Government

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]

Deadline to register to vote online or by mail is today

October 18, 2016

Today is the last day to register to vote by mail or online in Maryland. Voters have until 9 p.m. to make sure they are registered for the upcoming presidential election. Residents can use Maryland’s Online Voter Registration System (OLVR) or submit a voter registration application by [read more]

Speak Up! Residents give input for city plan

October 15, 2016

By KRISSI HUMBARD — Hyattsville residents young and old have been speaking up about what they want to see in the city’s future. The City of Hyattsville is updating its Community Sustainability Plan — the document the city uses to guide planning for the next five years in Hyattsville — and [read more]
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