College Park

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]

Club hopes lacrosse will stick with county youth

October 10, 2012

BY SCARLETT SALEM — Lacrosse may be the state sport of Maryland, but in Prince George’s County, high schools are better known for producing athletes who excel at basketball, football, and track and field. The Prince George’s Pride Lacrosse Club is working to change that, teaming up this fall [read more]

From the Editor: What’s happening in Hyattsville

September 10, 2012

BY PAULA MINAERT — I am always struck every time I meet with the sense of community that characterizes Hyattsville. The latest example is from Ward 5 Councilmember Nicole Hinds Mofor, who writes to express her thanks for the outpouring of support she received when she faced a health crisis [read more]

Miss Floribunda: A week’s worth of farmers’ markets

May 10, 2011

Dear Miss Floribunda, My wife and I recently returned from the Riverdale Park Farmers’ Market with some asparagus, eggs and honey, which we shared with the young couple next door. They accused of us of being “locovores,” and when I indignantly asked what they meant by that, they laughed and [read more]
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