Beyond Hyattsville

Hugh’s News: Bladensburg’s Mencken

December 10, 2012

BY HUGH TURLEY — John T. Flynn was a contemporary of the noted “Sage of Baltimore,” H.L. Mencken.  In 1882, Flynn was born to a devout Catholic family in Bladensburg and educated in the local public school. He likely attended mass at St. Jerome’s parish in Hyattsville after it was [read more]

Civil servants recruited for theater festival

December 10, 2012

BY SUSIE CURRIE — We know you’re out there, civil servants. As part of the Atlas Intersections Festival, to be held in February at D.C.’s Atlas Performing Arts Center, the local theater group Active Cultures is putting together  .govaculture, 15 original short plays about life as a federal [read more]

From the Editor: North from Hyattsville

December 10, 2012

BY PAULA MINAERT — My husband and I moved to Hyattsville in 1979. We went to St. Jerome’s for church and to the Safeway on Hamilton Street for groceries. (At that time, it was located at the corner of Queens Chapel Road.) We were part of a group of friends who moved here around that time. [read more]

From the Editor: At the intersection of opposing things

November 10, 2012

BY PAULA MINAERT — One theme leaps out at me in the stories in this issue: the intersection of faith and civil life, of individual rights and communal responsibility. Lines at the polling place, like the one on our cover, is just the most obvious example. For instance, in the cover story [read more]

Peace Cross battle arouses strong emotions

November 10, 2012

BY SCARLETT SALEM AND PAULA MINAERT — The latest salvo in the battle over Bladensburg’s Peace Cross came on November 4, when county officials denied the American Humanist Association’s contention that having the 40-foot-tall memorial on public property is unconstitutional. The move came in [read more]

From the Editor: Ballot questions should be longer than a tweet

October 10, 2012

BY SUSIE CURRIE  — Are you registered to vote? And if not, does it matter? We know, we know: Maryland is a one-party state. In these parts, if you’re a Democratic incumbent in November, odds are that you will continue to be one come January.  And sure, watching the presidential debates [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]

Ross to leave the House of Delegates

October 10, 2012

BY SUSIE CURRIE — A surprise announcement by one of Hyattsville’s representatives in Annapolis has stunned colleagues and constituents alike, and opened the door for a political appointment by Governor Martin O’Malley. Del. Justin Ross (D-22) represented Hyattsville for 10 years before [read more]

Election 2012: Voter’s Guide

October 10, 2012

COMPILED BY SUSIE CURRIE — When Hyattsville voters go to the polls next month, they will be deciding questions that will reverberate through the state and the county for decades to come. In the spirit of public service, we present the text of all 14 of them so you won’t be seeing them for the [read more]

Burglary spree has West Hyattsville residents worried

October 10, 2012

BY PAULA MINAERT — A string of residential burglaries in West Hyattsville has residents on edge. On 30th Avenue alone, three homes were robbed from September 29 to October 1. In total, 22 houses in that part of the city were hit between August 1 and October 3, according to official reports. Sgt. [read more]
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