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Peggy Dee

Published on: Thursday, January 17, 2013

By Peggy Dee

Kudos Claus Applause winners

Congratulations again to our Claus Applause winners who were announced at the Hyattsville City Council meeting Monday, Jan. 7.

Ward 3 councilman to leave post

I am so sorry to be losing our Ward 3 councilman, Matt McKnight. Matt is stepping down after one term on our City Council. In addition to serving as president of the council, he served the residents of our ward very well. We will miss him and wish him the very best in his future endeavors.

Farewell

I’m also so sorry that A Tangled Skein is going out of business after six years. Located at 5200 Baltimore Avenue, the shop specialized in yarns, needles, patterns, kits, notions, accessories and much more. Cheryl Hoffman and Lawrence Paulson, the owners, deserve our thanks for such a lovely shop. They are in the process of liquidating every single item in the store and invite one and all to come by and pick up a bargain.

Purple Line update

As someone who has always used the Metro, I am very grateful to the Maryland Transit Administration for keeping us updated on the Purple Line’s status. The light rail system, which will service Hyattsville, is projected to be completed in 2016. Baltimore’s light rail system, which has been in operation for several years, might be an excellent example of the efficiency of a light rail.

Convenient travel with Greyhound at Union Station

I had the pleasure of seeing the beautiful holiday decorations at Union Station on New Year’s Day. The former Greyhound bus station, which was at First and L, has been closed and moved to Union Station. It is located on the third floor near the parking garage. This move was an excellent idea. After one returns from a journey, it will be very convenient to take the elevator down to the Metro level and simply board a train home or go out the main door and board a taxi.

Hyattsville history: 1963 

The mayor and City Council supported the County Bar Association’s request that a Federal Court be established in Hyattsville and also asked that a post office be built in the city to handle the increased volume of mail. City officials protested the proposed route of Interstate 95, which would pass through the residential part of town. They requested that the highway plan be revised so the road would pass through park land.

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