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New series at Busboys and Poets

November 11, 2011

BY CANDACE HOLLINGSWORTH — A Continuing Talk on Race (A.C.T.O.R.), a monthly dialogue that started in 2006 at the original Busboys & Poets location, has come to Hyattsville. The series was born out of owner Andy Shallal’s desire to host informal, facilitated discussions on contemporary [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]

Old park gets new life

October 11, 2011

Ward 1 Councilmembers Candace Hollingsworth and Eric Wingard cut the ribbon around the renovated Burlington Park on September 25, 2011. Photo courtesy City of Hyattsville. BY SCARLETT SALEM — On September 25, the City of Hyattsville held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Burlington Park. But [read more]

Bakery replaces Rhode Island Reds

October 11, 2011

BY PAULA MINAERT — If you’ve traveled down Rhode Island Avenue lately, you’ve probably noticed that the much-loved Rhode Island Reds is now the Shortcake Bakery & Café. Cheryl Harrington will open Shortcake Bakery in the Route 1 storefront recently vacated by Rhode Island Reds. Photo [read more]

City supports bed-and-breakfasts

October 11, 2011

BY PAULA MINAERT — Bed-and-breakfasts now have officially become a part of Hyattsville life. At its October 3 meeting, the city council moved to regulate these establishments by adding them to the city charter, the document that outlines all the rules for living here. More signs like this one [read more]

New business for West Hyattsville

October 10, 2011

BY PAULA MINAERT — Most of the recent development in the city has happened in the EYA area along Route 1 or around the Prince George’s Plaza Metro station. But a federal contractor bought property in May on Ager Road, across from the West Hyattsville Metro station, and plans to move its [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]
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