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More than your local book store

March 7, 2017

BY MARK GOODSON — Charisma Wooten changed out of her Jackie “Moms” Mabley wardrobe and joined the audience in the back of Robert Harper Books after her Feb. 25 performance. “This is better than Blues Alley,” she said of the Riverdale book store and concert venue, comparing it to [read more]

Council hears options for police department, municipal building

March 7, 2017

BY KRISSI HUMBARD — Hyattsville City Council will have some big — and expensive — decisions to make regarding future building projects. And there’s pressure to make those decisions soon. At the Feb. 15 city council work session, city staff presented a range of options for relocation of the [read more]

Hyattsville citizens propose circulator-connector shuttle

March 7, 2017

BY ELLEN TREIMEL — Hyattsville adopted the slogan “A World Within Walking Distance” in October 2006, and with a total area of 2.7 square miles in the city, it seems like this could easily be the case. As Hyattsville has undergone economic redevelopment in the last several years, walkable [read more]

Miss Floribunda: Butterfly gardens

February 27, 2017

Dear Miss Floribunda, I enjoyed the Hyattsville Horticultural Society seed sale and made my usual purchases of my favorite vegetable and flower seeds. Then I talked to some people at the information tables and learned that insecticide-free “butterfly gardens” can help the butterflies as [read more]

Then & Now: Get relief for your renovation project

February 27, 2017

BY STUART EISENBERG — Need help fixing up your older home? Tax credits can ease the pain. There is an important benefit available to homes in historic districts: The Maryland Historical Trust (MHT) Heritage Structure Rehabilitation Tax Credit for homeowners. This credit provides a one-time [read more]

Nature Nearby: Green invaders in Magruder Park

February 27, 2017

BY FRED SEITZ — Walk along the bike path near the Northwest Branch and you may notice signs about a research project at the edge of the woods. On a mild winter day, I saw a team of entomologists from the University of Maryland (UMD), one of whom told me that they were working on a project to [read more]

My Two Cents: Is being a sanctuary city good for Hyattsville?

February 23, 2017

BY HUGH TURLEY — A recent opinion column in the January 2017 Hyattsville Life & Times stated that City Councilmember Patrick Paschall would introduce a bill “to make Hyattsville a sanctuary city — a place where police don’t ask about immigration status and where the city won’t [read more]
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