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City to Award Grants to Community Groups

At tonight’s Council meeting, the city council will discuss awarding grants to community organizations serving College Park. The FY2016 adopted College Park operating budget provides $20,000 in funding for community services grants, limited to $2,500 per organization. Organizations receiving direct or beneficial grants or community event micro-grants from the City, volunteer fire companies receiving fire […]

Tuesday November 17th, 2015 in Community | No Comments »

College Park Ranked in top 50 College Town

“College Values Online” – an online magazine has ranked College Park #44 in the list of top 50 College towns. You can see the list here. The ranking is based on a few important factors, such as cost of living, unemployment, and crime rates. I explaining the ranking, College Values Online writes the following: “Located […]

Wednesday September 30th, 2015 in Community | No Comments »

City Publishes 2015-2016 Resident Guide

The City has recently published our annual 2015-2016 residents guide. Our staff has hand delivered the guide to all of City’s 5000 single family houses. In this handy booklet, our staff has captured the most pertinent information about City Services and how you can play a role in making our community even healthier and happier. […]

Saturday September 19th, 2015 in City Council, Community | No Comments »

What is CERT?

A Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) is a ready group of organized and trained volunteer disaster workers that operates at the neighborhood level. CERT volunteers check on neighbors and provide emergency medical aid and psychological comfort to their neighbors. CERT members may also be called upon to help in other areas during emergencies even when […]

Wednesday December 31st, 2014 in CERT, Community | No Comments »

Council Recognizes Eric Olson for His Service to Community

At last week’s Council meeting, the City Council offered a proclamation recognizing Eric Olson for his service in at the County and the City. Mr. Olson is a resident of College Park and served on the City Council from December, 1997 until December, 2006, He also served as Council Member representing District 3 on the […]

Sunday December 14th, 2014 in Community | No Comments »

Council Introduces Micro-Grant Program to Promote Community Events

In FY 2015 budget, the City Council has established a Community Events Micro Grant Program. The Program will provide financial awards to residents or groups who wish to hold community events such as block parties, picnics, etc. The City Council approved the grant in the last Council worksession. These events are open to communities within […]

Monday July 28th, 2014 in City Council, Community | No Comments »

City Set to Award Community Groups with Grants

Every year, the City gives out grants to non-profit organizations and schools that serve City residents. The Council will review this year’s grants in tomorrow’s worksession. The City has $20,000 budgeted in FY 2014 to allocate among the applicants, and may give a maximum of $2,500 to each organization. Grant applications were e-mailed to previous […]

Monday April 14th, 2014 in Community | No Comments »

Groups to Observe Community Service Day in North College Park

A number of community groups will join hands to spend a day to serve north College Park neighborhoods. The Good Neighbor Day is a partnership between the University, the City of College Park and the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission. The residents, students, faculty, staff, alumni and local residents are invited to join this […]

Wednesday March 5th, 2014 in Community | No Comments »

Congratulations, Jerry Anzulovic!

In last night’s Council meeting, the Council awarded the newly formed Jack Perry award to Berwyn resident Jerry Anzulovic for his outstanding contribution to the community. The Mayor and Council created the Jack Perry Award on February 26, 2013, and formed the Jack Perry Award Committee which consisted of Jack’s son Sean Perry, Councilman Bob Catlin […]

Wednesday November 27th, 2013 in Community, Council | No Comments »

Community Foundation to Offer Grant Workshop

Recently, the College Park Community Foundation has offered some community grants in order to promote community development in College Park. Those who have applied for the 2013 Grant should make sure to attend their grant workshop this evening. The workshop will guide you through the application procedure and give you an opportunity to learn about […]

Wednesday October 16th, 2013 in Announcements, Community | No Comments »

Group Recommends Better Code Enforcement in College Park

I posted earlier on the report that the Quality of Life group worked earlier. Here is what they recommend on the ways to increase Code Enforcement Effectiveness. 1. Increase collaboration and communication between various police agencies (UMPD, PGPD, City contract police), City code enforcement, and Noise Board). 2. Hire dedicated, part-time, contract noise enforcement staff […]

Wednesday August 28th, 2013 in Community | 3 Comments »

Live More, Play More this Week!

The following is a list of fun and recreational activities around our area. (Courtesy of the Maryland Park and Planning) Doggie Dive-In Attention dog owners! Stop by Ellen Linson Swimming Pool on September 3, or Allentown Splash, Tennis and Fitness Park on September 6, to take a dip with your furry, four-legged friend. Participating dogs must be friendly, social […]

Tuesday August 27th, 2013 in Community | No Comments »

UMd/College Park Welcome Video Goes Live

Recently the University of Maryland and the City of College Park put together a video welcoming the new students and faculty staff to the UMd and the city. Please check it out here and share with others.

Tuesday August 13th, 2013 in Community, University of Maryland | No Comments »

State’s Homeowners’ and Renters’ Tax Credits Deadline Approaching Fast

The Maryland Homeowners’ Property Tax Credit Program allows credits against the homeowner’s property tax bill if the property taxes exceed a fixed percentage of the person’s gross income. In other words, it sets a limit on the amount of property taxes any homeowner must pay based upon his or her income. If your home is […]

Thursday August 8th, 2013 in Community | No Comments »

Volunteers Needed for North College Park Research Project

The following is a message from John Krouse, teh president of teh North College Park Citizens Association (NCPCA) Dr. Alexander Chen of the University of Maryland Urban Studies and Planning Program is looking for residents of North College Park to assist with a class research project.   Beginning this fall, Dr. Chen’s research methods course will […]

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Saturday August 3rd, 2013 in Announcements, Community | No Comments »