Coronavirus vaccination rates surge in hard-hit Latino community
The coronavirus vaccination rate for Latino residents in Montgomery County is now higher than the rate for white residents.
Officials attribute the change to equity-focused measures, including a public service announcement featuring an animated grandmother urging people to get vaccinated. [Washington Post]
Injured Army veteran getting specially adapted home
Homes For Our Troops is building a specially adapted home for a Montgomery County Army sergeant who was injured in Iraq.
Riders with the American Legion and Maryland Patriot Guards, along with Montgomery County police and the Upper Montgomery County Volunteer Fire Department, gathered to escort Army Sgt. Emmanuel Melendez-Diaz at a kickoff event at Poolesville Baptist Church. [Fox 5]
Metro service extended to midnight
Metro has expanded train service to midnight, seven days a week. Sunday was the first day.
The extended operating hours are the first in a package of service improvements that will add more all-day rail service, create high-frequency bus routes and improve service across the region. [WMATA]
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