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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Got Engaged to Her Longtime Boyfriend, Riley Roberts

United States Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez confirmed speculation that she and her longtime partner, Riley Roberts, are engaged. Insider reports that she shared the news on Twitter, noting that the two got engaged last month in Puerto Rico. Though details on exactly how Roberts asked weren't revealed, AOC added that they haven't started planning their ceremony just yet and are "taking some space to savor this time."
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Southeast Notes: Magic Pick, Wizards Pick, Ball, Hawks

The Magic probably won’t stray from conventional wisdom when it comes to the top overall pick, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski (hat tip to RealGM). They’ll either select Chet Holmgren or Jabari Smith Jr. “This is the draft lottery of the power forwards and three very different players,” Wojnarowski said. “We’ll see how this shakes out, but certainly I think Chet Holmgren of Gonzaga and Jabari Smith of Auburn… I think the consensus right now is those are really the two players competing for No. 1 with the Magic.”

Park Heights “Renaissance Row” Apartment Building Opens With New Affordable Housing Units

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A new apartment building that is part of a neighborhood revitalization effort opened up to the Park Heights community on Thursday.  Property developer Pennrose, city and state officials, and the non-profit group Park Heights Renaissance cut the ribbon on the Renaissance Row apartment building after two years of construction. It brings 84 new affordable housing units and 2,300 square feet of office space to the area.  “This is what we need to move the needle on redevelopment efforts in Park Heights,” said Yolanda Jiggetts, CEO of Parks Heights Renaissance.  The development is a significant step for the neighborhood, which has...

City of Gaithersburg Announces Juneteenth & Freedom Day Celebrations

The City commemorates Juneteenth/Freedom Day with programs, a tribute at the Jubilation Day Gospel Concert, and an official proclamation. City offices will be closed on Monday, June 20, in observance of the holiday. Recycling will be collected on its regular schedule, but bulk pick ups will not be scheduled. June...

Montgomery Village Farmers’ Market opens June 4

Fresh quality produce is available again in Montgomery Village! In less than a month, the Montgomery Village Farmers’ Market, located at Christ the Servant Lutheran Church, 9801 Centerway Road, will be open for the season! On Saturday, June 4 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., come enjoy this unique market feel while supporting our local vendors, some new and some returning favorites!

AFC Notes: Bengals, Browns, Ravens

Bengals QB Joe Burrow is happy to finally be shedding a knee brace that he has sported since tearing his ACL and MCL during Week 10 of his rookie season. “I feel great,” Burrow said, via Pro Football Talk. “Obviously, this is my first offseason in the NFL, so I’ve been able to take advantage of that as far as my body and my throwing and my mind and all that. Obviously, I’ve been grinding, but it’s also been relaxing not having to worry about, ‘Am I going to be ready for the season?’ I can just focus on getting my body right, making sure I’m healthy, and then relaxing.”

Patrol Officers Arrest Local Man on Gun Charge During Traffic Stop in Glen Burnie

Patrol Officers with the Anne Arundel County Police Department arrested and charged a local man on a gun charge while conducting a traffic stop in Glen Burnie. On May 18, 2022, at approximately 9:30 a.m., an officer conducted a traffic stop of a white 2017 Volkswagen on Kenilworth Court near Century Towne Road, according to department officials. In a press release, authorities said upon approaching the vehicle, the officer detected the odor of marijuana coming from inside the vehicle.

Agent shuts down Juan Soto trade talk

So much for the Juan Soto trade talk. A reporter wrote during the week that some teams believe the Washington Nationals will consider trading Soto this offseason. But the Nats aren’t buying that nonsense. A Nats person told New York Post MLB reporter Jon Heyman “that’s not funny” regarding...

Family of MedStar doctor killed in car theft speaks out

WASHINGTON - The family of a MedStar Washington doctor who was killed during an auto theft in Adams Morgan back in March is still looking for answers. Dr. Rakesh Patel Patel was a Medical Intensive Care Unit Fellow at MedStar Washington Hospital Center when he was struck and killed by his own vehicle at the intersection of 18th Street and Florida Avenue in Northwest. Authorities say Dr. Patel left his vehicle running a block away from where he was killed.