My Two Cents

My Two Cents: A Letter to the Editor

April 26, 2017

Ringling Bros. Circus Says Goodbye After 146 years of performances all over the U.S., Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus shocked many with their announcement in January that 2017 would be their last season. Locally, Maryland and DC residents had the opportunity to catch the circus one [read more]

My Two Cents: A Letter to the Editor

April 26, 2017

Why I Came ‘Off The Fence’ On Sanctuary Cities A recent article in the Hyattsville Life & Times quoted my feeling about needing to “draw a line in the sand” regarding becoming a sanctuary city. The article also stated that I had previously been on the fence regarding this issue. [read more]

My Two Cents: A Letter to the Editor

March 7, 2017

Consider challenging, rather than ignoring, the law I read with concern the article “Councilmember Paschall, eight cosponsors introduce sanctuary city legislation” (Jan. 13). Councilmembers Perry and Frazier were not invited to comment on the proposed legislation. This, according to Paschall, [read more]

My Two Cents: Is being a sanctuary city good for Hyattsville?

February 23, 2017

BY HUGH TURLEY — A recent opinion column in the January 2017 Hyattsville Life & Times stated that City Councilmember Patrick Paschall would introduce a bill “to make Hyattsville a sanctuary city — a place where police don’t ask about immigration status and where the city won’t [read more]

My Two Cents: Hyattsville should protect Muslims

January 25, 2017

BY SHANNON E. WYSS — Many groups are working to fight the incoming Trump administration, including some of us here in Hyattsville. Councilmember Patrick Paschall (Ward 3) will introduce a bill this month to make Hyattsville a sanctuary city — a place where the police don’t ask about [read more]

My Two Cents: Municipal Building demolition makes no ‘cents’

November 13, 2016

BY JASON CALVI —  Did you know the city council will vote soon on a plan to demolish the Hyattsville Municipal Building, a structure only completed in 1990? You may ask — why? This is just one of many questions we should all be asking before we make this major change to our city center. Where [read more]

My Two Cents: A river of humanity converges in Hyattsville

July 25, 2016

BY BEN SIMASEK — Today, I took a bike ride on the trail along the Northwest Branch of the Anacostia River, which features some beautiful park land. I stopped on a footbridge, listened to the water trickling 20 feet beneath me and the birds chirping above, and watched the colors of the fading sun [read more]

My Two Cents: On community building and local public education

May 15, 2016

BY DAN MUTH —Living in Hyattsville has been described as small-town living in the heart of the big city. To some extent this is true. We fraternize with our neighbors, exchange baby clothes, and mingle on the streets, in the café, or at any number of city- and community-sponsored events. It [read more]
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