GREENBELT – A local nature group continues to battle the city over its use of a 200-acre forest preserve for classes. City councilmembers say the group, Ancestral Knowledge, is trying to make money off of the forest while a member of the Greenbelt Forest Preserve Advisory Board supporting the organization said he thinks the city is in the wrong.
BOWIE – The mayor and city council unanimously passed a $46.3 million general fund budget for 2015 Monday night, which includes a pay raise for all employees and keeps the property tax rate stagnant.
SUITLAND – Prince George’s County Executive Rushern Baker III, joined by U.S. Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Md.) another other state and local officials joined together Friday to break ground pm a $37 million construction project to improve access at the Branch Avenue Metro Station.
Prince George’s County Executive Rushern Baker III may have proposed a schools operating budget $6 million less than the Board of Education requested, but the school system is assuring residents and parents programs will not be affected by the cuts.
A new study shows students at the University of Maryland may be opting-out of purchasing required textbooks because of the high cost. On Jan. 29 the Maryland branch of Public Interest Research Groups (PIRG) in partnership with the UMD Student Government Association (SGA) held a public rally at the University of Maryland campus in support of so-called Open Source Textbook project.