PHOTOS: Police bring holiday cheer to 100 local children

December 23, 2015

BY REBECCA BENNETT — If you heard all the sirens or saw more than 100 police officers at the Mall at Prince Georges on Saturday, Dec. 12, it was not a usual day for local law enforcement.  In its 12th year, “Operation Santa with a Badge” connected local children with police officers for a [read more]

Railroad crossing walk-thru puts quiet zone within reach

March 2, 2015

BY REBECCA BENNETT — At the March 2 Hyattsville City Council Meeting, the council discussed new information about the proposed quiet zone at the Decatur Street railroad crossing near Baltimore Avenue. According to Hyattsville City Administrator Tracey Nicholson, several nearby residents requested [read more]

PHOTOS: Kicking off holiday shopping

November 28, 2014

BY REBECCA BENNETT — Several local businesses and area retailers participated in Black/Green Friday. The Brentwood Arts Exchange is offering 20% everything in store until 7 p.m. Friday.  Big Bad Woof is offering 15% off until 8 p.m. Friday.  Community Forklift said their store is 30% off today [read more]

Tanglewood Works launches in Community Forklift

October 10, 2014

by Marcel Warfield Tucked away inside the Community Forklift is a new business focused on turning trash into treasure. Tanglewood Works, a project of the Edmonston-based salvaged and surplus building goods “thrift store,” offers repurposed and upcycled goods created by Sue Older-Mondeel. [read more]

WSSC lifts boil water advisory, urges precautions

September 2, 2014

BY SUSIE CURRIE AND REBECCA BENNETT — Updated on September 5 at 12:38 a.m.  WSSC has lifted its Boil Water Advisory for Hyattsville and nearby communities following a second consecutive day of testing that found no contamination in water lines affected by the water main break on Tanglewood [read more]

Firefighters respond to Decatur Street fire

August 24, 2014

According to Prince George’s County Fire and Rescue, a fire broke out on the 4700 block of Decatur Street just outside the City of Hyattsville at approximately 4:40pm on Sunday. The fire was located in a second story bedroom. Mark Brady from PGFD said the fire was caused by an electrical [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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