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Council lowers Hyattsville voting age to 16 years old

January 6, 2015

BY REBECCA BENNETT — It was almost 11:30 p.m. on Jan. 5 when the Hyattsville City Council voted 7 to 4 to pass a charter amendment sponsored by Councilmember Patrick Paschall (Ward 3) that will allow 16- and 17-year-olds to vote in city elections. The vote came after an hour long public hearing [read more]

Police address gang problem

April 10, 2011

BY KRYSTYN SCHMERBECK – “In the first hour of the day, teens [today] process more information than we processed in a whole day,” Cpl. Mike Rudinski said at a March 22 gang information meeting for Hyattsville residents. Recognizing this massive cultural shift is critical to understanding [read more]
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