Politics

From the Editor: Drawing lines is not child’s play

January 10, 2012

BY PAULA MINAERT — I don’t do numbers. They have intimidated me ever since third grade, when Mrs. Powell yelled at me because I had a hard time doing multiplication. I also struggle with technology and my husband will attest to this. He has to come running whenever my computer hiccups and I [read more]

From the Editor: Can we really listen to each other?

November 11, 2011

BY PAULA MINAERT — I attend many city council meetings for my job. They can be interesting and they can be tedious. And sometimes I find them distressing because of the tension I see in the members’ exchanges with each other. I’m not talking about healthy disagreements over issues. I’m [read more]

New series at Busboys and Poets

November 11, 2011

BY CANDACE HOLLINGSWORTH — A Continuing Talk on Race (A.C.T.O.R.), a monthly dialogue that started in 2006 at the original Busboys & Poets location, has come to Hyattsville. The series was born out of owner Andy Shallal’s desire to host informal, facilitated discussions on contemporary [read more]

City council has long to-do list

September 10, 2011

BY PAULA MINAERT — At the initiative of Mayor Marc Tartaro, the Hyattsville City Council (with staff input) is developing a list of priorities for the near future. Tartaro said he thinks it’s the most important task facing the council. “Until we start working through what we have to do, [read more]

Many vacancies among city staff

August 10, 2011

BY PAULA MINAERT — Two key positions in the city staff – assistant city administrator and director of parks and recreation – became open with the recent departures of Vincent Jones and Steve Yeskulsky. The city has seen a fair amount of staff turnover recently. It has had two parks directors [read more]

Meet the candidates: Guide to the 2011 Ward 1 Special Election

July 11, 2011

Election season isn’t over yet for some residents. The second Ward 1 seat has been vacant since then-representative Marc Tartaro was sworn in as mayor in May. Three candidates are vying for the seat, which will be determined in a special election on July 19 at the municipal building. We asked [read more]

City worker benefits are key point in budget discussions

June 10, 2011

BY KAREN J. RILEY — It looks like Hyattsville’s city workers will be getting a little something extra in their paychecks in the next fiscal year. As the HL&T was going to press, there was mounting evidence that city workers had succeeded in fighting for a 1 percent cost of living [read more]

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]
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