Update: Chillum robbery ends in bomb threat

January 20, 2015

BY REBECCA BENNETT — The Prince George’s County Fire and Rescue (PGFD) Bomb Squad gave the all clear around 1 p.m. Tuesday afternoon after investigating a suspicious package in the 3100 block of Queens Chapel Road in Chillum, according to PGFD Spokesperson Mark Brady. Around noon Tuesday, [read more]

Firefighters announce 2014 Santa Run schedules

December 2, 2014

BY REBECCA BENNETT — The Hyattsville Volunteer Fire Department (HVFD) says their yearly Santa Run has expanded from one nights to three!  Santa will cover 30 miles total from 6 to 8 p.m on Dec. 13, 19, and 20. “This is our first year expanding this beyond a one-night program so please bear [read more]

Price Rite hosts free nutritional tours

November 21, 2014

BY REBECCA BENNETT — The Shops at Queens Chillum shopping center announced it is looking for participants in free nutritional tours at the Queens Chapel Road Price Rite. Shopping center officials say the program is a collaboration between Cooking Matters and the Food and Nutrition Club at the [read more]

Man sentenced to 20 years for sexual abuse of local girls

October 30, 2014

BY REBECCA BENNETT — Charles Amofa of Chillum was sentenced to 20 years in prison for the 2012 abduction and sexual abuse of two girls on two separate occasions, according to WJLA.  The incidents took place in Lewisdale and the City of Hyattsville. The 27-year-old plead guilty in April to [read more]

Hyattsville Voices: A boyhood at the barbershop

September 9, 2014

BY KATY JUNE-FRIESEN — The following is an excerpt from an Aug. 18, 2014, interview with Frank Key, who has lived in the Hyattsville area since he was a boy. He and his wife Liz bought their home on 32nd Avenue in 1970. Katy June-Friesen edited the text for length and clarity. I grew up here. My [read more]

New schools, new programs likely for 2014 school year

January 15, 2014

BY ROSANNA LANDIS WEAVER — There are formalities to be resolved and approvals to be granted, but it appears that Hyattsville’s new, as-yet-unnamed elementary school may be the first in the county with an emphasis on arts education.  The Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) [read more]

Local art shines in a former jewelry store

September 10, 2013

BY GRETCHEN BRODTMAN — Many of us wonder what’s next for some of the recently vacated spaces in our community, anticipating what is being built behind the paper in the windows.  Shoppers looking through the windows of the former home of Fleisher’s Jewelers, 3108 Queens Chapel Road, on [read more]
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