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In Memoriam: Hyattsville author’s wife pens tribute

January 21, 2018

BY BARBARA MORRIS — For someone who had lived in Hyattsville only since 2008, Richard A. Morris knew a lot of people in the city. But some are still unaware of his death, which occurred on Nov. 21, 2017, at the University of Maryland Medical Center Shock Trauma hospital in Baltimore, after three [read more]

Busboys bookstore opens on namesake’s birthday

February 18, 2013

BY JOSH LOGUE — Many Busboys and Poets patrons know that its name comes from events in the life of Langston Hughes. Hughes was working as a busboy in Washington, D.C.’s Wardman Park Hotel when he met Vachel Lindsay, who happened to be dining there. He slipped one of his own poems, “The Weary [read more]

From the president: What I liked about living in Hyattsville

July 10, 2012

BY JULIA DUIN — A For Sale sign that sprouted in my front yard the first week of June was what got the news out that my sojourn in Hyattsville was coming to an end. I had mentally planned to be here a lot longer, but getting laid off two years ago from The Washington Times changed all that. I [read more]

The accidental activist and the presidential candidate

March 10, 2012

BY SUSIE CURRIE — While Newt Gingrich was giving his Super Tuesday victory speech in Georgia earlier this month, his half-sister Candace Gingrich-Jones was working late at the Human Rights Campaign in downtown Washington, D.C. Then she headed home to Hyattsville, where she lives with Rebecca [read more]

New book from Hyattsville military historian

February 8, 2012

BY SUSIE CURRIE — Congratulations to longtime Hyattsville resident Harry Yeide, whose book Fighting Patton: George S. Patton Jr. Through the Eyes of His Enemies was recently published by Zenith Press. It’s the eighth book on American military history from Yeide, a foreign-affairs analyst; all [read more]

The secret history of Prince George’s County

February 8, 2012

BY JULIA DUIN — Prince George’s County has long been seen as an idyllic place for the area’s black middle class. But 100 years ago, it was far less welcoming, says Hyattsville author Richard Morris. Hyattsville author Richard Morris Morris, who is white, may be one of the best amateur local [read more]