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Posted on: October 7, 2018

Candidates Set for Rockville’s Vote by Mail Election

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Rockville voters will decide between two candidates for mayor and 13 candidates for four council seats in this fall’s first-ever Vote by Mail city election.

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Posted on: January 23, 2019

Urban Land Institute Panel Delivers Recommendations on Strengthening the Vitality of Town Center

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An intensive two-day study of Town Center, recently conducted by an expert technical assistance panel from the Urban Land Institute, led to a presentation to the community of several recommendations and actionable items on ways to strengthen the vitality.

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Posted on: March 1, 2019

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News Flash

Posted on: September 12, 2019

Deadline to Register for Rockville’s 2019 Election is Next Week

Citizens Must Register by Sept. 20 to Receive a Ballot to Vote by Mail

Rockville, Maryland, Sept. 12 – The City of Rockville will conduct a Vote by Mail election this fall for mayor and four councilmembers. The deadline for voters to register to ...

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Rockville News
Posted on: September 11, 2019

Rockville Police Welcome Community to Tour Their Home

Rockville, Maryland, Sept. 11 –  An open house at the city’s police station this month offers an opportunity to get to know the men and women who protect and serve Rockville.

The Rockville City Police Department will welcome th...

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Rockville News
Posted on: September 6, 2019

Candidates Set for Rockville’s Vote by Mail Election

Two Candidates Vying for Mayor’s Seat, 13 for Four Council Seats 

Rockville, Maryland, Sept. 6 – Rockville voters will decide between two candidates for mayor and 13 candidates for four council seats in this fall’s fi...

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Rockville News
Posted on: September 5, 2019

Rockville Goes Purple for National Recovery Month

Lighting, a Proclamation and a Race to Raise Awareness About Opioid Crisis

Rockville, Maryland, Sept. 5 – Rockville is marking National Recovery Month in September with a race in Town Square and observances throughout the month as the city contin...

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Rockville News
Posted on: September 4, 2019

Annual Report Highlights Rockville’s Fiscal Year 2019 Accomplishments

Year in Review Looks at How the City Government is Serving the Community

Rockville, Maryland, Sept. 4 — Learn about the City of Rockville’s accomplishments over the past fiscal year in City Manager Rob DiSpirito’s Fiscal Year 2019 annual report to the Mayo...

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Rockville News
Posted on: September 4, 2019

Rockville Remembrance Ceremony to Mark Sept. 11

Rockville, Maryland, Sept. 4 — Rockville’s Mayor and Council will mark the anniversary of the terrorist attacks of 9/11 with a remembrance ceremony at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11, at the 9/11 Memorial at Courthouse Square Park.

The cerem...

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Rockville News
Posted on: September 3, 2019

Author Amy Tan to be Honored With F. Scott Fitzgerald Award

Annual Literary Festival to be Held Oct. 12

Rockville, Maryland, Sept. 3 — The F. Scott Fitzgerald Literary Festival will honor “The Joy Luck Club” author Amy Tan, on Saturday, Oct. 12, with the 2019 F. Scott Fitzgerald Award ...

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Rockville News
Posted on: August 28, 2019

Most City of Rockville Facilities to Close for Labor Day

Rockville, Maryland, Aug. 28 – City Hall and the following city facilities will be closed Monday, Sept. 2, in observance of Labor Day: Lincoln Park, Thomas Farm and Twinbrook community centers, the Rockville Senior Center, Croydon Creek Nature C...

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Rockville News
Posted on: August 26, 2019

Dates Set for Televised Candidate Forums in Rockville’s Vote by Mail Election

Rockville, Maryland, Aug. 26 — Rockville 11 (channel 11 on county cable systems) will broadcast live three candidate forums hosted by community groups.

Community members are invited to attend:

  • 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24 at the Rockville Senior ...
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Rockville News
Posted on: August 22, 2019

The Rockville Farmers Market Offers Seasonal Specialties

Saturday Market Offers Seasonal Produce Through Nov. 23

Rockville, Md., Aug. 22 – The Rockville Farmers Market offers healthy food choices and a natural place for community gathering well into fall.

The market’s late summer offerings inc...

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Rockville News
Posted on: August 21, 2019

Tell Us About Rockville’s Good Neighbors

Oct. 4 is Deadline for Award Nominations

Rockville, Maryland, Aug. 21 – Rockville is a city of good neighbors. The city is seeking nominations, through 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4, for its Good Neighbor Awards.

The program recognizes adults or youth wh...

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Rockville News
Posted on: August 19, 2019

Key Information for Rockville’s 2019 Vote by Mail Election

Rockville, Maryland, Aug. 19 — The City of Rockville will be the first jurisdiction in Maryland to conduct a Vote by Mail election for mayor and four councilmembers.

Vote by Mail provides more and better options for Rockville voters by sending th...

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Rockville News
Posted on: July 25, 2019

Mark Your Calendars for Rockville’s Movies in the Parks

Four Movies. Four Weeks. Four Neighborhood Parks.

Rockville, Maryland, July 25 – Mark your summer entertainment calendar for Rockville's free outdoor Movies in the Parks, on the big screen at neighborhood parks throughout the city on Wednesdays i...

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Rockville News
Posted on: July 19, 2019

Predictions of Extreme Weather Lead to Twilight Runfest Cancellation

Rockville, Maryland, July 19 — The Rockville Rotary, in coordination with the City of Rockville, has canceled this Saturday’s Rockville Rotary Twilight Runfest 8K and Family Fun Run, due to predictions of extreme heat. The safety of ru...

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Rockville News
Posted on: July 16, 2019

Rockville Police Investigating Firearm Discharge in City: Damage to Windows

Rockville, Maryland, Jan. 16 – Investigators from the Rockville City Police Department are investigating two incidents that resulted in damage to windows of a Rockville business.

On Monday, July 8, city officers responded to iHeartMedia, at 1801 ...

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Rockville News
Posted on: July 18, 2019

Rockville and Yilan, Taiwan, Cement Official Sister City Agreement at Signing Ceremony

Rockville, Maryland, July 18 — The City of Rockville formally welcomed a new relative into its municipal family, Wednesday evening, by signing an agreement to become sister cities with Yilan City, Taiwan.

This is the first sister-city relationshi...

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Rockville News
Posted on: July 16, 2019

Registration and Road Closures for the Rockville Rotary Twilight Runfest

Rockville, Maryland, July 16 – The Rockville Rotary Twilight Runfest, presented by the Rockville Rotary Club Foundation and the City of Rockville, celebrates its 34th year in 2019.

The 8-kilometer road race and 1-mile family fun run will be held ...

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Rockville News
Posted on: July 15, 2019

National Night Out Celebrates the Community’s Role in Crime Prevention

Block Parties Offer Opportunity to Meet Neighbors, Connect with Police Officers

Rockville, Maryland, July 15 – Rockville neighbors are invited to celebrate their communities on Tuesday, Aug. 6 as the Rockville City Police Department participates ...

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Rockville News
Posted on: July 15, 2019

Rockville to Swear In New Deputy Chief of Police

New Hire Brings 28 Years of Experience in Law Enforcement

Rockville, Maryland, July 15 – Laura Lanham will be sworn in as Rockville’s deputy chief of police as part of the Mayor and Council meeting at 7 tonight at City Hall, 111 Marylan...

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Rockville News
Posted on: July 8, 2019

Peace Day Party to Celebrate Teen Activist's Legacy

Rockville, Maryland, July 8 — Rockville will celebrate the life, legacy and birthday of late teen poet and peace activist Mattie J.T. Stepanek with Peace Day, from 1-8 p.m. Saturday, July 13.

The free event will be held on King Farm Village Green...

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Rockville News
Posted on: July 1, 2019

City of Rockville: What’s Closed and What’s Open, July 4 and 5

Rockville, Maryland, July 1 — In addition to closures of city facilities planned for Thursday, July 4, Rockville City Hall, Glenview Mansion and the Rockville Senior Center will be closed Friday, July 5.

Friday, July 5

On July 5, the F. Scott Fitz...

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Rockville News
Posted on: July 1, 2019

Rockville’s Water Quality Receives High Marks for Safety

New Testing Requirements Yield Same Good Results

Rockville, Maryland, July 1 – Rockville’s drinking water continues to be safe and reliable, the city’s Department of Public Works said in the Annual Drinking Water Quality Repor...

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Rockville News
Posted on: July 1, 2019

Rockville’s Cooling Centers Open for 95-plus Degree or Code Red Weather

Rockville, Maryland, July 1 — Remember that on days where the thermometer hits 95-plus degrees, or when a code red air quality alert is issued for Montgomery County, the City of Rockville’s four cooling centers will be open.

The centers are located at the ...

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Rockville News
Posted on: June 20, 2019

Summer Celebration: Fun on the Fourth with Fireworks in Rockville’s King Farm

Rockville, Maryland, June 20 – A Rockville tradition, the city’s annual Independence Day celebration, returns to King Farm on Thursday, July 4.

Hosted by the Mayor and Council, the celebration is held annually at the 26-acre Mattie J.T....

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Rockville News
Posted on: June 20, 2019

Most City of Rockville Facilities Closed July Fourth

Rockville, Maryland, June 20 – City Hall and the following city facilities will be closed Thursday, July 4, for Independence Day: Lincoln Park, Thomas Farm and Twinbrook community centers; the Rockville Senior Center; Croydon Creek Nature Center...

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Rockville News
Posted on: June 14, 2019

Five Rockville Police Officers Honored at Public Safety Awards

Officers Recognized for Bravery and Service

Rockville, Maryland, June 14 – Five members of the Rockville City Police Department and a city volunteer were honored for their service to the community at the 30th annual Rockville Public Safety Awards...

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Rockville News
Posted on: June 7, 2019

Rockville to Host Opioid Spoon Project Honor Tour Today

Rockville, Maryland, June 7 – The City of Rockville will host the Opioid Spoon Project Honor Tour from 4-6 p.m. today in Rockville Town Center Park, 131 Gibbs Street.

The tour will bring a specially created 800-pound opioid spoon sculpture to the...

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Rockville News
Posted on: June 6, 2019

Rockville to Show its Pride with Festival and Proclamation

Third Annual Rockville Pride Festival to be Held June 15

Rockville, Maryland, June 6 – Rockville will celebrate its LGBTQ community at the third annual Rockville Pride festival from 2-4 p.m. Saturday, June 15.The free celebration, presented by th...

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Rockville News
Posted on: June 3, 2019

Rockville Names Lanham as Deputy Chief of Police

New Hire Brings 28 Years of Experience in Law Enforcement

Rockville, Maryland, June 3 – Laura Lanham will be Rockville’s deputy chief of police, Rockville police Chief Victor Brito announced today.

Lanham has 28 years of law enforcement ...

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Rockville News
Posted on: June 3, 2019

Election 2019: What Voters Need to Know About Vote by Mail

Rockville, Maryland, June 3 – The City of Rockville will conduct a vote by mail election on Tuesday, Nov. 5 for mayor and four councilmembers. Now is the time for voters to make sure they are registered.

Registered voters will receive a notice by...

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Rockville News
Posted on: May 30, 2019

Rockville Public Safety Awards to Honor First Responders

Rockville, Maryland, May 30 – Members of the Rockville City Police Department, Rockville Volunteer Fire Department, Montgomery County Sheriff's Department and Montgomery County Department of Correction and Rehabilitation will be honored for thei...

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Rockville News
Posted on: May 23, 2019

Get Registered and Ready for the Rockville Rotary Twilight Runfest

Rockville, Maryland, May 23 – The Rockville Rotary Twilight Runfest, presented by the Rockville Rotary Club Foundation and the City of Rockville, celebrates its 34th year in 2019.The 8-kilometer road race and family fun run will be held Saturday...

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Rockville News
Posted on: May 21, 2019

Register Now for Rockville’s Suds & Soles 5K

Rockville, Maryland, May 21 – The Montgomery County Road Runners Club and the City of Rockville are teaming up again to present the Suds & Soles 5K, at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 22.

Registration is now open. This year’s race has been...

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Rockville News
Posted on: May 20, 2019

Ritchie Park Fourth-Grader to Be Rockville’s ‘Mayor for a Day’

Rockville, Maryland, May 20 – If he were mayor, Jaden Walcoff would find a way for food trucks and restaurants to coexist.

Walcoff, a fourth-grader in Jennifer McInroy’s class at Ritchie Park Elementary School in Rockville, will get to ...

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Rockville News
Posted on: May 13, 2019

Rockville To Distribute Free Bikes To 76 TERRIFIC Kids

Elementary School Students Demonstrated Outstanding Character

Rockville, Maryland, May 13 — Seventy-six first- through fifth-grade kids will each receive their free bicycle and helmet, Sunday, May 19, for taking part in the City of Rockville&...

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Rockville News
Posted on: May 16, 2019

Rockville to Celebrate Postage Stamp of Police Station Mural

Sugarloaf Mountain Mural in Former Post Office is Featured in Forever Stamp Series

Rockville, Maryland, May 16 – The Mayor and Council will join representatives from the U.S. Postal Service and Peerless Rockville for a ceremony marking the second...

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Rockville News
Posted on: May 15, 2019

Hometown Holidays to Bring Sounds, Tastes and Tributes to Rockville

City Marks Memorial Day Weekend with Music Fest, Ceremony and Parade

Rockville, Maryland, May 15 – Rockville’s 31st annual Hometown Holidays Music Fest offers something for everyone Memorial Day weekend, including entertainment from aro...

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Rockville News
Posted on: May 15, 2019

Rockville City Hall to Close for Memorial Day

Recycling and Trash Collected a Day Later During the Holiday Week

Rockville, Maryland, May 15 – Rockville City Hall and some city facilities will be closed Monday, May 27 for Memorial Day.

Recycling, trash and yard waste collection will be made on...

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Rockville News
Posted on: May 7, 2019

Rockville’s Mayor and Council Adopt $138.9 Million Budget

Property Tax Rate Remains Constant for 12th Consecutive Year

Rockville, Maryland, May 7 – Rockville residents will pay the same property tax rate as they have for the last 11 fiscal years, after the Mayor and Council on Monday approved a $138.9 m...

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Rockville News
Posted on: May 7, 2019

See Where It All Starts at Rockville’s Public Works Week Equipment Show

Display of the City’s Big Trucks Moves to Stepanek Park

Rockville, Maryland, May 7 – Rockville will join the American Public Works Association to celebrate National Public Works Week from Monday, May 20 – Friday, May 24.

The hi...

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Rockville News
Posted on: May 2, 2019

Sign of the Season: Rockville Farmers Market Returns May 18

Buy Farm-Fresh Produce in Town Center

Rockville, Maryland, May 2 – Rockville’s Farmers Market returns Saturday, May 18 to give shoppers their pick of farm-fresh produce and more from regional grower/producers.

This year’s marke...

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Rockville News
Posted on: May 1, 2019

Building Safety Month Highlights Importance Of Modern Building Codes, Strong Code Enforcement

Rockville, Maryland, May 1 — May is the 39th year for Building Safety Month, a campaign to raise awareness about safe and sustainable structures. This year’s theme for the international campaign is “No code. No confidence.&am...

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Rockville News
Posted on: April 26, 2019

Mayor and Council’s April 29 Meeting to Begin at 6:30 p.m.

Rockville, Maryland, April 26 — The Mayor and Council will have an earlier-than-usual 6:30 p.m. start time for their Monday, April 29 meeting in the Mayor and Council Chambers at City Hall, 111 Maryland Ave.

The meeting will be preceded by a drop...

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Rockville News
Posted on: April 25, 2019

Pedal Power to the People: May is Bike Month in Rockville

Bike to Work Day is May 17, with Pit Stops Throughout the City

Rockville, Maryland, April 25 – Rockville celebrates National Bike Month in May with rides for cookies and in memoriam, and the annual Bike to Work Day.

Bike Month Kickoff Ride

10 a.m.,...

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Rockville News
Posted on: April 23, 2019

Public Hearings Set for Rockville’s Draft Comprehensive Plan

Information Sessions Beforehand Will Discuss Content and Process

Rockville, Maryland, April 23 – The Rockville Planning Commission has set three public hearing dates for the Comprehensive Plan, Draft for Planning Commission Public Hearing.The pub...

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Rockville News
Posted on: April 20, 2019

Annual Native Plant Sale and Spring Festival Returns to Nature Center

Celebrate spring and Croydon Creek Nature Center’s 17th anniversary at its annual Spring Festival and Native Plant Sale. The free, family-friendly festival will be held 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, April 27.Enjoy a live animal show from Reptile Wonder...

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Rockville News
Posted on: April 17, 2019

Rockville Take-Back Day Offers a Way to Get Rid of Unwanted Medication

City Police Station Offers Drive-Up and Drop-Off Collection

Rockville, Maryland, April 17 – The Rockville City Police Department and the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office offer a safe, free and anonymous way to dispose of unwanted prescription drugs durin...

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Rockville News
Posted on: April 16, 2019

Rockville Police Station Offers a Safe Haven for Online Transactions

Rockville, Maryland, April 16 – You’re looking to sell that old coffee table but you’re reluctant to invite a stranger into your home to complete the sale. Look no further than the Rockville City Police Department station, wh...

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Rockville News
Posted on: April 9, 2019

Rockville Science Day is Three Decades of Tradition

April 28 Marks 30 Years of Rockets, Robots, Chemistry and Coding

Rockville, Maryland, April 9 – The 30th annual Rockville Science Day offers a chance to experience science hands-on, with science and technology-related exhibits, activities, games ...

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Rockville News
Posted on: April 4, 2019

Rockville to Celebrate Three Decades as a Tree City USA

City to Celebrate Arbor Day with a Tree Planting

Rockville, Maryland, April 4 – Rockville will mark Arbor Day with a tree-planting ceremony at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 6, at the Rockville Senior Center, 1150 Carnation Drive.

The ceremony, part of t...

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Rockville News
Posted on: March 28, 2019

Spring Leaf Collection Begins April 1

Rockville, Maryland, March 28 – The city will vacuum leaves from neighborhood curbs from April 1-12 in five collection areas throughout Rockville.

An interactive map at www.rockvillemd.gov/leafcollection allows residents to input their address an...

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Rockville News
Posted on: April 1, 2019

New Hotline, Website Offer a Way to Report Potential Fraud, Waste and Abuse

Rockville now offers a telephone hotline and website for community members to use to report potential fraud, waste and abuse related to city government services and employees.

The hotline and website allow community members to make anonymous reports. The s...

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Rockville News
Posted on: March 26, 2019

Hometown Holidays to Bring Rock, Reptiles and Revelry to Town Center

Music, Local Food Favorites and Parade Return May 25-27

Rockville, Maryland, March 26 – More than 25 regional and national performing artists return to Rockville Town Center this Memorial Day weekend, along with the best of local food, for the Ho...

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Rockville News
Posted on: March 21, 2019

Rockville to Celebrate Earth Month with Activities Throughout Spring

Rockville, Maryland, March 21 – The 49th anniversary of Earth Day is Monday, April 22.

The Mayor and Council will issue a proclamation during their meeting on Monday, March 25 designating April as Earth Month in the City of Rockville; Monday, Apr...

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Rockville News
Posted on: March 19, 2019

Mayor and Council to Hear Updates on Town Center

Rockville, Maryland, March 19 — The Mayor and Council will continue their discussion of strategies to strengthen Rockville Town Center’s vitality at their 7 p.m. Monday, March 25 meeting.

At a Nov. 13 special meeting of the Mayor and Co...

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Rockville News
Posted on: March 12, 2019

City Completes 6 Taft Court Purchase

New Facility will Accommodate Maintenance and Emergency Operations Services

The City of Rockville on Friday completed the purchase of 6 Taft Court in Rockville, a 64,995-square-foot, three-story building on 2.29 acres of land, where the city will relocate ...

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Rockville News
Posted on: March 11, 2019

International Night to Bring World’s Cultures to Rockville’s Stage

Rockville, Maryland, March 11 — The International Night festival, celebrating the world’s cultures that are represented in Rockville, returns to F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre on Friday, March 22.At this free event, audience members will ...

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Rockville News
Posted on: March 6, 2019

Rockville’s Mayor and Council Select Three to Go Forward for Council Vacancy Interviews

Five Applicants Interviewed Tuesday Evening

Rockville, Maryland, March 6 — The Mayor and Council continued their interviews of candidates for a vacancy on the Rockville council, Tuesday, March 5, selecting three to go forward to a third interview...

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Rockville News
Posted on: March 6, 2019

‘Building Bridges in a Diverse Society’ Workshop Seeks Students

Rockville, Maryland, March 6 – “Building Bridges in a Diverse Society,” a dynamic, highly interactive diversity leadership workshop offered by the city’s Human Rights Commission, returns in April.

The free workshop i...

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Rockville News
Posted on: March 6, 2019

‘If I Were Mayor’ Contest Gives Students a Chance to be Mayor for a Day

Mayor Newton to Visit Rockville Fourth-Graders

Rockville, Maryland, March 6 – The deadline is approaching for fourth-graders attending schools in Rockville to submit essays for the statewide “If I Were Mayor” essay contest.

The...

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Rockville News
Posted on: March 5, 2019

Media Advisory: Former NBA Player to Help Tip Off Rockville’s Fight Against Opioid Abuse

Herren to Take Questions Before Thursday Presentation

Rockville, Maryland, March 5 – Rockville’s campaign to combat the opioid epidemic will welcome Chris Herren, a former NBA player and recovery advocate, at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 7 at...

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Rockville News
Posted on: March 2, 2019

Rockville’s Mayor and Council Select Five Finalists to Fill Council Vacancy

Rockville, Maryland, March 2 — The Mayor and Council today selected five finalists in their search for a candidate to fill a vacant seat on the council.

They are:

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Rockville News
Posted on: February 26, 2019

City Academy Offers an Insider Look at Rockville Government

Free, Six-Session Program Begins March 27

Rockville, Maryland, Feb. 26 – The Rockville City Academy returns in March with a new opportunity to learn about the City of Rockville.

The free, six-session program begins Wednesday, March 27 with present...

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Rockville News
Posted on: February 26, 2019

Rockville’s Fight Against the Opioid Epidemic to Tip Off with Former NBA Player and Free Events

Herren to Tell His Story, College to Host Panel and Training

Rockville, Maryland, Feb. 26 – Rockville’s campaign to combat the opioid epidemic will welcome Chris Herren, a former NBA player and recovery advocate, at 7 p.m. Thursday, Mar...

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Rockville News
Posted on: February 22, 2019

National Golf Foundation to Deliver Report on RedGate Golf Course

Rockville, Maryland, Feb. 22 — Representatives from the National Golf Foundation will present a report on RedGate Golf Course at the 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 25 meeting of the Mayor and Council.

The report is available at www.rockvillemd.gov/DocumentC...

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Rockville News
Posted on: February 22, 2019

Offer Your Input on Mayor and Council Compensation

Panel Recommends Stipend Level for Mayor and Council

Rockville, Maryland, Feb. 19 — Rockville’s Compensation Commission convenes every four years, before a city election, to recommend changes to the compensation for the city’s...

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Rockville News
Posted on: February 22, 2019

Rockville City Manager to Present FY 2020 Budget Proposal

Proposal Keeps Property Tax Rate Flat

Rockville, Maryland, Feb. 22 – Rockville’s Mayor and Council continue deliberations in March with a public hearing and work session focused on the Fiscal Year 2020 budget.

City Manager Rob DiSpirito ...

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Rockville News
Posted on: February 19, 2019

Rockville Government Closed Wednesday, Feb. 20

Rockville, Maryland, Feb. 19 — The City of Rockville and all city facilities will be closed Wednesday, Feb. 20, due to the winter storm expected to move through the region.

Due to Presidents Day and the winter weather, recycling and trash collect...

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Rockville News
Posted on: February 13, 2019

Rockville City Hall, Some Facilities to Close for Presidents Day

Rockville, Maryland, Feb. 13 – City Hall will be closed and recycling and trash will not be collected on Monday, Feb. 18, in observance of Presidents Day. Several city facilities will operate on their usual schedule.

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Rockville News
Posted on: February 11, 2019

N. Stonestreet Ave. Plan Amendment to go to Feb. 25 Public Hearing

The public will have an opportunity to comment on an amendment to the Comprehensive Master Plan for North Stonestreet Avenue at a public hearing held by the Mayor and Council at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 25.

The plan amendment covers the area where Montgomery Co...

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Rockville News
Posted on: February 7, 2019

Community Police Academies Offer Hands-On Experience

Rockville, Maryland, Feb. 7 – Community members can learn what it takes to be a police officer through the Rockville Community Police Academy or a special course aimed at 60-plus residents.

The Rockville City Police Department is accepting applic...

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Rockville News
Posted on: February 5, 2019

February is National African American History Month

Rockville, Maryland, Feb. 5 — The Mayor and Council proclaimed February National African American History Month at their Monday, Feb. 4 meeting, recognizing “a time for all Americans to remember the stories of those who helped build our nation and took a ...

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Rockville News
Posted on: January 31, 2019

Rockville Seeks Environmentalists for Earth Month Recognition

Feb. 22 is Deadline for Nominations for Environmental Awards

Rockville, Maryland, Jan. 31 – The City of Rockville’s Environmental Excellence Awards recognize individuals and organizations that contribute to Rockville’s environmental health and sustainabili...

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Rockville News
Posted on: January 31, 2019

Rockville to Celebrate Lunar New Year on Feb. 16

Celebration to Feature Dancers, Vocalists, Martial Artists and More

Rockville, Maryland, Jan. 31 – Celebrate Rockville’s Asian cultures with performances, crafts and cultural displays at the city’s Lunar New Year celebration, ...

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Rockville News
Posted on: January 28, 2019

Mayor and Council Seek Comments on Sign Ordinance Revisions

The city will hold two forums in early February to brief business owners and residents on proposed revisions to how Rockville regulates commercial signs. 

Input is invited from Rockville’s residents and business owners. The meetings will...

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Rockville News
Posted on: January 24, 2019

Public Transit Needs Study Includes Workshop and Survey

Gap Analysis is Part of a Mayor and Council Priority Initiative

Rockville, Maryland, Jan. 24 – A city study includes opportunities for community members to offer input about Rockville’s public transit needs.

The consultant-led Transit Ga...

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Rockville News
Posted on: January 23, 2019

Rockville’s Mayor and Council Launch Search for Candidate to Fill Vacancy

Rockville, Maryland, Jan. 23 – Rockville’s Mayor and Council announced Tuesday evening that applications are now being accepted to fill a vacant seat on the city’s council.

Two dates have been scheduled for candidate interview...

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Rockville News
Posted on: January 14, 2019

Rockville Mayor and Council Meeting Rescheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 15

Rockville, Maryland, Jan. 14 — The Mayor and Council meeting originally scheduled for this evening, but postponed due to the weekend's snow, has been rescheduled for tomorrow, Tuesday, Jan. 15, at 7 p.m. in the Mayor and Council Chambers at City...

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Rockville News
Posted on: January 14, 2019

Rockville City Government Closed Monday, Jan. 14

Rockville, Maryland, Jan. 14 — The City of Rockville and all city facilities will be closed Monday, Jan. 14, due to the lingering effects of the weekend’s snowstorm.

Recycling and trash collection is canceled for Monday and will be made one day later throu...

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Rockville News
Posted on: January 9, 2019

Rockville Facilities to Close Jan. 21 for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Recycling and Trash Collected a Day Later Throughout the Week

Rockville, Maryland, Jan. 9 – City Hall and some city facilities will be closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, Jan. 21.

Recycling and trash will be collected one day later th...

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Rockville News
Posted on: January 9, 2019

City Legislative Priorities: Schools, Seniors, Protection of Homes

Maryland General Assembly’s 90-Day Session Begins Today

Rockville, Maryland, Jan. 9 – Rockville’s priorities for the state legislative session that begins today include calls for more state aid for school construction and for ...

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Rockville News
Posted on: January 3, 2019

MLK Day Celebration to Feature Performers, Service Activities

Rockville, Maryland, Jan. 3 – Rockville’s 47th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration, from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 21 at Richard Montgomery High School, 250 Richard Montgomery Drive, will include multicultural performan...

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Rockville News
Posted on: December 13, 2018

FY 2018 Financial Reports Highlight City’s Finances

Summaries Give Public a Look at the City’s Fiscal Health

Rockville, Maryland, Dec. 13 – Two annual reports that city staff delivered to the Mayor and Council on Monday give the public a closer look at Rockville’s financial hea...

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Rockville News
Posted on: December 12, 2018

Rockville Facilities to Close for the Holidays

Rockville, Maryland, Dec. 12 – City Hall and all city facilities will be closed Tuesday, Dec. 25 for Christmas, and Tuesday, Jan. 1 for New Year’s Day. City Hall will also be closed Monday, Dec. 24.

On these weeks, recycling and trash w...

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Rockville News
Posted on: November 30, 2018

Rockville Small Business Impact Fund Approved

Pilot Program Will Use $430,000 Investment to Help Revitalize Rockville Town Center

Rockville, Maryland, Nov. 30  –  The City of Rockville and Rockville Economic Development, Inc. (REDI) are pleased to announce the creation of a...

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Rockville News
Posted on: November 8, 2018

Rockville Councilmember Julie Palakovich Carr to Step Down

Rockville, Maryland, Nov. 8 — Julie Palakovich Carr, serving in her second term as a Rockville councilmember, has announced she will resign her office, effective Jan. 8. Palakovich Carr was elected Nov. 6 to represent District 17 in the Maryland...

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Posted on: November 8, 2018

Wanted: Budget Ideas and Suggestions

Public Hearings and Through an Online Survey Offer Opportunities to Be Heard

Rockville, Maryland, Nov. 8 – Opportunities for the community to help the city prioritize what matters most continue this month as the Mayor and Council continue work on...

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Posted on: November 5, 2018

Special Meeting of the Mayor and Council to Continue Town Center Discussion

Rockville, Maryland, Nov. 5 — The Mayor and Council will hold a special meeting, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13, to continue a discussion begun at a packed town hall meeting about Rockville Town Center’s future.  

The special meeting’s agenda will includ...

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Posted on: October 30, 2018

Mayor and Council Celebrate Municipal Government Works Month

City Joins MML to Recognize Contributions of Municipal Government

Rockville, Maryland, Oct. 30 – In an effort to highlight the benefits of town and city government, Rockville’s Mayor and Council proclaimed November Municipal Government ...

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Posted on: October 30, 2018

Rockville to Salute Residents’ Service on Veterans Day

Nov. 11 Ceremony Will Include Speech by Army Veteran

Rockville, Maryland, Oct. 30 – A Rockville veteran of the United States Army will be the featured speaker as the city honors veterans of our nation’s armed forces at 11 a.m. on Vetera...

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Posted on: October 30, 2018

Rockville 10K/5K to Close Roads at King Farm

Rockville, Maryland, Oct. 30 – Residents and visitors can expect several street closures when runners in the 43rd Annual Rockville 10K/5K race through the King Farm neighborhood on Sunday morning, Nov. 4.

Streets that will be closed from about 8 ...

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Posted on: October 30, 2018

City Hall, Other Facilities to Close Several Days in November

Rockville, Maryland, Oct. 30 – Rockville City Hall will be closed for Election Day on Nov. 6, in observance of Veterans Day on Nov. 12, and on Thanksgiving and Nov. 23. Other city facilities will be closed or will operate on limited schedules.

Tu...

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Posted on: October 26, 2018

Rockville Honored as Maryland Sustainability Champion

City Receives Sustainable Maryland Honor for a Third Time

Rockville, Maryland, Oct. 26 – The University of Maryland's Environmental Finance Center recognized the City of Rockville as a Sustainable Maryland community for a third time, at the Maryl...

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Posted on: October 25, 2018

Mayor and Council Set Goal of Zero Traffic-Related Deaths

Vision Zero Resolution Calls for ‘Holistic Approach’ to Safer Roads

Rockville, Maryland, Oct. 25 – The Mayor and Council set a goal of eliminating traffic-related deaths and serious injuries on Rockville roads within 12 years ...

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Posted on: October 25, 2018

Tell Us About Rockville’s Good Neighbors

Nov. 15 is Deadline for Award Nominations

Rockville, Maryland, Oct. 25 – Rockville is a city of good neighbors. The city is seeking nominations, through 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, for its Good Neighbor Awards. The program recognizes adults or yout...

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Posted on: October 25, 2018

Take-Back Day Offers a Way to Get Rid of Unwanted Medication

Rockville Police Offer Drive-Up and Drop-Off Collection

Rockville, Maryland, Oct. 25 – The Rockville City Police Department and the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office offer a safe, free and anonymous way to dispose of unwanted prescription drugs ...

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Posted on: October 11, 2018

Rockville is Raking ‘Em In (Leaves, That Is!)

Fall Leaf Collection Begins in October

Rockville, Maryland, Oct. 11 – Rockville will vacuum leaves from neighborhood curbs in two rounds, beginning Monday, Oct. 15. 

An interactive map at www.rockvillemd.gov/leafcollection allows resident...

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Posted on: October 15, 2018

Help Your Neighbors, Help Others with Rockville’s Annual Holiday Drive

For More than 45 Years, Drive has Encouraged Heartfelt Giving

Rockville, Maryland, Oct. 15 — The 2018 Rockville Holiday Drive is officially underway!

For more than four-and-a-half decades, Rockville has sponsored outreach that brings the community...

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Posted on: October 11, 2018

Community Service for Clean Rockville Streams

Rockville, Maryland, Oct. 11 – Rockville is seeking volunteers to help keep city streams trash-free with two stream cleanups in October.

On Saturday, Oct. 13, the city’s Environment Commission will host a cleanup from 10 a.m.-noon at Maryvale Park, 812 Fir...

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Posted on: October 11, 2018

Awards Nominations, Performers and Help Wanted for MLK Day Celebration

Rockville, Maryland, Oct. 11 – The city’s Human Rights Commission is accepting nominations for two awards and is seeking performers and volunteers for Rockville’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration on Monday, Jan. 21.

The ...

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Posted on: October 9, 2018

Halloween in Rockville is on the Way

Rockville, Maryland, Oct. 9 — Trick-or-treaters take to Rockville neighborhoods Wednesday, Oct. 31. There are no set hours for trick-or-treating.

The Rockville City Police Department urges drivers to be aware of extra pedestrians in neighborhoods. Homeowne...

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Posted on: October 8, 2018

Rockville Earns Top Score for LGBTQ Support for Second Year

City Scores Perfect Marks on Human Rights Campaign's Municipal Equality Index

Rockville, Maryland, Oct. 8 — For the second consecutive year, Rockville has scored perfect marks on the Human Rights Campaign’s Municipal Equality Index for ...

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Posted on: October 4, 2018

You Can Help Make Rockville Better

Community Survey is Your Chance to be Heard

Rockville, Maryland, Oct. 4 – Rockville’s 10th biennial community survey arrives in mailboxes of randomly selected households this month. If you are selected to receive a survey, please answer...

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Posted on: October 4, 2018

Mayor and Council to Hold Town Hall to Discuss Moving Town Center Forward

WHEN: 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9.

WHERE: VisArts, Buchanan Event Room, 155 Gibbs St.

WHO: Anyone interested in the future of Town Center.

Recognizing concerns about recent announcements regarding Rockville Town Center, the Mayor and Council will hold a Town Hall...

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Posted on: October 2, 2018

Mayor and Council Name Taylor-Ferrell as New City Clerk

The Mayor and Council have named Deputy City Clerk Sara Taylor‐Ferrell as City Clerk/Director of Council Operations.

Taylor-Ferrell began her career with the City of Rockville as a temp in 1995. She joined the City Clerk’s Office in 1996 and has served in ...

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Posted on: September 26, 2018

Take a Drive Down Memory Lane at Rockville's Car Show

57th Annual Show Offers Free, Family-Friendly Fun

Rockville, Maryland, Sept. 26 – Rockville’s 57th annual Antique and Classic Car Show rolls into Rockville Civic Center Park from 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 20.

The free show &...

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Posted on: September 19, 2018

Rocktobierfest Returns to Rockville Town Center on Oct. 6

Second Annual Event Celebrates German Culture and Community

Rockville, Maryland, Sept. 19 – Maryland breweries, bratwurst and bands will make for a rollicking Rockville Town Center as Rockville hosts the city’s second annual Rocktobierf...

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