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Is it time to rethink how we determine capacity for patients suffering from substance use disorders? We began debating this question after taking care of a young woman with endocarditis. Endocarditis is an infection of part of the heart, frequently associated with IV drug use, and fatal if n…

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As fall begins in earnest, it appears that we are in the midst of the long-feared second surge of Coronavirus cases. In Maryland, as in many states, cases and hospitalization rates are steadily rising to a crescendo. As two emergency medicine physicians working in Maryland, we can attest tha…

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For those of you who follow my writing in the Sentinel newspapers, you are probably aware that as far back as September of 2019, yes, 2019, that I, like many other pundits, expected a Joe Biden candidacy to likely be successful in the Midwest states of Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and Michigan an…

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After Breonna Taylor, a 26-year-old Black medical worker, was killed by police officers in Kentucky, the grand jury indicted a former police officer who was involved in the shooting for wanton endangerment. They did not announce any charges against the two officers who also shot, nor did the…

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If police are our body guards, who are theirs? Surely it can’t be the patrol of lawyers tailing behind law enforcement officials with their briefcases of cash to bail them out? Or could it be the small shiny badge that officers hold to serve as a get-out-of-jail-free card? Regardless, it is …

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Remote learning has been implemented in high schools across the nation, but students are still adjusting to the switch; paper notebooks and journals have been replaced with Google Docs and online planners and hardcover textbooks have been replaced with PDFs. Although this transition can be t…

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On March 12, the state superintendent issued an order for all public schools in the state to close for two weeks in response to the growing COVID-19 pandemic. While students were excited about the prospect of an extended spring break, what they didn’t know was that they wouldn’t be going back.

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At the forefront of the fight to lower the voting age is Tyler Okeke, a 19-year-old activist from California and former Student Member of the Board of Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), working to ensure that the voice of the youth is represented nationwide.

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Premiering today, Montgomery County Public Schools introduces Social Distanced Television (SDTV), a county-wide program used to exhibit the work of students across public and private schools in the area. The content of the show will often reflect current topics and events while also providin…

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TODAY: I'm going live for an update on #COVID19 in Maryland. I'll be joined by Josh Sharfstein, of Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and Beth Anne Langrell, of For All Seasons Behavioral Health and RCC, to give an outlook on fighting the disease in the winter months ahead and …

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Stuck inside? During these tough times, it’s important for us to get out of the house once in a while, whether that means going on a walk or taking a road trip with your family. Fortunately for the WJ community, Maryland and surrounding states are filled with COVID-safe travel destinations f…

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In Montgomery County, thousands of students, aged 5-18, log onto screens for up to four hours a day. It’s an unprecedented school year, and it’s due to the novel coronavirus pandemic. But does it have to be this way for schools? Is there another solution?

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Students in MCPS are trading their backpacks for laptops for the first semester of school this year after the Montgomery County Board of Education announced in July that learning would be held online through February. With this change came many adjustments, such as a platform switch to Canva…

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My name is Dustin Jeter, and I am a Social Studies Teacher at Springbrook High School and a member of the Montgomery County Education Association (MCEA). I want to address the importance of transparency in education decisions.

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After mourning the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the nation began to speculate whether President Trump would go against Justice Ginsburg’s dying wish and fill the vacancy left by her death, and more notably who he would fill her seat with.

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On Friday, 9/11, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser hosted a press conference at DC Engine company 16 to honor and recognize first responders. In observance of 9/11 Day of Service on the 19th anniversary of the September 11 attacks, 9/11 Day teamed up with Chef José Andrés’ World Central Kitchen to deliver more than 35,000 meals from independently-owned local restaurants to support first responders and frontline healthcare workers in more than 30 cities nationwide. At least 5,000 of these meals were delivered in Washington, D.C.

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I want to address one of the open issues causing an impasse in contract negotiations between my employer, Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS), and my union, the Montgomery County Education Association (MCEA). What is the open issue? Teachers want to add the four social justice words “sch…

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The choice is quite simple. The option is former Vice President of the United States Joe Biden. Yes, I like the United States, Sen. Kamala Harris. Boy, would I like to see her take apart United States of America President Donald Trump during the presidential debates in 2020. She proudly demonstrated her prosecutorial skills as […]

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Sentinel alum reporter Bob Woodward, who had replaced Knight Kiplinger on the Sentinel staff, and Carl Bernstein working at The Washington Post uncovered and exposed the  scandal. President Gerald  Ford who succeeded Nixon eventually hired Sentinel alum Ron Nessen as his press secretary.

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The store moved from Montrose Crossing also owned by Federal Realty. Anthropologie took over the space formerly occupied by Barnes and Noble at Bethesda Row. You can find a story about that permanently closed location in our  archives. At Congressional Plaza due to COVID curbside delivery is…

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orsted Deepwater Wind is replacing cable at its Block Island wind farm. They are the developer of the Shipjack Wind Farm. The lease area for Shipjack originally was  going to have  8 megawatt turbines. They  now  propose  12 megawatt  turbines. The  Long Island wind farms can be farther from…

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I agree with Representative Anthony Brown that widening I-270 and the Capital Beltway with toll lanes is an outdated solution to congestion. In the editorial “Hundreds rally to stop controversial highway widening project,” local officials and Montgomery County residents favor expanding transit to curb the horrific upper county traffic congestion. Highway expansion will guarantee more […]

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On June 28, 2018, a man wielding a shotgun blasted his way into the offices of the Capital Gazette community newspaper in Annapolis. He murdered five staff members, including my brother-in-law, John McNamara. Not only did my young daughters lose a beloved uncle that day, but they must also now navigate a world where the […]

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I’ve had the pleasure and the opportunity write this column for about 15 years.  My goal was to inform and enlighten you about housing and real estate issues.  And over the years, recurring themes emerged.  Some are dynamic, while others seem to be unchanging. Through my many columns I wrote about the dynamic nature of […]

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Last week, Chief Judge Mary Ellen Barbera of the Maryland Court of Appeals called for the abolition of contested elections for Circuit Court judgeships in the State. As I say goodbye to this column, and the fine people at the Montgomery County Sentinel, I join in Judge Barbera’s call for a constitutional amendment to change […]

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By Tony Glaros Special to The Sentinel WHEATON – On a sun-drenched Friday morning, Reggie Wright pulled up a seat at a computer terminal where a coworker was pensively flipping through the pages of an Algebra textbook. “You do guided practice,” began Wright, 50, who directs the math department at John F. Kennedy High School […]

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ROCKVILLE – Montgomery County has begun its efforts to bring more focus on their Vision Zero goals to stop traffic-related deaths by 2030 following the introduction of a new coordinator and projects to stop the growing number of incidents in the county. Three pedestrians were killed already to start 2020 following the deaths of 13 […]

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ROCKVILLE – In advance of the 2020 Summer Olympics, Dominique Dawes, retired artistic gymnast and the first Black Olympian to win gold in gymnastics, has announced she will be opening her own gymnastics academy in Clarksburg this spring. The move was inspired by the Me Too movement and her own four children. Dawes was 6 […]

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Most small cars conceived are for simple, economical transportation. You buy a small car because you want to get good gas mileage and not pay too much. Many of today’s leading small sedans and hatchbacks can rightly be called economy cars. Models like the Hyundai Elantra and Toyota Corolla are far from basic, rudimentary transportation, […]

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SEABROOK – Following the announcement that the Montgomery Sentinel will cease its print publication following this edition, public figures throughout the county spoke on how the outlet’s closure leaves a void in local coverage. Both the Prince George’s and Montgomery County Sentinel will be closing after CEO/Publisher Lynn Kapiloff confirmed reports in a letter to […]

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ROCKVILLE – After finding success in the Fairfax and Washington, D.C. areas, Eerkin’s Uyghur Cuisine, an Uyghur family-owned restaurant, has moved onto Rockville Pike to set up its first Maryland location, in the address of the former Japanese bistro café Rolls ‘n Rice. Three years in the business, the family is hoping to expand understanding […]

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WHEATON – Although already up and running and classes have begun, Jan. 24 marked the official opening of the Wheaton Senior Center, which is located in the new Wheaton Community Recreation Center on Georgia Avenue. To celebrate the occasion, the recreation center, which also is home to a library and gym facilities, held an open […]

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SHADY GROVE – Appropriately following the Women’s Legislative Briefing’s 40th anniversary, Councilmember Nancy Navarro was inducted by the Montgomery County Commission for Women into the county’s Women’s History Archives on Jan. 26, the 48th celebrated in its annual induction ceremony. Chosen for her work as a political leader in the county, Navarro is the first […]

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ROCKVILLE – The Public Safety (PS) and Health and Human Service (HHS) Committees for Montgomery County met on Jan. 23 to receive an update on gang activity and gang prevention services in the county. Police, state attorneys and many public institutions were called up to speak about their results and what they are doing to […]

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HYATTSVILLE – Jonathan Hernandez, 22, walked inside a Langley Park apartment building on Jan. 23 with a group of canvassers, ready to talk to local residents about the 2020 U.S. Census. The downtown Silver Spring resident could recall being a young child in 2010 and seeing his mother struggling to look at the questionnaire pages. […]

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ROCKVILLE – A crowd of community members entered Rockville town hall on Jan. 27 to make a case for funding in human services, sports and art development before the council reviewed priorities for the 2021 fiscal year budget. Leon Suskin, the co-chair of the Human Services Advisory Commission, spoke on his own behalf at the […]

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I have often been asked whether there is anything I will admit to as a positive of the Trump administration. Well, there is. The Trump administration has provided me with more issues and incidents to write about than I could ever have imagined. That is as close as I could get to find a Trump […]

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With the dispute over the timeliness of commencement of the impeachment trial being much in the news, Maryland’s Court of Appeals last week issued an opinion in Anthony Marlin Tunnell v. State of Maryland regarding the timeliness of commencement of a criminal trial. Maryland, by statute and a 1979 case called Hicks v. State, has […]

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