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Council upset over unspent litter funds

CountyCouncil2017UPPER MARLBORO – The department of public works and transportation (DPW&T) is one of the more visible government agencies, responsible for street repair, snow removal and TheBus service. As the county council reviews their budget request for this year, they want to make sure residents see the results of those investments.

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County's VLT spending plan contains some LDC asks

LDC ListeningFORT WASHINGTON – The county presented its second multi-year spending plan for video lottery terminal (VLT) revenues out of MGM National Harbor, and the local development council (LDC) is raising familiar concerns about it.

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Veterans memorial finally on its way to Hyattsville

VetMemorial 01 WEBHYATTSVILLE – Twenty-five years ago, Michael Albertson, a Vietnam veteran and former Hyattsville councilman, polled city residents about dedicating a veteran memorial and was told by many that the city should not “memorialize war.”

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CDBG hearing puts faces to proposed federal cuts

County CouncilUPPER MARLBORO – The county council’s annual budget hearing on the community development block grant (CDBG) annual action plan took on added significance this year, adding faces and stories to proposed federal cuts.

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GALLERY: Fire department battles five-alarm blaze near the University of Maryland

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UMDfireCOLLEGE PARK – A massive five-alarm fire erupted Monday morning at a six-story apartment building under construction in College Park near the University of Maryland.

The fire closed down Baltimore Avenue for more than eight hours, resulting in major traffic problems as well as closing down the university and cancelling classes for the day.

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