Friday, April 19, 2013
USA Today: Tamerlan Tsarnaev, the 26-year-old identified by police as the dead Boston bombing suspect, called his uncle Thursday night and asked for forgiveness.
One of the suspects in the Boston Marathon bombings called one of his uncles in Montgomery Village on Thursday night to ask forgiveness, USA Today reported. Tamerlan Tsarnaev—the 26-year-old identified by police as the dead Boston bombing suspect—spoke with his uncle, Alvi Tsarni, for the first time in more than two years, according to the report. "He said, 'I love you and forgive me,'" Alvi Tsarni said, according to the report. On Friday morning, FBI agents and Montgomery County police went to the Montgomery Village home of Ruslan Tsarni, another uncle of the suspects. Ruslan Tsarni urged his surviving nephew to surrender to police and ask for forgiveness. He said he had not been in touch with the suspect's family for many years. Read …
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
What did you see outside your window Wednesday morning? Share your snow photos with Patch.
Friday, December 21, 2012
Highway officials will analyze crash data on the Intercounty Connector before increasing the speed limit, The Baltimore Sun reported.
Those clamoring for an increase in the Intercounter Connector's 55 mph speed limit may have some positive news on the horizon. An engineering study of the ICC has concluded that the speed of the highway can safely be raised to 60 mph, pending an analysis of crash data, The Baltimore Sun reported Thursday. The accident review of the toll road is expected to be completed by the end of February, at which point the Maryland Transportation Authority will make a decision on the speed limit, according to the report. The highway — designed for speeds up to 60 mph — has yet to see a fatality and MdTA Police have recorded just 20 single-vehicle accidents, according to the report. Earlier in December, Montgomery County Council Member Phil Andrews …
Friday, December 14, 2012
The Lakeside Ballroom at Gaithersburg Marriott will be completed in March 2013.
Marriott Washingtonian Center is working on a new venue for parties big and small. The Gaithersburg hotel announced Monday its new Lakeside Ballroom, featuring floor-to-ceiling windows and a private terrace overlooking the lake that anchors the Rio Washingtonian Center shopping, dining and entertainment complex. “The new ballroom embraces the natural beauty that surrounds Gaithersburg Marriott," Gaithersburg Marriott General Manager Sara Moore said in a statement. "When the Lakeside Ballroom is completed in March 2013, no other venue in the region will rival its sophisticated charm and exclusive amenities.” The ballroom, which combines meeting and event space, features a 672 square-foot pre-function area, 2,700-square foot ballroom and 2,…
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Olde Towne Advisory Subcommittee hopes to turn Olde Towne Gaithersburg into a local destination.
At the mention of Olde Towne, too many people in the Gaithersburg area associate with Old Town Alexandria, something Olde Towne Advisory Subcommittee co-chair Lenny Levy said he hopes to change. Seeking new members, the subcommittee hopes to serve as "the eyes and ears of Olde Towne," and "find out what we can do to bring new business, new residential prospects and new people," Levy told Gaithersburg Mayor Sidney A. Katz and the City Council during Monday's annual commmittee briefings. Levy called the committee's major project, the Archstone community, "an attractive amenity" that will help kickstart progress on making Olde Towne a local destination. Archstone is a new apartment complex along East Diamond Avenue which will lease retail …
Monday, November 26, 2012
Gaithersburg and Montgomery County Police Departments conducted a two day “Holiday Safety” initiative at Lakeforest Mall.
Plain clothed officers from Gaithersburg and Montgomery County police departments arrested 13 people during a two day "Holiday Safety" intitative at Lakeforest Mall, police said Monday afternoon. The initiative, conducted on Nov. 23 and 24 in partnership with mall security, resulted in four people being charged with misdemeaner thefts, three charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance paraphernalia, one charged with possession of alcohol, two had outstanding warrants for failure to appear in court, and three were charged with possession with intent to distribute a controlled dangerous substance. “We appreciate the efforts and support of the Gaithersburg police and the Montgomery County police departments during the busy …
Thursday, September 27, 2012
Paul Jerome Holt, 34, was responsible for at least nine burglaries, and took over $80,000 worth of equipment, WUSA 9 reported.
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Thursday, September 27, 2012
A man responsible for breaking into businesses from Gaithersburg to Silver Spring and taking laptops, iPads and other electronics has been sentenced to 75 years in prison, WUSA 9 reported. Paul Jerome Holt, 34, was responsible for at least nine burglaries, and took over $80,000 worth of equipment, according to the report. Holt was caught on surveillance video during one of the burglaries using an umbrella to conceal his face. "From Urban Nation to Mars Symbioscience to a dentist office, Mr. Holt preyed upon unsuspecting people who thought their personal or business property to be safe," John J. McCarthy, State's Attorney for Montgomery County, said in a press release. Holt also "stole from a church and a funeral home in the same day," …
Friday, August 24, 2012
Over its nearly two-decade history, the event has grown into Montgomery County's largest 5k race.
Event VIPs and city officials gathered last night at O’Donnell’s to celebrate the work of the volunteers who have helped the Kentlands/Lakelands 5k grow into Montgomery County’s largest 5k race. Put on as a partnership between the Kentlands Community Foundation and the City of Gaithersburg, the race benefits the Dwelling Place, which provides homeless services for Montgomery County families, and the Dolores Swoyer Fund, which pays for underprivileged children to attend city summer camps. The race is also a qualifying event for the Maryland Senior Olympics. "Not only is this an event that we all enjoy and that we all are very proud of, but it's also an event where we save lives—change lives, save lives," said Mayor Sidney Katz. Two-thirds …
Monday, August 20, 2012
The Montgomery County Agricultural Fair saw another successful festival in 2012. Festivities ended Saturday night.
The 64th annual Montgomery County Agricultural Fair came to a close Saturday night as volunteers dismantled rides, cleaned up the barns, closed up stands and said goodbye to one another until next summer. The county fair held at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds saw an estimated 220,000 guests, about the same number as last year, according to Martin Svcrek, the executive director of the Montgomery County Agricultural Center, Inc. Great weather conditions welcomed festival-goers throughout most of the week, except for a few rainstorms and a power outage. Running the fair required many volunteers, an estimated 2,000 to 2,400 volunteer hours, according to Gerda Sherwood from Laytonsville, herself a volunteer at the Dairy Barn. Sherwood said …
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Join Gaithersburg and Montgomery Village Patch as they sample the food at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds Wednesday afternoon.
The list of food at the Montgomery County Agricultural Fair is mighty long, but we hope to try them all. Follow Patch Wednesday afternoon as Gaithersburg's Greg Cohen and Montgomery Village's Sebastian Montes sample the fare at the fair. The list of available food includes, according to the fair website: Barbeque, Gyros, Pizza, Grilled Cheese, Roasted Corn, Italian Sausage & Peppers, Latin Food, International Asian Cuisine, Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, Taco Salad, Curds, Fudge Puppie Waffles, Fried Chicken, Fried Fish, Shrimp, Crabcakes, Ribs, BBQ Nachos, Chili Cheese Fries, Lemonade, Funnel Cakes, Snow Cones, Soft Pretzels, Roasted Nuts, French Fries, Kettle Corn, Dippin' Dots, Fudge, Cotton Candy, Root Beer Floats, Specialty Apples, Smoothies, …