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Construction finally begins on long-awaited Suitland Towne Square

SuitlandTownegroundbreakingSUITLAND – The soft thunder of demolition echoed in the background as Monty Cooper, chair of the Board of Directors for the Redevelopment Authority (RDA) of Prince George’s County, spoke at the groundbreaking for the Towne Square at Suitland Federal Center.

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UMMS meets with Bowie to talk future of county healthcare

PGregionalmedicalcenterBOWIE – Regional University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS) healthcare centers have a new name and a new partnership with Prince George’s County, but UMMS officials insist those changes will only lead to positives in the region.

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Council eases on distance restrictions for medical marijuana dispensaries

CountyCouncil2017UPPER MARLBORO – Medical marijuana dispensary owners are still facing challenges when it comes to finding somewhere to conduct business after the Prince George’s County Council passed a bill outlining restrictions where they could operate last year.

A new council bill may provide a solution.

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Class Notes: Education headlines and topics from October

PGCPS LOGO 2017 COLORSEABROOK — Education never stops in Prince George’s County and sometimes it is hard to keep up with it all. Here are some education-related headlines that did not make the paper over the past month.

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Investigation finds PGCPS not adhering to policies, graduated ineligible students

WiseGrad 09UPPER MARLBORO – Both the community and Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) are searching for answers after findings released from a current graduation audit found the school system had graduated students who did not meet graduation requirements and that schools are not following PGCPS policies.

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Montessori parents ask PGCPS to rethink student-based budgeting

PGCPS logoUPPER MARLBORO – Monday night provided the community with its first opportunity this year to weigh in on Prince George’s County Schools’ (PGCPS) budget needs, and the parents of students at Robert Goddard Montessori wasted no time in asking the system to rethink its student-based budgeting equation.

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Developer seeks approval on plans for old WSSC building

Hvl WSSC 02HYATTSVILLE – As the old Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC) building between Hamilton and Gallatin streets stood vacant for decades, Hyattsville residents dreamed of the possibilities.

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