From the Editor

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]

From the Editor: Hello to Hyattsville

January 12, 2016

BY MARIA D. JAMES — I am Maria James, and it is my pleasure to introduce myself to you as the new managing editor of the Hyattsville Life & Times. In October, we received the unfortunate news that our former managing editor, Caroline Selle, made the tough decision to step down from her [read more]

From the Editor: A fond farewell

October 21, 2015

BY CAROLINE SELLE — Readers, it’s time for me to say farewell. Well, sort of. The October issue is my last as managing editor of the Hyattsville Life & Times, but I’m not quite saying goodbye. Though I’ll no longer be employed by the paper, I’m not leaving the city or leaving this [read more]

From the Editor: Join us on April 22 at the 2015 Election Forum

April 7, 2015

BY CAROLINE SELLE — It’s election season, and this is an exciting year! In the City of Hyattsville’s municipal elections, the Office of the Mayor and five seats on the Hyattsville City Council are up for grabs. Fifteen candidates have filed to run for office, seven of whom are running for the [read more]

From the Editor: Hyattsville, a strong community

March 12, 2015

BY MARK GOODSON — When the Detroit Free Press broke the story of James Robertson, a Detroit factory worker who walked a grueling 21 miles to and from work in his 47 mile round trip each day, the country responded. A fundraising campaign with a goal of $25,000 raised $350,001 through 13,000 [read more]

From the Editor: Staying local for the holidays

December 12, 2014

BY CAROLINE SELLE — When Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot stopped by in early December to tour some of Hyattsville’s small businesses, he said something I just couldn’t get out of my head. “I’m a proud resident of Takoma Park,” he told me, “but we seem to always be copying [read more]

From the Editor: It’s never too early for voters to engage

November 15, 2014

CAROLINE SELLE — In the aftermath of the gubernatorial election, I’m taking stock of what it really means to be part of a community. It’s a question I struggle with on a near-daily basis and especially when I head to the polls. Too often it seems like there is no real choice at the ballot [read more]

From the Editor: Coming home to Hyattsville

August 14, 2014

BY CAROLINE SELLE — As a journalist,  I prefer highlighting the experiences of others to writing about myself. Regardless, as the new managing editor of the Hyattsville Life & Times, I owe it to you, the readers, to introduce myself. Though this is only my third year as a Hyattsville [read more]
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