Transportation

Trolley Trail will connect Hyattsville, Riverdale Park

November 17, 2013

BY SUSAN HINES — Despite the sudden chill in the air, the mood at the October 23 groundbreaking for the long awaited Rhode Island Avenue Trolley Trail was one of warmth and mutual triumph.  Converting a former streetcar right-of-way that extends from the District to Laurel into a paved [read more]

Riding hard: Hundreds raced in fifth annual Hyattsville Cyclocross

October 16, 2013

BY MIKE PERSLEY — Arrow Bicycle volunteer Ted Monoson bought his first bike while he was in college in western New York around 1992. One day, he walked into a “not so reputable” bike shop, where customer service meant something very different than what he’s seen at Arrow.  “Those guys [read more]

My Two Cents: We don’t want to miss this bus

September 10, 2013

April Downs BY APRIL DOWNS — Have you noticed that red “Fear the Turtle” bus coming through Hyattsville during the last year or so? It’s the University of Maryland’s Shuttle-UM number 113.  I first saw it come by my house on 42nd Avenue and briefly wondered where if I could ride it even [read more]

Empty nester takes flight

July 8, 2013

Under normal circumstances, a year-long parasailing and snorkeling adventure in the Philippines with the love of your life might be a trip of a lifetime. For Hyattsville resident Hugh McElrath, 62, it opened the door to another trip that was equally memorable. He and his wife, Sallie, returned in [read more]

Police seek approval for up to 10 speed cameras

March 18, 2013

BY SUSIE CURRIE AND NKONGHO BETECK  — An ordinance before the Hyattsville City Council would authorize up to 10 speed cameras in the city – double the number originally approved for the speed-monitoring program. Hyattsville’s first speed cameras began operation on February 19 with two [read more]

City may add parking near Route 1

November 10, 2012

BY PAULA MINAERT — Will there be more parking coming to Route 1? The city council has decided to apply for two grants totaling $1 million. The grants, said Mayor Marc Tartaro, will be used to acquire land on Hamilton Street on the east side of Route 1 and for demolition and other services [read more]

From the Editor: What’s happening in Hyattsville

September 10, 2012

BY PAULA MINAERT — I am always struck every time I meet with the sense of community that characterizes Hyattsville. The latest example is from Ward 5 Councilmember Nicole Hinds Mofor, who writes to express her thanks for the outpouring of support she received when she faced a health crisis [read more]
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