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Posted on: June 29, 2018

“Code Red” Hot Weather Health Warning

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Norristown, PA (June 29, 2018) – The Montgomery County Commissioners, on the advice of the Montgomery County Department of Public Safety, have declared a Code Red Hot Weather Health Warning for Montgomery County based on a review of forecasts fr...

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Posted on: June 5, 2018

Montgomery County Your Way Home to Host 6th Annual Summit

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Norristown, PA (June 5, 2018) – Montgomery County elected and public officials will join local philanthropic, nonprofit, business, and community partners on Friday, June 8, 2018 at the 6th Annual Your Way Home Summit: Advancing Equity, being hel...

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Posted on: May 31, 2018

Naloxone Distribution and Education Event Tuesday in Pottstown

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Norristown, PA (May 31, 2018) – The Montgomery County Office of Drug and Alcohol is sponsoring free quarterly Naloxone distribution and education events, with the next event taking place Tuesday, June 5, in Pottstown.

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Posted on: May 25, 2018

Montco Event Shares Powerful Message of Suicide Prevention Awareness

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Norristown, PA (May 25, 2018) – Almost 400 people attended a Suicide Prevention Awareness event at Montgomery County Community College to hear Kevin Hines, a suicide attempt survivor, share his story of survival, resilience, and hope. He is one ...

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Posted on: May 18, 2018

Montgomery County Sells Series A and B Notes of 2018 - Transaction to Yield $400,000 Savings

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Norristown, PA (May 18, 2018) – Montgomery County announced the results of a competitive bond refinancing of  $43.97  million in Series A and B  notes at Thursday’s Board of Commissioners meeting. Financial i...

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Posted on: May 17, 2018

Fourteen Projects Receive Montco 2040 Implementation Grants from Montgomery County

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Montgomery County Commissioners today announced that 14 projects in the county will receive Montco 2040 Implementation Grants. The new grants continue an exciting program aimed at implementing the county comprehensive plan, Montco 2040: A Shared Vision.

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Posted on: May 10, 2018

Department of Health and Human Services Office of Public Health Announces Rabies Clinic Dates

The Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services Office of Public Health (OPH) will be conducting its annual Low-Cost Rabies Immunization Clinics for the 27th consecutive year.

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Posted on: May 10, 2018

Department of Health and Human Services Office of Public Health Announces Rabies Clinic Dates

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Norristown, PA (May 10, 2018) – The Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services Office of Public Health (OPH) will be conducting its annual Low-Cost Rabies Immunization Clinics for the 27th consecutive year. The clinics th...

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Posted on: May 4, 2018

Montgomery County Achieves Aaa Bond Rating

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Norristown, PA (May 4, 2018) – Moody’s Investors Service has upgraded Montgomery County’s bond rating to Aaa, noting that “the county’s financial position is the strongest it’s been in a...

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Posted on: April 30, 2018

Portion of Schuylkill River Trail to be Closed Temporarily

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Norristown, PA (April 30, 2018) – A portion of the Schuylkill River Trail is scheduled to be closed temporarily between Swede and Ford streets in Norristown beginning the evening of Sunday, May 6. The portion of the trail, about 0.7 miles, is pl...

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Posted on: April 20, 2018

Annual Montgomery County Housing Fair Set for April 28

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Norristown, PA (April 20, 2017) – The process of buying a home is complicated and the Montgomery County Partners for Home Ownership is here to help. Get all your questions answered at the 21st Annual Montgomery County Housing Fair on Saturday, A...

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Posted on: April 20, 2018

‘Conversations with the Commissioners’ Start Monday in Pottstown--Pennsburg Date Rescheduled

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Norristown, PA (April 20, 2018) – For the sixth year in a row, the Montgomery County Commissioners are taking their message on the road. Constituents are encouraged to attend a “Conversations with the Commissioners” event to ...

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Posted on: April 19, 2018

Recommendations from the Office of Public Health: Start of the 2018 Mosquito Season

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Mosquito season is starting! The Montgomery County Office of Public Health (OPH) is recommending some simple steps that residents can take to protect themselves from insect bites and prevent the spread of insect-borne disease.

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Posted on: April 18, 2018

Montco Housing Market Surges on 2.3 Percent Median Price Increase in 2017

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Norristown, PA (April 18, 2018) – The latest report on housing prices in Montgomery County provides a strong argument that the housing market in the county has recovered fully and is in a state of growth following the housing bubble that began t...

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Posted on: April 16, 2018

Your Way Home Montgomery County 2018 Point-In-Time Count

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Norristown, PA (April 16, 2018) – Homelessness in Montgomery County has decreased by 37 percent since 2013, as measured by the annual Point-in-Time Count. The count, conducted on the night of Jan. 31, 2018, identified 291 individuals sleeping in...

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Posted on: April 13, 2018

Office of Drug and Alcohol Showcases Unintentional Injury Prevention Program

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The Office of Drug and Alcohol in partnership with Aldergate Youth Service Bureau and Abington School District showcased an unintentional injury prevention program called Second Step.

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Posted on: April 11, 2018

Confirmed Case of Mumps in Montgomery County Child

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The Office of Public Health (OPH) is currently investigating a confirmed case of mumps in an eight-year-old resident.

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Posted on: April 10, 2018

Montco Organizations Awarded Apprenticeship Grants

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The Commerce Department and MontcoWorks are pleased to announce that four Montco organizations have received grant funding through the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry to support pre-apprenticeship and registered apprenticeship programs.

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Posted on: April 5, 2018

‘Conversations with the Commissioners’ 2018 Series Dates Announced

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For the sixth year in a row, the Montgomery County Commissioners are taking their message on the road. Constituents are encouraged to attend a “Conversations with the Commissioners” event to discuss the issues important in their communities.

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Posted on: March 28, 2018

Mumps cases reported in Montgomery County associated with a Delaware Outbreak

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Montgomery County Department of Health & Human Services Office of Public Health (OPH) is investigating several cases of mumps linked to an outbreak among attendees of a social dance event in Wilmington, DE.

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Posted on: March 28, 2018

Portion of Germantown Pike to be Closed March 31

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A portion of West Germantown Pike will be closed from 7 a.m. Saturday, March 31 to 7 a.m. Sunday, April 1. The road will be closed between Swede Road and North Whitehall Road for CSX to make necessary repairs to its railroad tracks.

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Posted on: March 20, 2018

“Code Blue” Cold Weather Declaration

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The Code Blue Declaration has been issued for MontcoPA for the period beginning Tuesday, March 20 at 9 p.m. and ending on Thursday, March 22 at 9 a.m. During this time, the temperature and/or wind chill is expected to be below 20 degrees Fahrenheit.

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Posted on: March 13, 2018

“Code Blue” Cold Weather Declaration

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The Code Blue Declaration has been issued for MontcoPA for the period beginning Tuesday, March 13 at 9 pm and ending on Thursday, March 15 at 9 am. During this time period, the temperature and / or wind chill is expected to be below 20 degrees Fahrenheit.

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Posted on: March 9, 2018

Naloxone Distribution and Education Event Tuesday in Pennsburg

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The Montgomery County Office of Drug and Alcohol is sponsoring free quarterly Naloxone distribution and education events, with the next event taking place Tuesday, March 13, in Pennsburg.

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Posted on: March 6, 2018

Montgomery County Declares Emergency in Preparation of Storm

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Montgomery County is declaring a Disaster Emergency and asking residents to prepare for the possibility of significant snow and high winds beginning Tuesday night. All county offices and the Montgomery County Courthouse will be closed Wednesday, March 7.

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Posted on: March 6, 2018

“Code Blue” Cold Weather Declaration

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The Code Blue Declaration has been issued for MontcoPA for the period beginning Tuesday, 3/6 at 9 pm and ending on Thursday, 3/8 at 9 am During this time period, the combination of wind and snow will make for conditions that can threaten life safety.

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Posted on: March 5, 2018

March is Brain Injury Awareness Month

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March is Brain Injury Awareness Month. Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is the leading cause of disability and death in children and adolescents in the U.S. According to the CDC, the two age groups at greatest risk for brain injury are ages 0-4 and 15-19.

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Posted on: February 23, 2018

Your Way Home Launches 2-1-1 Hotline

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The new partnership creates 2-1-1 as a free, 24-hour helpline that connects individuals to the help, support, and information they need. The new 2-1-1 SEPA hotline is part of the national 2-1-1.

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Posted on: February 21, 2018

Montgomery County Planning Commission Seeks Nominations for 2018 Montgomery Awards

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The Montgomery County Planning Commission is looking for projects and people that represent the best in site design and planning advocacy in MontcoPA and invites the public to submit nominations for the 2018 Montgomery Awards Program by May 1, 2018.

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Posted on: February 16, 2018

"Code Blue" Cold Weather Declaration

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Code Blue Declaration has been issued for Montgomery County for the period beginning Saturday, Feb. 17 at 8 pm and ending on Sunday, Feb. 18 at 8 am During this time period, the temperature and/or wind chill is expected to be below 20 degrees Fahrenheit.

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Posted on: February 15, 2018

Montgomery County Commissioners Deliver State of the County Report

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Montgomery County Commissioners Dr. Val Arkoosh, Chair; Ken Lawrence, Jr., Vice Chair; and Joe Gale delivered the 2017 reporter on the State of the County at today’s Board of Commissioners meeting.

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Posted on: February 12, 2018

Third Annual Prescription Overdose Awareness Billboard Competition Open for Voting

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– The Montgomery County Overdose Task Force and the Office of Drug & Alcohol have teamed up for the third year to host the Prescription Overdose Awareness Billboard Contest, and the winner will be decided by county residents.

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Posted on: February 6, 2018

“Code Blue” Cold Weather Declaration Extension

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The Code Blue Declaration Extension has been issued for Montgomery County through 9 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 9, 2018. During this time, nighttime temperatures and/or wind chills are expected to be at or below 20 degrees Fahrenheit.

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Posted on: February 6, 2018

Invitation - Montgomery County Voting Machine Open House

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This year, Montgomery County will be purchasing new voting machines and we are inviting all county residents to our Voting Machine Open House on Saturday, February 24, 2018.

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Posted on: February 1, 2018

“Code Blue” Cold Weather Declaration Extension

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The Code Blue Declaration Extension has been issued for MontcoPA through 9 a.m. on Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018. During this time, nighttime temperatures and/or wind chills are expected to be at or below 20 degrees Fahrenheit.

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Posted on: January 29, 2018

"Code Blue" Cold Weather Declaration

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The Code Blue Declaration has been issued for MontcoPA for the period beginning Tuesday, Jan. 30 at 6 p.m. and ending on Thursday, Feb. 1 at 9 a.m. During this time period, the temperature and / or wind chill is expected to be below 20 degrees Fahrenheit.

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Posted on: January 26, 2018

Influenza Activity Increases in Montgomery County

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The Montgomery County Health Department (MCHD) is continuing to see an increase of influenza (flu) cases in Montgomery County and is informing its residents that it is not too late to get a flu vaccine.

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Posted on: January 25, 2018

Two Trail Projects in Montco Awarded DVRPC Funding

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The Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC) has awarded funding for two trail projects in Montgomery County through its Transportation Alternatives Set-Aside Program.

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Posted on: January 24, 2018

“Code Blue” Cold Weather Declaration

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The Code Blue Declaration has been issued for Montgomery County for the period beginning Wednesday, Jan. 24 at 9 p.m. and ending on Thursday, Jan. 25 at 9 a.m.

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Posted on: January 17, 2018

Open House to Kick off Lafayette Street Reconstruction through Norristown

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Montgomery County and Norristown municipal officials will be hosting an open house to discuss the impact and construction plans as the Lafayette Street Expansion Project moves through Norristown.

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Posted on: January 16, 2018

Code Blue” Cold Weather Declaration Extension

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The Code Blue Declaration Extension has been issued for MontcoPA through 9 am on Friday, 1/19/18. During this time, nighttime temperatures and/or wind chills are expected to be at or below 20 degrees Fahrenheit.

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Posted on: January 12, 2018

“Code Blue” Cold Weather Declaration

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The Code Blue Declaration has been issued for MontcoPA for the period beginning Saturday, Jan. 13 at 9 a.m. and ending on Tuesday, Jan. 16 at 9 am During this time period, the temperature and / or wind chill is expected to be below 20 degrees Fahrenheit.

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Posted on: January 12, 2018

MontcoWorks Awarded Next Generation Industry Partnership Grant

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The Montgomery County Workforce Development Board, MontcoWorks, and the Montgomery County Commerce Department are pleased to announce that MontcoWorks is the recipient of a Next Generation Industry Partnership grant.

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Posted on: January 6, 2018

Montgomery County Appoints New Chief Operating Officer

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The Montgomery County Commissioners unanimously approved the appointment of Lee Soltysiak as Chief Clerk and Chief Operating Officer of Montgomery County, to replace outgoing Chief Operating Officer Lauren Lambrugo.

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Posted on: January 2, 2018

“Code Blue” Cold Weather Declaration Extension

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The Code Blue Declaration Extension has been issued for Montgomery County through 12 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 8, 2018. During this time, nighttime temperatures and/or wind chills are expected to be at or below 20 degrees Fahrenheit.

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Posted on: January 2, 2018

Montgomery County Cannot Accept Prepayment of Real Estate Taxes

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Montgomery County has been receiving numerous inquiries from individuals seeking to prepay real estate taxes for 2018. Under Pennsylvania law, Montgomery County tax collectors are not permitted to accept prepayment for these taxes.

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