Construction at Takoma Park Middle School has forced the cancellation of the city’s Fourth of July fireworks show, according to the Takoma Park Independence Day Committee. Instead, the organizers have planned an evening block party on Maple Avenue in front to the Takoma Park Community Center with food trucks, activities for children, and live music.Read More
The bi-county Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission voted last week to “not concur” with the alternatives proposed for study in an attempt to relieve traffic congestion on I-994 and I-270. The 9-1 vote was taken as part of the public comment process required to complete and environmental impact statement for the Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration’s Managed Lanes Study for the two highways. The effects on M-NCPPC parkland aren’t yet known; any decisions will be later in the process.Read More
Scammers posing as law enforcement officers are using a phone scheme to swindle consumers in several counties, according Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh. Potential victims are being accused of missing jury duty or appearing as a witness, and immediate payment is demanded to settle the issue.Read More
The Silver Spring Civic Building was buzzing with activity this past Sunday. On the second level, the faces of the Silver Spring Time Bank volunteers greeted visitors. What wasn’t picked up in the exchange was donated to CREATE Arts Center.
The owners of the Downtown Silver Spring development are planning a $10 million renovation of the area that will include public art and a new outdoor plaza featuring green space.Read More