The City of Rockville was recently selected to receive $449,750 for light-emitting diode streetlight conversion, as part of the Maryland Energy Administration’s new Streetlight and Outdoor Lighting Efficiency Pilot Grant Program. The SOLE Pilot Grant Program selected 11 awardees, comprising local governments and school districts, to receive grants totaling over
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September is National Preparedness Month. Are you ready? The Rockville City Police Department offers a list of items to have in a kit at home and a “go” bag, in case you have to leave home fast, due to an emergency. Visit www.rockvillemd.gov/272/Emergency-Preparedness for the list, as well as tips
Sidewalk feasibility studies, intersection safety audits and upgrades of speed and red-light camera systems are among the steps Rockville is taking toward meeting its Vision Zero goal, city staff said in an Aug. 1 update to the Mayor and Council. Adopted by the Mayor and Council in July 2020, Vision
Rockville police Chief Victor V. Brito (center), flanked by Montgomery County Public Schools Superintendent Monifa B. McKnight and Montgomery County State’s Attorney John McCarthy, announced Rockville’s gun buyback event last month. The Saturday, Aug. 27 event provided an opportunity to dispose of unwanted firearms voluntarily, anonymously and safely.
Safety and access improvements continue to take shape along Baltimore Road, with construction continuing in September between Edmonston Drive and Avery Road and from Twinbrook Parkway to across from the Rockville High School driveway. City contractors were scheduled to begin installing storm drain structures and pipe and concrete curb and
The Fourth of July is a time to celebrate. But leave the fireworks to the professionals. The city reminds residents that the private use and possession of fireworks, including sparklers, is illegal in Maryland and carries a $500 fine. Fireworks include firecrackers, skyrockets and Roman candles. Selling fireworks carries a
The Rockville City Police Department hosted a town hall meeting about public safety in Rockville on June 23 at F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre. Chief Victor V. Brito and RCPD officers were joined by representatives from the Montgomery County Police Department 1st District, Metro Transit Police Department, and City of Rockville
Meet Neighbors, Connect with Police Officers on Aug. 2 Celebrate our city’s neighborhoods on Tuesday, Aug. 2 as the Rockville City Police Department and Rockville communities take part in National Night Out.
Rockville’s Mayor and Council will in August once again proclaim September as National Recovery Month, and the city will hold several events as part of Rockville Goes Purple, a continuing campaign to shine a spotlight on the nationwide impact of opioid addiction. The Mayor and Council will issue the proclamation
An open house at the city’s police station will offer an opportunity to get to know the men and women who protect and serve Rockville. The Rockville City Police Department will welcome the community to an open house from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, featuring vehicle and equipment displays,
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Mt. Vernon Place Has Reopened to Traffic With the arrival of the fall planting season in September, city contractors began landscaping as the final phase of improvements to the Mt. Vernon stormwater management facility. Mt. Vernon Place reopened to through
Rockville will honor veterans of our nation’s armed forces with a ceremony on Veterans Day, Friday, Nov. 11. The ceremony is planned for 11 a.m. at Veterans Park, at the intersection of MD 28 and Rockville Pike. Free parking will
For Close to 50 Years, Drive has Encouraged Heartfelt Giving For nearly a half century, through the Holiday Drive, Rockville has sponsored outreach that brings the community together each year to provide food baskets, gift certificates and toys to needy
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