I was given a tip this morning that Glen Burnie based Mission BBQ could be adding two new locations in MoCo after the success of their Rockville location since it opened about a year ago.
I’m told the plan is to open a location in Gaithersburg and one in Germantown. Corporate told me “We hope to be in Gaithersburg and Germantown one day soon,” but did not confirm the rumor. Management at the Rockville location told me “nothing has been confirmed.”
Rumor status: Unconfirmed
In a scene that could come out of a movie, a collision involving a tractor trailer carrying stones and gravel caused the stones to hit multiple cars going southbound on I-270 between Middlebrook Rd. and Montgomery Village Ave. around 5:30AM.
Approximately two dozen people were injured when cars couldn’t avoid the falling stones. Over 20 vehicles were involved.
EMS declared this an MCI (mass casualty incident). MCFRS PIO, Pete Piringer, tweeted that people were transported to the hospital and that some were trauma patients.
UPDATED AT 11:15AM to include this image of a tweet from Northwest High School principal, Jimmy D’Andrea. One person is in custody.
By The MoCoShow Staff
The following message was tweeted by Northwest High School principal, Jimmy D’Andrea regarding a social media threat made towards Northwest High School in Germantown.
The message was sent to all parents and guardians.
WalletHub is a personal finance website that branched into producing research reports and surveys on topics with varying degrees of relevance to personal finance.
Today they released a list of the “Most & Least Ethnically Diverse Cities in America” and four cities In Montgomery County made the top 10 for most ethnically diverse.
Gaithersburg came in at #2 in the country, followed by Germantown at #3 and Silver Spring at #4. Rockville made the list at #9.
The list was made based on ethnicity and race, language, and birthplace.
The full WalletHub article can be found here: https://wallethub.com/edu/cities-with-the-most-and-least-ethno-racial-and-linguistic-diversity/10264/#main-findings
Montgomery College sent an alert warning of an “Armed person at [insert name] Campus.” at 1:03PM today. The message also stated “Go to nearest room and lock door NOW! If off campus, STAY AWAY.” leading to a chaotic 7 minutes until the following message was sent.
Montgomery College followed up the message with an e-mail at 3:14pm. The e-mail, found below, states that the message was sent by human error. Montgomery College is working to ensure this doesn’t happen again.
There are two that’ll be playing in the SuperBowl for the Philadelphia Eagles with strong MoCo ties (one more is on the Eagles’ practice squad).
Ronald Darby attended Potomac High Shool in Oxon Hill (P.G. County), but longtime MoCo sports reporter, Brandy Louis Simms (@BLS1969), revealed that Darby’s mother attended Seneca Valley High School in Germantown.
Mack Hollins is a Wootton High School graduate. He caught 16 passes for 226 yards this season. His lone touchdown came earlier this year against the Washington Redskins.
Billy Brown is a member of the Philadelphia Eagles practice squad. The rookie tight end hasn’t been signed to the active roster this season, but the Eagles coaches remain high on the Gaithersburg Trojan graduate.
After a good conversation reminiscing about fairly recent NBA players with local roots, I decided to put together a “starting 5” consisting of current NBA players with MoCo ties.
We discussed guys that used to play in the league like Steve Francis (Blair), Jerome Williams (Magruder), Roger Mason (Good Counsel), but came up with this list of 5 current players with MoCo ties:
Michael Beasley. It’s hard to believe that Beasley entered the NBA a decade ago. He is just one of two players in Kansas State history to become a first team All-American. He’s currently having one of his most successful seasons, as a New York Knick, having scored 26 points and grabbing 12 rebounds against the Bulls just last week.
MoCo tie: Beasley grew up in Montgomery County and almost attended Watkins Mill High School before moving on to 6 different high schools before going to Kansas State for a year.
Kevin Durant. Durant has won an NBA Championship, two Olympic gold medals, four NBA scoring titles, the NBA Rookie of the Year award, an NBA MVP award, and a lot more. Many consider him the best player in the world.
MoCo tie: Kevin Durant played his senior season of high school basketball at Montrose Christian in Rockville.
Greivis Vasquez. Most remember Vasquez as the all-time leading scorer at the University of Maryland, but he has carved a pretty good NBA career for himself as a journeyman role player. Vasquez currently plays for the Brooklyn Nets.
MoCo tie: Greivis Vasquez moved to the United States to attend high school at Montrose in Rockville, where he committed to play for the University of Maryland during his senior year.
Victor Oladipo. Oladipo was the 2nd overall pick in 2013, but is currently in the midst of his breakout season, his first with the Pacers. He is averaging over 24ppg, leading the Pacers in scoring.
MoCo tie: Though he was raised in nearby Upper Marlboro, Victor Oladipo was born in Holy Cross Hospital in Silver Spring.
Josh Hart. Hart was the Lakers “other” first round pick (being chosen 30th overall in the same round as Lonzo Ball). The 6’5 rookie out of Villanova is having a solid rookie campaign, scoring 5.6ppg and grabbing 3rpg.
MoCo tie: Josh was born and raised in MoCo. He attended and played for Wheaton High School for a season before transferring to Sidwell.
Welcome to The MoCoShow’s Best Pizza in MoCo list!
I made the decision to go with two different lists this year, giving the the brick oven/woodfired/Neapolitan style pizzas their own category in a Top 5 list. Almost every other type of pizza is included in the Classic Style Top 20 List.
Please read a few of the rules we used at the end of this article to avoid any confusion.
Here we go!