2019 MoCo WRAP UP

February 26, 2020

January 23, 2019: Maryland delegate David Moon introduces bill to decriminalize attempted suicide

February 13, 2019: Rockville named 9th most diverse city in US by Wallet Hub

February 17, 2019: Travilah and Potomac listed in Bloomberg’s “2019 Richest Places” list

February 21, 2019: Sen. Will Smith sponsors bill to give MD residents a third option for gender on driver’s license/ID Card

March 4, 2019: Lab Cafe closes in Rockville Town Square

March 12, 2019: Rockville named 10th best place to live in Maryland by Niche

March 28, 2019: Governor Hogan vetoes bills on school start date to allow schools to decide when to start school and $15 minimum wage

April 17, 2019: Bethesda local Joey Jones to compete in “The Bachelorette”

April 22, 2019: Montgomery County spends $1 million annually to send recycling out of state

May 7, 2019: Rockville’s Mayor and Council adopt $138.9 million Budget

May 16, 2019: Small Bites: Robeks Smoothie Chain opens in Rockville

June 26, 2019: Rockville names Laura Lanham as Deputy Chief of Police

June 26, 2019: County’s e-Scooter and e-Bike Pilot arrives in Rockville

June 26, 2019: Rockville’s water quality receives high marks for safety

July 1, 2019: Rockville’s cooling centers open for 95-plus degree, or code red, weather

July 18, 2019: Rockville and Yilan, Taiwan, cement official Sister City Agreement at signing ceremony

August 22, 2019: MCPS Signs Regulation EEA-RA Student Transportation to install seat belts in school buses. New buses will have passenger restraint systems by Fall 2020.

August 28, 2019: Rockville to officially open four new pickleball courts

September 1, 2019: Friendship BBQ opens at Rockville Town Square

September 3, 2019: MCPS students start school

October 8, 2019: Montgomery County passes $5.8 billion budget

October 2019: Woodside Deli closes after 70 Years 

October 29, 2019: Driver crashes into Halal Guys storefront in Rockville, drives off

November 22, 2019: The block opens on Pike and Rose 

November 29, 2019: Kyoto Matcha opens in Rockville Town Center

December 11, 2019: Rockville named as GoFundMe’s 2nd most generous city in America

December 2019: First year of revised high school magnet application Process for 8th graders

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