ICYMI: New left turn signal at Baltimore Ave. and Jefferson St.

February 19, 2016

BY REBECCA BENNETT —  A long-awaited left turn signal on southbound Baltimore Avenue at Jefferson Street, leading into the Shoppes at Arts District, was installed by the Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA) in January. A crosswalk and pedestrian signal is also scheduled for the north [read more]

Monday travel conditions in the City of Hyattsville

January 25, 2016

BY REBECCA BENNETT — “Snowzilla” has moved out, and even though Hyattsville residents are beginning to dig and wander out, travel is far from easy in the area. Main arteries, such as East West Highway, Queens Chapel Road and Baltimore Avenue, are fairly clear of snow. However, there [read more]

Maryland declares state of emergency

January 22, 2016

BY MARIA D. JAMES — Updated at 3:58 p.m.  Today Maryland State Governor Larry Hogan signed an executive order to declare a state of emergency in anticipation of Snowstorm Jonas, which has already begun to impact the Mid-Atlantic region. Forecasters are predicting this potentially historic storm [read more]

Route 1 traffic safety continues to plague residents, businesses

December 8, 2015

BY TALIB I. KARIM— As the numbers of residents and businesses along Route 1 (Baltimore Avenue) increase, so too have the volume of traffic accidents.  In the seven days between Nov. 15 and 22, Arts District residents posted on Facebook about three collisions.  In one instance, a driver ran a [read more]

Muddy bike tracks fading away

December 4, 2015

BY REBECCA BENNETT — The number of noticeable patches of torn up grass and muddy bike tracks where the Hyattsville Cyclocross bike race came through on Oct. 4 are diminishing. This year’s event was almost postponed because of heavy rain that had fallen the week prior. According to the City of [read more]
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