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Students, parents protest MCPS phased return to school plan

Plus: Older residents hit the hardest by COVID-19 receive vaccinations; Log cabin built by former slaves tells story of freedom

Students, parents protest MCPS phased return to school plan

Dozens of students and parents endured freezing temperatures Saturday to protest against a phased plan to in-person learning in Montgomery County.

Bundled up in parkas, wool caps and behind face masks, the crowd stood on Md. 355, in front of the county’s Board of Education headquarters, holding colorful handwritten signs that could be seen by passing cars. [WTOP]

Older residents hit the hardest by COVID-19 receive vaccinations

Older residents living in one of the hardest hit areas by COVID-19 in Montgomery County were able to get their first dose of the vaccine Sunday at the East County Community Recreation Center in Silver Spring.

Residents 75 and older were eligible to receive their vaccine at the recreation center, in one of the areas hardest hit by COVID-19 cases and deaths in the county. [WTOP]

Log cabin built by former slaves tells story of freedom

A log cabin built by former slaves in Montgomery County tells a story of the aspirations of Black people after emancipation.

In 1875, it was the first house built in what became the free African American community of Jonesville. [WBAL]

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Rain and snow, with a high around 41 and a low around 33

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