My Two Cents

My Two Cents: Hyattsville should protect Muslims

January 25, 2017

BY SHANNON E. WYSS — Many groups are working to fight the incoming Trump administration, including some of us here in Hyattsville. Councilmember Patrick Paschall (Ward 3) will introduce a bill this month to make Hyattsville a sanctuary city — a place where the police don’t ask about [read more]

My Two Cents: Municipal Building demolition makes no ‘cents’

November 13, 2016

BY JASON CALVI —  Did you know the city council will vote soon on a plan to demolish the Hyattsville Municipal Building, a structure only completed in 1990? You may ask — why? This is just one of many questions we should all be asking before we make this major change to our city center. Where [read more]

My Two Cents: A river of humanity converges in Hyattsville

July 25, 2016

BY BEN SIMASEK — Today, I took a bike ride on the trail along the Northwest Branch of the Anacostia River, which features some beautiful park land. I stopped on a footbridge, listened to the water trickling 20 feet beneath me and the birds chirping above, and watched the colors of the fading sun [read more]

My Two Cents: On community building and local public education

May 15, 2016

BY DAN MUTH —Living in Hyattsville has been described as small-town living in the heart of the big city. To some extent this is true. We fraternize with our neighbors, exchange baby clothes, and mingle on the streets, in the café, or at any number of city- and community-sponsored events. It [read more]

My Two Cents: Blumberg Company’s re-zoning request

December 6, 2015

BY RON PEDONE AND ELIZABETH PAYER — The Marvin R. Blumberg Co. is asking the City of Hyattsville to support its request to change the zoning designation of the Clay property, the land the Company owns in the University Hills area from R-80 to R-20, a much higher density designation. Let’s [read more]

The Cali Corner: To Hyattsville with love

April 5, 2015

BY DIANE CONTRERAS — A California Native of 28 years, where skateboarding, beach volleyball, and stand up paddling were just a few of my stereotypical hobbies – I have found my home in Hyattsville, Md. I came here last January, rather obligated, to visit family over Christmas vacation.  As [read more]

My Two Cents: City Seeks residential parking problem overhaul

March 15, 2015

RESPONSE BY DAVID THOMAS — I have lived in the City since 1986 and have watched the parking policy evolve with the development of Metro and shopping areas. In my opinion, parking has and will continue to be an issue, and I do not believe the City of Hyattsville will actually do anything to fix [read more]

My Two Cents: Nostalgia and good food live at Glut

February 11, 2015

BY SHAUNTRICE MARTIN — Beyond the store’s sometimes dusty shelves and laid back staff beats the heart of Mount Rainier — Glut Food Co-op. Glut is the neighborhood’s lone grocery store, and it’s the place where artists, church folk, Metro drivers, executives, and families come to stock up [read more]
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