My Two Cents

My Two Cents: Resist the Werrlein development

April 15, 2018

By MARISA JOHNSON — For shame that Douglas Development Corporation and Werrlein Properties should try to capitalize on the economic value of Hyattsville’s reputation, when that value was built by the hard work of this community. The proposal set forth by Werrlein is absurd: 82 homes, mostly [read more]

My Two Cents: Pausing for wise development

February 21, 2018

BY LOIRE PRZYGRODZKI — I am an architectural designer at a mid-sized firm in Bethesda. During an informal meeting at our office, I thought a lot about development and Hyattsville. My boss was talking about our social responsibility to help developers see how construction can enhance a community. [read more]

My Two Cents: One last tree hug

November 15, 2017

BY LESLEY RIDDLE — I have always been a tree hugger. Growing up in northern New Jersey, I was surrounded by old-growth trees, much like those in the City of Hyattsville. I remember the two giants that graced our own front yard, a magnificent eastern hemlock (Tsuga canadensis) and a horse [read more]

My Two Cents: August letters to the Editor

August 13, 2017

Suggestions from a Trolley Trail traverser The article in the July issue about constructing a half-mile of new trail to connect the Trolley Trail to the Northwest Branch Trail is a bit like the trail itself: it’s great as far as it goes, but something is missing. I am a frequent bike rider on [read more]

My Two Cents: A Letter to the Editor

April 26, 2017

Ringling Bros. Circus Says Goodbye After 146 years of performances all over the U.S., Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus shocked many with their announcement in January that 2017 would be their last season. Locally, Maryland and DC residents had the opportunity to catch the circus one [read more]

My Two Cents: A Letter to the Editor

April 26, 2017

Why I Came ‘Off The Fence’ On Sanctuary Cities A recent article in the Hyattsville Life & Times quoted my feeling about needing to “draw a line in the sand” regarding becoming a sanctuary city. The article also stated that I had previously been on the fence regarding this issue. [read more]

My Two Cents: A Letter to the Editor

March 7, 2017

Consider challenging, rather than ignoring, the law I read with concern the article “Councilmember Paschall, eight cosponsors introduce sanctuary city legislation” (Jan. 13). Councilmembers Perry and Frazier were not invited to comment on the proposed legislation. This, according to Paschall, [read more]

My Two Cents: Is being a sanctuary city good for Hyattsville?

February 23, 2017

BY HUGH TURLEY — A recent opinion column in the January 2017 Hyattsville Life & Times stated that City Councilmember Patrick Paschall would introduce a bill “to make Hyattsville a sanctuary city — a place where police don’t ask about immigration status and where the city won’t [read more]
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