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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 | Comments Off on Celebration Puts Emphasis on Lakeland’s Heritage

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 | Comments Off on Parents Stage Traffic Awareness Campaign

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 | Comments Off on Lakeland to Celebrate Its Heritage This Weekend

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 | Comments Off on Tour Explores Taste of NCP @ NY Deli

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 | Comments Off on City Approves 5yr Strategic Plan

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 […]

Friday August 6th, 2010 in Environment, News | 2 Comments »

PG Co – 2nd in Top 10 Digital Counties

Finally some good news for our beloved county – it has recently been declared 2nd in a list of top 10 digital counties in the entire nation. The award was given by the Center for Digital Government and the National Association of Counties(NACo) which identifies best practices and recognizes those counties that provide exemplary electronic […]

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Wednesday August 4th, 2010 in News | Comments Off on PG Co – 2nd in Top 10 Digital Counties