From the Editor

From the Editor: Making sanctuaries, making homes

August 13, 2017

BY HEATHER WRIGHT — Hyattsville is a officially a sanctuary city. Whether or not you voted for this result, many of us can agree on wanting our area to be a genuine sanctuary — a place of safety or refuge — and a launching pad for individuals and families from other countries, especially [read more]

From the Editor: Just a few reasons to celebrate this month

June 20, 2017

BY MARIA D. JAMES — Can I brag — just for a little? If I can say so myself, the Hyattsville Life & Times (HL&T) has a couple of great reasons to celebrate this month. June started off with an email announcing that we are the recipients of an award from the 2017 National Newspaper [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]
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