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Is free public Wi-Fi on Hyattsville’s horizon?

December 5, 2019

By SHOURJYA MOOKERJEE — In order to increase online access for its residents and businesses, the City of Hyattsville is partnering with the University of Maryland to evaluate the feasibility of providing free Wi-Fi in public spaces.  In March, the city council proposed a fourth-quarter city-wide [read more]

DeMatha supports graduate’s community outreach

November 27, 2019

By CHRIS McMANES — Hundreds of Prince George’s County residents will be enjoying Thanksgiving dinner this year thanks to former DeMatha basketball star Jerami Grant.  His Saturday Nov. 23 “Thanksgiving Grant-ed” event at Peppermill Community Center in Landover, Md., was the third one his [read more]

Sudden decline in Hyattsville’s white oaks

November 27, 2019

By SOPHIE GORMAN ORIANI — At the Hyattsville City Council meeting on Nov. 18, Lesley Riddle, the director of Public Works, informed the council of a rapid decline in the health of many white oaks (Quercus alba) in the City of Hyattsville. “They’re dying with the leaves on, without abscission [read more]

DeMatha will have an Edge at quarterback in 2020

November 25, 2019

By CHRIS McMANES — DeMatha freshman quarterback Cameron Edge made his first start Nov. 16. It is likely the first of many. Edge displayed his toughness, composure and strong arm throughout the Stags’ 34-20 loss at No. 1 St. John’s in the opening round of the Washington Catholic Athletic [read more]

Premier running back travels from Delaware to attend DeMatha

November 16, 2019

By CHRIS McMANES — MarShawn Lloyd spends more than four hours a day commuting to and from DeMatha Catholic High School. He says it’s worth every minute.  “A lot of people that I’ve met here are going to be my brothers for life,” Lloyd said before a recent practice. “It’s definitely a [read more]

Resident recognized as 2016 Volunteer of the Year passes

November 12, 2019

Catherine Barron, a longtime resident of Hyattsville, died on Oct. 29 at the age of 66. The fifth of nine children, Cathy was born in Norfolk, Va. to Robert and Geraldine Sweatt. She graduated from the University of New Hampshire with a B.A. in social psychology.  Cathy established her career as a [read more]

Meals on Wheels delivers nutrition … and much more

November 6, 2019

By HEATHER WRIGHT — What happens when you want to age in place in your own home but getting food for yourself is a struggle? For millions of seniors across the U.S., Meals on Wheels America programs come to the rescue by delivering food. But that’s not all Meals on Wheels delivers. According to [read more]

City of Hyattsville wins 2019 Sustainable Champion Award

November 1, 2019

By SOPHIE GORMAN ORIANI — On Oct. 15, the City of Hyattsville became Sustainable Maryland-certified and was named the Sustainable Maryland Sustainability Champion at the Maryland Municipal League Fall Conference, held in Cambridge. To become certified by Sustainable Maryland, a municipality must [read more]
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