City requests dismissal of lawsuit against police

August 10, 2012

BY PAULA MINAERT — The city of Hyattsville has filed for the dismissal of a federal lawsuit against it by a former police officer on the grounds that it was filed after the statute of limitations had expired. Pfc. Marsha Mutchler Lessard, a Hyattsville Police Department officer from 2004 to 2009, [read more]

New principal joins Hyattsville Elementary

July 10, 2012

Principal Julia Burton started at Hyattsville Elementary School in July 2012. Photo courtesy Susie Currie BY SUSIE CURRIE — Anyone heading down Jefferson Street towards Route 1 can see that big changes are in store for Hyattsville Elementary School. By the time school starts next month, a new [read more]

Residents sell art, crafts online

July 10, 2012

BY SCARLETT SALEM — The city’s first-ever juried art show and street festival, Handmade in Hyattsville, is scheduled for November 3 at Queens Chapel Town Center. It will feature the work of artists living in and around the Arts District. But you don’t have to wait until then to see the [read more]

PHOTO: Going off the rails

July 7, 2012

BY PAULA MINAERT — On July 6, rescue workers from around the area gathered at Ager Road and 29th Street to evacuate passengers from a Metro train that derailed close to the West Hyattsville station. Officials say the extreme heat caused a kink in the rails. Photo courtesy Paula [read more]

Play ball! Coach brings his A game to T-ball

June 15, 2012

HMB’s two T-ball teams, the White Tigers and the Gold Tigers, congratulate each other after a game as Gold coach Michael Adams looks on. Photo by Catie Currie. BY CATIE CURRIE — The batter from the Beltsville-Adelphi Boys and Girls Club grounded the ball to Hyattsville pitcher Evan [read more]

Anatomy of an arrest: City officer nails trail assault suspect

June 10, 2012

BY PAULA MINAERT — Here’s the good news: A man is in custody as a suspect in at least two of the six assaults and rapes that took place on and near the Northwest Branch Hiker-Biker Trail earlier this year. Arrested last month, Edwin Rivas, 24, was ordered held without bail for the January 28 [read more]

New season, new address for farmer’s market

June 10, 2012

BY SUSIE CURRIE — Did you miss out on getting a plot in the Hyatt Park Community Garden? Just across the street, in the parking lot of 3505 Hamilton Street, you’ll find what Southern Maryland farmer Peggy Campanella calls “the next best thing.” If you time it right, that is. The [read more]

PHOTO: 92nd birthday bash for 53-year Hyattsville resident

May 25, 2012

BY CHRIS CURRIE — Mildred Carroll, who has lived in her Hyattsville home since 1959, celebrated her 92nd birthday on May 24 in the Gold Room at St. Jerome Church. Many of her 14 children still live in the area; sons Tommy (at left, in blue) and Chris (in yellow) each have homes on her [read more]
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