April 2016

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Dog Park Coming to Silver Spring

Dog Park Coming to Silver Spring

Get your chew toys and Frisbees ready — Montgomery County‚Äôs first dog park inside the Capital Beltway is nearing completion. Montgomery County currently operates five dog parks, but all are north of the Capital Beltway. The new Silver Spring dog park, which takes up a portion of Ellsworth Urban Park, is being built as a pilot park to test urban dog park designs. This will be the first… read more

Abandoned Homes: A Growing Problem in Our Community

Abandoned Homes: A Growing Problem in Our Community

The Great Recession may be over, but the aftermath is still being felt in communities all across the country. Here in Montgomery County, we have more than 400 abandoned properties that continue to drive down nearby home values and attract neighborhood crime. Abandoned homes are a magnet for dangerous criminal activities, such as squatting, arson and defacement. Unused houses are nearly twice as… read more

By Authority: Friends of Tom Hucker, Dennis Desmond, Treasurer.