Category: People

Photo of Silver Spring Landmark Chosen in International Competition

Selected photo of the Georgia Avenue mosaic courtesy Ralph Blessing. A smartphone photo of a Silver Spring landmark is one of 34 selected for exhibition in the 4th International Phone-ography Competition. The photo is of the mosaic displayed under the Metro overpass above Georgia Avenue. Ralph Blessing, who lives a few blocks south of Silver Spring in Washington, D.C, took the shot back in January using a Motorola moto z. The competition, sponsored by fotofoto Gallery, a nonprofit organization in Huntington, N.Y., was open to anyone 18 years of age or older, and the entries were limited only to...

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Local Nonprofit Adds Three Executives to Staff

Graphic from A Wider Circle A Wider Circle, the Silver Spring-based, anti-poverty nonprofit, has added three vice presidents to its executive team, according to a press release. “The work of A Wider Circle has grown significantly and now focuses on the delivery of comprehensive, long-term programs that can affect individual and community level change.  These three strong and accomplished professionals bring a wealth of expertise to our work and significantly raise the bar for our organization,” said Mark Bergel, the organization’s founder and president. The three new executives are: Shalini Madan Benson has been appointed vice president for headquarters and...

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“I Could be Robert White”

About 200 people attended a rally for Robert White last Sunday. Photo courtesy Sue Udry. The following was submitted by Cyrus Sethna as a letter to the editor of the Source and is posted by request. In reference to the recent fatal police shooting of an unarmed black man in Silver Spring—my home—let me start by saying black lives matter. I am a person of color and poignantly aware that I could be Robert White. Mr. White was shot by Montgomery County Police Officer Anand Badgujar in an altercation captured on his body camera. My initial reaction was one...

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County Police Searching for Missing Silver Spring Sisters

Kandyce Matos (left) and her sister Karmen (right) are missing. Photo from Montgomery County Police Department. UPDATE from Police This Morning: Girls Found Safe, Unharmed Montgomery County police are searching for two sisters missing from their home on Hunters Gate Court, near the intersection of Calverton Boulevard and Cherry Hill Road. Kandyce and Karmen Matos were last seen by their parents at about 11 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 4 and when they went to check on the girls the next morning, they were gone, according to a press release. “Kandyce is described as an 11-year old black female, 5 feet...

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My Neighbor was Murdered on Monday

Screen shot of Chief Thomas Manger addressing the press following the death of Robert White from pscp.tv. This guest post from Anna Gilcher originally appeared on her blog and is posted here with permission. It was read at a Sunday rally in Silver Spring, organized by the Silver Spring Justice Coalition and attended by about 200 people, by Carlean Ponder, as Gilcher could not attend. The rally was held to honor Robert White following his death on Monday, June 11 and to seek greater accountability from the police department. His name was Rob. I didn’t know his full name...

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