Prince George’s County Council

Niemann asks for partial recount

July 11, 2014

Even though the election results have been certified in favor of Deni Taveras, more developments in the District 2 race for the Prince George’s County Council still leave room for change. The Washington Post reports that Doyle Niemann has requested a recount of some of the votes. Niemann lost [read more]

Drive-through debate continues

July 9, 2014

Upcoming hearings and meetings: McDonald’s remand to District Council Monday, July 14 at 10:00am County Administration Bldg 14741 Governor Oden Bowie Drive, Upper Marlboro Watch live Chick-fil-A public planning board hearing Thursday, July 17 at 10:00am County Administration Building 14741 [read more]

Taveras wins county seat by 6 votes

July 8, 2014

BY REBECCA BENNETT — Updated July 8, 2014 at 1:03am.  The final votes have been tallied, and it wasn’t always clear who the winner would be.  Walking around Hyattsville, campaign signs showed split support for Doyle Niemann and Deni Taveras, candidates for the Democratic nomination in [read more]

Court limits District Council’s planning role

June 26, 2014

The Prince George’s County Planning Board makes one decision, but the Prince George’s District Council decides differently.  Here in Hyattsville, we’re watching this dance go around with drive-throughs the City of Hyattsville would like to keep out of the transit district [read more]

From the Editor: All politics is local

June 10, 2014

BY SUSIE CURRIE — In most places, election-day anticipation begins closer to the end of summer than the beginning. And yet, in Prince George’s County — where 78 percent of registered voters are Democrats — the political-ad deluge is already in full force. That’s because the primary, [read more]

Trolley Trail will connect Hyattsville, Riverdale Park

November 17, 2013

BY SUSAN HINES — Despite the sudden chill in the air, the mood at the October 23 groundbreaking for the long awaited Rhode Island Avenue Trolley Trail was one of warmth and mutual triumph.  Converting a former streetcar right-of-way that extends from the District to Laurel into a paved [read more]

Whole Foods moves closer to reality with county zoning approval

February 8, 2012

BY PAULA MINAERT — On February 2, the Prince George’s County Planning Board unanimously approved a rezoning request for a 37-acre wooded property in Riverdale Park. The approval opens the way for the land, owned by the Cafritz family, to be turned into a mixed-use development that [read more]

Stakeholders discuss how to revitalize East-West corridor

November 11, 2011

BY SUSIE CURRIE — On November 1, the Prince George’s County Council unanimously passed County Executive Rushern Baker’s signature initiative, the $50 million Economic Development Incentive Fund. It was designed to attract and spur development in the county over the next five years. Having [read more]
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