College Park

UMD students help clean up Magruder Park, build foot path

August 29, 2014

According to the City of Hyattsville, students from the University of Maryland, including students from Turtle Camp, a UMD leadership program, spent several days  builing a foot path in Magruder Park, as well as removing invasive plants, trash, and debris. Turtle Camp helps clean up Magruder Park. [read more]

Weekend track work on Green Line

July 15, 2014

If you are taking the Green Line this weekend, you may want to give yourself some extra time.  The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority says Green Line trains will operate every 22 minutes on Saturday between College Park and Branch Ave.  Trains are scheduled to operate at normal [read more]

Where to watch fireworks

July 4, 2014

Send us your Fourth of July celebration photos! University of Maryland Lot 1 adjacent to Campus Drive off Adelphi Road Concessions open at 5pm, entertainment at 7pm, fireworks at 9pm. Greenbelt Buddy Attick Park Community Drum Circle at 5:30 PM, Greenbelt Concert Band at 7:30, fireworks at 9:00 PM [read more]

Hyattsville Library moves forward with replacement plan

July 3, 2014

ALSO: County’s decision to rebuild rather than renovate is a mistake Updated July 9, 2014 at 12:35pm During a Friends of the Hyattsville Library meeting on July 2, Area Manager Catherine Hollerbach announced that the county is moving forward with its plans to replace the Hyattsville Branch [read more]

Local gang members indicted on murder charges

June 25, 2014

In an indictment that reads like a crime novel, four men from the Hyattsville-area were named in conjunction with ongoing prosecution of La Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) gang activity. As Homeland Security Today reported: The 12-count indictment alleges that from prior to 2009 to February 2014, the [read more]

Local flash flooding Tuesday

June 11, 2014

BY REBECCA BENNETT —  The Weather Channel forecast called for partly cloudy skies until the mid-afternoon, but it began raining before 9 a.m. Tuesday.  The rain could be heard pounding down and the reports of flooding weren’t far behind. Responders rescued a motorist when a car stalled [read more]

Former Hyattsville mayor takes job in College Park

January 15, 2014

BY SUSIE CURRIE — After two years abroad, former Hyattsville mayor Bill Gardiner has returned to the area to become the assistant city manager of College Park, a job he started on January 13. Gardiner, who served as mayor from 2003 to 2011, moved to Chile shortly after the 2011 election when his [read more]

My Two Cents: We don’t want to miss this bus

September 10, 2013

April Downs BY APRIL DOWNS — Have you noticed that red “Fear the Turtle” bus coming through Hyattsville during the last year or so? It’s the University of Maryland’s Shuttle-UM number 113.  I first saw it come by my house on 42nd Avenue and briefly wondered where if I could ride it even [read more]

Support your local Olympians

April 7, 2013

Credit: Sigma Phi Epsilon BY SUSIE CURRIE — Longtime local resident Dennis Vacante has been coaching Special Olympics athletes for 37 years. As the assistant area director for Prince George’s County Special Olympics, he also helps raise money for the group’s uniforms, medals and venue space [read more]
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