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]

What’s on Route 1? The view from the new Route 1 Ride bus

July 10, 2012

BY PAULA MINAERT — Route 1 Ride, the county bus service that travels one of the area’s main commercial districts, can take you from IKEA in College Park down to the traffic circle in Mount Rainier. It’s free for students and seniors; the rest of us pay $1. It will soon be easy to pick out [read more]

PHOTO: Going off the rails

July 7, 2012

BY PAULA MINAERT — On July 6, rescue workers from around the area gathered at Ager Road and 29th Street to evacuate passengers from a Metro train that derailed close to the West Hyattsville station. Officials say the extreme heat caused a kink in the rails. Photo courtesy Paula [read more]

Tackling the perennial parking problem

June 10, 2012

BY PAULA MINAERT — Soon, city residents and visitors will find it easier to park when they go to Elevation Burger, Wet Your Palettes or any of the other newer businesses that line Route 1. The lack of adequate parking in that area has led to many complaints from both shoppers and business [read more]

New cameras expected to catch 480 speeders a day

April 10, 2012

BY SUSIE CURRIE — A traffic study has identified four primary spots for speed cameras in Hyattsville. During their first year, the monitoring devices are expected to issue a total of 480 citations a day to drivers on East-West Highway, Adelphi Road and Ager Road. During the week of February 7, [read more]
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