County police credit community members for tips that resulted in the arrest of a 17-year-old male suspect. Chase Gomez of Silver Spring has been charged as an adult for handgun-related offenses and for the possession and distribution of marijuana, according to a department release.
County police have released surveillance video of possible suspects as they continue to investigate a shooting on Ellsworth Drive on Jan. 5. Detectives from the 3rd District Investigative Section are asking for the public’s help to identify those believed to have been involved in the incident, which police say does not appear to be random.
Carroll Café features a performance by Victoria Fox Friday night, while on Saturday, six local bands will play at the American Legion hall. Earlier that day, there will be a Chinese Near Year celebration at the Silver Spring Library, and Fenwick Beer & Wine celebrates its 10th anniversary all day. For the civic minded, there will be an MCPS boundary study meeting Saturday at Blair High School, the Silver Spring Civic Advisory Board meets Monday and the Silver Spring Urban District Advisory Committee meets next Thursday.
Fenwick Beer & Wine will celebrate its 10th anniversary all day Saturday, Jan. 11, according to owner Suman Shresthra. Shresthra and his wife Cathy opened the shop, which specializes in craft beer and boutique wines, with a soft opening at the end of 2009, then officially opened in January 2010.
The relocation and opening of the Silver Spring Main Post Office has been postponed, according to a USPS announcement. The office was scheduled to move from its temporary location this weekend and open in its new permanent location at 940 Thayer Ave., Suite 100 on Monday, Jan. 13.
The Silver Spring Main Post Office will cease operations at 900 Wayne Ave. this weekend as it moves to its new permanent home on Thayer Avenue. The post office will open at 9 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 13 at 940 Thayer Ave., Suite 100.
A 15-year-old male was shot and wounded Sunday evening (January 5) in the 900 block of Ellsworth Drive, according to a county police department press release. Detectives from the 3rd District Investigative Section are investigating the incident, which was reported at about 5:50 p.m.
A number of Ride On bus routes and stops have been altered as of yesterday due to Purple Line construction. For example, several Ride On bus stops will be temporarily relocated along northbound Colesville Road (between Wayne Avenue and Georgia Avenue—look for the purple temporary shelters), on the second floor of the transit center, and on East-West Highway.
A Puerto Rico-based university will consolidate and expand its local offerings in the Inventa Towers in downtown Silver Spring. Ana G. Méndez University has agreed to lease 28,500 square feet of space in the former Discovery headquarters and plans a May 2020 opening, according to a press release from the Montgomery County Economic Development Corporation.
Happy New Year. The new decade kicks off with live local music at the American Legion on Friday and a children’s concert Sunday at Grace Episcopal Church. For the community minded, there is an interagency meeting on homelessness Tuesday afternoon, a meeting on the next phase of the Studio Plaza development Wednesday, and a chance to participate in an online chat with the county executive on Thursday.