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City parks news: Problems, plans and upgrades

April 10, 2011

BY PAULA MINAERT — The master plan for Hyattsville’s parks, which was initiated last year, is now able to move forward, after a nearly six-month delay. According to Mayor Bill Gardiner, the contractor hired by the city to develop the plan, Tony Mulkey, did not deliver the plan on schedule. [read more]

Police address gang problem

April 10, 2011

BY KRYSTYN SCHMERBECK – “In the first hour of the day, teens [today] process more information than we processed in a whole day,” Cpl. Mike Rudinski said at a March 22 gang information meeting for Hyattsville residents. Recognizing this massive cultural shift is critical to understanding [read more]

Home births on the rise in Hyattsville

February 10, 2011

BY SUSIE CURRIE AND AMIRA AYCOCK — In the not-too-distant past, having a baby automatically meant a lengthy hospital stay. But today, increasing numbers of women are bypassing the hospital altogether. Stephen Burgoyne was the first of his siblings to be born at their Hyattsville home. Above: [read more]

Keeping vigil: After fire, community rallies to help family

February 10, 2011

BY SUSIE CURRIE — In the aftermath of a fire that claimed the lives of two sisters and destroyed the family home, neighbors and businesses have come together to help pick up the pieces. Candlelight vigils for Kelli, 13, and Kimberly, 9, were held on January 29, which would have been [read more]
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