• Tue. Sep 26th, 2023

$200k Allocated to Health Clinics for Free COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution


Sep 19, 2023
$200k Allocated to Health Clinics for Free COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution

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 spike in the area. The Community Clinic, Inc. and Mobile Medical Care are the recipients of these funds, which are being allocated through the Biden administration’s 2023 Bridge Access Program. Maryland health clinics overall have received over $900,000 to ensure that every resident has access to the vaccine, regardless of their health insurance status.

In Gaithersburg, a shopping center owner is determined to repair the fire damage caused by a recent string of arson attacks. At least six separate fires were set in the area on Saturday night, prompting county police to take a person of interest into custody. The owner, Mary Covell, expressed her frustration and bewilderment at the senseless destruction, questioning why someone would cause such harm.

The Westfield Wheaton Mall experienced a terrifying incident last week when two individuals robbed it at gunpoint. Surveillance video has been released in an effort to identify the suspects. The footage shows the perpetrators wielding a handgun and assaulting a teenager as he exited the mall. The incident took place around 7:30 p.m. on September 13, and the police are asking for the public’s help in providing any information that may assist in the investigation.

Today’s weather is expected to be sunny with a high of 76 degrees.

In case you missed it, there was a series of fires set in Gaithersburg on Sunday, prompting an investigation. Additionally, County Executive Marc Elrich and Councilmember Gabe Albornoz are seeking details from Montgomery County Public Schools regarding the results of a harassment investigation. Tragically, a kayaker drowned in the Potomac River near Little Falls on Sunday.