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Category: Community

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 | No Comments »

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 | No Comments »

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 | No Comments »

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 | No Comments »

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, […]

Monday September 26th, 2016 in Community, School | No Comments »

Cooling Center to Open at College Park Community Center

College Park Community Center has been designated as one of County’s several “Cooling Centers. In partnership with Prince George’s County emergency management, designated M-NCPPC Department of Parks and Recreation facilities will offer a cooling area with seating any time temperatures reach 90 degrees or higher. The following M-NCPPC facilities will be open from 10 am – 8 pm Monday […]

Friday July 8th, 2016 in Announcements, Community | No Comments »

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 […]

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