Saturday, April 20, 2013
Montgomery County community where the suspects' uncles live besieged by media.
The investigation into the Boston Marathon bomber case turned to Maryland on Friday with media flocking to a Montgomery County neighborhood to hear the suspects' uncle plea for his surviving nephew to surrender. Some 12 hours later, police captured Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev hiding wounded in a boat at a house in Watertown, MA. Speaking to reporters outside his home in Montgomery Village, a planned community near Gaithersburg, Ruslan Tsarni said he wanted to directly address his 19-year-old nephew who was the focus of a manhunt that locked-down Boston and its suburbs Friday. "Turn yourself in. Ask for forgiveness,” Tsarni said, flanked by cameras and reporters in front of his home in a quiet suburban Washington, DC, neighborhood. Tsarni said …
Friday, April 19, 2013
National and local media, FBI agents and county police converged on the Fairidge community to speak with an uncle of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects.
MONTGOMERY VILLAGE—When Richard Kaplan left his home in Montgomery Village's Fairidge community Friday morning, he couldn't have anticipated the scene upon his return. "I came home from the dentist's office and I couldn't believe what was happening," the 62-year-old said. Throngs of reporters from national and local media converged on his normally quiet neighborhood after reports that a resident of the community was the uncle of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects. "I asked a neighbor and they told me what was going on. ... It's been going on since 10:30 [a.m.]," Kaplan said. "I'm surprised to see there aren't more neighbors out seeing what's going on." FBI agents and Montgomery County police shut down neighborhood roads, which were lined…
USA Today: Tamerlan Tsarnaev, the 26-year-old identified by police as the dead Boston bombing suspect, called his uncle Thursday night and asked for forgiveness.
One of the suspects in the Boston Marathon bombings called one of his uncles in Montgomery Village on Thursday night to ask forgiveness, USA Today reported. Tamerlan Tsarnaev—the 26-year-old identified by police as the dead Boston bombing suspect—spoke with his uncle, Alvi Tsarni, for the first time in more than two years, according to the report. "He said, 'I love you and forgive me,'" Alvi Tsarni said, according to the report. On Friday morning, FBI agents and Montgomery County police went to the Montgomery Village home of Ruslan Tsarni, another uncle of the suspects. Ruslan Tsarni urged his surviving nephew to surrender to police and ask for forgiveness. He said he had not been in touch with the suspect's family for many years. Read …
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
A large group of cows were reported running in the area of Wightman Road and Brink Road at 11:05 a.m. Tuesday.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Greg Cohen
Wednesday, February 6
Via the Montgomery County Police Department Facebook page: "UDDER CHAOS AVOIDED ! 11:05 a.m. - Large group of cows reported running in the area of Wightman Road and Brink Road. Animal Services Officers responded to the area but could not locate them - the cows had MOOOOOOVED along !" (Photo taken by resident in area of Blunt Road)
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
A bill is proposed on behalf of the Montgomery Village Foundation.
Wednesday, January 30
Hannah Anderson | Capital News Service Along with high-profile legislation that would repeal the death penalty and strengthen gun control, Maryland’s General Assembly is considering making it more expensive for people caught stealing shopping carts. The bill would increase the fine from $25 to $100. It came about when the Montgomery Village Foundation, which represents more than 45,000 residents, asked Del. Kirill Reznik (D-Dist. 39) of Germantown, to do something about the number of shopping carts that were being taken from nearby stores and left strewn throughout the community. The current law, which was enacted in 1957, requires store owners to post a sign at each exit informing shoppers that there is a $25 fine for taking a shopping …
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
Larry Graves, a professional look-alike for the president, is in high demand during inauguration season, The Huffington Post reports.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Greg Cohen
Wednesday, January 16
If you've done a double-take in Montgomery Village thinking you've recently seen President Obama you may not be alone. Larry Graves, a Montgomery Village resident, has been working as a professional look-alike for Obama since the president's 2008 election and is in high demand for appearances during inauguration season, The Huffington Post reports. "It's definitely a busy time," Graves said, according to the report. "Between the campaign season and the inauguration, it's been prime time. Barack Obama is a respectable guy. People want to have him at their parties." Graves uses the act—complete with a mock-Obama voice and actors serving as Secret Service agents—to supplement his income as a substitute art teacher. The presidential lookalike …
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
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Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Democratic challenger John Delaney defeats incumbent U.S. Rep. Roscoe Bartlett for Maryland's 6th Congressional District.
(Update, 10:45 p.m.) Maryland 5th District Rep. and Democratic WHIP Steny Hoyer introduced the state's new 6th District Rep. John Delaney at approximately 10:20 p.m. Delaney thanked Maryland's 6th District constituents and said his campaign was about standing together and working for the common good of the country. "I promise to work as hard as I can to make differences in your lives, pursue opportunities, and help overcome challenges," Delaney said in his acceptance speech to supporters at the Bolger Conference Center in Potomac. The newly elected Congressman thanked his family, staff, supporters and Rep. Roscoe Bartlett for his 20 years of service. Bartlett, 86, issued a statement after falling short in his attempt for an 11th term: It …
Monday, September 24, 2012
DC-area stores take one house brand off the shelves and offer refunds.
Trader Joe’s corporate officials say they are acting “out of an abundance of caution” and ordering the recall of one type of its house brand peanut butter over salmonella concerns. “Trader Joe’s Creamy Salted Valencia Peanut Butter” should not be eaten, the Monrovia-based specialty grocery chain said. “We have no confirmed information that suggests this peanut butter is unsafe to eat,” the company stated. But the food should not be eaten “pending health-related inquiries.” The closest Trader Joe’s to Germantown is in Montgomery Village. The Food and Drug Administration posted the company’s voluntary recall on its website, but did not comment on the company’s statement. The potential salmonella contamination could cause serious and …