Sunday, May 19, 2013
Forty-two percent of people asked have an unfavorable view of the very hip, says a new poll.
A poll released by Public Policy Polling shows that a large percentage of Americans (42 percent) have an unfavorable opinion of “hipsters,” a group of men and women “unusually aware of and interested in new and unconventional patterns,” according to Merriam Webster. The Urban Dictionary says members of this subculture are “typically in their 20s and 30s” and “value independent thinking, counter-culture, progressive politics, indie-rock” and “witty banter.” Locally, data from the 2010 Census shows that only 19 percent of Montgomery County’s population is between the ages of 20 and 34. In Silver Spring though, nearly half of the residents in some parts of downtown—near the Metro (52 percent), between East-West Highway and Fenton Street (…
Monday, May 6, 2013
A 60-year-old Germantown man was killed in the collision.
A 60-year-old Germantown man was struck and killed by a vehicle at the Lakeforest Bus Station on Friday, April 26, Montgomery County police said Monday. The victim, identified as Silvano Celedonio Alvarado, of the 12900 block of Walnut View Court, succumbed to his injuries on April 29, police said. Alvarado was attempting to cross Lost Knife Road near Odendhal Avenue when he was struck, police said. He was crossing Lost Knife Road from the median to the curb when he was struck by a black 2005 Lexus 300 that was traveling southbound on Lost Knife Road. The driver of the Lexus has been identified as Song Hee Lee, age 71, of the 200 block of Shadow Glen Court in Gaithersburg, police said. Lee stayed on the scene of the collision and assisted…
Monday, March 11, 2013
Police: Girl ran into the street, struck side of van
A 4-year-old girl who was hospitalized after being struck by a car in Germantown on Saturday, had run into the street and struck the side of a van, a Montgomery County Police spokesman told The Gazette. Initial reports were that a pedestrian was struck on Summer Oak Drive at around 5:10 p.m., several news outlets have reported. The child was flown to the hospital and was “conscious and alert,” according to WTOP.
Thursday, February 28, 2013
FBI agent: Gilberto Valle targeted a former University of Maryland classmate, NBC Washington reported.
An alleged plot by a New York City police officer to kidnap, kill and cook a Germantown woman was foiled by the FBI, NBC Washington reported Wednesday. Gilberto Valle, 28, of Queens, NY, is on trial in a Manhattan federal court. He is charged with conspiring to kidnap women and illegally accessing a government database to research potential victims, according to the report. Kimberly Sauer, of Germantown, is a former classmate of Valle's at the University of Maryland, NBC Washington reported. Other women who prosecutors say were potential targets include a former high school classmate, two other former college classmates and an 18-year-old woman who attended Valle's high school alma mater. An FBI agent who testified Tuesday said Valle's …
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Four vehicles, including a Montgomery County Public Schools bus, were involved in the incident Friday on Clopper Road just north of Game Preserve Road in Gaithersburg.
Friday, February 22, 2013
Fire and rescue spokesman: One adult suffered life-threatening injuries in a collision on Game Preserve Road.
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Jennifer McKenna Morbelli visited Germantown abortion clinic.
An elementary school teacher from New York state died from abortion-related complications, a spokesman for the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner said Thursday. Jennifer McKenna Morbelli, 29, of New Rochelle, NY, died Feb. 7 at Shady Grove Adventist Hospital in Rockville, days after she had an abortion at Germantown Reproductive Health Services. The manner of Morbelli’s death was “natural," Bruce Goldfarb, a spokesman for the chief medical examiner's office, told Patch. “Disseminated intravascular coagulation” and “amniotic fluid embolism” were listed as causes of death on the death certificate, Goldfarb said. Amniotic fluid embolism is when amniotic fluid escapes into the blood stream. “It’s very rare, very serious,” Goldfarb said. …
Cause of the Wednesday night fire has not been determined
A fire that destroyed a food warehouse Wednesday in Germantown caused $500,000 worth of damage, a Montgomery County Fire & Rescue Service spokesman told Patch. Investigators have not yet determined what caused the blaze, Assistant Capt. Scott Graham said. Firefighers were dispatched to 17000 block of Germantown Road at 7:30 p.m. It took about 90 minutes to extinguish the fire, Graham said. No injuries were reported.
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
MCFRS: Damage surpasses $500,000
A basement fire Friday displaced a Germantown family and caused more than a half million dollars in damage, according to Montgomery County Fire & Rescue Service. At around 4:15 p.m., firefighters were dispatched to a house in the 11700 block of Scarlet Leaf Circle where they battled a fire that began in the basement and spread to the home's first floor, fire officials said in a weekly incident report. No one was injured in the blaze, but two adults and five children were left homeless, said Assistant Chief Scott Graham, an MCFRS spokesman. The fire caused $500,000 damage to the home’s structure and $150,000 damage to the home’s contents, according to the incident report. Graham was unable to provide further details when reached by Patch on…
Monday, February 11, 2013
Anti-abortion protestors allege the woman died after receiving an abortion at Germantown Reproductive Services.
The Maryland Office of the Chief Medical Examiner is investigating the death of a 29-year-old woman whom anti-abortion activists allege died after receiving an abortion at Germantown Reproductive Health Services. The woman died Thursday at Shady Grove Hospital, according to the chief medical examiner’s office. The cause and manner of death was still pending. “Any speculation at this point would be premature,” spokesman Bruce Goldfarb told Patch. Montgomery County Police is coordinating with the medical examiner’s office on the investigation and is awaiting its report, a police spokeswoman told Patch on Monday. Last week, Capt. Paul Starks, a police spokesman, told The Washington Post that there was “no indication of any criminal activity …