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Peggy Dee

Published on: Wednesday, May 15, 2013

By Peggy Dee

Election Day results are in

May 7 was an exciting day in Hyattsville, as it was Election Day. I had the pleasure of being an election judge in Ward 3 at the University Christian Church on Adelphi Road. Although it was a long day, from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m., seeing so many old friends as they came in to vote made the day most enjoyable. Going up to City Hall to hear the results after 9:30 p.m. was so much fun, too.

Congratulations to our winners: Bart Lawrence, Ward 1; Robert Croslin, Ward 2; Patrick Paschall, Ward 3; Edouard Haba, Ward 4; and Clayton Williams, Ward 5, for a four-year term and Joseph Solomon, Ward 5, for a two-year term. 

The new City Council members will take an oath of office at a Council meeting in two weeks, when they take their seats and the new Council will be off and running. I wish the best of luck to all of our winners and to the new Council.

Farewell to parting Council members

We bid a sad farewell to our retiring Council members: Eric Wingard, David Hiles, Matt McKnight, Carlos Lizanne and Ruth Ann Frazier. We will miss them, and I express our deepest gratitude to them for all that they have done to make our city a better place.    

Hyattsville history: 1966

Sporting events made news early. First, DeMatha captured the national Catholic basketball crown by defeating Mackin 71 to 70 in Johnstown, Pa. Back home, Hyattsville hosted the Eastern Table Tennis Tournament at the Prince George’s courts in the old Arcade building on Gallatin Street. A major blizzard hit the city in late January, snarling traffic and causing tie-ups. Within days, a second snow hit, but city road crews were ready for this one.   

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