August 1, 2016

Today, August 1, marks the official two-year anniversary of the Germantown Pulse.

   Two years already!

   While the work to make Germantown Pulse a reality started a few weeks before, August was the first full month of operation. In those first weeks after August 1, the Germantown Pulse did...

What is happening in our neighborhood is not acceptable. I live on the “wrong side of the tracks” in zip code 20874 between Father Hurley Boulevard and Frederick I-270. As much as I admire the police officers who do a wonderful job, things are not alright in that area. Even though I applaud Principa...

May 2, 2016

 

This editorial is not about LGBT rights or human rights. This editorial is about the hypocrisy, grand standing, and jumping on the band wagon that, members of the Montgomery County Council are often very quick to do when they think they can score some political points because there no-one is to cal...

April 12, 2016

 

There are those among you saying, “Germantown has a Town Center? Where is it?”

   That question has been asked, more than once, on social media, and the answer is Yes, Germantown has a Town Center. It is on Century Boulevard, and it runs from the movie theater, past Germantown Library and BlackRock...

February 27, 2016

 

When the Board of Education released its four potential names for the new middle school in Clarksburg the list was… uninspiring to locals. While all four of the men on the list are deserving of such an accolade, the names did nothing to inspire the local community to embrace the new school as their...

February 3, 2016

Last month County Executive Ike Leggett announced his recommended $4.4 billion FY17 Capital Budget and six-year FY17-22 Capital Improvements Program, also known as the CIP. Leggett’s planned capital improvements for the next six years seem not take into account that Germantown even exists when it co...

January 3, 2016

 

Looking back on 2015, it was a sad and violent year in Germantown, but our sadness is mixed with hope for the new year.

   The Germantown/Clarksburg area was rocked by eight homicides in 2015, which is three more than 2014. From the recent shootout which resulted in the death of a man on Sage Way to...

December 5, 2015

As millions watched the lighting of the National Christmas Tree in Washington, DC or the Christmas Tree at Rockefeller Center in New York, millions more waited to bring their little ones to stand in the December chill at their local tree lighting, which signals the official start to the holiday seas...

October 17, 2015

 

 In September, the Germantown Pulse featured a story about how Montgomery County Police Officers had partnered with members of the St. Vincent DePaul Society of Mother Seton Roman Catholic Church in Germantown to help provide food or clothing to the numerous and ubiquitous panhandlers who pepper th...

August 8, 2015

Twice in 63 days the residents of the Germantown area were shocked to experience horrendous domestic violence in a public place. Murder in public.

   On Monday, June 1, 24-year-old Mariam Shadé Adebayo was shot and killed in the Milestone Target parking lot, allegedly by her former boyfriend, a convi...

June 15, 2015

When GermantownPulse.net went live on August 1, 2014, the plan was to report as much Germantown news, sports, and information as possible with a very small staff – and do that for a year, build an audience, grow a brand, and see if the Pulse could grow ever stronger.

   The plan was to use that first...

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