Mt. Rainier

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]

Primary numbers rolling in

June 25, 2014

Rounding up the numbers from races of local interest: County Council District 2 (Democrat) Doyle Niemann – 2,214 (50.2%) Deni Taveras – 2,196 (49.8%) Municipalities: Hyattsville, Mount Rainier, Brentwood, North Brentwood House of Delegates – District 22 (Democrat) Alonzo [read more]

Arts District architect tackles new public art project

March 15, 2014

BY AMANDA EISENBERG AND SUSIE CURRIE — What do you do when the most prominent feature about your new property is a giant, nonfunctional satellite dish? If you’re part of the Hyattsville Community Development Corporation (CDC), and the property will be your new headquarters, you plan to turn it [read more]

Placemaking grants awarded

March 15, 2014

BY JENNA HECKER — Two Hyattsville artists were among the 2014 grant recipients announced by Art Lives Here at Urban Eats Cafe on February 27. The 19 projects that received grants were selected from nearly 50 proposals, each coming from individuals that live, work or are connected in some way to [read more]

Art Works loses decision, but not hope

January 19, 2014

BY DANIELLE PROBST — While a December decision by the Historic Preservation Commission seemed likely to derail the planned Art Works/Pizza Paradiso project at the former Marche building, it now appears that the project will go forward, though details are yet to be determined. On January 8, Art [read more]

Making a splash: Prince George’s Pool

August 13, 2013

BY ROSANNA LANDIS WEAVER — Mention the Prince George’s Pool (commonly known as the PG Pool)  to some locals and the superlatives fly.  Tamara Embrey says,  “I couldn’t love it more than I do.” “It saved my marriage,” says Rozanna Wijesinghe. “We plan our summer around it,” [read more]

Liquid Assets: The Art and Craft of Beer

June 8, 2013

Back in the day, drinking homebrew was for the brave, the foolhardy or the home brewer. Judging from the talent on offer at Joe’s Movement Emporium on a warm evening at the beginning of June, the likely audience should widen considerably. The Art and Craft of Beer was an intriguing collaboration [read more]

From the Editor: The Perils and Pluses of Popularity

April 10, 2013

BY ROSANNA LANDIS WEAVER — One of the many pleasures of this editorial gig is the opportunity to dig into local topics and questions that are of particular interest to me.  As a longtime member of the Prince George’s  Pool, which is known as PG Pool,  I’ve been fascinated by its evolution [read more]

Art will bloom at former florist’s

January 15, 2013

BY ROSANNA LANDIS WEAVER — A new art school is coming to Hyattsville. Art Works Studio School of Mount Rainier will be moving into the Route 1 building in Hyattsville that for many years housed Marche Florists. William Marche started the family business in 1908 in Washington, D.C.  After he [read more]

Trail assaults worry residents

May 12, 2012

Maryland-National Capital Park Police released composite sketches of men suspected in a series of assaults in and around Hyattsville. BY PAULA MINAERT — A recent series of six sexual assaults in and near Hyattsville, as yet unsolved, has unnerved city residents, and it appears that more than one [read more]
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