Busboys bookstore opens on namesake’s birthday

February 18, 2013

BY JOSH LOGUE — Many Busboys and Poets patrons know that its name comes from events in the life of Langston Hughes. Hughes was working as a busboy in Washington, D.C.’s Wardman Park Hotel when he met Vachel Lindsay, who happened to be dining there. He slipped one of his own poems, “The Weary [read more]

Uncovering the secrets of old homes

January 15, 2013

BY ROSANNA LANDIS WEAVER — More than 50 Hyattsville residents took time out of the busy holiday season on December 13 to attend “How to Conduct Historic Research on Your Home,” co-sponsored by the Hyattsville Preservation Association (HPA) and the University of Maryland Historic Preservation [read more]

Nature Nearby: Masked bandits suffer loss of territory

January 15, 2013

BY FRED SEITZ — In November and December, several Hyattsville residents noticed the increased presence and occasional demise of some of Hyattsville’s cutest and cleverest burglars, raccoons. The popular view of these often pudgy (8- to 30-pound) mammals as burglars comes from their [read more]

Charter school to open in Hyattsville

January 15, 2013

BY ROSANNA LANDIS WEAVER — A new public charter school will be opening for 6th and 7th graders this fall. Though it is called the College Park Academy (CPA), its first home will be in Hyattsville. The public charter school was founded by the College Park City-University Partnership, an [read more]

Art will bloom at former florist’s

January 15, 2013

BY ROSANNA LANDIS WEAVER — A new art school is coming to Hyattsville. Art Works Studio School of Mount Rainier will be moving into the Route 1 building in Hyattsville that for many years housed Marche Florists. William Marche started the family business in 1908 in Washington, D.C.  After he [read more]

Civil servants recruited for theater festival

December 10, 2012

BY SUSIE CURRIE — We know you’re out there, civil servants. As part of the Atlas Intersections Festival, to be held in February at D.C.’s Atlas Performing Arts Center, the local theater group Active Cultures is putting together  .govaculture, 15 original short plays about life as a federal [read more]

Local resident hired as city clerk, filling eight-month vacancy

December 10, 2012

BY SUSIE CURRIE — Congratulations to Hyattsville resident Laura Reams, who began her job as city clerk on December 10. The post has been vacant since April 30, when longtime city staffer Doug Barber left to become Rockville’s city clerk. Filling director-level positions is the next priority, [read more]

Popular post office employee retires

December 10, 2012

BY BILL HOLLAND – The year was 1981. Ronald Reagan was the new President of the United States. Sandra Day O’Connor was the first woman nominated to the Supreme Court. On the radio, the number-one song was Kool & the Gang singing that we should join their “Celebration.”  And Pam [read more]

Sixth graders may join Hyattsville Middle School next year

December 10, 2012

BY ROSANNA LANDIS WEAVER — The opening of Hyattsville’s new elementary school has been delayed until 2014, but some elementary school students may start the next academic year at a new school under a plan that would shift sixth-graders to Hyattsville Middle School. The news came at the [read more]
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