Riverdale Park

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]

Photos: Halloween around Hyattsville 2015

November 4, 2015

PHOTOS BY NANCY GILLETTE AND REBECCA BENNETT — On Oct. 31, local residents took to the streets trick-or-treating and participating in other local Halloween events.  The University Park Civic Association held a costume party at the University Park Elementary School.  Local artist Alison Spain [read more]

Car accident closes McDonald’s in Riverdale Park

September 2, 2015

BY REBECCA BENNETT — Updated Oct. 5 at 12:07 p.m.  According to the Riverdale Park Police Department (RPPD), a car crashed into the side of the McDonald’s at the corner of East West Highway and Baltimore Avenue.  As of Sept. 2, the restaurant is still closed as a result of damages [read more]

Accused Trolley Trail groper arrested for violating parole

August 20, 2015

BY REBECCA BENNETT — Joshua Charles Price, 23, was arrested on Aug. 15 for violating parole in a 2010 armed robbery case. This in connection to an indecent exposure reported on the Trolley Trail that connects Riverdale Park and the City of Hyattsville. ALSO: More on recent Trolley Trail incidents [read more]
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