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How Busy is College Park Community Center?

College Park Community Center is the only fully functional community center within College Park’s boundary. As part of the recent discussion on the City’s recreation needs assessment, we’ve been told that facilities, including the College Park Community Center, is rarely used. On the other hand, we often get comments from residents telling us that depending […]

Tuesday October 27th, 2020 in Community, Recreation | No Comments »

Council to Discuss Senior and Community Recreation Needs Assessment Survey Responses

Early last year, the City Council decided to do a study on the comprehensive recreational/activities and program space needs assessment. The purpose of this study was to gather community feedback on The City of College Park’s facilities, trails, amenities, programs, future planning, communication, and more. Furthermore, there was a need to assess senior program offerings […]

Monday August 3rd, 2020 in City Council, Community | Comments Off on Council to Discuss Senior and Community Recreation Needs Assessment Survey Responses

Police Community Meeting Update: Thank You

My deepest thanks and appreciation for those who joined last evening’s town hall on community-police relations. Personally, I was moved by the mood and many emotions displayed by the panelists and many participants in the meeting. My special thanks to CM Mitchell for co-hosting the event, our distinguished panelists, Pastor Wright, and other guests for […]

Tuesday June 16th, 2020 in Community, Police | Comments Off on Police Community Meeting Update: Thank You

College Park Says Sorry to its Own Historic Black Community

At last week’s meeting, the College Park City Council adopted a resolution stating that it apologizes for the systemic racism that once existed many years ago, causing City’s 130 years old African American community mostly disappear. The motion came as an amendment to the resolution in support of Black lives following the tragic and senseless […]

Saturday June 13th, 2020 in Community | Comments Off on College Park Says Sorry to its Own Historic Black Community

For a Stronger Community Policing Program

During the current environment, when the distrust between police and community is at an alarmingly high level, we cannot stress enough about the importance of having a strong community policing program. In College Park, we should be thankful to live in a community, where our police officers work closely with the residents to make them […]

Thursday June 11th, 2020 in Community, Police | Comments Off on For a Stronger Community Policing Program

City Considering COVID-19 Assistance to the Community Groups and Local Businesses

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused enormous challenges for businesses and residents in the City. In order to protect public health and safety, the Governor has ordered businesses to close and people to stay at home except for essential services. The University of Maryland campus is closed. Many College Park business owners, employees, and residents have […]

Sunday April 5th, 2020 in Announcements, Business, Community, COVID-19 | Comments Off on City Considering COVID-19 Assistance to the Community Groups and Local Businesses

Remembering Our Fallen Heroes

Memorial Day is a day when we remember and admire those men and women in uniform who made the ultimate sacrifice so that we can all enjoy our freedom and live in peace and security. Because of their sacrifices, everyone in this country, including those who were born here, and those who came from abroad […]

Monday May 27th, 2019 in Community | Comments Off on Remembering Our Fallen Heroes

Year 2017 in Review

Here is a rundown of the major events happened in 2017.  Let’s stay connected in the year 2018. January 13: MOM’s Organic Market to Move to Larger Space as REI Leaves Next Month March 29: A Split Council Approves UMD’s DayCare At City’s Calvert Rd Site April 3: Single Family Homes in College Park – Challenges […]

Sunday December 31st, 2017 in Community | Comments Off on Year 2017 in Review

City Announces FY2018 Community Services Grant

This week, the City has announced the Community Services grant for the fiscal year 2018. The purpose of City’s Community Services Grant is to provide opportunities for community-based programs and projects within the City of College Park. The City believes that supporting community activities enhances the community as a whole. The City will provide grants […]

Thursday December 7th, 2017 in Announcements, Community | Comments Off on City Announces FY2018 Community Services Grant

Thank you!

Kabir 768 Kennedy 469 Gill 304 Debosky 255 [Unofficial results can be seen here on City’s website] I want to take a moment to thank you all for re-electing me and giving me the opportunity to serve you for the next 2 years as your City Council representative. The trust that you have put on […]

Wednesday November 8th, 2017 in City Council, Community | 2 Comments »

Single Family Homes in College Park – Challenges and Opportunities

Following a recent discussion about housing in College Park, I looked into the number of single family homes in different parts of the City. I used data from the Maryland National Park and Planning’s GIS, which I obtained from City’s engineering division. Please see that map here. I used this worksheet to make these charts. […]

Monday April 3rd, 2017 in Community | Comments Off on Single Family Homes in College Park – Challenges and Opportunities

New CRM Platform will Help Report Code Issues via Smart Phones

Staff has recently finalized a contract with software company, Accela. Once finalized, Accela will function as the City’s new Customer Relations Management (CRM) software system. The upgraded CRM will include a smart phone app that residents, Councilmembers, staff, and others will be able to access in order to report code violations, concerns, and complaints.

Tuesday January 3rd, 2017 in Communication, Community | Comments Off on New CRM Platform will Help Report Code Issues via Smart Phones

Help Community Groups That Help Our Neighbors in Need

Another year is nearly over and most of us have a lot to be thankful for; however, we have many neighbors in need. The holidays are a great time for giving back, and there are countless opportunities to do so in our area. If you are in a position to support these community groups, remember, […]

Thursday December 22nd, 2016 in Announcements, Community | Comments Off on Help Community Groups That Help Our Neighbors in Need

Thank you for Keeping College Park Clean

Thanks everyone who came out to yesterday’s community cleanup event. We had a great turn out. Around 50 community members joined us. We started at the Hollywood tot lot and covered many streets between and on Rt1, Edgewood Rd, Rhode Island Ave and Indian Lane. Also, our sincere thanks to the North College Park Civic […]

Sunday November 20th, 2016 in Community, Environment | Comments Off on Thank you for Keeping College Park Clean

City to Honor School Bus Driver for Her Heroic Act to Help Save 20 Children

[Video Credit: ABCNews] At tomorrow’s Council meeting, the Mayor and Council will make a proclamation in honor of Prince George’s County Public School Bus Driver Renita Smith for her great bravery and heroism when the bus she was driving caught fire. Ms. Smith was driving her bus at 4:45 p.m. on Monday, September 12, 2016, […]

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Monday September 26th, 2016 in Community, School | Comments Off on City to Honor School Bus Driver for Her Heroic Act to Help Save 20 Children