My Two Cents

My Two Cents: We don’t want to miss this bus

September 10, 2013

April Downs BY APRIL DOWNS — Have you noticed that red “Fear the Turtle” bus coming through Hyattsville during the last year or so? It’s the University of Maryland’s Shuttle-UM number 113.  I first saw it come by my house on 42nd Avenue and briefly wondered where if I could ride it even [read more]

You live in Hyattsville?! Yes, we do.

July 8, 2013

Well, it happened again, that sympathetic aside that you get when someone hears that you don’t live in Montgomery County or Northern Virginia. They don’t actually say it – most of the time – but you can see it in their expressions: Faces set grimly, with a glint of pity in the eye. You live [read more]

Rethinking Community

March 20, 2013

Embracing the radiance and vitality of people and place By Pierre Walcott What are the possibilities ahead for people and place in Hyattsville? We are told two divergent stories. On the one hand, there’s a public narrative of Prince George’s County powerlessness in the face of daunting social [read more]

My Two Cents: I’m dreaming of a purple Christmas

December 10, 2012

BY REV. TODD THOMASON — ’Tis the season to be jolly, or so the carol goes.  In reality, though, December often winds up being the season to fly into a tizzy, as my mother would say.  Fa la la la la, la la la AAUGH! There are lights to put up and lists to check off and presents to wrap and [read more]

My Two Cents: A wish list for the new DPW director

October 10, 2012

BY SAM WILLIAMS — At the September 17 city council meeting, attendees were given an update on the status of the search for a new head for the Department of Public Works, to replace our former director, Mr. Patrick Ryan.  DPW’s baseline responsibility is to clear the waste and refuse from our [read more]

My Two Cents: Does your baby smoke?

August 10, 2012

BY KIMBERLY SCHMIDT — The words “Honey, I’m pregnant” are often followed, in six to nine months, by Severe Nesting Syndrome. Every corner of the house is scrubbed, organized and decorated. Paint colors are chosen, and the merits of strollers and diapers are discussed with more vigor than an [read more]

My Two Cents: The blessing of community

November 11, 2011

BY TODD THOMASON — One thing I am giving thanks for this Thanksgiving is the gift of community. Living in relation to others (be it in the same house, office or town) can be a challenge, but it’s also a blessing. I was recently reminded of what a true blessing community can be on the Sunday [read more]

My Two Cents: A too-speedy passage of speed camera legislation?

April 10, 2011

BY MARY THORNTON — On March 7, the Hyattsville City Council passed Ordinance 2011-01 giving the city the authority to establish an Automated Speed Enforcement (ASE) Program in Hyattsville. Or  in layman’s terms, to install speed cameras in newly established “school zones” throughout our [read more]
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