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Community engaged with zoning rewrite through town hall

Town Hall on Zoning Rewrite-4GREENBELT – Going from 1,000 printed pages to real-time, interactive voting technology, Prince George’s County is updating not just its zoning ordinance, but the way residents interact with it, especially during the rewrite process.

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County awards thousands of dollars in TNI grants

28237751846 c542bb1ac8 oUPPER MARLBORO – Nine nonprofits serving Prince George’s County are a little better prepared to serve the county after receiving grants from the county’s Transforming Neighborhoods Initiative (TNI) Fund for Community Innovation.

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What’s happening in and around the city of Hyattsville

HyattsvilleMunicipalBuildingKeeping Up With the Audits

Hyattsville Treasurer Ron Brooks had good news for the city council at the July 18 meeting. The fiscal year 2014 audit was officially closed on July 8 with no major findings. After starting three years behind on audits when he took the job, Brooks expects to finish the fiscal year 2015 audit by October.

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Laurel hospital to remain open thanks to UMMS partnership

lehmanlaurelLAUREL – The yearlong struggle to retain full-service operation of north Prince George’s County’s Laurel Regional Hospital (LRH) came to an end Monday with the announcement that the University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS) will now oversee the hospital’s operations.

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College Park police officer suspended over pepper spray incident

CPCopsCOLLEGE PARK – An internal investigation conducted by the University of Maryland Police Department (UMPD) found that excessive force in the form of pepper spray was not necessary in an attempt to deescalate a graduation party in May.

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Greenbelt City Council debates cost share for playground resurfacing

greenbelt councilGREENBELT – It takes a village to keep children safe and healthy.

Now, the Greenbelt City Council is ready to tackle a council-deemed “unsafe product” in the city to ensure the health of its children.

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Officer who killed Jacai Colson not indicted

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UPPER MARLBORO – On Friday, after almost two months of reviewing evidence and testimony in the fatal shooting of Officer Jacai Colson, a grand jury decided it will not indict the officer who fired the fatal bullet during a gun battle in March at police headquarters in Landover.

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