Riverdale Park

Bookstore opens in Riverdale

March 5, 2016

BY KIT SLACK — “A Wii?”  Robert Harper, owner of Riverdale’s new bookstore, furrowed his brows and pressed the phone closer to his ear.  “Oh. . .oh. . .weed. . . marijuana t-shirts. . . yeah. . . let’s hold on those for now. Thanks.”  He was speaking with Richard Hickock, one of [read more]

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]

Riverdale Park resident receives Children’s National award

February 5, 2016

BY REBECCA BENNETT — In December, Children’s National Health System recognized Riverdale Park resident Anthony (Tony) Porter with the “Power of One” Award. According to a press release, Porter, a clinical operations representative  at the pain medicine clinic, was nominated [read more]

From the Editor: I will not let fear take the trails from me

February 5, 2016

BY REBECCA BENNETT — I have worked in local news in the Washington, DC, region for 10 years. I am an encyclopedia of the bad things that could happen to a person and the crazy incidents which have occurred in this region during that time. My job now in great part is to find out and report the bad [read more]

PHOTOS: Police bring holiday cheer to 100 local children

December 23, 2015

BY REBECCA BENNETT — If you heard all the sirens or saw more than 100 police officers at the Mall at Prince Georges on Saturday, Dec. 12, it was not a usual day for local law enforcement.  In its 12th year, “Operation Santa with a Badge” connected local children with police officers for a [read more]

PHOTOS: Riverdale Park 2015 Festival of Lights and Holiday Market

December 20, 2015

BY MARK GOODSON — The Riverdale Park Festival of Lights and Holiday Market had the typical Riverdale Farmer’s Market feel. Local vendors, craftspeople and artists offered provided a variety of entertainment and items for purchase. In addition, the holiday spirit was in the air. It was a mild [read more]

Local child advocacy group receives governor’s award

November 9, 2015

BY REBECCA BENNETT — On Oct. 26, Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA)/Prince George’s County received the Maryland Governor’s Service Award for Nonprofit Program in recognition of significant contributions and sustained commitment to meeting the state’s most pressing needs, a press [read more]

Alleged Trolley Trail groping case postponed

November 8, 2015

BY HL&T STAFF — The court dates of a man charged in two incidents along the Trolley Trail have been postponed.  Joshua Charles Prince was scheduled to be in court on Oct. 21 for a fourth degree sexual assault charge and on Oct. 23 for a separate indecent exposure incident along the [read more]
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