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‘Ghost shoes’ memorialize four pedestrians killed on Georgia Avenue

Plus: Three county regional directors will retire this summer; Teens contribute to mural celebrating Glen Echo integration

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‘Ghost shoes’ memorialize four pedestrians killed on Georgia Avenue

Poignant reminders about pedestrian safety are going up in Montgomery County as part of a global effort to call attention to dangerous intersections and advocate for road improvements.

On a wooden utility pole in the Aspen Hill area Sunday, traffic safety advocates placed two pairs of all-white sneakers called “ghost shoes” to remember Claire and Robert Grossmann. [NBC 4]

Three county regional directors will retire this summer

Three of the five county regional directors are retiring this summer.

Cathy Matthews, the county’s uptown regional director; Reemberto Rodriguez, the county’s Silver Spring regional director, and Luisa Montero, the county’s Mid County regional director, will all step down soon, according to Richard Madaleno, the county’s chief administrative officer. [Montgomery Community Media]

Teens contribute to mural celebrating Glen Echo integration

There’s a new mural in Glen Echo Park that celebrates both the 100th anniversary of a famous carousel and a protest that led to the amusement park’s eventual integration.

The piece was painted by teenagers served by a Gaithersburg nonprofit called Identity Inc. [WTOP]

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