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District council waits to decide on concrete plant

concrete plant hearing photoUPPER MARLBORO – The Prince George’s County Council sitting as the District Council chose to “take the case under advisement” regarding a proposed concrete batching plant in Bladensburg on April 16. Consequently, the council will not take further action on the matter until May 9.

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Hyattsville proposes $31 million budget for fiscal year 2019

HyattsvilleMunicipalBuildingHYATTSVILLE — Hyattsville’s spending continues to rise as the proposal Fiscal Year 2019 budget hits the council’s desk. This year, the city is proposing a $31 million budget – a roughly $1.5 million increase over this fiscal year.

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Primary Election Coverage: District 2 Candidates

D2Candace Hollingsworth courtesy photoD2Deni Taveras courtesy photoSEABROOK – In the race for Prince George’s County District 2 councilmember, Hyattsville Mayor Candace Hollingsworth is challenging incumbent Deni Taveras. Both candidates have filed as Democrats, so the June primary will likely determine the November victor of the position.

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Prince George’s County, NAACP sue the federal government

PG LogoWASHINGTON, D.C. – Prince George’s County as well as two county residents joined the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and the Prince George’s branch of the NAACP in filing a lawsuit against the federal government on March 28. The suit alleges the federal Census Bureau is inadequately prepared to conduct the 2020 Census, which will result in the undercounting of communities of color.

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Turning Point Academy future in question as PGCPS considers closure

TPAUPPER MARLBORO — One of Prince George’s County’s first-ever charter schools may soon be closing its doors if the school and school system cannot agree to new charter terms. The school’s charter expired last year.

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