Two Montgomery County health clinics are set to receive nearly $200,000 from the federal government to provide free COVID-19 vaccines to residents. This comes as positive cases of the virus continue to rise in the area. Community Clinic, Inc. and Mobile Medical Care are recipients of these funds, which are being awarded through the Biden administration’s 2023 Bridge Access Program. Maryland health clinics have received a total of over $900,000 to ensure that every resident has access to the vaccine, regardless of their health insurance status.
In Gaithersburg, a mall owner is determined to repair fire damage caused by a recent spate of arsons. At least six separate fires were set in the area Saturday night, prompting county police to arrest a person of interest. Owner Mary Cowell expressed her frustration and bewilderment at the senseless destruction, wondering why anyone would cause such damage.
Westfield Wheaton shopping center experienced a terrifying incident last week when two people robbed it at gunpoint. Surveillance footage has been released to help identify the suspects. The video shows the perpetrators wielding a gun and attacking the teenager as he was leaving the mall. The incident happened on September 13 around 7:30 p.m., and the police are asking for the public’s help in providing information that could help in the investigation.
Today is expected to be sunny with a high of 76 degrees.
In case you missed it, a series of fires were set in Gaithersburg on Sunday, prompting an investigation. In addition, County Executive Marc Elrich and Council Member Gabe Albornoz are seeking details from Montgomery County Public Schools regarding the results of the harassment investigation. Tragically, a kayaker drowned in the Potomac River near Little Falls on Sunday.