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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.

“We are tired of ‘thoughts and prayers’ and we ...

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Rockville News
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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Rockville News
Posted on: March 23, 2022

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

Rockville City Hall exterior photograph

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

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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.

Mayor and Council Meetings

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

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Rockville News
Posted on: March 7, 2022

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

Face Coverings March 2022 Social Graphic

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.

City Manager Rob DiSp...

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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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Rockville News
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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Rockville News
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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Rockville News
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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Rockville News
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.

Rockville, Maryland, Dec. 16 – City Hall and city facil...

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Rockville News
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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Rockville News
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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Rockville News
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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Rockville News
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.

 

City government, t...

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Rockville News
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.

COVID-19, inc...

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Rockville News
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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Rockville News
Posted on: September 17, 2021

Rockville Cancels Rocktobierfest and Antique and Classic Car Show

City Manager Cites Ongoing Public Health Risks Related to Delta Variant

Rockville, Maryland, Sept. 17 – Rockville City Manager Rob DiSpirito announced the cancellation of the city’s two highly attended October special events, citing pub...

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Rockville News
Posted on: September 1, 2021

Rockville to Remember Lives Lost to Opioid Epidemic

Rockville, Maryland, Sept. 1 — Rockville’s Mayor and Council will gather outside City Hall with elected and appointed leaders from across the region, Monday, Sept. 13, to remember lives lost to opioid addiction.The ceremony is...

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Rockville News
Posted on: September 7, 2021

Academy-Award Winning Director to Discuss HBO Documentary, “The Crime of the Century”

The City of Rockville will host an exclusive virtual conversation with contributors to the HBO documentary, “The Crime of the Century,” as part of Rockville Goes Purple, the city's monthlong September campaign to bring awarene...

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Rockville News
Posted on: September 3, 2021

Labor Day in Rockville: Facilities Closed, Recycling and Trash Collection Schedule Changes

Rockville, Maryland, Sept. 3 — City government will be closed Monday, Sept. 6 in observance of Labor Day.

City Hall and the following city facilities will be closed: Lincoln Park, Thomas Farm and Twinbrook community centers, the Rockvill...

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Rockville News
Posted on: August 3, 2021

City Reinstates Face-Covering Requirement Inside All City Buildings

Spike in COVID-19 Delta Variant Transmission Has Led to Concern

Face coverings will be mandatory for all visitors to Rockville facilities, starting immediately, as the city continues its efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19.

The requirement applies to ...

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Rockville News
Posted on: August 3, 2021

Mayor and Council Unanimously Adopt Rockville 2040 Comprehensive Plan

Rockville’s Mayor and Council unanimously adopted the Rockville 2040 Comprehensive Plan update Monday evening, following a years-long process that involved hundreds of voices from the community, elected and appointed leaders and city staff, whic...

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Rockville News
Posted on: August 3, 2021

Mayor and Council Proclaim September as National Recovery Month

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. 2 meeting.Lights at City Hall,...

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Rockville News
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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