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How to Watch 2021-2025 Strategic Plan Presentation Tonight

The 2021-2025 Strategic Plan Presentation will be held virtually tonight, Wednesday, August 19, 2020 at 6:30 pm. Performance Breakthroughs, Inc. (PBI) will present their analysis and synthesis of a dozen small group meetings with residents and more than 200 survey responses regarding the City’s future. This information will help Council begin to develop the framework for the 2021 […]

Wednesday August 19th, 2020 in Announcements | Comments Off on How to Watch 2021-2025 Strategic Plan Presentation Tonight

Four Public Hearings Start Tomorrow about Adding Toll lanes to I-495 Beltway

Today, the Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration said in a statement that the first public-comment hearing on the 18,000+ page I-495 & I-270 Managed Lanes Study Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) and Draft Section 4(f) Evaluation will begin with a virtual hearing from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. tomorrow, Tuesday, Aug. 18,. You’ll […]

Monday August 17th, 2020 in Announcements, Development, Transportation | 1 Comment »

Back 2 School Grab-N-Go Event

Each summer under our the Events of Summer initiative, the Office of Community Relations pf the Prince George’s county participates in at least 100 fun, family-friendly community events and activities across the County, in an effort to engage and connect with our residents and community. Join on Saturday, August 22nd from 10AM to 12 PM […]

Saturday August 15th, 2020 in Announcements | Comments Off on Back 2 School Grab-N-Go Event

Bulk Trash Pilot Program – March 1, 2020 through February 28, 2021

In January 2020, the Mayor and Council adopted Ordinance 20-O-01 which made changes to the collection of Special Trash. It prohibits the placement of materials at properties that did not generate the materials; sets fees for collection and fees for Refuse, Recycling and Yard Waste receptacles; and sets penalties for violations. During the pilot program, […]

Friday August 14th, 2020 in Announcements | 1 Comment »

Council Supports College Park Participating in the Fulton vs Philadelphia Supreme Court Case

At last night’s meeting, the City Council voted in support of College Park participating in the Fulton vs Philadelphia Supreme Court Case Personally, I had concerns about the nature of the case, in particular, the conflicts it presents between the important groups, the LGBTQ and the faith group, as the rights of both groups are […]

Wednesday August 12th, 2020 in Announcements | 1 Comment »

Council to Explore a More Active Role in Improving COVID Issues

Recently, the County Executive for Prince George’s County issued Executive Orders, that are currently more restrictive than the Governor’s. Under the Governor’s Orders and the County Executive’s Orders, it is the County Health Officer that issues directives with respect to the COVID-19 restrictions and enforces the Restrictions. The current Order from the Governor requires use […]

Tuesday August 4th, 2020 in Announcements | Comments Off on Council to Explore a More Active Role in Improving COVID Issues

I-495 & I-270 Managed Lanes Study DEIS Public Hearings

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) have completed the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) and Draft Section 4(f) Evaluation for the I-495 & I-270 Managed Lanes Study. Six Joint Public Hearings will be conducted to hear testimony on the DEIS and the Joint Federal/State Application […]

Friday July 31st, 2020 in Announcements, Development, Transportation | Comments Off on I-495 & I-270 Managed Lanes Study DEIS Public Hearings

Statewide Mask Order Expands Tomorrow, Friday, July 31.

Effective this Friday, July 31 at 5 p.m., the State of Maryland is expanding the current statewide masking order requiring the wearing of masks or face coverings in the public spaces of all businesses across the state. Face coverings will also be required at outdoor public areas whenever it is not possible to maintain physical […]

Thursday July 30th, 2020 in Announcements, COVID-19 | Comments Off on Statewide Mask Order Expands Tomorrow, Friday, July 31.

Grab N Go Senior Meals

Reminder: Due to the crisis facing our community with COVID-19, the Department of Family Services, Division of Senior and Disability Services, in collaboration with M-NCPPC, Department of Parks and Recreation, Prince George’s County, is coordinating “Grab and Go” meals for seniors (over 60s)tomorrow from 12 pm – 2 pm. Debido a la crisis que enfrenta […]

Wednesday July 29th, 2020 in Announcements, COVID-19 | Comments Off on Grab N Go Senior Meals

College Park Meals on Wheels Needs Help in Relocating to a Larger Space

After operating out of the College Park United Methodist Church since 1974 without interruption, College Park Meal on Wheels (MoW) is looking for a new space. Since the pandemic started, the number of residents they serve has nearly tripled, amounting to about 150 clients. The MoW clients need their help more than ever, and more […]

Monday July 27th, 2020 in Announcements | Comments Off on College Park Meals on Wheels Needs Help in Relocating to a Larger Space

City Announces the Jack Perry Award, 2020

In February 2013, the College Park City Council established an award in recognition of Councilman John Edward “Jack” Perry. Councilman Perry served on the College Park City Council from 1979 to 1983 and from 1989 to 2011, for a total of 26 years. From the time he moved to College Park’s Berwyn neighborhood in 1969, until […]

Saturday July 25th, 2020 in Announcements | Comments Off on City Announces the Jack Perry Award, 2020

Virtual Memorial Service For Tom Johnson: Today, Friday, July 24th at 8pm

Recently, the Hollywood, College Park community lost an active resident Tom Johnson. Tom has been the Hollywood Elementary School PTA president for more than three years. He was always energetic, positive, and care for others. Please join Tom’s family in celebrating his life this Friday evening, July 24th at 8 PM eastern. The service will […]

Friday July 24th, 2020 in Announcements | Comments Off on Virtual Memorial Service For Tom Johnson: Today, Friday, July 24th at 8pm

Save Water and Win!

At the last City Council meeting, the Council adopted a resolution to support the City’s annual Participation in the Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation. A volunteering component of the Challenge offers residents the opportunity to participate in the Challenge safely from their home with hands-on, do-it-yourself projects around the house and in the community that […]

Thursday July 23rd, 2020 in Announcements | Comments Off on Save Water and Win!

Council Okays New College Park Marriott

At last week’s City Council meeting, the Council supported the approval of Detailed Site Plan 18047 with conditions in accordance with a few staff recommendations. The Applicant, New County Hotel, LLC (Republic Properties), is requesting Detailed Site Plan (DSP) review to construct a 5-story Marriott Residence Inn with 161 hotel rooms, 6,800 square feet of […]

Monday July 20th, 2020 in Announcements | Comments Off on Council Okays New College Park Marriott

Tired of Being Bit by Mosquitoes in Your Yard?

Would you like to trap and kill those pesky mosquitoes without harming bees or birds? There is a solution, and for a limited time, it’s free. The City of College Park Committee for a Better Environment has purchased 48 GAT traps. These traps are designed to attract and capture mosquitoes without any toxic chemicals. They are used […]

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Saturday July 18th, 2020 in Announcements, Environment | Comments Off on Tired of Being Bit by Mosquitoes in Your Yard?