UPDATE: HMS selected for P3 funding, pending Thursday vote

September 17, 2019

By SOPHIE GORMAN ORIANI — This is a developing story. Second update on September 19: Dan Broder, the chair of Hyattsville’s Educational Facilities Task Force, announced in a Sept. 19 email to the HOPE email group that the PGCPS Board of Education voted to pass the resolution authorizing the [read more]

City adopts new pay regs for council

September 16, 2019

By SOPHIE GORMAN ORIANI — On Aug. 5, the Hyattsville City Council passed a new charter amendment, clarifying the procedures by which the pay of the mayor and city council is set. This was the second attempt to pass Charter Amendment Resolution 2019-02, after the initial attempt at a public [read more]

The Peace Cross may stand in peace, says the Supreme Court

June 22, 2019

By HEATHER WRIGHT — In a 7-2 ruling on June 20, the Supreme Court decided that the Peace Cross of Bladensburg did not violate the First Amendment establishment clause. The 40-foot tall concrete and granite cross, completed in 1925 to honor 49 Prince George residents who died in World War I, can [read more]

New City Council sworn in, departing councilmembers honored

May 23, 2019

By KRISSI HUMBARD — Monday night’s city council meeting marked the changing of the guard: three newly elected councilmembers were sworn in, as well as three incumbents who were re-elected, and council bid farewell to two outgoing councilmembers. Councilmembers Shani Warner and Tom Wright [read more]

HCPD unveils new Mobile Command Center at Anniversary Parade

May 17, 2019

By CAMILA VELLOSO — The Hyattsville City Police Department (HCPD) debuted its first-ever Mobile Communications and Command Vehicle at this year’s Anniversary Parade on April 27. The vehicle, also known as the mobile command center (MCC-1), is designed to operate as a “stand-alone mini police [read more]

Teen Center @ Magruder prepares for summer 2019

May 15, 2019

By MAYA KOEPPEN — As the school year comes to a close, the Teen Center @ Magruder is getting ready for a summer of fun. Camp Staycation is the teen center’s summer evening program, which boasts pool days and on-site events, as well as local trips. Teen center camp hours are Monday through [read more]
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