The Peace Cross may stand in peace, says the Supreme Court

June 22, 2019

By HEATHER WRIGHT — In a 7-2 ruling on June 20, the Supreme Court decided that the Peace Cross of Bladensburg did not violate the First Amendment establishment clause. The 40-foot tall concrete and granite cross, completed in 1925 to honor 49 Prince George residents who died in World War I, can [read more]

From the Editor: No Peace for the Peace Cross

December 21, 2017

BY HEATHER WRIGHT — Uncertainty seems to have been cemented into the foundations of the Peace Cross. Construction of the concrete and rose granite World War I memorial began in 1919, but was halted in 1922 due to lack of funding. Later that year, the commissioners of Bladensburg deeded the [read more]

Property assessments skyrocket

February 6, 2016

BY REBECCA BENNETT — When City of Hyattsville residents received their residential property assessments for 2016, many were shocked at the value the Maryland Department of Assessment and Taxation placed on their homes. Those assessments — some residents say they were double the previous [read more]

PHOTOS: A-May-Zing Animal Fest amazes visitors

May 18, 2015

BY MARK GOODSON — The A-May-Zing Animal Fest took place on May 16 and featured multiple sites for animal interaction and education, a children’s puppet show, face painting, food truck vendors, ongoing boat tours; all beside the beauty of the Anacostia riverfront park. A four mile boat tour [read more]

Local firefighters assist during Baltimore riots

April 29, 2015

BY REBECCA BENNETT  — A total of 55 fire and emergency personnel, eight engines and two trucks returned home Tuesday after responding to the riots and unrest that unfolded in Baltimore, Md, according to Prince George’s County Fire and Rescue.  They were called as a part of two task [read more]

Family narrowly escapes sinkhole caused by water main break

January 27, 2015

BY CAROLINE SELLE AND REBECCA BENNETT — Updated at 5:50 p.m.  A 12-inch water main break on Edmonston Road near Decatur Street just outside the City of Hyattsville caused a sinkhole that swallowed a car and nearly the family inside. That family is displaced, and according to the Washington [read more]

State and local officials announce new incentives for homebuyers

November 20, 2014

BY REBECCA BENNETT — Today at Busboys and Poets in Hyattsville, city officials came together with representatives from Prince George’s County and the State of Maryland to announce a new $100 million mortgage initiative for Prince George’s County homebuyers. According to the Maryland [read more]

Battle of Bladensburg bicentennial undaunted by rain

August 24, 2014

ALSO: Battle of Bladensburg Memorial Two hundred years ago today, British soldiers invaded Washington and set fire to virtually all the key public buildings, including the Executive Mansion (now the White House) and Capitol. Earlier that historic day, ill-equipped American troops offered little [read more]

From seed to feed

August 14, 2014

With Eco City, local students learn about food systems Planting, weeding, harvesting, cooking: For the 20 high-schoolers participating in ECO City Farms’ Seed to Feed Summer Youth Program, it’s all in a day’s work. The program exposes students to every aspect of the food system, from planting [read more]
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