Government

Hyattsville gets $350,000 grant from state

December 10, 2012

BY SUSIE CURRIE — At a ceremony at Busboys & Poets on November 30, Lt. Governor Anthony Brown announced that Hyattsville would receive a $350,000 Community Legacy Grant. It’s among the largest awards the state bestowed to fund 58 projects across the state. Hyattsville’s share will be [read more]

City council plows through snow removal suggestions

November 10, 2012

BY SUSIE CURRIE AND PAULA MINAERT — Even before Hurricane Sandy was a gleam in a meteorologist’s eye, some Hyattsville residents were worried about the coming of this winter’s snowy weather. In September, the Code Enforcement Advisory Committee and the Aging in Place group met together to [read more]

Street fixes on Council agenda — again

November 10, 2012

BY SUSIE CURRIE — Three infrastructure improvements that have been languishing for years, if not decades, were back on the agenda at the Hyattsville City Council’s November 5 meeting. Mayor Marc Tartaro presented a detailed spreadsheet of timelines for them, showing how each could be completed [read more]

My Two Cents: A wish list for the new DPW director

October 10, 2012

BY SAM WILLIAMS — At the September 17 city council meeting, attendees were given an update on the status of the search for a new head for the Department of Public Works, to replace our former director, Mr. Patrick Ryan.  DPW’s baseline responsibility is to clear the waste and refuse from our [read more]

From the Editor: Ballot questions should be longer than a tweet

October 10, 2012

BY SUSIE CURRIE  — Are you registered to vote? And if not, does it matter? We know, we know: Maryland is a one-party state. In these parts, if you’re a Democratic incumbent in November, odds are that you will continue to be one come January.  And sure, watching the presidential debates [read more]

Ross to leave the House of Delegates

October 10, 2012

BY SUSIE CURRIE — A surprise announcement by one of Hyattsville’s representatives in Annapolis has stunned colleagues and constituents alike, and opened the door for a political appointment by Governor Martin O’Malley. Del. Justin Ross (D-22) represented Hyattsville for 10 years before [read more]

Election 2012: Voter’s Guide

October 10, 2012

COMPILED BY SUSIE CURRIE — When Hyattsville voters go to the polls next month, they will be deciding questions that will reverberate through the state and the county for decades to come. In the spirit of public service, we present the text of all 14 of them so you won’t be seeing them for the [read more]

Crittenden Street roadwork project delayed again

October 10, 2012

BY PAULA MINAERT — Drawings for the Crittenden Street/40th Avenue roadwork project will be completed and come to the city for review in November, announced Mayor Marc Tartaro October 1.  The final permits are expected sometime in late February or early March and construction should start then. [read more]

Search for City directors continues

October 10, 2012

BY PAULA MINAERT — Interviews to fill some of the city’s vacant staff positions are planned for this month, according to Mayor Marc Tartaro. “I hope we’ll have interviews for city clerk, director of Department of Public Works and city administrator by mid- to late October,” he said. [read more]

Police sexual-harassment lawsuit will move forward

October 10, 2012

BY PAULA MINAERT — The City’s motion to dismiss the sexual harassment case filed against it by Pfc. Marsha Mutchler Lessard, a Hyattsville Police Department officer from 2004 to 2009, has been denied. The ruling, by Judge Frederick Motz of the U.S. District Court, means the case will move [read more]
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