have a variety of events to promote the NNO, now in its 34th year. These include block parties, festivals, parades, cookouts and various other community events with safety demonstrations, seminars, youth events, visits from...

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