Category: News

Patch Interview, NCPCA Candidate Forum

Yesterday the College Park Patch published an interview that I gave early this week. Here I talked about the issues College Park, in particular our area in District 1 are facing and the ways to address them. Please check that out here. Also, next Thursday (Oct 13), at 7:30pm, the North College Park Civic Association […]

Thursday October 6th, 2011 in NCPCA, News | No Comments »

North College Park Man ‘Assaults’ Driver with Live Power Line

Montgomery County Police Probe Possible Road Rage Attack Involving Live Power Lines: MyFoxDC.com Richard John Bialczak, 32, of 9630 Milestone Way in north College Park (near IKEA), has been accused of ramming his car into a parked car, hitting it with his fists while trying to force entry and eventually throwing a downed, sparking power […]

Monday September 5th, 2011 in News, Public Safety | 1 Comment »

After its Defeat, NCP’s Wojahn Wants to See Gay Marriage Bill ‘a Priority’ in 2012

North College Park (District 1) council member Patrick Wojahn wants to see gay marriage bill a priority of Gov. O’Malley administration in 2012. Council member Wojahn is the Chairman of Equality Maryland, Maryland’s largest LGBT (lesbian, gay bi-sexual and trans gender) community group. Mr. Wojahn’s comments came a day before last Friday, when Maryland Gov. […]

Monday July 25th, 2011 in Community, Faith, News, Politics | No Comments »

Man Killed Near North College Park

One man was killed and four other people were seriously hurt Thursday in a crash that for a time shut down the outer loop of the Capital Beltway in the College Park area. The incident happened yesterday at 6pm near Rt 1, when a vehicle hit two cars parked on the left shoulder.

Friday July 8th, 2011 in News | No Comments »

On Same-Sex Marriage Bill, ‘Heavy Lobbying’ Tips the Balance, WaPo Says

For generations, marriage has been known as a legal contract between a man and a woman to Maryland’s millions of residents. Heavy lobbying by a group of local activists has all but certainly changed that traditional definition of marriage last week, when one single lawmaker, Senator Jim Rosapepe (D) threw his support for a bill in Maryland legislature. The support of Senator Rosapepe, […]

Monday February 21st, 2011 in Community, Faith, News, Politics | 3 Comments »

‘Adult’ Store Gets Second Violation

Comfort Zone (The Diamondback) North College Park’s controversial store “Comfort Zone” has received a second zoning violation for selling “adult” related products. The City handed over the violation notice after it inspected the store for the second time last weekend. The store received first violation from the City last month (October 12).  In the re inspection, the […]

Friday November 19th, 2010 in Business, Hollywood, NCPCA, News | 1 Comment »

Area Police Officers Arrested in Corruption Probe

Two days after the dramatic arrest incident of the outgoing county executive Jack Johnson and his council member – elect wife Leslie Johnson, county residents embraced more shocking corruption related arrest news yesterday. Yesterday’s arrest of 9 persons include 3 police officers – 2 from Beltsville and 1 from Hyattsville, plus a number of business […]

Tuesday November 16th, 2010 in County, Crime Reports, Law enorcements, News, Police | No Comments »

Should Thirsty Turtle Be Closed For Good?

After last week’s much publicized news on the stabbing of four students at the downtown’s Thirsty Turtle bar, there have been some serious discussion on any real need to keep that “freshman bar” stay open.   University Police Chief David Mitchell wants Thirsty Turtle shut down – for good. “This is unacceptable,” he said. “This must stop. I’m ready […]

Celebration Puts Emphasis on Lakeland’s Heritage

College Park’s African American community in Lakeland is unique in terms of its rich history and heritage. For 120 years, this community has survived the legacies of racism and discrimination to play a vital role in the evolution of College Park. The history of College Park cannot be completed without mentioning the rich history of […]

Monday September 20th, 2010 in Community, News, Projects | No Comments »

Parents Stage Traffic Awareness Campaign

Early this week, the parents of the AlHuda school in north College Park staged a traffic awareness campaign on Edgewood Road near the school’s entrance. The parents held colorful posters with messages like “Speed Limit 25″, “Slow Down”, “Drive Safely”, “Be a Good Neighor” reminding their fellow school parents who drive their children to the school. The traffic […]

Sunday September 19th, 2010 in Community, News, Projects, Traffic, Transportation | No Comments »

Lakeland to Celebrate Its Heritage This Weekend

The oldest African Amrican community in College Park, Lakeland will be celebrating its 120 years of heritage this weekend. The series of events will begin at the College Park Community Center (5051 Pierce Avenue) with a parade through Lakeland at 12:00 PM with a viewing stand at Lakeland Park (contact Pamela Randall Boardley at (301) 474-3855 for more). […]

Friday September 17th, 2010 in Announcements, Community, News, Projects | No Comments »

Tour Explores Taste of NCP @ NY Deli

I attended the Experience and Enjoy College Park Tour at the NY Deli, the first of its kind in North College Park. The UMd’s new police chief Dave Mitchell was the chief guest. Our current and former Mayors Andy Fellows and Steve Brayman were also there. Among others were 3 NCP council members, Patrick, Chris […]

Friday August 27th, 2010 in News | No Comments »

City Approves 5yr Strategic Plan

In last Tuesday’s council meeting, the City has *finally* approved the 5 year strategic plan. And this came after months of public input from City residents that include a series of focus group meetings and two public hearings. The approved plan can be found here on the City website. Please see my earlier posts on […]

Thursday August 12th, 2010 in Development, News | No Comments »

Coffee Club to Discuss Neighborhood Crimes

In case the recent crime incidents have made you concerned about your neighborhood safety, here is a great way to get some relief – share that worries with someone who knows the matter first hand- and possibly find some solutions. Captain Walters is trying to start a coffee club that would meet weekly on Wednesday mornings at 9am […]

Saturday August 7th, 2010 in News, Public Safety | 1 Comment »

Residents Debate Hollywood Gateway Park

The proposed Hollywood Gateway Park at the corner of Rt. 1 and the Edgewood Road caused an interesting debate among City residents. Currently, the area includes a small house, which the city plans to tear down and turn the space into a park, using a state grant called “Open Space Fund” I blogged about the […]

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Friday August 6th, 2010 in Environment, News | 1 Comment »