Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Montgomery County will be installing 292 parking meters.
Montgomery County will install 292 parking meters this spring near Shady Grove Adventist Hospital in Rockville, the county announced on Facebook on Monday. The meters will be along these streets: • Medical Center Drive between Great Seneca Highway and Key West Avenue. • Broschart Road between Key West Avenue and Medical Center Drive. • Blackwell Road between Broschart Road and Great Seneca Highway. In a press release, the county cited more parking turnover and relieving congestion as the goals of the meters. The parking rates will be 65-cents an hour, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday. No payment will be required on weekends or holidays.
Saturday, April 6, 2013
The county Fire and Rescue Service publishes an online newsletter using paper.li.
Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service is active on social media. The department uses its Twitter account, Facebook page and blog to communicate with the public. On Wednesday, MCFRS tweeted a link to their paper.li page, which produces a newsletter-style page with recent stories by and about MCFRS. Click here to read the "Montgomery County Fire & Rescue News Page." #MoCo Online examines Montgomery County on social media. Click here for more.
Friday, April 5, 2013
Montgomery County police recall Ayala's sacrifice in 2010.
Three years ago Thursday, Sgt. Hector I. Ayala of the Montgomery County Police Department died when responding to a call to help a fellow officer. An MCPD Facebook post Thursday remembered Sgt. Ayala and his sacrifice. Ayala's wife was pregnant with triplets at the time of his death. Two months later, she gave birth to three girls. Click here to view the post. #MoCo Online examines Montgomery County on social media. Click here for more.
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
County government disseminates information via social media. Patch brings it to you.
The Montgomery County government has gotten with the times. Elected officials and county offices are using Twitter and Facebook to communicate. That's a smart strategy, as that's where residents spend much of their time online. Patch will look to find interesting information posted via social media and share it with you. Today, we'll start with the county's page, which lists the Twitter accounts for County Council members, county government departments and other agencies. You can choose whom you'd like to follow on Twitter, or you can monitor the whole list with a list at this link.
Monday, April 1, 2013
MCFRS will begin recruitment soon.
Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service (MCFRS) tweeted that it will be making recruiters available around the county for interested people to learn about becoming a firefighter/rescuer. The sessions coming up will be: Tentatively, applications are set to be accepted May 1 through 17. More information is available on the MCFRS blog.
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
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Wednesday, November 7, 2012
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Monday, October 8, 2012
See how the 23rd annual food fest played out on Twitter.
Twitter was abuzz Saturday during the 23rd annual Taste of Bethesda as event-goers took to the popular social media platform to share photos, interact with their favorite restaurants and dish on their favorite selections of the day. Check out how the feeding frenzy played out in tweets.
Friday, August 17, 2012
Check out our list of education leaders for back-to-school news.
The Maryland State Department of Education is the latest state agency to jump on the Twitter train, and just in time for the back-to-school season. The @MdPublicSchools account launched Aug. 10, reminding followers of Maryland's tax-free shopping week and other notes about back-to-school preparations across the state. "Our goal is to reach parents, teachers, and the public wherever they are, in whatever format they are most comfortable with," said William Reinhard, spokesperson for MSDE. "We began our Facebook page last year with the same thing in mind. There is a lot going on in Maryland public schools—changes in curriculum, coming changes in assessment, new ways educators will be evaluated and more. We want parents to know what is going …
Thursday, August 9, 2012
Tweet of “cat burglar” arrest went to thousands of followers Thursday
The alert went to Montgomery County Police’s 2,398 Twitter followers Thursday afternoon—its importance amplified by the all-caps display, BREAKING NEWS. “… MCP Arrests Cat Burglar #catburglar” Here’s your cat burglar, folks: Perry Jane, the feline companion of Montgomery County Police Officer Janelle Smith, a police spokeswoman. “We just call her Jane,” said Smith’s colleague, Officer Rebecca Inocenti, who helped set up the photo Thursday. Innocenti said the two had been planning “operation cat burglar” for a month. “No cats were harmed,” Innocenti said. “She got kitty treats afterward.” — What caption would you write for this photo? Post your suggestions below in the comments section.
Thursday, June 28, 2012
The county reacts on social media after initial reports botched the Supreme Court Ruling on "Obamacare."
The Twitter nation waited and watched for the Supreme Court ruling on President Obama's healthcare act Thursday morning. Seconds after the ruling was released, the social media outlet exploded in confusion. Early reports from CNN said the Affordable Care Act had been struck down, the Associated Press reported that the law had been upheld, some claimed it was too early to have a correct analysis. Read more about Montgomery County leaders' reactions to the Supreme Court's decision to uphold the ACA.