Rockville pool renovation complete

The City of Rockville completed a major renovation to the south pool at the Swim and Fitness Center last week. The pool reopened earlier this month and a public dedication ceremony is scheduled for Feb. 13. [City of Rockville]

Howard County adds days off for Diwali, Lunar New Year and Eid al-Adha

In an effort to recognize important holidays for multiple religions, the Howard County Board of Education voted last week to close schools on certain Muslim and Hindu holidays. [The Washington Post]

Joe’s to move to new Silver Spring location

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Joe’s Record Paradise is planning to move to a new location at 8700 Georgia Ave., about a 10-minute walk from its current spot, by March 1. [WAMU 88.5]

Al Roshdieh appointed transportation director

Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett is looking to take the interim tag away from Roshdieh, who has been acting director of the county’s Department of Transportation since 2014. The County Council must still confirm the appointment. [Montgomery County]

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Former CIA officer, Montgomery County political activist dies

John “Ned” Dolan, of Garrett Park, who served as the president and legislative director of the Maryland Municipal League, died Nov. 25 at age 91.  [The Washington Post]

Deportation raids spread local fear

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With at least one immigration raid occurring in Montgomery County, some activists are seeking help to calm the immigrant community. [Montgomery County Sentinel]

Cold weather

A sunny high of 26 degrees is expected for Martin Luther King Jr. Day with a nighttime low dropping to 12 degrees.

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