Chillum

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]

HVFD hosts holiday reunion for survivors of horrific crash

January 12, 2016

BY MARIA D. JAMES — Six weeks after Hyattsville first responders arrived on the scene of a tragic accident on Chillum Road involving a church van that ended five lives and sent 14 people to the hospital, they were reunited with survivors. With the help of one family and local media, the [read more]

Local Prince Hall Freemasons

January 11, 2016

BY MARK GOODSON — Just around the corner from the City of Hyattsville is a very active masonic lodge — the Shelton D. Redden Lodge No. 139 (SDRL) of Prince Hall Freemasons. The historically black masonic lodge shares the goal of community service through brotherhood with Ancient Free and [read more]

Young woman’s body found on Northwest Branch Trail

January 8, 2016

BY REBECCA BENNETT — According to the Prince George’s County Police Department (PGPD), the body of 20-year-old Catherine Alvarado from Chillum was discovered Jan. 1 along the Northwest Branch Trail. PGPD said officers found the victim suffering from upper body trauma when they were called for [read more]

Students in need of uniforms, supplies and instrument donations

September 10, 2015

BY REBECCA BENNETT  — According to Hyattsville City Councilmember Joseph Solomon (Ward 5), Rosa Parks Elementary School (RPES) staff reached out to him for help with donations of school supplies, uniforms and musical instruments for students in Head Start to 6th grade. “The school has a [read more]

Police search for suspect in Chillum bank robbery

February 19, 2015

BY REBECCA BENNETT — Prince George’s County Police are looking for a suspect who they say robbed the Suntrust Bank in the 1900 block of Queens Chapel Road on Feb. 11. around noon.  Police say the man walked into the bank and demanded cash from a teller. The suspect then fled with the [read more]
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