The College Park Aviation Museum hosted the first annual Latinas in Aviation Festival over the weekend to honor Hispanic women in the aviation industry.
Bowie, MD., September 29, 2021 - The National Dental Association (NDA) the world’s largest and oldest organization of minority oral health professionals issued the following statement in support of adding dental benefits under
We call upon the Prince George’s County Council – sitting as the District Council – to follow the law and to uphold the integrity of its planning process regarding the review of Conceptual Site Plan CSP-20007 for the Clay Property. Our understanding is that the Council will continue a discus…
A portion of Excalibur Road, between Evergreen Parkway and Mitchellville Road, where City Hall is located is being renamed “Fred Robinson Way” in honor of retired Mayor G. Frederick Robinson and his longstanding dedication to Bowie. City Hall is the only address affected by the change.
BOWIE, MD— A Prince George’s County based nonprofit organization, In Reach, Inc, is giving local teens an opportunity to address community issues in a fun and creative way. Teens Talk Television (TTTV), launched in 2020 and has already reached thousands of viewers.
Adelphi, Md. (Sept. 3, 2021)— A graduate student in health care administration (HCAD) at the University of Maryland Global Campus (UMGC) has been named the first student board member of the Maryland Association of Health Care Executives (MACHE).
The City of Bowie Public Works Department will begin the semi-annual fire hydrant flushing and testing program in areas served by City water. Hydrant flushing will begin on Monday, September 27, 2021 and will take place Monday through Friday from approximately 9am until 3pm in accordance wi…
HYATTSVILLE – Prince George’s County’s most successful transit-oriented development area is looking to become even more successful with the addition of new housing options.
When first grade teacher Elizabeth Ansley started a food pantry, she had no idea it would last 15 months after the beginning of the pandemic.
Grace Community Church in Fulton, Maryland has been running a COVID-19 food distribution program in order to ensure families in Howard County have food to eat.
As federal and state regulators continue to hold virtual public hearings until May 24 on the Superconducting Maglev (Scmaglev) rail proposed for Baltimore to Washington, D.C., residents and council members of Prince George’s County continue to voice opposition to building the 374 mph train a…
Laurel, Md.—Psi Epsilon Omega Chapter (PEO), Alpha Kappa Alpha (AKA) Sorority, Incorporated® donated more than 25,000 items of personal protective equipment during an event held on April 25,2021. The chapter provided masks, gloves, and hand sanitizer, among other items, to Oaklands Elementar…
The Old Bowie Grille had to close a day before St. Patrick's Day last year because of the pandemic, but it got a little luck from the Irish when, on the verge of closing, it got financial assistance from the Barstool Fund and a $5,000 donation so that owner Theresa Thompson could give her s…
ROCKVILLE (November 23, 2020) - Halmar Friesen Nascar Racing Team raced to Montgomery County and Prince George’s County on Friday to deliver a ton (2000 pounds) of holiday meals to needy families on behalf of Halmar International. Halmar partnered with Nourish Now, a food bank located in Roc…
LOS ANGELES, Calif. (11/19/2020) – BYD, “Build Your Dreams”, announced the City of Hyattsville, Md. has purchased a BYD 6R Class 6 refuse truck, which will be the first battery-electric, zero-emission vehicle of its kind in the state of Maryland.
LANHAM — DuVal High School’s Academy of Aerospace Engineering and Aviation Technology (AEAT) began as part of an ongoing effort by Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) to prepare students for postsecondary success and expose them to STEM-related career fields. Fast forward five-and-a-half years later, and the program remains a critically important component of the […]
HYATTSVILLE – At its town meeting on Jan. 6, Hyattsville City Council addressed police response in deadly situations and heard from one notable non-resident: a council member from Mount Rainier. Scott Cecil, a council member for neighboring Mount Rainier, attended the Hyattsville meeting to make a public and formal request for the town to show […]
SEABROOK – When a plane crashed through a carport in New Carrollton days before the new year, Mark Brady said it just made sense. The public information officer for the county’s fire and EMS department was preparing for his final days before his retirement, but remained on call for any breaking news development around the […]
SEABROOK – As cranes continue to move steel beams at the site of the future University of Maryland Capital Region Medical Center, Prince George’s County is progressing forward as well in terms of land acquisition and opportunities. In 2019, the county continued its expansion of development growth to bring in more revenue into its coffers. […]
SEABROOK — Throughout 2019, the county’s academic community saw many changes, and had its share of ups and downs. On June 18, Monica Goldson was named the permanent CEO of Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) after nearly a year serving as interim following the resignation of Kevin Maxwell. In her new leadership position, Goldson […]
BOWIE – The City of Bowie has its first new mayor in 21 years and the first African American mayor, as Tim Adams took the reins from previous Mayor G. Frederick Robinson in his swearing-in ceremony on Nov. 19. “I consider today one of the greatest honors of my life, to have the opportunity to […]
UPPER MARLBORO — The Prince George’s County Council convened for its weekly legislative session on Nov. 12 to deliver proclamation presentations, announce appointees to a few local agencies and discuss newly adopted resolutions expected to have an immense impact on local communities. Councilmembers in attendance were Chair Todd Turner, Derrick Davis, Monique Anderson-Walker, Vice Chair […]
LARGO – A Prince George’s County Public School (PGCPS) teacher was charged and arrested for child abuse and assault after a physical altercation with a student, which was posted on social media. Largo High School educator Vivian Noirie, 36, of Clinton was arrested and charged with second-degree physical child abuse and second-degree assault after engaging […]
ANNAPOLIS – Hundreds of students, faculty and supporters of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) gathered outside of the House of Delegates Building on Nov. 13 to demand state officials to end an over 13-year-old lawsuit over higher education funding. Hundreds of people stood outside in Annapolis, demanding that Gov. Larry Hogan change his mind […]
COLLEGE PARK – Despite a year of controversy and distrust between residents and councilmembers, the City of College Park re-elected all running incumbents in its city elections on Nov. 5. Maria Mackie, the only candidate to have not previously been in office, will replace District 4’s Dustyn Kujawa, who did not run for re-election. Mayor […]
SEABROOK – In a 10-1 vote, Hyattsville City Council agreed to support the proposal of a redesign of a Sunoco gas station sitting along MD 410 and Belfast Road. The council will send its recommendations to the Prince George’s County Council to receive the permits necessary to start the project. Councilmember Danny Schaible stood alone […]
UPPER MARLBORO – The Prince George’s County Council unanimously enacted multiple bills in a brief yet lively legislative session on Nov. 5, including fund appropriations to specific departments. One of the first enacted bills was an act that reduces food truck licensing fees. The Fire Department charged $75 per hour for a technical assistance fee, […]
FOREST HEIGHTS – After failing to pass a school construction bill that would have given Prince George’s County millions of dollars for their rebuilding projects, state lawmakers joined county leadership on Nov. 6 at Forest Heights Elementary School to announce their new efforts to get the proposal passed during the 2020 legislative session. The Build […]
SEABROOK – Historical results came in during Election Day 2019 on Nov. 5. Bowie, Laurel and Greenbelt held their mayoral and council elections before the start of the 2020 session. Here are the results: Bowie elects first African American mayor Business owner Tim Adams becomes the first new mayor of Bowie in 21 years after […]
GREENBELT – Almost one year after being elected as the county’s first female county executive, Angela Alsobrooks released her priorities on Oct. 30 that her administration will hope to achieve within the end of her first term. In front of an audience of 100 residents at Eleanor Roosevelt High School, Alsobrooks outlined size policy areas that will […]
GLENN DALE – After receiving the first question in the Civility Conversations panel on Nov. 4, Sonya Zollicoffer hesitated on the microphone before speaking. The lieutenant of the Prince George’s County Police Department (PGPD) was going through the process of a lawsuit with the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and other fellow police officers about […]
LANHAM — Prince George’s County Executive Angela Alsobrooks kicked off her Proud to Give Back Campaign for this year’s holiday season on Nov. 1 in the county’s Public Safety Warehouse. This year’s food drive is especially important, given the incredibly low amount of food the county currently has to give away to families. Officials explained […]
SEABROOK – During the county council’s Committee of the Whole meeting on Oct. 29, councilmembers voted quickly and unanimously to approve the Prince George’s County Planning Board’s recommendations to create a resolution to remove the historical designations of two schools in Upper Marlboro. The two schools, Upper Marlboro Primary and High Schools, were built in […]
COLLEGE PARK – University of Maryland officials broke ground on a new addition on Oct. 29 to its College Park campus as the School of Public Policy will have its own home starting in 2022. The School of Public Policy building, a 70,000 square-foot facility, will host undergrad and master students for the major as […]
SEABROOK – An Oxon Hill man is dead after a fatal stabbing incident following an alleged fight in the line of a local Popeyes restaurant on Nov. 4 in Oxon Hill. According to Prince George’s County Police Department (PGPD) spokeswoman Jennifer Donelan, the 28-year-old male victim, Kevin Tyrell Davis, was standing in line at a […]
UPPER MARLBORO — The Town of Upper Marlboro welcomed its first female officer. Cpl. Katherine de Barros comes to the town with more than 26 years of law enforcement experience. She was sworn in by the town’s chief of police, David A. Burse, on Oct. 22 before the Board of Town Commissioners meeting. “I have […]
COLLEGE PARK — Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-05), Sens. Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressman Anthony G. Brown (all D-MD) announced $280,000 in grant funding to support a partnership between the University of Maryland (UMD), Bowie State University and Prince George’s County to recruit and train mental health professionals to work in Prince […]
UPPER MARLBORO — The Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) Board of Education heard comments from the public and had a detailed discussion about boundary changes and the expansion of Spanish and Chinese immersion programs during their meeting on Oct. 24. The first of the public comments for the evening was former Board of Education […]
SEABROOK – Concern surrounded College Park City Council’s Oct. 22 meeting as it passed preliminary plans for housing and commercial development on 4422 Knox Road that could impact businesses, walkability and affordable housing in the area. Greystar Real Estate Partners LLC, a property developer, applied for approval on a multi-use building for 341 student apartments, […]
SEABROOK – A local criminal justice organization has begun a public campaign that demands the removal of Prince George’s County Police Department (PGPD) Chief Hank Stawinski. Community Justice, also known as the Prince George’s County Community Justice Coalition for Justice & Accountability, began an online petition on Oct. 28 for the removal of Stawinski following […]
UPPER MARLBORO — The Prince George’s County Council discussed its proposed animal control ordinance and the ban of pit bulls in the county during their meeting on Oct. 22 and voted to approve both items. The council spent the majority of the meeting talking about the ban of pit bulls in the county, which included […]
SEABROOK — Two volunteer fire departments in Prince George’s County will receive over $121,000 in funding as part of a federal grant program, Sens. Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Rep. Steny Hoyer (all D-Md.) announced on Oct. 9. A combined $121,904 was awarded to the Berwyn Heights Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad […]
UPPER MARLBORO — Enrollment in Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) during the 2019-2020 school year has seen its largest single-year increase in 15 years. With schools already seeing immense overcrowding, the school system is putting forward solutions to address its large number of students. PGCPS announced on Oct. 17 that enrollment this year is […]
GLENN DALE – County residents provided their recommendations to members of the Prince George’s County Council, Prince George’s County Parks and Recreation and the redevelopment team on what they would like to see on the Glenn Dale Hospital site as officials begin their search for a developer. The open house, which took place at the […]