From the Editor

Do singles have a place in our family-focused community?

May 10, 2017

BY MARIA D. JAMES – I may not be able to have children. Wow. Saying those words used to come with an involuntary shoulder shrug from me, and now my response is a mixture of fear and uncertainty.   A year ago, I learned that I have a medical condition that may reduce my likelihood of having [read more]

From the Editor: What are the Times coming to?

November 13, 2016

By HEATHER WRIGHT — Let’s get it out of the way. I’m the first non-Hyattsvillian editor hired by the Hyattsville Life & Times (HL&T). Heck, truth be known, I’m not even living in Prince George’s County. I’ve lived in Takoma Park, in Montgomery County, since 2004, and I still [read more]

From The Editor: The case for West Hyattsville

October 15, 2016

By KRISSI HUMBARD — On Sept. 12, the news that I usually report on hit too close to home. I woke up to a crime scene in my driveway. A man had been stabbed a few blocks away, then ran until he collapsed, bleeding from multiple wounds just feet from my back door. Thankfully, I did not see the [read more]

From the Editor: Farewell — for now

October 15, 2016

By MARK GOODSON — I am skeptical of the media. With the presidential election approaching in November, I am reminded that mainstream media dilutes politics into personal interest and polls, nearly avoiding policy altogether. It’s hard to scroll the news today and feel better about the state of [read more]

From the Editor: When the press becomes the news

August 11, 2016

BY KRISSI HUMBARD AND T. CARTER ROSS  — On the night of Aug. 1, the City Council considered the city’s contract with the Hyattsville Life & Times (HL&T). What has been a routine vote to renew the contract turned into a heated debate about the role of this paper in the community. At [read more]

From the Editor: Thank you, Principal Reap

June 11, 2016

BY MARIA D. JAMES — Surprises are always fun. On Wednesday, June 8, Principal Walter Reap walked into what he thought was a staff meeting. Instead, he was greeted by members of the City of Hyattsville Police Department, City Administrator Tracey Nicholson, Policy and Community Coordinator for [read more]

From the Editor: Pet care requires more than love

April 13, 2016

BY MARIA D. JAMES — On March 28, my family and I had to make a tough decision. Our family dog, Sam, became ill and he no longer wanted to eat or drink. He was sleeping more and walking very slowly. The truth was right in front of our eyes; Sam was getting older, but I didn’t want to accept the [read more]
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