My Two Cents

My Two Cents: City Seeks residential parking problem overhaul

March 15, 2015

RESPONSE BY DAVID THOMAS — I have lived in the City since 1986 and have watched the parking policy evolve with the development of Metro and shopping areas. In my opinion, parking has and will continue to be an issue, and I do not believe the City of Hyattsville will actually do anything to fix [read more]

My Two Cents: Nostalgia and good food live at Glut

February 11, 2015

BY SHAUNTRICE MARTIN — Beyond the store’s sometimes dusty shelves and laid back staff beats the heart of Mount Rainier — Glut Food Co-op. Glut is the neighborhood’s lone grocery store, and it’s the place where artists, church folk, Metro drivers, executives, and families come to stock up [read more]

My Two Cents: The Bradford Pear — beauty or beast?

January 23, 2015

BY LESLEY RIDDLE — About this time of year, we start to long for the first petals to bloom on our city’s many flowering trees. Among them is the Bradford Pear, once the county’s official tree, which usually grows 25 feet tall with a canopy nearly as wide, giving it a lovely round form. The [read more]

My Two Cents: Referendums: When is it our turn to decide?

December 9, 2014

BY RON PEDONE — Prior to January 5, 2015* the Hyattsville city council should make a couple of straightforward, uncomplicated decisions. One would be to permit the voting public to decide if they want to amend the city’s charter to lower the minimum voting age to 16. The other would be to [read more]

My Two Cents: Pets are not disposable

September 9, 2014

BY CHRISTIELYN DILLER — I love dogs in a cuckoo-for-Cocoa-Puffs sort of way. My adopted dog, Gwen, is more than a pet — she is my fur baby. She inspired me to start a career in animal welfare, to appreciate the corn-chip smell of her paws, and to think that it’s not entirely crazy for me to [read more]

The tremendous power of arts education

June 10, 2014

by Christine Dawson I’d like to share with you a personal story about the tremendous power of arts education. The link to the intellectual and psychological benefits of music and music study is already well established. Research has shown that musicians use both sides of their brain more heavily [read more]

A meaningful discussion about the tax rate

March 15, 2014

Patrick Paschall Shani Warner This year many Hyattsville homeowners are paying about $150 to 200 less in real property taxes to the City than they did the year before. This relatively modest tax savings came at the cost of a $1.1 million budget shortfall this year, and if the rate stays the same [read more]

My Two Cents: Resolve to help a local child this year

January 14, 2014

  BY BRITT JUNG — Can you imagine what it would be like to be a child living in foster care and have no one exclaiming “I want you!”?  To have no one fighting for you? That is the reality for hundreds of abused and neglected kids in foster care in Prince George’s County. That is why [read more]
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