Government

Hyattsville wins sustainability status

December 11, 2011

BY PAULA MINAERT — Hyattsville has been named a sustainable community (one of only five) in the state of Maryland. This designation gives the city government, residents, and businesses access to special state funding, such as from the Community Legacy program, State Highway Administration [read more]

Police chief ushers in speed cameras

December 11, 2011

BY PAULA MINAERT — Speed cameras will probably be installed in the city by March or April, depending on council actions and approval, says Police Chief Douglas Holland. At its December 5 meeting, city council members reviewed a proposal by Affiliated Computer Services, Inc., which has other [read more]

Newest city officer won police academy award

November 11, 2011

David Chanthavong, who recently joined Hyattsville’s police department, addressed the city council on October 24, soon after receiving the Outstanding Student Officer Award from the Prince George’s Community College Municipal Police Academy. I am 25 years old. I was born in Thailand but my [read more]

From the Editor: Can we really listen to each other?

November 11, 2011

BY PAULA MINAERT — I attend many city council meetings for my job. They can be interesting and they can be tedious. And sometimes I find them distressing because of the tension I see in the members’ exchanges with each other. I’m not talking about healthy disagreements over issues. I’m [read more]

Stakeholders discuss how to revitalize East-West corridor

November 11, 2011

BY SUSIE CURRIE — On November 1, the Prince George’s County Council unanimously passed County Executive Rushern Baker’s signature initiative, the $50 million Economic Development Incentive Fund. It was designed to attract and spur development in the county over the next five years. Having [read more]

PHOTOS: City turns 125 with a party at the Arcade Building

October 10, 2011

The Arcade Building shortly before the City of Hyattsville’s 125th Anniversary Party on September 23, 2011. Photos courtesy William Jenne. BY SUSIE CURRIE — City staff transformed the Arcade Building from a construction zone into what one guest called “a fairyland” for Hyattsville’s [read more]

City council has long to-do list

September 10, 2011

BY PAULA MINAERT — At the initiative of Mayor Marc Tartaro, the Hyattsville City Council (with staff input) is developing a list of priorities for the near future. Tartaro said he thinks it’s the most important task facing the council. “Until we start working through what we have to do, [read more]

First community survey released

September 10, 2011

BY PAULA MINAERT — Some Hyattsville residents seem pretty happy with their city, according to a just-released community survey. It was done in July and August in a random sampling of 646 people, after an initial 2,000 surveys were mailed out. Community survey results opened a window on the World [read more]
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