Renters report illegal increases during pandemic

Renters report illegal increases during pandemic

Plus: Vigil planned for Saturday at site of fatal crash in Aspen Hill; Rockville voids pet store license; New indoor public pool reservation system to launch next week

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Renters report illegal increases during pandemic

Some Montgomery County residents are complaining of illegal rent increases during the pandemic, despite a 2.6% cap on rent hikes approved by the county council in April.

The Montgomery County Renters Alliance said residents of The Enclave Silver Spring on Oak Leaf Drive in White Oak have reported rent increases of as much as 20%. At the Park Montgomery Apartments on Piney Branch Road in Silver Spring, residents said they have received rent hikes of 24% to 33%. [WTOP]

Vigil planned for Saturday at site of fatal crash in Aspen Hill

A vigil in memory of Robert Lawrence, who died after being struck in a hit and run crash on Aug. 11, is planned for 2 p.m. on Saturday.

Lawrence was standing by his vehicle in Aspen Hill when he was struck. [Montgomery Community Media]

Rockville voids pet store license

The city of Rockville has yanked the license of a pet shop it says is operating in violation of state law.

Just Puppies was highlighted in a recent Fox 5 report that showed several Maryland pet stores are still selling puppies despite a law that took effect in January banning the practice due to puppy mill concerns. [Fox 5]

New indoor public pool reservation system to launch next week

A new pool reservation system designed to provide an easier experience is set to launch next week, according to Montgomery County Recreation officials.

The new system will begin on Monday for pool reservations made for Oct. 5 or later. It will be used to make reservations at the county’s four indoor aquatic centers. [Montgomery Community Media]

Today’s weather

Showers early, then mostly cloudy. The high will be around 78 and the low around 65.

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