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Development in Hyattsville: University Town Center

September 10, 2011

BY KAREN J. RILEY — Portions of financially strapped University Town Center were recently forced into foreclosure, raising questions about the future of the mixed-use Hyattsville complex. On August 10, six UTC parcels were sold at auction to the banker, Wells Fargo, for $25.1 million, according [read more]

Development in Hyattsville: Queens Chapel Town Center

September 10, 2011

BY SUSIE CURRIE — Normally at this time of year, organizers would be putting the finishing touches on plans for the annual International Festival, held every September at Queens Chapel Town Center. This year, though, the city’s 125th anniversary celebration is scheduled for that weekend [read more]

City council has long to-do list

September 10, 2011

BY PAULA MINAERT — At the initiative of Mayor Marc Tartaro, the Hyattsville City Council (with staff input) is developing a list of priorities for the near future. Tartaro said he thinks it’s the most important task facing the council. “Until we start working through what we have to do, [read more]

First community survey released

September 10, 2011

BY PAULA MINAERT — Some Hyattsville residents seem pretty happy with their city, according to a just-released community survey. It was done in July and August in a random sampling of 646 people, after an initial 2,000 surveys were mailed out. Community survey results opened a window on the World [read more]

Police go to great heights for Special Olympics

September 1, 2011

BY BART LAWRENCE – Chief Douglas Holland of the Hyattsville Police Department (HPD) seems like an honest guy. So we have to believe him when he says, referring to the glazed pastry in his hand, “I think this is my first doughnut in five years.” Holland was outside a local Dunkin’ [read more]

Earthquake, hurricane disrupt first week of school

September 1, 2011

BY SUSIE CURRIE — Before August 23, many area residents had never experienced an earthquake. So it was understandable that they were shaken in more ways than one that afternoon, just before 2 p.m., when the 5.8 magnitude tremor sent shock waves through much of the East Coast. In Hyattsville, [read more]

Taking off the gloves at Magruder Park

August 10, 2011

BY CHRIS MCMANES — T-Ball and youth baseball are regular staples at Magruder Park. But on July 31, the park hosted a contest that likely hasn’t been played in Hyattsville in more than a century. The Potomac Nine of Washington, D.C., battled the Cecil Base Ball Club of Chesapeake City, Md., in [read more]
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