Thursday, January 31, 2013
Three Brunswick Line trains are cancelled for Thursday evening.
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Thursday, January 31
A downed tree along the MARC train's Brunswick Line near Gaithersburg will prevent three trains from running their normal evening route, the Maryland Transit Administration announced Thursday. The following trains will not operate this afternoon: Train 877 (4:55 p.m. departure) will operate through to Martinsburg and Train 881 will make all stops between Washington and Martinsburg, according to the MTA. The downed tree lies about 50 yards north of the Washington Grove station, WUSA 9 reported. State transit officials said more than 800 MARC passengers were delayed for several hours Thursday morning. Passengers on the three affected trains were transported by bus to the Shady Grove Metro station to continue their commute into Washington, DC…
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
The Gaithersburg restaurant will be replaced by a medical facility, owner Bill Tempchin said.
A 12-year-old Montgomery Village girl and 14-year-old Gaithersburg girl had been missing since Jan. 23, police said.
(Update -- 9:10 a.m., Jan. 31) Montgomery County police said Karina Cornejo-Galdmaez, 12, and Rosa Rivas-Ascencio, 14, were located safe and unharmed Thursday morning in Wheaton. The girls had been missing since Jan. 23. (Original Post -- 3:24 p.m., Jan. 30) Montgomery County police are asking the public for help in locating two girls from the Gaithersburg area. Karina Cornejo-Galdmaez, 12, of the 9300 block of Merust Lane in Montgomery Village, and Rosa Rivas-Ascencio, 14, of the 18000 block of Nathans Place in Gaithersburg, were last seen at their respective middle schools at 2:30 p.m. dismissal on Jan. 23. Cornejo-Galdmaez was at Montgomery Village Middle School, while Rivas-Ascencio was at Neelsville Middle School in Germantown, police…
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
The private school for boys will stay in Gaithersburg
Due to financial woes, The Avalon School will not move forward with plans to build a new campus in Clarksburg, school officials told The Gazette. The Avalon School, a Catholic private school for boys, will continue to operate out of First Baptist Church of Gaithersburg. In 2007, the school was granted a special exception to build on a 10-acre site on Frederick Road (Rt. 355). The site would have been composed of four buildings to accommodate 600 students, according to county planning records. But a sharp drop in enrollment and the failure to secure a construction bond made it "impossible" to repay a $2.2 million loan, school president Richard McPherson reportedly told The Gazette. Foreclosure proceedings were initiated in May 2011; …
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
What did you see outside your window Wednesday morning? Share your snow photos with Patch.
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Kiersten Lyons -- who has appeared on 'Mad Men' and has a recurring role on 'The Neighbors' -- will perform 'Crushed' at The Arts Barn on Thursday and Friday; proceeds will go to Reece’s Rainbow
Television actress Kiersten Lyons, originally from Germantown, is bringing her one-woman show "Crushed" to Gaithersburg on Thursday and Friday to help raise money for a nonprofit that helps children with Down syndrome find adoptive homes, The Gazette reports. Lyons will perform at The Arts Barn in Gaithersburg. Proceeds from Friday’s show will go to Reece’s Rainbow, an organization based in Gaithersburg, and two families who are adopting disabled children, according to The Gazette, which offers the full story on its website, Gazette.net. Reece’s Rainbow is an advocacy group and foundation involved in helping orphaned children with Down syndrome find homes, according to the organization’s website, ReecesRainbow.org. The organization, which …
State, Montgomery County and city of Gaithersburg approve deal to retain Sodexo headquarters, 567 jobs.
GAITHERSBURG—Sodexo Inc., has renewed the lease on its Gaithersburg North American headquarters building, ensuring the company and its current 567 full-time jobs will remain at the site for the next decade. Gaithersburg Mayor Sidney A. Katz and state and county officials made the announcement Tuesday. Sodexo provides food and facilities management in the United States, Mexico and Canada. Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development Secretary Christian S. Johansson said the deal will keep more than 500 jobs in Gaithersburg and create 50 additional jobs over the next three years. “We are delighted that we could be a part of the effort to reach an agreement with Sodexo that not only preserves the presence of this global leader in …
Monday, December 10, 2012
Timothy Luke Howell was charged for five armed robberies of Subway restaurants that have occurred since November.
Montgomery County police have arrested a suspect in connection with five armed robberies of Subway restaurants that have occurred in the Gaithersburg and Germantown areas since November. Police said Timothy Luke Howell, 24, of no fixed address, is charged with the following armed robberies : Police said investigators believed all the robberies were committed by the same suspect. "In all of these robberies the suspect entered a Subway restaurant in Germantown or Gaithersburg, displayed a handgun, and demanded cash from the register," police said in a statement. Howell was arrested on Dec. 7, police said. At the time of his arrest, Howell was found to be in possession of a loaded, 9mm Beretta. Howell was transported to the Central Processing…
Thursday, December 6, 2012
The frozen dinners are thought to have been sold in Silver Spring, Rockville, Bethesda and Gaithersburg, among other locations along the East Coast.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is assisting Canada's food inspection agency with the recall of nearly 5,000 pounds of possibly tainted chicken sold in frozen chicken and rice dinners at Trader Joe's groceries. The affected products, which were imported from Canada, were pulled from shelves. No actual cases of illness have been reported. The recalled product: 12.5 oz boxes of Trader Joe's Butter Chicken with Basmati Rice with product code 2012-10-31 and lot code 30512. USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) said the dinners may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, bacteria that causes listeriosis, an infection that produces flu-like symptoms. Older adults, pregnant women and people with weakened immune systems are …
Monday, December 3, 2012
Gaithersburg Patch: Police are investigating the death of Cesar Smith, 45, of Gaithersburg, as a homicide
UPDATED—A dead man found in a Gaithersburg apartment early Monday after an apparent home invasion has been identified as Cesar Smith, 45, of Gaithersburg, Gaithersburg Patch reports. Montgomery County police said detectives are investigating the death as a homicide. The cause of death was "undetermined," police said in a news release. According to inital report police posted on its news blog late Monday Morning: “Shortly after midnight, officers from the Gaithersburg Police Department and the Montgomery County 6th District responded to a report of a shooting on Whetstone Drive in Gaithersburg. … Officers first on the scene were directed to an apartment where they found an unresponsive adult male suffering from trauma to his body. Fire/…