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]

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]

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]

Police, residents let loose at National Night Out

August 5, 2016

BY KRISSI HUMBARD — The City of Hyattsville and the Hyattsville City Police Department (CPD) hosted National Night Out at Heurich Park on Aug. 2. Hundreds of residents came out for the festivities. The free, family friendly event featured police and community information, K-9 demonstrations, a [read more]

Resident celebrates first Independence Day as a US citizen

July 25, 2016

BY HELEN LYONS — Rosalina Justiniano was naturalized in a ceremony hosted by the City of Hyattsville on May 7. Photo courtesy of Rosalina Justiniano. For many Americans, the Fourth of July means hotdogs and hamburgers on the grill, a picnic with friends and family, and fireworks exploding in the [read more]
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