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Tricks for Making Halloween a Treat

Trick-or-treaters take to Rockville neighborhoods Monday, Oct. 31. There are no set hours for trick-or-treating. The Rockville City Police Department urges drivers to be aware of extra pedestrians in neighborhoods. Homeowners should clear yards and sidewalks of obstacles, keep homes well-lit inside and out, and report any suspicious activity to

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City Police to Host Community Open House  

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, K-9 demonstrations, a moon bounce, games, a DJ, food, treats, information

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A Night Out in the Neighborhood

Twenty neighborhoods hosted block parties and cookouts as Rockville celebrated National Night Out on Aug. 2. Members of the Mayor and Council, Rockville City Police Department and Montgomery County State’s Attorney’s Office visited gatherings. For 39 years, National Night Out, sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch, has raised

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Bus Stops Remain Relocated at Rockville Metro Station

Ongoing Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Administration construction and paving work at the Rockville Metro station has been extended through at least early October.  All bus stops on the station’s east Side remain closed and temporarily relocated due to the project, which began in June. Bus stops have been moved from

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Rockville Awarded State Grant for Energy-Efficient Streetlights

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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In Case Of Emergency

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

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Vision Zero: Sidewalks, Safety Audits and Speed Cameras

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

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Gun Buyback Brings Out Community Partners

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.

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Baltimore Road Project Enters New Construction Phase

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

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Rockville is part of the Chesapeake Bay watershed. Actions we take in our own backyards can have a significant impact on the health, habitat and wildlife of local waterways, and eventually the Chesapeake Bay. Help Rockville celebrate Chesapeake Bay Awareness

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Meet a Rockville Employee: Kina Campbell

Kina Campbell joined the city in April as the new Permit and Inspection Services Division chief, bringing with her more than 25 years of experience in the building permitting and construction industry. We asked her a few questions to get

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