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Silver Spring house gets 88 offers, most of them in cash

Plus: Former student school board members lead effort to weigh in on Supreme Court case; Rockville police chief informs Asian community how to report hate crimes

Silver Spring house gets 88 offers, most of them in cash

A listing in the Sligo Park Hills neighborhood of Silver Spring made the rounds among D.C.-area agents, and wound up making a national headline.

The modest fixer-upper on Fleetwood Terrace pulled in 88 offers, 76 of them all cash, and sold for $460,000 — 70 percent above its list price. [Washingtonian]

Former student school board members lead effort to weigh in on Supreme Court case

Three former student school board members from Maryland — including two from Montgomery County — are leading an effort to influence a Supreme Court case they say could have significant implications on students’ right to free speech.

The court will determine whether a public school district has the power to discipline a student for off-campus speech — in this case, a 14-year-old girl from Pennsylvania who made vulgar comments on Snapchat about the school and the cheerleading team in 2017. [Baltimore Sun]

Rockville police chief informs Asian community how to report hate crimes

As hate crimes against Asian communities are increasing nationwide, a local group asked Rockville’s police chief how to handle the situation should they become victims.

Chief Victor Brito said his department is trying to make sure local Asian communities have the information and tools to reach out. [WTOP]

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