University Park

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]

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: 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]

Local residents gather to stand with South Carolina victims

July 18, 2015

BY MARK GOODSON — After a white gunman shot and killed nine African American church-goers during a Bible study on June 17, mourners gathered at the University Park Church of the Brethren for a candlelight vigil to stand with the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church of Charleston, S.C. The [read more]

Police search for Thanksgiving robbers

December 7, 2014

BY REBECCA BENNETT — Prince George’s County Police say two suspects broke into a house on Forest Hill Drive in University Park on Thanksgiving Day. According to the investigation, the two men stole several items and were last seen driving a “late model” Lincoln Town Car. A local [read more]

Firefighters announce 2014 Santa Run schedules

December 2, 2014

BY REBECCA BENNETT — The Hyattsville Volunteer Fire Department (HVFD) says their yearly Santa Run has expanded from one nights to three!  Santa will cover 30 miles total from 6 to 8 p.m on Dec. 13, 19, and 20. “This is our first year expanding this beyond a one-night program so please bear [read more]
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