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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]

Legend and Lore: He put the Hyatt in Hyattsville

August 10, 2011

BY KIMBERLY SCHMIDT — “The chief business of the American people is business,” President Calvin Coolidge told the American Society of Newspaper Editors in 1925. One might take issue with Coolidge’s rather limited agenda for his constituents. But in looking back at Hyattsville’s past [read more]

From the Editor: If we only look closely …

August 10, 2011

BY PAULA MINAERT — Through the painter’s brushstrokes, I am present at an outdoor market in Amsterdam, around 1675. A large woman wearing a tall black hat is seated in front of a table of vegetables she is selling: carrots, cabbage, potatoes. Another woman, a customer argues with her, hands [read more]

New year, new leaders at local schools

August 10, 2011

BY SUSIE CURRIE AND PAULA MINAERT — Nearly a quarter of Prince George’s County’s 198 schools are getting new principals this year, due largely to budget cuts that led to slashed positions and staff buyouts for the new fiscal year. In Hyattsville, Northwestern High School and Hyattsville [read more]
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