Government

My Two Cents: Increase number of trees in the MD 500 project

April 15, 2018

By PAUL STEINKOENIG — It is with dismay that I learned at the March 14 Hyattsville Corridor Community (HCC) meeting that the number of trees for the MD 500 project has been reduced by 59 percent. That is a huge reduction. Hyattsville is missing a giant opportunity to increase the number of trees [read more]

My Two Cents: Resist the Werrlein development

April 15, 2018

By MARISA JOHNSON — For shame that Douglas Development Corporation and Werrlein Properties should try to capitalize on the economic value of Hyattsville’s reputation, when that value was built by the hard work of this community. The proposal set forth by Werrlein is absurd: 82 homes, mostly [read more]

Councilmembers pitch their FY 2019 budget wish lists

March 28, 2018

By ALLAN WALTERS — The Hyattsville City Council has begun preliminary planning for the fiscal year (FY) 2019 budget, which will go into effect on July 1 of this year. On councilmembers’ wish lists: speed mitigations in a West Hyattsville neighborhood, a public restroom at Heurich Park, [read more]

Councilmembers pitch their FY19 budget wishlists

March 1, 2018

By ALLAN WALTERS — The Hyattsville City Council has begun preliminary planning for the fiscal year (FY) 2019 budget, which will go into effect on July 1 of this year. On councilmembers’ wish lists: speed mitigations in a West Hyattsville neighborhood, a public restroom at Heurich Park, [read more]

Then & Now: Unmapping segregation

February 22, 2018

BY STUART EISENBERG — With debates ranging regionally over the legacy of tolerating monuments to leaders of the Confederacy in public spaces, one may ponder, “What does institutional racism look like locally? Where does it dwell in Hyattsville?” One form in which I find institutional racism [read more]

Sign of change: Nicholson St. to receive traffic signal

February 21, 2018

BY MARIA D. JAMES — Applause filled the room inside the Municipal Building on Jan. 17, when Gregory Slater, administrator of the Maryland Department of Transportation’s (MDOT) State Highway Administration, announced that a traffic light will go up at the intersection of Nicholson Street and [read more]

Community builder receives Employee of the Year award

February 21, 2018

BY MEAGAN MILLER — Approximately two years ago, City Administrator Tracy Nicholson and Director of Community & Economic Development Jim Chandler were looking for someone who could help the City of Hyattsville’s Community & Economic Development Department. They wanted someone who could [read more]

From the Editor: What’s in a name?

February 21, 2018

BY MARIA D. JAMES — A few years ago, my brother, my sister and I decided to go visit our late father’s brother for a family get-together. A visit to my Uncle Bernard’s always meant laughter and a delicious meal, and this visit didn’t disappoint. As we ate, the conversation transitioned into [read more]
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