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Five local communities recognized for environmental work

SM Awards 2017 Group Photo w LogoCOLLEGE 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.

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Council seeks options for school CIP funding

WilliamWirtMSUPPER 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.

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Members of Greenbelt City Council criticize maglev project

greenbelt councilGREENBELT – 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.

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Board ponders if new policies are working, admin leave down

BOE buildingUPPER 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.

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Residents discuss housing needs at comprehensive strategy meeting

housingstratOXON 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.

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