Politics

Election Board preps for changes after noncitizen voting passes

December 11, 2016

BY HELEN PARSHALL — The day after the Hyattsville City Council’s passage of the noncitizen voting amendment, the Board of Supervisors of Elections met to discuss innovative strategies to expand election turnout now that the pool of eligible voters has grown. The new amendment, passed Dec. 5, [read more]

Marylanders set record during first day of early voting

October 28, 2016

BY KRISSI HUMBARD — Maryland voters came out in droves for the first day of early voting, setting a new record for highest turnout. State elections officials reported 122,880 Maryland voters cast ballots statewide Thursday. The previous one-day record for early voting turnout was 107,385 [read more]

Deadline to register to vote online or by mail is today

October 18, 2016

Today is the last day to register to vote by mail or online in Maryland. Voters have until 9 p.m. to make sure they are registered for the upcoming presidential election. Residents can use Maryland’s Online Voter Registration System (OLVR) or submit a voter registration application by [read more]

Non-US citizens one step closer to voting in local elections

October 8, 2016

BY SCOTT GELMAN — Residents of Hyattsville who aren’t United States citizens are now closer to receiving the opportunity to vote in city elections. The mayor and city council approved a motion enabling the city attorney to draft an amendment that would change the voter qualifications in [read more]

‘Vigil for Life’ brings communities, police together

August 3, 2016

BY EMILY STRAB — On July 23rd, a crowd gathered at Hyattsville’s University Town Center (UTC) to pray for peace and healing for those who have fallen victim to the rising tensions between minority citizens and the police officers sworn to protect them. It was the third event in a “Vigil for [read more]

Resident celebrates first Independence Day as a US citizen

July 25, 2016

BY HELEN LYONS — Rosalina Justiniano was naturalized in a ceremony hosted by the City of Hyattsville on May 7. Photo courtesy of Rosalina Justiniano. For many Americans, the Fourth of July means hotdogs and hamburgers on the grill, a picnic with friends and family, and fireworks exploding in the [read more]

PHOTOS: Metal art house and other gems on 2016 house tour

May 17, 2016

BY REBECCA BENNETT — The Hyattsville Preservation Association’s 37th Annual Historic Hyattsville House Tour took place on May 15.  The eight houses featured on the tour included Clarke Bedford’s art house and cars on Nicholson Street, a home-built auto racing game center, and a home [read more]
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