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Hugh’s News: A ‘news’ perspective

April 10, 2011

BY HUGH TURLEY — There are now more television news choices than ever before. MHz Networks, an independent broadcaster in Falls Church, Va., offers five channels from 30.1 to 30.5 on a digital tuner. The globally-oriented programming is free with a good antenna so no cable service is required; [read more]

Miss Floribunda: What to grow for a garden full of butterflies

April 10, 2011

Dear Miss Floribunda, My store is located in a heavy-traffic area, with the pollution and nerve-wracking noise that always goes with it. In back is a bit of ground that faces east, as well as a fairly long strip to one side that faces north. Last year, my wife bought an assortment of annual seeds [read more]

PHOTO: Boy Scout Troop 224 Eagle Scout Project

April 10, 2011

Boy Scouts in Hyattsville Troop 224 renovated benches in a Magruder Park picnic pavilion on March 19. Scout William LaChance (second from left), who organized the project as part of meeting the requirements to earn an Eagle Scout ranking, is joined by fellow Scouts Cody Thomas, Stephen Miller, [read more]

Election 2011: Meet the Ward 2 candidates

April 10, 2011

This is our last issue before the city’s biennial election on May 3, so we decided to let the candidates speak for themselves. Ward 2 incumbent William Tierney hopes to fend off political newcomers Shani Warner and Connor Wilkinson. We invited each candidate to submit 300 words of their [read more]

Election 2011: Meet the Ward 1 candidates

April 10, 2011

This is our last issue before the city’s biennial election on May 3, so we decided to let the candidates speak for themselves. Longtime Ward 1 incumbent Douglas Dudrow hopes to fend off three challengers: Candace Hollingsworth, William Jenne and Scott Matirne. We invited each candidate to submit [read more]

Election 2011: Meet the mayoral candidates

April 10, 2011

BY SUSIE CURRIE — This is our last issue before the city’s biennial election on May 3, so we decided to let the candidates speak for themselves. Mayor Bill Gardiner will not be running for re-election, so the race for the top spot is the only one without an incumbent. Vying to replace him are [read more]

Election 2011: In wards 3, 4 and 5, there’s no contest

April 10, 2011

This is our last issue before the city’s biennial election on May 3, so we decided to let the candidates speak for themselves. Of the six races, half are uncontested. Facing no opposition, councilmembers Tim Hunt, Paula Perry and Nicole Hinds will continue to represent wards 3, 4 and 5 [read more]

My Two Cents: A too-speedy passage of speed camera legislation?

April 10, 2011

BY MARY THORNTON — On March 7, the Hyattsville City Council passed Ordinance 2011-01 giving the city the authority to establish an Automated Speed Enforcement (ASE) Program in Hyattsville. Or  in layman’s terms, to install speed cameras in newly established “school zones” throughout our [read more]

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]
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