Category: Announcements

Important Meningitis Prevention Reminders

I got this advisory message from the University of Maryland, College Park’s health department. At least 19 students have been diagnosed  with this virus and have been hospitalized. Even though the advisory is mainly addressed to the students, it’s  important that residents take precautions as well. I’m writing to let you know that we are […]

Sunday November 16th, 2014 in Announcements, Health | No Comments »

Today: America Recycles Day Trash to Treasure Workshop

Today, College Park Department of Public Works and College Park Arts Exchange are offering a day-long arts workshop on for mixed age groups to transform recyclable materials into artful crafts for holiday gift-giving. Bring your recyclables (no glass, please) and ideas of how to make your junk into useful and cherished gifts for family or […]

Saturday November 15th, 2014 in Announcements, Environment | No Comments »

Public Meeting on the Hollywood Rd (West) Sidewalk

Next Monday, Council member Wojahn and I will be hosting a public meeting on the conceptual design of Hollywood Road sidewalk (between Rhode Island Avenue and Route 1). Please see below for details and spread the word. Thank you.

Recycle Your Old Computer and TV for Free

The County is doing a free recycling programs this and next month. Please see below for details.

Saturday November 8th, 2014 in Announcements | No Comments »

Your Voting Guide to Today’s Mid-Term Election

The mid term election is today. Please exercise your voting rights to choose who will represent as your your next governor, comptroller, County Council, school board and other representatives in the next four years . You can see the candidate profiles in the Maryland governor race here on the WUSA9 Another race to watch is […]

Tuesday November 4th, 2014 in Announcements | No Comments »

Resident Survey 2014: Help Shape City Policies and Services

Help shape City policies and services, and make suggestions for improving the City by completing the 2014 Resident Satisfaction Survey. The City conducts the survey every two years to obtain important feedback from residents on City services, the quality of life in our neighborhoods, and potential program improvements. All residents 18 years or older can […]

Saturday November 1st, 2014 in Announcements | No Comments »

City to Seek Public Input On New City Hall Options

Tomorrow, at 7pm, the City Council will host a public forum on the future City Hall options. The Council has been considering two sites with several development options. The site options include: (1) The current Knox Road site: This includes tearing down the site and rebuilding a new building there (2) Rebuilding at the 4601 […]

Monday October 27th, 2014 in Announcements, City Hall, Development | No Comments »

Free Computer Class for Adults

Recently one of our neighbors asked me if I can arrange a free computer class for our adult residents, who may not feel very comfortable in using computers. Accordingly, I approached some of our University of Maryland students who became very excited in teaching such a class for free. In fact, one of these students […]

Saturday October 25th, 2014 in Announcements, Education | No Comments »

Enjoy Oven-Fresh Pizza and Support Your Community

On November 12, I will be joining some of my Council colleagues and our police officers serving oven-fresh pizza to raise funds for the College Park Community Police Dream Team and the Office of the Public Engagement. Please see below for details and spread the word.

Thursday October 23rd, 2014 in Announcements | No Comments »

Community Clean-up: November 1, 2014

We are doing another community clean-up on Saturday, November 1, 2014, 9 am – 12 pm in north College Park. There will be free breakfast and lunch. Trash bags and supplies will be provided. We will all meet in front of MoM’s Organic Market). Please mark your calendar and spread the word. Details below.

Free Shredding, Recycling and Bulk Trash Collection Services, Tomorrow

Document shredding services will be available to the College Park residents at the Department of Public Works (9217 51st Ave) on tomorrow, Saturday, from 8 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Bring your old tax records, medical paperwork, and any other confidential information to be shredded while you wait. All paper will be recycled. The City will be also accepting electronics recycling and […]

Friday October 17th, 2014 in Announcements, Public Works | No Comments »

Neighborhood Quality of Life Public Forum

The Neighborhood Quality of Life (NQOL) Committee will host a Public Meeting, “Working, Living & Learning Together,” at 7:00 P.M. on Thursday, November 6 at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church Parish Hall.  The meeting is an opportunity for all residents to discuss strategies to overcome the unique challenges of living in a college town. Committee members […]

Thursday October 16th, 2014 in Announcements | No Comments »

One More Hollywood Eyesore Slated for Demolition

The much discussed abandoned property (aka “Spooky House”) at the north east corner of Route 1 and Edgewood Rd is expected to be demolished soon. The property has been an eyesore for a long time and has only contributed to give a negative impression of our neighborhood. We hope once the demolition is completed, the […]

Wednesday October 15th, 2014 in Announcements, Development, Route 1 | 9 Comments »

Free Health Checks, Next Saturday

Please come to next Saturday’s Hollywood Farmers’ Market to get a free health check and medical advice. A local family physician will be at the market from 9-1 to provide the free service. Please mark your calendar and spread the word. Details below.

Sunday October 12th, 2014 in Announcements, Health | No Comments »

Tonight at NCPCA: School Board Candidate Forum, Greenbet 495 Interchange, FBI Move and More..

Today is the second Thursday of the month and the day for October monthly meeting. The agenda is pretty much packed. The meeting will start with speeches and Q&A from two School Board Candidates- Peggy Higgins and Lupi Grady. The candidates will discuss their vision and goals for the School Board. Each candidate will answer […]

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Thursday October 9th, 2014 in Announcements, NCPCA | No Comments »