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The Wild Onion is latest UTC restaurant to close

February 8, 2012

BY SUSIE CURRIE — On January 28, The Wild Onion eatery became the latest vacancy at University Town Center, where it had been since July 9, 2008. Catering is still available, though; call owner Rasheed Abdurrahman at 240.476.5054. In other restaurant news, it seems that rumors of the death of [read more]

New book from Hyattsville military historian

February 8, 2012

BY SUSIE CURRIE — Congratulations to longtime Hyattsville resident Harry Yeide, whose book Fighting Patton: George S. Patton Jr. Through the Eyes of His Enemies was recently published by Zenith Press. It’s the eighth book on American military history from Yeide, a foreign-affairs analyst; all [read more]

The secret history of Prince George’s County

February 8, 2012

BY JULIA DUIN — Prince George’s County has long been seen as an idyllic place for the area’s black middle class. But 100 years ago, it was far less welcoming, says Hyattsville author Richard Morris. Hyattsville author Richard Morris Morris, who is white, may be one of the best amateur local [read more]

Redrawing the boundaries

February 8, 2012

BY PAULA MINAERT — Hyattsville’s population has grown almost 20 percent in the last decade, according to 2010 census data. It had 17,557 residents on April 1, 2010; on that date in 2000, it had 14,733. This and other information was presented at a sparsely attended public hearing on January [read more]

Magic in the air

February 8, 2012

BY VICTORIA BOUCHER — At the Gamestop store on Queens Chapel Road in Hyattsville, there is a sign that reads: “Bring Magic Into Your Home.” Joe Largess, who works there part-time while majoring in Fine Arts at the University of Maryland, helps people do just that. His other job: putting on [read more]

Whole Foods moves closer to reality with county zoning approval

February 8, 2012

BY PAULA MINAERT — On February 2, the Prince George’s County Planning Board unanimously approved a rezoning request for a 37-acre wooded property in Riverdale Park. The approval opens the way for the land, owned by the Cafritz family, to be turned into a mixed-use development that [read more]

Film series displays some ‘hidden gems’

February 8, 2012

BY SCARLETT SALEM — On January 30, nearly 50 people gathered for the first installment of the Hyattsville library’s winter Independent Film Series, the documentary  “Babies.” After the movie, local filmmaker and Hyattsville  resident Andrew Millington  facilitated  a 30-minute [read more]

In deep water: When it rains, some residents feel swamped

February 8, 2012

BY SUSIE CURRIE — About 25 residents met recently to discuss the flooding that has plagued their neighborhood for years. These pictures from 1993 show flooding on Banner Street. Because sidewalks installed there that year are higher than residents’ front yards, the scene is repeated every [read more]

Letter to the Editor: Thanks for supporting toy drive

February 8, 2012

We recently had our wrap-up meeting of the Sonny Frazier Toy Drive events for 2011, which included the Hyattsville Heroes Bowl Game, the parties given to collect donations, the shopping, and the awesome Christmas party held December 17 at the City Building. I am so proud to say that we took a group [read more]

The Blues live on in Riverdale Park

January 10, 2012

  BY JIM GROVES — “Blues in E, regular 1-4-5,” someone yells. A guitar gives an opening riff, followed by a sweet harmonica.  Slowly, more sound rolls in: guitars, mandolin, saxophone, piano, harmonica and, finally, a voice tearing into a blues song that has been sung since the 1950s. [read more]
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