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Maryland Primary Election Information – You Can Now Vote Early!

The Maryland Primaries will take place on Tuesday, April 26, 2016, from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., however, you can vote early at the Primaries now through Thursday, April 21, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. In College Park, you can vote early at the College Park Community Center. Here is the address: College […]

Saturday April 16th, 2016 in Uncategorized | No Comments »

Warming Center around the Area

This weekend will be extremely cold, with temperatures in the teens and wind chills below zero. Please see the information below regarding Warming Centers in the County for this weekend. 1) For general daytime warming centers, please visit the below link for locations and contact information. Please note that these facilities will be open all […]

Saturday February 13th, 2016 in Uncategorized | No Comments »

Hollywood Streetscape Project’s Design Phase to Start Soon

Good news. We’ve secured enough funds to start the Hollywood commercial district streetscape project’s design phase soon. The project, termed as the Hollywood Commercial Revitalization C.I.P. project, currently has the required funding of $300,000. This includes City funding of $100,000 (transfers in FY10 of $25,000, FY12 of $25,000, FY16 of $50,000). Developer contribution from Greenbelt […]

Friday October 23rd, 2015 in Uncategorized | No Comments »

Blood Drive September 28th.

Saturday September 12th, 2015 in Uncategorized | No Comments »

Sheriff’s Office Warns Against Phone Scams

I’ve received the following message from our Sheriff’s office warning our residents against phone scams impersonating Chief Assistant Sheriff Darrin Palmer. (WARNING: DO NOT GIVE CALLERS YOUR MONEY) Upper Marlboro, MD… The Sheriff’s Office is continuing to hear from citizens and residents that they are receiving calls from scam callers who claim to be from the […]

Thursday August 27th, 2015 in Uncategorized | No Comments »

Reviving College Park’s YouthWorks Program

Recently, I came to know that the youth / teens program that used to connect College Park’s youth seeking temporary work has not been active anymore.  The  program was mainly run by the staff working at the Youth and Family services. According our staff, the program an for about 15 years, but has been inactive in […]

Sunday August 23rd, 2015 in Uncategorized | No Comments »

Berwyn Pedestrian Bridge Update

Staff had a call today with WMATA regarding the Berwyn pedestrian bridge.  WMATA has determined that at this time it is best to only replace the span that was knocked down.  If they were to replace both spans, they would also be required by ADA standards to replace the ramps on both sides.  That requirement […]

Thursday August 20th, 2015 in Uncategorized | 1 Comment »

This week at the Hollywood Farmers Market – Summer daze!

Please see blow this week’s Hollywood Farmers Market newsletter. Hope to see you all tomorrow. Vol. 1 Issue 16 – Summer Daze! As summer approaches an end, our kids are thinking about going back to school, and the University of Maryland students start coming back into town, don’t forget about your local farmers market! Soon […]

Friday August 14th, 2015 in Uncategorized | No Comments »

County Police Joins NextDoor Network

The Prince George’s County Police Department has expanded its social media strategy to include a new online network that allows the police and residents of a specific neighborhood to communicate directly. The Washington Post reports. While the Prince George’s County police department has been using Facebook and Twitter to reach wide audiences, Nextdoor will allow […]

Friday July 17th, 2015 in Uncategorized | No Comments »

North College Park Crime Map – June 27 – July 7, 2015

Stolen Vehicle Event Type From To Location [7/04/15] STLVEH 21:31 23:09 9600 Blk MILESTONE WAY   Breaking & Entering Event Type From To Location [7/07/15] BREAKR 15:56 17:54 10200 Blk BALTIMORE AVE Theft Event Type From To Location [6/30/15] THEFT 07:49 08:45 9600 Blk AUTOVILLE DR, [7/01/15] THEFT 16:13 17:03 9600 Blk MILESTONE WAY   […]

Thursday July 9th, 2015 in Crime Reports, Uncategorized | No Comments »

WaPost: UMd. Goes on Real Estate Spree in College Park

The University of Maryland is aggressively acquiring real estate along Route 1 in College Park, pushing to create a lively main street that better connects its flagship campus with the town and provides an atmosphere on par with the school’s academics. University officials, through a private foundation, have leased or acquired more than $20 million […]

Monday March 9th, 2015 in Uncategorized | 2 Comments »

Detect CO – Know When to Go

According to the Prince George’s County Fire/EMS Department, cold temperatures increase the risk of exposure to carbon monoxide (CO) due to use of heating equipment. CO Poisoning Prevention Tips Install a 10-year tamper proof with hush feature smoke alarm and CO detector on each level of your home and near sleeping areas, and make sure […]

Sunday February 15th, 2015 in Uncategorized | No Comments »

City Seeks Community Input on 2015-2020 Strategic Plan

The City of College Park is in the process of preparing a new Strategic Plan which will be used to guide the actions of the City Council over the next five years.  A Strategic Plan is a road map to help the City Council achieve its stated mission and vision, and serves as a tool […]

Thursday January 15th, 2015 in Uncategorized | No Comments »

Help Residents with Snow Shoveling

We have had our first major snow of the season last week. We expect a few more in future. There are quite a few elderly residents and residents with disabilities who need help in shoveling snow. If you’re interested in helping out, please let me know. I will add you to the list of volunteers. […]

Sunday January 11th, 2015 in Uncategorized | No Comments »

Want to Go Solar? Join the College Park Solar Bulk Purchase by June 30

Members of the UMD and College Park communities are going solar and getting a 30% discount…Join them! Over 70 UMD staff and local residents have already joined the coop. They’ve organized with the help of Community Power Network, an independent, nonprofit organization that helps communities go solar. Each member signs their own contract with the chosen installer, but everyone […]

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