Monday, April 22, 2013
Ruslan Tsarni says he is happy Tsarnaev was alive when apprehended in Watertown, so he could seek forgiveness from the victims, WUSA 9 reported.
One of the Montgomery Village uncles of now-captured Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokar Tsarnaev says he's happy his nephew was captured alive, WUSA 9 reports. Ruslan Tsarni hopes his nephew will seek forgiveness from the victims, according to the report. Tsarni, who spoke publicly for the first time Friday morning while Boston and Watertown, MA, were on lockdown, originally reacted with anger toward his nephews' alleged actions. “It is an atrocity,” Tsarni said Friday. “We're shocked." "If they were involved, I'd be the first one to bring them into responsibility," he said. According to the report, Tsarni said now he would say to his nephew, "'Turn your voice to the families of the four and everyone who was injured. And secondly say…
Saturday, April 20, 2013
Montgomery County community where the suspects' uncles live besieged by media.
The investigation into the Boston Marathon bomber case turned to Maryland on Friday with media flocking to a Montgomery County neighborhood to hear the suspects' uncle plea for his surviving nephew to surrender. Some 12 hours later, police captured Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev hiding wounded in a boat at a house in Watertown, MA. Speaking to reporters outside his home in Montgomery Village, a planned community near Gaithersburg, Ruslan Tsarni said he wanted to directly address his 19-year-old nephew who was the focus of a manhunt that locked-down Boston and its suburbs Friday. "Turn yourself in. Ask for forgiveness,” Tsarni said, flanked by cameras and reporters in front of his home in a quiet suburban Washington, DC, neighborhood. Tsarni said …
Friday, April 19, 2013
National and local media, FBI agents and county police converged on the Fairidge community to speak with an uncle of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects.
When Richard Kaplan left his home in Montgomery Village's Fairidge community Friday morning, he couldn't have anticipated the scene upon his return. "I came home from the dentist's office and I couldn't believe what was happening," the 62-year-old said. Throngs of reporters from national and local media converged on his normally quiet neighborhood after reports that a resident of the community was the uncle of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects. "I asked a neighbor and they told me what was going on. ... It's been going on since 10:30 [a.m.]," Kaplan said. "I'm surprised to see there aren't more neighbors out seeing what's going on." FBI agents and Montgomery County police shut down neighborhood roads, which were lined with television …
USA Today: Tamerlan Tsarnaev, the 26-year-old identified by police as the dead Boston bombing suspect, called his uncle Thursday night and asked for forgiveness.
One of the suspects in the Boston Marathon bombings called one of his uncles in Montgomery Village on Thursday night to ask forgiveness, USA Today reported. Tamerlan Tsarnaev—the 26-year-old identified by police as the dead Boston bombing suspect—spoke with his uncle, Alvi Tsarni, for the first time in more than two years, according to the report. "He said, 'I love you and forgive me,'" Alvi Tsarni said, according to the report. On Friday morning, FBI agents and Montgomery County police went to the Montgomery Village home of Ruslan Tsarni, another uncle of the suspects. Ruslan Tsarni urged his surviving nephew to surrender to police and ask for forgiveness. He said he had not been in touch with the suspect's family for many years. Read …
Thursday, March 14, 2013
Sale of the Montgomery Village Golf Course to Monument Realty was finalized Tuesday afternoon, The Gazette reports.
New owners of the Montgomery Village Golf Course plan to keep it open and hope to add housing in the future, according to a report by The Gazette. Sale of the MVGC to DC-based Monument Realty was finalized Tuesday afternoon, according to the report. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed. Reports in December indicated the price could be as much as $5 million. The state determined the property was worth about $1.6 million in 2012, according to the report. Michael Darby, principal of Monument Realty, told The Gazette "he envisions townhomes and multifamily residences mixed with open spaces on the current site, designed with input from nearby residents." It will take at least three years before the rezoning process and designs can be …
Monday, March 11, 2013
Six people — including a Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Battalion Chief — were injured in a collision Sunday evening, Montgomery Community Media reported.
Six people, including a Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Battalion Chief, were injured in a collision Sunday evening at the intersection of Rt. 355 and Montgomery Village Avenue, Montgomery Community Media reported. The accident occured at 7:51 p.m., MCFR Asst. Chief Scott Graham said, according to the report. Graham said several people were transported to a local hospital with minor injuries. Read the full story on Montgomery Community Media.
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
What's the view from your window?
Today's forecasted snow storm is predicted to bring up to 8 inches of white stuff to Montgomery County through the evening, with higher snowfall accumulations predicted for the northern and western portions of the county. By Wednesday morning, Gaithersburg was dusted in a light covering of snow. As the weather system moves through the neighborhood, upload your snow photos to Patch and show your neighbors the view from your window.
A Montgomery Village resident says a photo of a hole in the ground near the Thomas Choice Condominiums shows a sinkhole.
Does Montgomery Village have sinkholes? One resident thinks the Village might. The above photos were taken of a ground depression near Thomas Choice Condominium, in the Apple Ridge Road area of Montgomery Village. Montgomery Village Foundation Director of Community Management Karen Kodjanian said the sinkhole is on private property (not owned by Montgomery Village) and damaged a pipe for a nearby pond. The pipe is scheduled to be fixed next week, Kodjanian said. On Friday, March 1, a Florida man was believed to be dead after being swallowed by a sinkhole the night before. The sinkhole was reportedly 20- to 30-feet wide. SPEAK OUT: Have you seen or heard of anything like this in Montgomery Village? Tell us in the comments!
Thursday, February 28, 2013
Montgomery County police say phone scammer has phoned residents in Rockville, Aspen HIll and Montgomery Village.
A Montgomery Village man was the victim of a phone scam in which a caller told him that his son and brother were being held hostage after an accident and would not be released unless he sent money to pay for the other person's vehicle, according to Montgomery County police. The resident told the suspect he was calling police and ended the call, police said, and resident was able to verify that his brother was safe. Montgomery County police have linked the incident to at least two others: On Feb. 20, a Rockville resident received a call asking if she had a son. When she replied, “Yes”, the caller stated that her son was in a car accident and had been kidnapped. The suspect told the victim that her son would be killed unless the victim wired…
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Money collected will benefit the Youth Group camps, activities, and special events at Covenant United Methodist Church.