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Posted on: September 22, 2022

County to Hold Forum on Seven Locks Detention Center/Restoration Center/Bus Depot Plans

Concept Layout for Seven Locks Detention Center Site

Montgomery County will hold a hybrid in-person/virtual community forum at the Montgomery County Council first-floor lecture hall, 100 Maryland Ave., 7-9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6, on a planned bus depot and restoration center at a site along Seven Locks Road.

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Posted on: September 13, 2022

Olympian Tony Hoffman to Talk Addiction for Rockville Goes Purple

Tony Hoffman speaking event on September 27, 2022 at 7 p.m. at Richard Montgomery High School

Rockville Goes Purple will feature Tony Hoffman, who has been to prison — and to the Olympics as a BMX coach — will speak about addiction and recovery 6-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 27 at Richard Montgomery High School Auditorium.

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Posted on: June 9, 2022

Yard Waste Delays: What the City Is Doing and What You Can Do to Help

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The City of Rockville is taking additional action to address persistent delays in yard waste collections due to severe staffing shortages. 

Beginning on Saturday, June 11, the city will collect yard waste on Saturdays in all areas, citywide, that ...

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Posted on: January 14, 2022

Mayor and Council Adopt Rockville’s First Climate Action Plan

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Rockville joined the ranks of hundreds of U.S. cities on Jan. 10 as the Mayor and Council approved the city’s first plan for addressing climate change.

The Climate Action Plan sets forth 26 community actions and 16 city actions to reduce climate-warming po...

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Posted on: March 23, 2022

COVID-19: City Hall Reopens — What You Need to Know

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City Hall reopened Monday, March 28. Here’s what that means for visitors.

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Posted on: February 15, 2022

Rockville City Hall to Reopen March 28

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Update, Monday, March 7:

Face coverings will be optional for city employees and visitors to all City of Rockville facilities beginning Tuesday, March 8.

Original post, Tuesday, Feb. 15: 

Rockville City Hall will reopen Monday, Marc...

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Posted on: July 20, 2022

Rockville City Police Makes Attempted Murder Arrest in Town Center Shooting

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Rockville City Police Detectives have arrested and charged a man with attempted first-degree murder. 

 

On July 15, 2022 at 1:45 a.m. officers responded to the 100 block of Gibbs Street for the report of a fight in progress, which was then...

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Posted on: July 15, 2022

Rockville City Police Respond to Shooting in Rockville Town Square

Rockville, Maryland, July 15   Rockville City Police Department officers responded at 1:45 a.m. Friday, July 15 to a report of a fight that evolved into a shooting in the 100 block of Gibbs Street. 

Officers located an adult ma...

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Posted on: June 10, 2022

Rockville Police Arrest Man for Attempted Murder

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On Friday, June 10, 2022 at 9:45 a.m. Rockville City Police, Montgomery County Police Department, and Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to the 700 block of Monroe Street for a shooting that just occurred.  

 

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Posted on: June 8, 2022

Rockville City Police Arrest Man on Multiple Assault Charges

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On June 7, 2022, at 9:30 p.m. Rockville City Police and Montgomery County Police officers responded to the 100 block of Rose Petal Way for a report of a man with a gun. The caller advised a man was in her backyard with a handgun. 

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Posted on: January 21, 2022

RCPD Arrests Two for Illegal Ghost Guns

On January 20, 2022 around 8:00 p.m. RCPD officers were patrolling in the 700 block of Monroe Street and conducted a traffic stop. During the course of the stop, officers located a loaded semi-automatic handgun in the vehicle. Officers also located a seco...

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Posted on: December 25, 2021

Adult Toy Store Burglar Arrested on Christmas Eve After Two Successful Break-Ins

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Christmas Eve, typically a night for Santa to reward good little boys and girls with toys. Unfortunately, for one Rockville man, breaking in and stealing pleasure toys from an adults only boutique, not one but twice, has landed him right at the top of RCP...

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Posted on: November 9, 2021

Detectives Investigate Commercial Theft and Assault; Surveillance Photos of Suspects

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For Immediate Release: Tuesday, November 9, 2021

Detectives from the Rockville City Police Department are investigating an assault and theft which occurred at the Montgomery County Liquor & Wine store in the 300 block of King Farm Boulevard in Rockvill...

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Posted on: November 1, 2021

Man Arrested and Charged Illegal Possession of Firearm

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On October 30, 2021 at approximately 11:56 a.m. Rockville City Police responded to a call for a stolen vehicle in the 900 block of Hungerford Drive.

Once on scene officers spoke to the complainant who advised he had serious safety concerns about an employe...

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Posted on: August 2, 2022

Mayor and Council Proclaim September as National Recovery Month

Rockville Goes Purple - Opioids: Let's Talk About It

In their ongoing fight to bring awareness to the national impact of opioid addiction and signal hope for recovery, Rockville’s Mayor and Council proclaimed September as National Recovery Month at their Monday, Aug. 1 meeting.

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Posted on: July 1, 2022

City Continues to Provide Safe, Reliable Drinking Water – Even During Construction

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Rockville, Maryland, July 1 — In another year of challenges to provide the city with safe and reliable drinking water, Rockville’s water once again met or exceeded all federal water quality regulations limits, the city’s Department of Public Works said in...

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Posted on: June 17, 2022

MML Once Again Bestows ‘Banner City’ Recognition on Rockville

Rockville, Maryland, June 17 — Rockville has been named a “Banner City” by the Maryland Municipal League, which recognizes the municipalities’ elected and appointed officials as the league’s most engaged m...

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Posted on: June 16, 2022

Virtual Town Center Forum to be Held in June

Virtual Town Center Forum Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Rockville, Maryland, June 16 — Rockville will hold a virtual forum on Town Center, 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, June 28.

Rockville Town Center comprises about 200 acres of the city, generally bounded by properties along Fleet Street to the south, South and North Wash...

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Posted on: June 16, 2022

Celebrate Juneteenth with Rockville and Montgomery County

Montgomery County's 25th Celebration of Juneteenth on Saturday, June 18, 2022

Rockville, Maryland, June 16 — The City of Rockville will join Montgomery County to celebrate Juneteenth at a special event featuring live music, food, art, films and awards from 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday, June 18 at the BlackRock Center for the Arts, at 1...

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Posted on: June 15, 2022

Statement on the Departure of Deputy City Manager Angela Judge

Rockville, Maryland, June 15 — Deputy City Manager Angela Judge is departing the City of Rockville as of today, Wednesday, June 15. She will be joining her husband, Warren, who will be assuming command of United States Coast Guard Training Cente...

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Posted on: June 14, 2022

Rockville City Police Department to Host a Public Safety Town Hall Meeting

Police Safety Town Hall Meeting - June 23, 2022

Rockville, Maryland, June 14 — The Rockville City Police Department invites the community to join a conversation about public safety in Rockville.

The town hall meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 23 at F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre at Rockville Ci...

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Posted on: June 2, 2022

College Gardens Fourth-Grader to Be Rockville’s ‘Mayor for a Day’

Rockville, Maryland, June 2 — If he were mayor, Mithran Karthic would make sure no one feels left out.

Karthic, a fourth-grader in Pamela Pierpoint’s class at College Gardens Elementary School in Rockville, will get to see what it&r...

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Posted on: May 26, 2022

Vigil in Wake of Uvalde, Texas, Shooting

Community Vigil in Wake of Uvalde Texas Shooting

Rockville, Maryland, May 26 — Members of the Rockville Mayor and Council and the Montgomery County Council will hold a vigil Friday for those slain this week in an elementary school shooting in Uvalde, Texas.

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Posted on: May 26, 2022

Rockville City Hall to Close for Memorial Day

Recycling and Trash Collected a Day Later During the Holiday Week

Rockville, Maryland, May 26 — City Hall and some city facilities will be closed Monday, May 30 for Memorial Day.

Recycling and trash collection will be made one day later throughout...

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Posted on: March 23, 2022

COVID-19: City Hall Reopens — What You Need to Know

Rockville, Maryland, March 23 — City Hall will reopen Monday, March 28. Here’s what that means for visitors.

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The Mayor and Council will continue to hold hybrid meetings. The public is welcome to participate in ...

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Posted on: March 7, 2022

Face Coverings Optional in City of Rockville Facilities as of Tuesday, March 8

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City Hall to Reopen Monday, March 28 With Access via All Entrances 

Rockville, Maryland, March 7 – Face coverings will be optional for city employees and visitors to all City of Rockville facilities beginning Tuesday, March 8.

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Posted on: February 15, 2022

Presidents Day Brings Closures in Rockville

Rockville, Maryland, Feb. 15 – City government and most city facilities will be closed on Presidents Day, Monday, Feb. 21.

City Hall’s reopening to the public has been delayed following a surge in COVID-19 cases driven by the new, more ...

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Posted on: January 14, 2022

Mayor and Council Adopt Rockville’s First Climate Action Plan

Rockville, Maryland, Jan. 14 – Rockville joined the ranks of hundreds of U.S. cities on Monday as the Mayor and Council approved the city’s first plan for addressing climate change.

The Climate Action Plan sets forth 26 communi...

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Posted on: January 11, 2022

Martin Luther King Jr. Day to Bring Closures, Celebration to Rockville

City’s Virtual Ceremony to Celebrate ‘MLK50: Past, Present and Future’

Rockville, Maryland, Jan. 11 – City government and most city facilities will be closed in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, Jan...

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Posted on: December 21, 2021

City Hall Opening Delayed Following Surge in COVID-19 Cases

Rockville will delay reopening City Hall following a surge in COVID-19 cases driven by the new, more infectious omicron variant.

The Mayor and Council discussed the delayed reopening at their Monday, Dec. 20 meeting. City Hall was set to reopen Monday, Jan...

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Posted on: December 16, 2021

Christmas and New Year’s Holiday Weekends Bring Closures in Rockville

Update, Friday, Dec. 17: The City of Rockville announced an additional holiday for city employees on Thursday, Dec. 23, when city government and most city facilities will be closed.

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Posted on: November 18, 2021

Thanksgiving Weekend Brings Closures in the City of Rockville

Rockville, Maryland, Nov. 18 – City government will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 25, and on Friday, Nov. 26, when city facilities will operate on limited schedules. 

Thanksgiving, Thursday, Nov. 25:?City government and c...

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Posted on: November 16, 2021

Rockville City Hall to Reopen in New Year

Rockville City Hall will reopen to the public, Monday, Jan. 3. City Manager Rob DiSpirito announced the reopening at the Mayor and Council’s Monday night meeting. “I strongly believe that employee collaboration and le...

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Posted on: November 9, 2021

Kirk-Dantzler Named Director of Communication, Berg Named Assistant City Manager

Rockville, Maryland, Tuesday, Nov. 9 – Kathy Kirk-Dantzler, manager of the city’s Rockville 11 television station, will become the City of Rockville’s director of communication, and Director of Communication and Engagement Ma...

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Posted on: November 5, 2021

Veterans Day in Rockville Brings Closures and a Salute to Those Who Served

Rockville, Maryland, Nov. 5 – Several city facilities will be closed for Veterans Day, Thursday, Nov. 11, when the city will honor veterans of our nation’s armed forces with its annual Veterans Day ceremony.

 

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Posted on: October 6, 2021

City of Rockville Requires Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccinations, or Weekly Testing, for Employees

Rockville, Maryland, Oct. 6 — Employees of the City of Rockville will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by Monday, Nov. 15, unless exempt for religious or medical reasons, under a new policy adopted by the Mayor and Council.

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Posted on: September 28, 2021

Flooding: Know the Risks and City of Rockville Resources

Rockville, Maryland, Sept. 28 — The city is reminding residents about flooding risks after parts of Rockville experienced devastating flooding from the remnants of Hurricane Ida, which blew through the city as a tropical depression on Sept. 1.

Forecasters ...

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