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One dead in University Town Center stabbing

July 2, 2011

BY SUSIE CURRIE — On June 30, an early-evening brawl at University Town Center left one man dead and four others injured. Leonard Raynod Smith-Matthews, 21, died after being stabbed during a fight at University Town Center on June 30, 2011. Responding to reports of a fight, Hyattsville City [read more]

Acclaimed DeMatha music director retiring

June 10, 2011

John Mitchell built DeMatha into a music powerhouse before leaving in 2011. Above: His final performance, on May 12, was directing the wind ensemble at the University of Marylandʼs Dekelboum Concert Hall. Photos courtesy DeMatha. BY PAULA MINAERT — On May 12, John Mitchell, Director of Bands at [read more]

Ward 4 residents discuss concerns

June 10, 2011

BY PAULA MINAERT — A group of Ward 4 residents met June 4 at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church to talk about issues of common concern. It was the first public meeting of any kind since the May elections. The meeting was organized and chaired by Ward 4 councilmember Paula Perry. Councilmembers [read more]

Young Hyattsville artist wins regional award

June 10, 2011

BY SUSIE CURRIE — A Hyattsville youth beat area applicants from as far away as Herndon, Va., to win the first annual Ted Kliman Memorial Award for Young Artists. High-school freshman Romare Marshall, 14, received $500 and a month-long exhibition of his work. The contest was open to [read more]

City worker benefits are key point in budget discussions

June 10, 2011

BY KAREN J. RILEY — It looks like Hyattsville’s city workers will be getting a little something extra in their paychecks in the next fiscal year. As the HL&T was going to press, there was mounting evidence that city workers had succeeded in fighting for a 1 percent cost of living [read more]

Assistant city administrator leaves post

June 10, 2011

Assistant City Administrator Vincent Jones left in 2011 to become city administrator for nearby Seat Pleasant, Md. Photo courtesy City of Hyattsville. BY PAULA MINAERT — After more than three years on the city staff, Assistant City Administrator Vincent Jones is leaving to take over as city [read more]

New Hyattsville area elementary school clears hurdle

June 10, 2011

BY SUSIE CURRIE — Demolition of the former Hyattsville Presbyterian Church, at 3120 Nicholson Street, to make way for a new elementary school should begin this month, according to Prince George’s County Public School officials. The two-story, 87,000-square-foot building, which will be [read more]

Record turnout at town hall meeting

June 10, 2011

BY SUSIE CURRIE — About 170 people attended the District 2 Town Hall Meeting at Northwestern High School on June 2 – a record turnout, said Prince George’s County Council Member Will Campos, who organized it. Will Campos Campos presented an overview of the 2012 county budget, which the [read more]

The Shoppes at Arts District Hyattsville: What is opening when

May 10, 2011

Essential Day Spa has polish in every color of the rainbow — and then some. Photo courtesy Catie Currie. BY SUSIE CURRIE — Look for a flurry of activity in the coming months at the new retail center at the corner of Jefferson Street and Route 1.  Elevation Burger became the first [read more]
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