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Non-US citizens one step closer to voting in local elections

October 8, 2016

BY SCOTT GELMAN — Residents of Hyattsville who aren’t United States citizens are now closer to receiving the opportunity to vote in city elections. The mayor and city council approved a motion enabling the city attorney to draft an amendment that would change the voter qualifications in [read more]

City now offers online commenting for council meetings

October 3, 2016

By KRISSI HUMBARD — Residents who are unable to attend council meetings in person can now comment on City Council agenda items online. “This is a new initiative to encourage community engagement,” said Jake Rollow, Hyattsville’s Community Services Director. “We plan to [read more]

Hyattsville ‘kids’ come home again for 53rd reunion

September 23, 2016

BY HELEN PARSHALL — A group of over 40 people gathered in Hyattsville’s Historic District this past weekend to celebrate their 53rd reunion in their hometown. “People came from all over for this” said Rick Higgins, one of the driving forces coordinating the reunion. “We’re from [read more]

City turns parking spots into pop-up parks for (PARK)ing Day

September 20, 2016

BY LEIGH MCDONALD — Ordinary asphalt parking spots were turned into temporary public oases in Hyattsville on Friday for (PARK)ing Day, an annual event where citizens, artists and activists collaborate to temporarily transform metered parking spaces into temporary public places. This was the first [read more]

Festival to showcase local arts, beer, music

September 9, 2016

By KRISSI HUMBARD — The Hyattsville Arts Festival is back this Saturday — bigger and tastier than ever. This year the festival will feature Maryland craft breweries and food trucks, along with art, music and performances. The festival, in its ninth year, is organized by the Hyattsville [read more]

Police investigating string of auto vandalisms

August 30, 2016

Hyattsville City Police (HCPD) are investigating nine vandalisms to autos that occurred Aug. 27-29. Several tires were slashed. These crimes appeared to have occurred late at night. Police say they have no suspect information or motive. Lt. Chris Purvis said he hopes to “bring awareness to [read more]

PHOTOS: First day of school in Hyattsville

August 23, 2016

Today marked the first day of school in Prince George’s County. Hyattsville Elementary, Felegy Elementary, Rosa Parks Elementary, Hyattsville Middle, Nicholas Orem Middle, and Northwestern High School welcomed back students for the 2016-17 school year. We asked readers to send in photos from [read more]

PHOTOS: School spirit is high at Back-to-School Pep Rally

August 21, 2016

BY MARIA D. JAMES  — On Saturday, Aug. 20, the Mall at Prince Georges hosted a back-to-school pep rally from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The pep rally kicked off at center court with inspirational words from Mayor Candace Hollingsworth, who encouraged the students to, “be good to yourselves, each [read more]
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