Property assessments skyrocket

February 6, 2016

BY REBECCA BENNETT — When City of Hyattsville residents received their residential property assessments for 2016, many were shocked at the value the Maryland Department of Assessment and Taxation placed on their homes. Those assessments — some residents say they were double the previous [read more]

PHOTOS: A-May-Zing Animal Fest amazes visitors

May 18, 2015

BY MARK GOODSON — The A-May-Zing Animal Fest took place on May 16 and featured multiple sites for animal interaction and education, a children’s puppet show, face painting, food truck vendors, ongoing boat tours; all beside the beauty of the Anacostia riverfront park. A four mile boat tour [read more]

Local firefighters assist during Baltimore riots

April 29, 2015

BY REBECCA BENNETT  — A total of 55 fire and emergency personnel, eight engines and two trucks returned home Tuesday after responding to the riots and unrest that unfolded in Baltimore, Md, according to Prince George’s County Fire and Rescue.  They were called as a part of two task [read more]

Family narrowly escapes sinkhole caused by water main break

January 27, 2015

BY CAROLINE SELLE AND REBECCA BENNETT — Updated at 5:50 p.m.  A 12-inch water main break on Edmonston Road near Decatur Street just outside the City of Hyattsville caused a sinkhole that swallowed a car and nearly the family inside. That family is displaced, and according to the Washington [read more]

State and local officials announce new incentives for homebuyers

November 20, 2014

BY REBECCA BENNETT — Today at Busboys and Poets in Hyattsville, city officials came together with representatives from Prince George’s County and the State of Maryland to announce a new $100 million mortgage initiative for Prince George’s County homebuyers. According to the Maryland [read more]

Battle of Bladensburg bicentennial undaunted by rain

August 24, 2014

ALSO: Battle of Bladensburg Memorial Two hundred years ago today, British soldiers invaded Washington and set fire to virtually all the key public buildings, including the Executive Mansion (now the White House) and Capitol. Earlier that historic day, ill-equipped American troops offered little [read more]

From seed to feed

August 14, 2014

With Eco City, local students learn about food systems Planting, weeding, harvesting, cooking: For the 20 high-schoolers participating in ECO City Farms’ Seed to Feed Summer Youth Program, it’s all in a day’s work. The program exposes students to every aspect of the food system, from planting [read more]

Re-enactors, racers mark Bladensburg bicentennial

August 14, 2014

Saturday, August 23, 2014 11:00am – Dedication of “Undaunted in Battle” Monument at Monument Park, program includes dignitaries, Marine Band, and mixed services color guard 12:00pm to 6:00pm – Battle of Bladensburg Festival at Bladensburg Waterfront Park, evening [read more]

Give your backyard a lift with repurposed goods

July 9, 2014

– LAUREN FLYNN KELLY – In between bouts of summer rain and the occasional battle with a tiger mosquito, I love to get outside. My outdoor to-do list this summer includes finally putting some leftover patio pavers and an old shutter door to use as DIY planters. Luckily, the surplus, [read more]
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