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Hyattsville Happenings: April 14-16

April 13, 2017

Need plans for the weekend? We’ve got you covered. Hyattsville is a happenin’ place. Friday, April 14: Storytime Pop-Up: Enjoy stories, songs, fingerplays and more at this innovative collaboration between PGCMLS & Mt. Rainier’s organic juice & smoothie joint. Ages 0-5 years old. [read more]

PHOTOS: Clause Applause judging is pure delight

December 17, 2016

BY KRISSI HUMBARD — On Dec. 14, four residents and city employees — myself, included — gathered to judge the houses nominated for Claus Applause, the city’s long-standing holiday decorating contest. As a kid, my family and a neighbor family would pile into a van and drive around to [read more]

BREAKING NEWS: Police seek help to find missing person

December 15, 2016

BY KRISSI HUMBARD — Hyattsville City Police are seeking help to find a missing person. Nathaniel Haggins. Photo courtesy of HCPD Nathaniel Treshawon Haggins is a black male who was born Sept. 11, 2001. He is 5’08” and weighs 130 pounds. He lives on the 5000 Block 38th Avenue in [read more]

Operation Santa with a Badge spreads joy to kids near and far

December 13, 2016

BY HELEN PARSHALL — Over 100 police officers and children streamed into the Mall at Prince Georges on Dec. 10, loaded in police cars with lights and sirens blaring, eager to shop for the holidays. It was all a part of Operation Santa with a Badge, an annual Hyattsville tradition that brings [read more]

Election Board preps for changes after noncitizen voting passes

December 11, 2016

BY HELEN PARSHALL — The day after the Hyattsville City Council’s passage of the noncitizen voting amendment, the Board of Supervisors of Elections met to discuss innovative strategies to expand election turnout now that the pool of eligible voters has grown. The new amendment, passed Dec. 5, [read more]

Council unanimously passes noncitizen voting amendment

December 7, 2016

BY SCOTT GELMAN — After a long series of debates, non-U.S. citizens living in Hyattsville will be able to vote in local elections starting in 2017. The amendment to the Hyattsville Charter passed unanimously, despite previous opposition by some councilmembers.  The change, which will take [read more]

PHOTOS: Dining with Santa a beloved tradition

December 4, 2016

BY KRISSI HUMBARD — Families gathered on Dec. 3 for one of Hyattsville’s beloved holiday traditions: Breakfast (or lunch) with Santa. Santa stopped by the Hyattsville Municipal Building to visit with local children, pass out candy canes, pose for pictures — and even snack on some [read more]

Hyattsville’s Small Business Saturday shopping guide

November 24, 2016

BY KRISSI HUMBARD — Did we miss something? Know of a local sale or event going on this season? Let us know. Tanglewood Works Tanglewood Works offers holiday gifts, artisan-made furniture, hand painted furniture, artistic lighting, handmade jewelry, upcycled textiles and yummy candles and skin [read more]

‘Not on Our Watch:’ Community rallies in solidarity

November 23, 2016

BY QUANNY CARR — Enduring frozen fingers and whipping winds, more than 200 area residents stood in solidarity on Nov. 20 at Magruder Park to say “Not On Our Watch” in response to the increase in hate crimes and hate speech following the election of Donald Trump. Erika Wilson and Christine [read more]
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