Seven Rockville Police Officers Honored at Public Safety Awards

Officers Recognized for Bravery, Service and Saving Lives 

Seven members of the Rockville City Police Department were honored for their service to the community at the 29th annual Rockville Public Safety Awards on Wednesday, June 13 at Lakewood Country Club.

Photo of Rockville City Police Department officers honored at the 29th annual Rockville Public Safety Awards.
Rockville City Police Department officers honored at the 29th annual Rockville Public Safety Awards on June 13 are (L to R): Officer Daniel Morozewicz, Cpl. Steven Malko, Cpl. Kyle Dickerson, Cpl. Jonathan Lally, Cpl. Eddie Roman, Sgt. Andy Taglienti and Officer Brandon Thomas.

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Rockville’s Mayor Newton Becomes Maryland Municipal League President

Will Serve from 2018-2019 Under Theme of ‘Together, We Can’

Mayor Bridget Donnell Newton.

City of Rockville Mayor Bridget Donnell Newton has become president of the Maryland Municipal League, a statewide organization that represents and advocates on behalf of Maryland’s 157 towns and cities. Newton has served as the organization’s president-elect since MML’s 2017 summer conference.

Each year, incoming MML presidents chose a theme for their term. Newton’s 2018-2019 theme is “Together, We Can.”

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A Legacy of Leadership: Remembering Mayor Marcuccio

Phyllis Marcuccio, who served as Rockville’s mayor from 2009-2013, died Tuesday, June 5. She was 84.

“Mayor Marcuccio was a deeply devoted public servant throughout her life and career,” Mayor Bridget Donnell Newton said in a statement on behalf of the Mayor and Council, and city staff. “A longstanding Rockville resident, she prided herself as a grassroots activist and was an outspoken advocate for the city, always keeping the best interests of her community close to her heart.”

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Rock the Red: Capitals Watch Party Tonight in Rockville Town Square

Join Neighbors for Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final
Caps Watch Party at Rockville Town Square photo.
Watch the Caps go for the cup in Game 5. The party begins at 8 p.m. at Rockville Town Square.

The City of Rockville will host a free viewing party for Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final at 8 p.m. Thursday at Rockville Town Square.

Watch the Washington Capitals’ quest for the cup on the big screen. Admission is free. Bring chairs and blankets and join your neighbors to rock the red.

Let’s go Caps!

Mayor and Council Oppose I-270 Widening, Additional Lanes

Letter to the State Details Pollution and Traffic Concerns

The Mayor and Council in May sent a letter to the Maryland Department of Transportation expressing opposition to any widening or addition of lanes to Interstate 270 in Rockville as part of the state’s I-495 & I-270 Public-Private Partnership Program. Continue reading “Mayor and Council Oppose I-270 Widening, Additional Lanes”

New Police Chief to be Sworn In June 18

Meet and Greet to Follow Ceremony

Victor Brito will be sworn in as chief of the Rockville City Police Department at a ceremony before the Mayor and Council meeting on Monday, June 18.

Victor Brito meets RCPD staff.
Victor Brito (at top, right) met with Rockville City Police Department officers and civilian staff on May 22 shortly after being named Rockville’s next police chief.

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Rockville Selects New Planning Department Director

Ricky Barker Named Community Planning and Development Services Leader

Ricky Barker

Rockville, Maryland, May 23 — Ricky Barker, a planning professional with more than three decades of experience, has been selected as the new director of the City of Rockville’s Community Planning and Development Services department, City Manager Rob DiSpirito announced today.

“I’m confident Ricky will continue Rockville’s commitment to vibrant, family-friendly neighborhoods, balanced growth and a sustainable future,” DiSpirito said. “He brings a wealth of vision and experience to the position. I’m excited to introduce him to his talented, professional team, and to the Rockville community.”

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Rockville Names Victor Brito as
Police Chief

New Hire Brings 27 Years of Experience in Law Enforcement

Victor Brito will be Rockville’s next police chief, City Manager Rob DiSpirito announced May 22.

Brito has more than 27 years in law enforcement, most recently as Hagerstown’s police chief.

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Rockville’s Mayor and Council Adopt $136.2 Million Budget

Property Tax Rate Remains Constant for the 10th Consecutive Year

Rockville residents will pay the same property tax rate as they have for the last ten fiscal years, after the Mayor and Council on May 14 approved the Fiscal Year 2019 budget.

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Metro Seeks Feedback on Red Line Service Alternatives

Metro is considering two alternatives that would increase rail service at the Shady Grove, Rockville, Twinbrook and White Flint stations during rush hour and limit the number of trains that turn back at Grosvenor-Strathmore.

The agency is seeking input from riders, via a survey, on how those changes would affect their commute. Feedback from the survey will be provided to the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority Board of Directors in July. If any adjustments are approved, they will take place in December.

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