Government

So much more than robot-building and coding

February 7, 2020

By HEATHER WRIGHT — On Feb. 2, students across the state, including at least two teams from Hyattsville, competed in the First Lego League (FLL) qualifying tournament, held at DeMatha Catholic High School. In the most well-known portion of the tournament, autonomous robots — designed, built and [read more]

City considers lifting ban on backyard chickens

February 3, 2020

By LINDSAY MYERS — It’s hard to resist a good bird pun. Luckily, nobody tried at the Jan. 21 city council meeting when Councilmember Danny Schaible (Ward 2) introduced an amendment to Chapter 52 of the Hyattsville Charter and Code that would strike the prohibition against backyard fowl in [read more]

City council opposes liquor license transfer for Lee’s Liquor

January 27, 2020

By SOPHIE GORMAN ORIANI — At the city council meeting of Jan. 21, the council approved a motion authorizing the mayor to send a letter opposing the transfer of Lee’s Liquor’s liquor license. Lee’s Liquor has applied to transfer their liquor license from 2903 Hamilton Street to a new [read more]

Clean and Safe Team: new year, new career

January 1, 2020

By CLAUDETTE RICHARDS and HEATHER WRIGHT — How can more Hyattsville and Prince George’s County residents — especially those in need of a second chance — find employment? This question was the topic of a breakfast meeting in June 2017 between Employ Prince George’s President and CEO Walter [read more]

City Council debates participation in UMD shuttle program

December 12, 2019

By SOPHIE GORMAN ORIANI — At the Dec 2. city council meeting, councilmembers discussed whether or not to continue the City of Hyattsville’s relationship with the University of Maryland (UMD) shuttle program, Shuttle-UM.  Currently, the City of Hyattsville has a memorandum of understanding [read more]

City and county prep for the 2020 census

December 9, 2019

By LINDSAY MYERS — Hyattsville’s Complete Count Committee (CCC) for the 2020 census met for the first time on Nov. 20. The committee, which currently has eight members, talked strategy and elected its co-chairmen and secretary.  The committee was established by city council this past March in [read more]

City of Hyattsville wins 2019 Sustainable Champion Award

November 1, 2019

By SOPHIE GORMAN ORIANI — On Oct. 15, the City of Hyattsville became Sustainable Maryland-certified and was named the Sustainable Maryland Sustainability Champion at the Maryland Municipal League Fall Conference, held in Cambridge. To become certified by Sustainable Maryland, a municipality must [read more]

Director of Community Services bids farewell

October 14, 2019

By SOPHIE GORMAN ORIANI — At the Sept. 16 city council meeting, Jake Rollow, director of Community Services, announced he was leaving Hyattsville to take a new position as the communications director for Michigan’s secretary of state.  “My family and I are moving to Michigan,” Rollow said. [read more]

City holds meeting on officer-involved shooting

October 14, 2019

By SOPHIE GORMAN ORIANI — The mood varied between somber, restless and angry as City of Hyattsville staff gathered with the broader community to discuss the death of Leonard Shand, who was shot by police on Sept. 26. The community meeting, which was held Oct. 1 at University Christian Church, was [read more]
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