COLLEGE PARK – Five Prince George’s County municipalities recently became certified with Sustainable Maryland, a program created by the University of Maryland and the Maryland Municipal League to encourage local communities to be more environmentally friendly.
HYATTSVILLE – With so many municipalities in Prince George’s County working hard and holding community events, not everything makes the paper. Here are some extra headlines from Hyattsville from the past few weeks.
UPPER MARLBORO – Members of the Prince George’s County Council believe the county government does not have the funds to close the gap between state funding and what Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) needs when it come to capital improvements, and they’re looking for solutions to keep modernizing schools.
GREENBELT – During a Greenbelt City Council meeting and a separate work session with Baltimore Washington Rapid Rail (BWRR) representatives last week, city officials and residents criticized the damage a high-speed train could do to communities in Prince George’s County, though one resident spoke favorably about the project.
BLADENSBURG – About 300 people attended the Second Annual Festival del Rio Anacostia, or Anacostia River Festival, at the Bladensburg Waterfront Park on Oct. 14.
UPPER MARLBORO – Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) initiated new policies this school year to streamline study safety reports and prevent unneeded administrative leave, and the county board of education wants to make sure those policies are working.
OXON HILL – More than 40 Prince George’s residents discussed the housing needs of different communities in the county and identified their primary housing values at the Prince George’s County Comprehensive Housing Strategy Kickoff Meeting on Oct. 11 at Oxon Hill High School.
HYATTSVILLE – Public seating, lighting and flexible program space may be coming to Hyatt Park if the Hyattsville City Council moves forward with a proposed placemaking project.
The project would put to use a grant awarded to the city in 2015.