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Tropical Smoothie Café set to open in Iverson Mall

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Tropical SmoothieTEMPLE HILLS – A black-entrepreneur power couple is set to open a new Tropical Smoothie Café in early September, as part of a $30 million renovation project that’s being applied to the Shops at Iverson (Iverson Mall).

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Monica Goldson takes over as new BOE Interim CEO

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UPPER MARLBORO – On July 23, the Prince George’s County Board of Education announced Dr. Monica Goldson as the Interim Chief Executive Officer for the 2018-2019 school year.

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County Council opposes Hogan’s proposed parkway changes

Larry HoganUPPER MARLBORO — The Prince George’s County Council issued a letter to Governor Larry Hogan opposing his proposal to transfer I-295, the Baltimore-Washington Parkway, to the State of Maryland for expansion and the implementation of toll lanes on July 17.

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The Alliance For Retired Americans celebrate the 53rd anniversary of Medicare

COLLEGE PARK — The Maryland/DC Alliance for Retired Americans (ARA) held a gathering to celebrate the 53rd anniversary of Medicare and Medicaid to bring awareness to the importance of both programs remaining in place on July 30.

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Franchot urges county residents to buy local

COLLEGE PARK – As parents and students prepare to buy supplies before the first day of school, Comptroller Peter Franchot visited three area businesses in College Park on July 30 to promote shopping at smaller, independent stores during Maryland’s upcoming Tax-Free Week.

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Jealous speaks at USBC Conference on key issues

Ben JealousFORT WASHINGTON — Democratic nominee for Governor of Maryland Ben Jealous spoke about his economic plan and why diversity matters in the workforce at the 2018 U.S. Black Chambers (USBC) National Business Conference on July 26.

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Democrats support Ben Jealous’ run for Maryland Governor

Ben Jealous and Rushern BakerFORESTVILLE – After a contentious Democratic primary campaign, both Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker, III and gubernatorial candidate Ben Jealous embraced each other in front of a packed, standing room auditorium as a sign for all Democratic voters in attendance at the Maryland Democratic Unity Celebration on July 18.

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