Government

Hyattsville briefs

January 2, 2017

There has been a lot going on in Hyattsville in the last few months. So much that our small staff hasn’t been able to fully cover many stories. Here are a few things to know. City Attorney retires; new attorney named Long-time City Attorney Richard T. Colaresi retired effective Dec. 14. To [read more]

Question of city council size to appear on 2017 ballot

January 2, 2017

BY KRISSI HUMBARD — At their Dec. 19 meeting, the city council unanimously voted to place an advisory, non-binding referendum question regarding the size of the city council on the ballot for the upcoming 2017 election. Councilmembers Edouard Haba (Ward 4) and Ruth Ann Frazier (Ward 5) were [read more]

Council approves funding for purchase of new Call-A-Bus

December 22, 2016

BY QUANNY CARR — The City Council approved funding to purchase a new Call-A-Bus at the Dec. 19 meeting, after members from the Hyattsville community voiced concerns about lack of service and unreliability. The original proposal was discussed during the Dec. 5 City Council meeting. The proposal [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]

Northwestern High students walk out, protest Trump

November 18, 2016

BY KRISSI HUMBARD — A group of Northwestern High School students stood on the side of Adelphi Road, chanting “our Future, our concern!” and “not my president!” while holding protest signs Friday afternoon. Many passersby honked, cheering the group on. About [read more]

Money talks in 2016 presidential election

November 16, 2016

BY HELEN LYONS —  With Election Day coinciding with publication of November’s Hyattsville Life & Times, Hyattsville citizens have headed to the polls to declare their choice for the 2016 presidential race. An analysis of data obtained from the Federal Election Commission (FEC) regarding [read more]

Residents give input on ‘community choices’

November 13, 2016

BY BEN SIMASEK — On Saturday, Nov. 5, the City of Hyattsville held an open-house style meeting with city planners and local residents at the Municipal Building. This was the second community workshop held with the goal of gathering input from community members on several key issues to inform the [read more]

Marylanders set record during first day of early voting

October 28, 2016

BY KRISSI HUMBARD — Maryland voters came out in droves for the first day of early voting, setting a new record for highest turnout. State elections officials reported 122,880 Maryland voters cast ballots statewide Thursday. The previous one-day record for early voting turnout was 107,385 [read more]
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