Jawando Proposes Naming Silver Spring Library After Veteran of Tuskegee Airmen

The Silver Spring Library at 900 Wayne Ave. could be renamed if County Executive Marc Elrich goes along with a request from Councilmember Will Jawando (D-At Large). Jawando wrote to Elrich asking him to consider naming the library after Brigadier General Charles McGee, a veteran of the famed all-black Tuskegee Airmen in World War II, flying 137 combat missions.

Council Report Shows Homicides, Carjackings Continued to Increase in 2021

A staff report prepared for a County Council briefing scheduled for today (Jan. 18) shows a significant increase in homicides, carjackings and firearm-related violent crime in the county in 2021 compared to 2020. While the report notes that total violent crime decreased almost 13% in 2020 compared to 2019—largely due to COVID-related shutdowns—carjackings were up that year almost 90% and homicides increased 21%.