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Assistant city administrator leaves post

June 10, 2011

Assistant City Administrator Vincent Jones left in 2011 to become city administrator for nearby Seat Pleasant, Md. Photo courtesy City of Hyattsville. BY PAULA MINAERT — After more than three years on the city staff, Assistant City Administrator Vincent Jones is leaving to take over as city [read more]

New Hyattsville area elementary school clears hurdle

June 10, 2011

BY SUSIE CURRIE — Demolition of the former Hyattsville Presbyterian Church, at 3120 Nicholson Street, to make way for a new elementary school should begin this month, according to Prince George’s County Public School officials. The two-story, 87,000-square-foot building, which will be [read more]

Record turnout at town hall meeting

June 10, 2011

BY SUSIE CURRIE — About 170 people attended the District 2 Town Hall Meeting at Northwestern High School on June 2 – a record turnout, said Prince George’s County Council Member Will Campos, who organized it. Will Campos Campos presented an overview of the 2012 county budget, which the [read more]

Hugh’s News: “Always have a lookout”

May 10, 2011

BY HUGH TURLEY — With CIA director Leon Panetta poised to take over as Secretary of Defense as soon as next month, I was put in mind of the first man to hold that job, James V. Forrestal.  He was appointed in 1947 by President Harry S. Truman after holding the post of Secretary of the Navy for [read more]

Nature Nearby: Avian attention-getters in our city

May 10, 2011

BY FRED SEITZ — For the past four years, residents of Oglethorpe Street have enjoyed (for the most part) the company and child-rearing of a group of Yellow-crowned Night Herons. Considerably smaller than the Great Blue Herons who frequent the Northwest Branch, they are 25 inches long and weigh [read more]

Miss Floribunda: A week’s worth of farmers’ markets

May 10, 2011

Dear Miss Floribunda, My wife and I recently returned from the Riverdale Park Farmers’ Market with some asparagus, eggs and honey, which we shared with the young couple next door. They accused of us of being “locovores,” and when I indignantly asked what they meant by that, they laughed and [read more]

From the Editor: Sometimes, you can’t go home again

May 10, 2011

BY SUSIE CURRIE —Let me start by saying that I know that we’re not in Kansas anymore. Or, in my case, Alabama. But I hope you’ll bear with me just this once if I write about a city other than Hyattsville. By now, of course, you’ve heard about the record-setting tornadoes that ripped through [read more]

The Shoppes at Arts District Hyattsville: What is opening when

May 10, 2011

Essential Day Spa has polish in every color of the rainbow — and then some. Photo courtesy Catie Currie. BY SUSIE CURRIE — Look for a flurry of activity in the coming months at the new retail center at the corner of Jefferson Street and Route 1.  Elevation Burger became the first [read more]

Actors among us: Hyattsville residents hit the boards

May 10, 2011

BY PAULA MINAERT — We all know that Hyattsville is part of the Gateway Arts District. What isn’t as well known is that along with writers, dancers, jewelers and other artists, Hyattsville also has actors. And they practice their craft on the stages of theaters all over the Washington [read more]
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