LANHAM – County government officials and members of companies that benefitted from the Economic Development Incentive (EDI) Fund met atop the roof of the Remy Apartments near the New Carrollton Metro station on June 7 to celebrate what David Iannucci, assistant deputy chief administrative officer for economic development, described as “a major milestone” of $1 billion of private investment generated through the fund.
HYATTSVILLE – Ishmael Leggett’s 14-point and five-rebound performance helped St. John’s College High School take the lead over Eleanor Roosevelt High School late in the second half on June 8 during a summer league basketball match.
UPPER MARLBORO – The Prince George’s County Educators’ Association (PGCEA) organized a sit-in at the Board of Education (BOE) meeting on Thursday, June 8 to continue their demands for transparency and accountability in the school system.
LARGO – The Pi Upsilon Lambda chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. hosted a forum for Prince George’s County’s County Council at-large candidates on June 5 to educate voters before the primary elections.
LANDOVER – Laronn Burton will never forget the date of December 21, 2005. It was the day she decided to leave her husband of 18 years due to the verbal and physical abuse that she had received more than half a decade.
LARGO – Most government press conferences conclude with applause, conversation and, on occasion, light refreshments. However, after the ribbon cutting for the introduction of Capital Bikeshare to Prince George’s County, government officials hopped on bicycles and joined local bike groups on the trip from the Curry Administration Building to the Largo Metro Station.
SEABROOK – During the upcoming June primary election, voters will have the opportunity to choose the next clerk of the circuit court for Prince George’s County. The clerk of the circuit court is a state official whose responsibilities include record-keeping, maintaining relevant books and papers, providing copies of legal documents and issuing writs.
OXON HILL – Karthik Nemmani, 14, from Dallas, Texas, won the Scripps National Spelling Bee against more than 500 other spellers on Thursday, May 31 in Oxon Hill.
BLADENSBURG – On Memorial Day, the American Legion Post #131 (Colmar Manor) joined local politicians and county residents in Bladensburg to honor local veterans. The ceremony was scheduled to take place at the Bladensburg World War I Veterans Memorial, known locally as the Peace Cross, but moved to the Bladensburg town hall due to inclement weather.