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72-year-old Silver Spring man rapes, impregnates 12-year-old, Montgomery County officials say

SILVER SPRING, Md. – A 72-year-old man routinely raped a 12-year-old girl and eventually impregnated her in a Silver Spring apartment, according to officials. Court records detailed the disturbing accusations against Ovidio de Jesus Perez of the 100 block of Quebec Terrace. Montgomery County police said every Saturday the victim was ordered to get undressed and told to be silent as Perez raped her in his apartment. Ovidio de Jesus Perez, 72, is accused of raping and impregnating a 12-year-old girl at his apartment in Silver Spring, Maryland, according to Montgomery County officials. The victim was impregnated and told investigators the last time she was raped by Perez was on Nov. 18, according to court documents. Perez was arrested for sexual abuse of a minor, second-degree rape, and continuing course of conduct with a child. FOX 5 is not disclosing the relationship between Perez and the victim in order to…

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MISSING: 11-Year-Old Girl From Silver Spring

SILVER SPRING, MD — Police are asking for the public’s help to find a missing 11-year-old girl who was last seen in Silver Spring. Maeva Domche-Nono was last seen at about 5 a.m. Thursday at her home in the 9700 block of Mt. Pisgah Rd., police said. Police and family are concerned for Domche-Nono’s welfare due to her age. She has not been seen or heard from since she left home early this morning. Domche-Nono is described by police as a black female, 5’0" and weighs 100 pounds. She has brown eyes and black hair, which she frequently wears in shoulder-length braids. She was last seen wearing a white t-shirt and gray leggings. Anyone with information about the whereabouts of Maeva Domche-Nono is asked to call the Montgomery County Police non-emergency number at 301-279-8000 (available 24-7). Callers may remain anonymous. Like us on Facebook for more local news: Photo: MCP…

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Silver Spring Apartment Explosion: Sixth Victim Identified

SILVER SPRING, MD — The grim death toll following a natural gas leak that caused a devastating explosion and fire at a Silver Spring apartment complex became more official Thursday with the confirmation of the sixth victim found in the ruins, Montgomery County Police said. Investigators are still working to unravel what caused the Aug. 10 disaster at the Flower Branch Apartments but say the explosion was caused by a gas leak in the meter room of the building. Leaking gas built up in the room until the explosion was sparked. Federal investigators will look at the gas transmission equipment for possible defects. Authorities have now identified six of the seven victims found in the debris of the apartment buildings at 8701 and 8703 Arliss Ave. DNA has been used to identify victims found in the burned-out apartment building. On Thursday authorities said Aseged Mekonen, 34, was confirmed as one…

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Nonprofit Silver Spring developer has become affiliate of Columbia-based Enterprise

A nonprofit developer based in Silver Spring has become an affiliate of Columbia-based Enterprise Community Investment, a subsidiary of nonprofit affordable-housing organization Enterprise Community Partners. The Silver Spring developer, Community Preservation and Development Corp., owns or has developed more than 30 rental communities that house more than 10,000 people in Maryland, Washington and Virginia. Enterprise Community Investment provides financing for affordable-housing development. Enterprise has helped finance the creation of maintenance of 470,000 affordable homes, including 144,000 through low-income housing tax credit programs. The two groups hope to be stronger together in building and preserving affordable housing and offering services to residents, the organizations said in an announcement Tuesday. “Meeting America’s deepening housing challenges demands preservation of existing affordable properties,” Charlie Werhane, president and CEO of Enterprise Community Investment, said in an announcement. With the help of Enterprise’s property management skills and strong capital base, Community Preservation will be better positioned…

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Amazon’s HQ2 could bring local economy as much as $17 billion a year, new study says

Children play in a fountain in Silver Spring, Md., north of Washington, D.C. The impact of Amazon coming to town could hit $17 billion in economic benefit per year for Maryland, according to a new study touted Wednesday by the state — one of three potential “HQ2” options around Washington, D.C. It’s an optimistic calculation for a local economy that could please any of advocates for the 20 locations still in the hunt for the satellite headquarters that will supplement Amazon’s AMZN, +0.03% home base in Seattle. The $17 billion projection greatly leverages the $5 billion that Amazon said it would chip in for the project, which it believes will ultimately create 50,000 new high-paying jobs. The estimated $17 billion includes $7.7 billion in new wages for the state to add to its tax rolls, plus 101,000 new jobs once the company’s new headquarters is fully established, according to the…

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We must ask what candidates mean by ‘affordable housing’

The Hampshire Towers in Takoma Park in 2015. Tenants asked Montgomery County officials to put the rent increases on hold pending negotiations. (Evelyn Hockstein/For The Washington Post) As Montgomery County’s campaigns for public office heat up, most of the candidates will drape themselves in the banner of “affordable housing.” But what policies they actually stand by are often at odds with what affordable housing really means, especially for renters. For a small percentage of renters struggling financially, federal subsidies can help. These include Section 8 vouchers and county and state rent subsidies through the rental assistance program that pays part of a tenant’s rent for limited periods, as well as emergency short-term charity subsidies aimed at preventing evictions through a network of nonprofits. Then there’s the county’s “crown jewel” of affordable rental housing policy: the Moderately Priced Dwelling Unit program. The MPDU rental program requires some properties to set aside…

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9 WOW Houses: Arts & Crafts, Contemporary, French Country

Across Maryland, there are real estate gems galore. These nine dream homes across the state range from an Arts and Crafts style home in Baltimore County to a stately French country home in Bowie. Prices run from $879,000 to $3,395,000. GLYNDON, MD — This Arts and Crafts style home on 4.85 acres offers “truly a wooded retreat” … Read more PASADENA, MD — This waterfront Pasadena home in a gated community could be yours for an asking price of $1.675 million … Read more BOWIE, MD — This French country stle home built in 2001 has a kitchen with granite counter tops and a grand back yard… Read more BALTIMORE, MD — This seven-bedroom colonial in Guilford was built in 1925 and features original millwork… Read more Subscribe CHEVY CHASE, MD — This stunning, fully customized home in Chevy House is listed for $3,395,000… Read more LUTHERVILLE TIMONIUM, MD —…

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Find The Right Silver Spring MD Housing For You

There are plenty of Silver Spring MD housing options out there. Since there are so many different homes to choose from, finding the right one can take some work. Find out how to find what you’re looking for by looking into these tips. You’re going to need to figure out what kind of condition a home is in before you buy it. If a seller tells you there’s nothing wrong with it, that doesn’t mean there are no problems at all. You may want to ask the seller if they mind if you have an inspection service come by to check it out so you can make very sure that there are no issues. If they won’t let you get the home inspected, then you may want to move on because they may be hiding something they don’t want you to find. The pricing on a home is something to…

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Tips For Apartment Landlords

If you are going to be renting out your apartment you need to consider some tips that will help you complete this smoothly. If you are going to be hiring a letting agent or a property management company then many of these tasks will be completed by them. However, it is important that you know what these tips are so you can ensure that they are done. Always Screen Tenants You should never rent to anyone without screening them first. You will need to carry out a credit check on the potential tenant to ensure that they will make the rental payments. You should also consider completing a background check on tenants because you do not want to rent your apartment to someone who has a history of trashing where they live. Get Everything In Writing You need to put everything in writing because this is good for you and…