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Surgery program earns highest quality rating from STS

Dr. Jamie BrownCHEVERLY — The Cardiac Surgery Program at the University of Maryland Prince George’s Hospital Center (UM PGHC) received the highest possible quality rating from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) for the third time.

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Ortiz wins prestigious environmental science award

COLLEGE PARK – On July 12, the Prince George’s Sierra Club has presented its 2018 Walter “Mike” Maloney Environmental Service Award to Adam C. Ortiz, the current Director of the County’s Department of the Environment and former Mayor of Edmonston.

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Resigning PGCPS CEO Maxwell receives controversial $790K severance package

PGCPSUPPER MARLBORO – Former Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) Chief Executive Officer Kevin Maxwell will receive a $790,000 severance package after a lengthy debate in the Board of Education’s final meeting before the start of the upcoming school year.

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County residents and businesses are 'Caught in the Web'

SEABROOK – Three local businesses and three county individuals, who collectively owe the state of Maryland a combined $2.7 million in unpaid taxes were named in the “Caught in the Web” program list released by Comptroller Peter Franchot on July 11.

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Lt. Governor discusses Upper Marlboro growth

Lt. Governor Rutherford and Mayor Tonga TurnerUPPER MARLBORO — Lieutenant Governor Boyd Rutherford met with Mayor Tonga Turner and members of the Upper Marlboro Board of Commissioners to discuss the future of the city economically and developmentally on July 12.

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Governor Hogan signs contract for unique Maryland all-payer model

ANNAPOLIS – Maryland Governor Larry Hogan signed a new healthcare contract in conjunction with the federal government that will create fixed payments for health care providers with the goal of providing faster and better treatments to the state’s population on July 9.

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BSU students to present research in Japan after donation

Bowie State University BOWIE — Bowie State University (BSU) thanked Northeast Maglev for their contribution of $19,085 to the school to allow 13 graduate psychology students the opportunity of presenting their original research in Tokyo, Japan.

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Three Capital Gazette victims had close ties to county

COLLEGE PARK — Three dedicated employees of the Capital Gazette, mentors and friends to many, were tragically killed by a gunman who opened fire on their newspaper office in Annapolis on June 28. They also had close ties to the Prince George’s County community.

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