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Posted on: July 22, 2021

Robert E. Dawson Appointed as Rockville’s Corporate Counsel

Will Become Next City Attorney on Admission to Md. Bar

The Rockville Mayor and Council appointed Virginia attorney Robert E. Dawson as the city’s corporate counsel at their Monday, June 19 meeting, a title he will hold until he is admitted to the...

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Rockville News
Posted on: July 14, 2021

Mayor and Council Approve Increases to Rockville Parking Fines

Increase Fines for Parking Near Fire Hydrants and in Fire Lanes and Handicap Spaces

Rockville, Maryland, July 14 – Motorists could face significantly higher fines for illegally parking near fire hydrants, in fire lanes or in designated handicap parking spa...

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Rockville News
Posted on: July 1, 2021

Rockville Continues to Provide Safe, Reliable Drinking Water in Year of Uncertainty

Rockville, Maryland, July 1 — In a year when safety and reliability were as important as ever, Rockville’s drinking water once again met or exceeded all federal water quality regulations limits, the city’s Department...

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Rockville News
Posted on: June 30, 2021

Rockville Facilities Closed Monday in Observance of Independence Day

City Reminds Residents That Fireworks Are Illegal in Maryland

Rockville, Maryland, June 30 — City government will be closed Monday, July 5 in observance of Independence Day.

Rockville community centers, the F. Scott Fitzgerald The...

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Rockville News
Posted on: June 29, 2021

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

Rockville, Maryland, June 29 — 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 following cit...

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Rockville News
Posted on: June 15, 2021

Portion of Baltimore Road to Close Until October

Closure is Part of City’s Ongoing Improvement Project

Rockville, Maryland, June 15 — A portion of Baltimore Road will be closed to vehicles and pedestrians beginning on or about Wednesday, June 23, and continuing for the next several mo...

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Rockville News
Posted on: June 10, 2021

MML Once Again Bestows ‘Banner City’ Recognition on Rockville

Rockville has again been named a “Banner City” by the Maryland Municipal League. 

The Banner Cities program recognizes municipalities whose elected and appointed officials are the league’s most engaged members.

Accordi...

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Rockville News
Posted on: June 8, 2021

Vaccinated Visitors No Longer Required to Wear Masks When Visiting Most City Facilities

Change Follows Latest State and County Guidance

Following the latest federal, state and county guidance, employees of and visitors to most City of Rockville facilities who have received full COVID-19 vaccinations will no longer be required to wear masks.&a...

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Rockville News
Posted on: June 8, 2021

New Rockville Skate Park is Now Open

Features Concrete Ramps and Bowls, and Rails

Rockville, Maryland, Tuesday, June 8 – Featuring concrete ramps and bowls, and rails, the new Rockville Skate Park is officially open for community use.

In addition to the concrete design, the new 15,00...

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Rockville News
Posted on: June 1, 2021

Live at RedGate: Park to Host Rockville’s Return to Live Music

Food and Family Entertainment at Free Outdoor Concerts

Rockville, Maryland, Tuesday, June 1 – Rockville returns to live music with Live at RedGate, four days of free concerts, family entertainment and food from Wednesday, June 23-Saturda...

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Rockville News
Posted on: May 14, 2021

Rockville Senior Center to Reopen June 14

The City of Rockville will reopen Rockville Senior Center, Monday, June 14, providing limited hours and amenities for members. The center will not be open for drop-in use or daily lunch.

The senior center and fitness room will be open, by reservation only,...

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Rockville News
Posted on: May 11, 2021

City Manager Names Angela Judge as Rockville’s New Deputy City Manager

Appointment is currently Assistant City Manager to North Carolina City

Angela Judge, an assistant city manager with Elizabeth City, North Carolina, and formerly with the City of Atlanta, Georgia, will be Rockville’s next deputy city manager, City...

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Rockville News
Posted on: April 14, 2021

May 3 is the New Cutoff for Comments on Rockville’s FY 2022 Budget

Rockville, Maryland, April 14 —  The community can offer ideas and feedback about the City of Rockville’s proposed budget through 5 p.m. Monday, May 3, after the Mayor and Council agreed this week to extend the public comment ...

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Rockville News
Posted on: March 26, 2021

Rockville to Reopen Community Centers to Members and Residents

Centers to Open with Limited Hours/Amenities, by Appointment

Rockville, Maryland, March 26 — The City of Rockville will begin to reopen its community centers, Monday, March 29, providing limited hours and amenities, by appointment, for members an...

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Rockville News
Posted on: March 23, 2021

Rockville Mayor and Council Stand with Asian American Pacific Islanders

Statement Offers Condolences and ‘Strong Solidarity’ with Community and Immigrants

Rockville, Maryland, March 23 –  Rockville’s Mayor and Council issued a statement Monday supporting the Asian American Pacif...

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Rockville News
Posted on: March 23, 2021

Take the Survey and Help Plan the Future of RedGate Park

What should RedGate Park look like in 10 years? Twenty years??  The city has launched a new website — and a survey — at engagerockville.com/redgate-park to gather thoughts and ideas about RedGate Park&rsq...

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Rockville News
Posted on: March 16, 2021

Second Rockville Business Forum Will Discuss Available Resources for Business

The COVID-19 pandemic has placed enormous stress on local businesses, and the City of Rockville has partnered with the Rockville Chamber of Commerce, Rockville Economic Development, Inc., and Maryland Women’s Business Center to help.

Business ope...

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Rockville News
Posted on: March 16, 2021

Planning Commission Recommends Comprehensive Plan Draft to Mayor and Council

Public Hearing Scheduled for April 12

Rockville, Maryland, March 16 — The Mayor and Council will begin their review of the Planning Commission’s draft comprehensive plan update, starting this month.

After an extensive public input proces...

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Rockville News
Posted on: February 19, 2021

Rockville Ranks Highly in Latest WalletHub Diversity Study

Rockville ranked seventh overall and fourth among small cities in the U.S. for its ethnic diversity, placing highly again in an annual WalletHub study. Rockville, Gaithersburg, Germantown and Silver Spring occupy the top four spots on WalletHub&a...

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Rockville News
Posted on: February 18, 2021

Winter Weather Impacts Rockville’s Trash and Recycling Collection Schedule

City of Rockville recycling and trash collection will not take place today. Montgomery County’s transfer station is closed due to the weather emergency. 

With collections previously scheduled for a day later than usual this week due to t...

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Rockville News
Posted on: February 17, 2021

City of Rockville Declares a Snow Emergency

Parking Restrictions Take Effect at 10 P.M. Wednesday

Rockville, Maryland, Feb. 17 — The City of Rockville has declared a snow emergency that will begin at 10 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 17, when a winter storm is forecast to bring an accumulation of sn...

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Rockville News
Posted on: January 29, 2021

City of Rockville Declares Snow Emergency for Sunday

Parking Restrictions Take Effect at 9 A.M.

UPDATE: The City of Rockville will collect trash and recycling as scheduled, Monday, Feb. 1. Rockville Swim and Fitness Center will be closed Monday.

Learn more about Rockville's recycling and trash collec...

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Rockville News
Posted on: December 15, 2020

City of Rockville Declares Snow Emergency for Wednesday

Parking Restrictions Take Effect at 9 A.M.

Rockville, Maryland, Dec. 15 -- The City of Rockville declared a snow emergency for Wednesday, Dec. 16 as a storm is forecast to bring snow and ice to the region.

The emergency declaration requires that all vehicle...

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Rockville News
Posted on: December 15, 2020

City Seeks Input on Short-Term Residential Rentals at Second Public Hearing

The Mayor and Council will hold a second public hearing virtually, Monday, Jan. 11, to gather input on whether to develop recommendations to regulate short-term residential rentals in Rockville.

A short-term rental is when a dwelling a unit, or part of a d...

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Rockville News
Posted on: October 27, 2020

City to Join Great American Smokeout

Make No Smoking a Reality in Rockville

Rockville, Maryland, Oct. 27 — Rockville will take part in the American Cancer Society’s Great American Smokeout on Thursday, Nov. 19 with a Mayor and Council proclamation to mark the day, and&...

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Rockville News
Posted on: October 2, 2020

Coyote Tests Positive for Rabies After Series of Attacks in Rockville

Rockville, Maryland, Oct 2 – After three attacks yesterday, the Rockville City Police Department, with the assistance of Montgomery County’s Managed Search Operations Team, and the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, put down a coyote.

On Oct. 1, at ...

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Rockville News
Posted on: October 1, 2020

Police Locate and Put Down Coyote Following Attacks in Rockville

Rockville, Maryland, Oct. 1 – Officers have located and put down a coyote that attacked three people today in Rockville. A stay-at-home order that was temporarily in place for some Rockville neighborhoods has been lifted.

The animal’s body will be sent to ...

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Rockville News
Posted on: October 1, 2020

Police Looking for an Animal, Possibly a Coyote, Following Attack in Rockville

Rockville, Maryland, Oct. 1 – The Rockville City Police Department is asking community members to be on the lookout for an animal, believed to be a coyote, that attacked a woman walking her dog on Winder Court in Rockville today.

Anyone who sees ...

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Rockville News
Posted on: September 22, 2020

Art Installations in Rockville Emphasize Impact of Opioid Addiction

Works Are Part of Rockville Goes Purple Campaign

Rockville, Maryland, Sept. 22 — Local artist Suzanne Firstenberg has brought her installations “Unforgotten” (created with art therapist Sheila Berman) to Rockville City Hall an...

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Rockville News
Posted on: September 21, 2020

Rockville Mayor and Council: State Song Must Be Replaced

Does Not Reflect Maryland’s Diversity, Inclusion, Equity and Unity

Rockville, Maryland, Sept. 17 — The Mayor and Council on Monday unanimously agreed to send a letter urging Gov. Larry Hogan and Maryland General Assembly leadership to w...

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Rockville News
Posted on: September 21, 2020

DOPESICK: A Conversation on the Opioid Crisis in America With Best-Selling Author Beth Macy

Rockville, Maryland, Sept. 11 – Author and journalist Beth Macy will take part in an online discussion of her “New York Times” bestselling book, “Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors and the Drug Company that Addicted America...

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Rockville News
Posted on: September 21, 2020

Rockville Goes Purple in September with Events to Raise Opioid Addiction Awareness

Rockville, Maryland, Sept. 1 — September is National Recovery Month, and the city will hold several events as part of Rockville Goes Purple, a continuing campaign to shine a spotlight on the impact of opioid addiction and educate the community a...

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Rockville News
Posted on: August 31, 2020

ParkMobile to Provide for Contactless Parking Payments in Rockville

Replaces MobileNOW! App, Which Stopped Operating in May

Rockville, Maryland, Aug. 31 – Beginning today, motorists can use the ParkMobile app to pay for parking at the more than 500 publicly metered spaces throughout the City of Rockville.

ParkMobi...

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