Long Branch Cleanups Offer Occasion to Socialize

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On Friday evening, March 18, a group of Long Branch residents and small business owners came together for a clean up on Flower Ave. The work started inside the Flower…

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Taking Advantage of Take-Out in Long Branch

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Maybe it’s the cold weather.  Maybe it’s the couch-potato effect of so much social isolation. Whatever the explanation, several Long Branch restaurants have told the Newsletter that fewer groups are…

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2021 Year-End Roundup: Long Branch Holds Historic Election, Hosts Santa

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A historic election – the first such election in a decade — and a visit from Santa Claus were high points for downtown Long Branch this November-December.   Meanwhile, increased loitering…

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Big Business League Meeting Discusses Streetscape Changes in Long Branch

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Streetscape improvements dominated the agenda at the Long Branch Business League’s very well-attended meeting this Oct. 7th. What streetscape improvements are these? According to the DHCA’s Kristina Ellis, the guest…

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Long Branch Festival 2.0: Better Than the First?

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The second ‘annual’ Long Branch festival held from Sept. 10 through Sept. 12, was, by popular acclaim, as successful as the one held in September 2019. If not, indeed, more…

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Flower Coffee Collective Opens in Long Branch

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Even before her big-bang opening, on Aug. 21, which drew a crowd and local celebrities, local resident Rosemary Wilson’s Flower Coffee Collective mobile coffee truck was already a hit. Lines…

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End of an Era: Fond Farewell to Reemberto Rodriguez, Silver Spring’s ‘Mayor’

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Silver Spring Regional Director Reemberto Rodriguez — known popularly among locals as ‘mayor’ of Silver Spring, and universally referred to simply as ‘Reemberto’ — retired July 2.  He held the…

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MHP Awarded Grant to Rehab Historic Flower Theater Façade

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MHP has been awarded a grant to rehab the façade of the Flower Theater. Our goal is to restore this community landmark to its former glory and activate this space…

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A Very Meaningful Cinco de Mayo

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The Long Branch neighborhood of Silver Spring has organized an effort to support restaurants on Cinco de Mayo—Wednesday, May 5—as well as to assist residents in need during the COVID-19…

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The Joy of Doing (Other People’s) Taxes: A Conversation with Long Branch’s Carlos Perozo

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NEWSLETTER:  How long has ZP Tax been here in Long Branch?    CARLOS:  I started ZP Tax at my present office here on Flower Avenue in 2007.  NEWSLETTER:   Why do…

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