Please see below last week’s crime map and let me know if you have any questions.
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Please see below today’s Hollywood Farmers Market newsletter,. See you all there.
Today is the second Thursday of the month and thus the day when the North College Park Civic Association holds its monthly meeting.
The meeting will start with a presentation by Jim Mulholland of Phi Psi Friends, a University of Maryland Fraternity serving many College Park residents.
It will be followed by another presentation by Jane Hirshberg. Ms. Hirshberg will talk about Clarice Performing Arts Center.
The members will then talk about the NCPCA Charter, and most likely elect a new presiden, as teh current president, Mary Cook has been elected as the District 4 Council member.
Members will also talk about NCPCA members’ survey results on public safety & crime
Members will also discuss the Greenbelt Station development project, in particular the pedestrian bridge connecting north College Park and Greenbelt.
The GSA has recently published the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the FBI Relocation to Greenbelt Metro. Members will talk about the study report.
As usual, the meeting will take place at Davis Hall, at 7:30 pm. See you all there.
The Doctors Community Hospital mobile clinic will return to Hollywood Shopping Center tomorrow, November 12 (from 10 am to 4 pm). They will come two more days in December. Please see the attached flyer for details and spread the word. Thank you.
Tonight, the City Council will approve a grant application about a safety ambassador program in south College Park. I’ll support the proposal, but will also ask more police and other public safety resources in north College Park. When it comes to public safety resources, the gap between north and south is huge, and it’s growing. To build “One College Park”, we need to do more to bridge that gap. I’ve put together an infographics to make my point. Please see that below.
For the second year, the City is running the annual Winter Coat Drive, in collaboration with One Warm Coat. You can drop your donations at two locations in north College Park, at Davis Hall and Youth and Family Services. Please see below for details.
Please see below last week’s crime map and let me know if you have any questions. Thank you!
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The College Park Community Library invites all current and new Medicare beneficiaries and their families to attend its first Medicare Workshop on Tuesday, Nov. 10 from 2 – 4 p.m. The program will be held on the upper level of the Nazarene Church at 9704 Rhode Island Avenue, College Park, MD. The location is wheelchair accessible and has no stairs.
The Prince George’s County Senior Health Insurance Program (SHIP) will conduct a nuts and bolts program intended to provide the most up-to-date information on 2016 Medicare programs. Ms. Shalese Thomas, Community Developer, Department of Family Services Area Agency on Aging, will conduct the program.
College Park Resident, Lidia Smolenska, 74, said, “My husband and I are from Poland and our English is not good. We are glad we can learn about the new Medicare changes without driving far.”
SHIP meets the most universal needs of Medicare beneficiaries, including those less than 65 years of age Medicare, Medicaid, Medigap, HMO plans, understanding physician and hospital bills and long-term care insurance.
The agency provides both in-person and telephone assistance to beneficiaries in Prince George’s County, MD.
City’s Board of Election Supervisors (BOES) finished counting the absentee and provisional ballots last evening and gave the Council the final election results. Here is the Council vote counts. A big THANKS to you all for your help in putting me to the top among all 16 council candidates.
S. M. Fazlul Kabir (D1 Winner) 702
Christine Nagle (D1 Winner) 570
Stephanie E. Stullich (D3 Winner) 422
Robert W. Day (D3 Winner) 393
John B. Rigg (D3) 380
Ryan T. Belcher (D3) 370
Mary C. Cook (D4 Winner) 184
Cory C. Fitzgerald Sanders (D1) 170
P. J. Brennan (D2 Winner) 169
Dustyn Burkart Kujawa (D4 Winner) 165
Monroe S. Dennis (D2 Winner) 143
Alan Y. Hew (D4) 131
Daniel C. Blasberg, Jr. (D2) 83
Vivian M. Conway (D2) 68
Oscar E. Gregory (D4) 47
Robert J. McCeney (D3) 40
I want to take a moment to thank you all for re-electing me and giving me the opportunity to serve you for the next 2 years as your City Council representative. The trust that you have put on me as your representative means a lot to me. I ask your help in advising me with your ideas and thoughts, throughout my new third term. In the end, we are together on a journey to make north College Park a better place to live for all of our neighbors.
I also want to congratulate Council-Elect Ms. Nagle for her election as your other Council representative. I am excited to have Ms. Nagle as my new colleague. I commend Ms. Nagle’s passion for putting residents’ interests first, and I think we both will make a very strong team representing your interests on the Council. We’ll soon come up with a joint strategy with ideas on how and when we can make some tangible changes to our district. Some of the exciting work will include Hollywood Streetscape project, wide and continuous sidewalk on Route 1, Gateway park development, more services and programs for our residents of all ages, and finally improved public safety.
I also want to congratulate Mayor-Elect Wojahn for his election to the next Mayor of College Park. As residents of north College Park, we both will continue to work together to bring more services and amenities to north College Park residents.
The last few days have seen some unfortunate strong feelings among some of our neighbors. Mr. Wojahn, Ms. Nagle and I will work hard towards the healing of those hard feelings. We’re one community, and we cannot afford to have divisiveness among our neighbors.
Thank you and have a very good night!
p.s. You can see the preliminary election results here on City’s website.
Today is College Park’s Decision Day!
Irrespective of who you vote, please make sure you go to polls and cast your vote. From our past city elections, we have seen every vote counts!
Today’s election is probably College Park’s most historic election. The Mayor’s seat and every Council seat will be contested. This is a good sign, because it shows more members of the community are now interested in serving the city and its residents.
For the first time in its election history, the City will use an electronic voting machine. You will still use the paper ballot to choose your candidates, however you will then scan the ballot in the electronic system. This will make the vote counting more accurate and faster.
Polls will open at 7 am and will close at 8 pm. The residents in District 1 (and District 4) will vote at Davis Hall, 9217 – 51st Avenue, College Park MD 20740. Please see a map below.
See you all at the polls!
On my campaign trail, I’ve been asked by a number of my neighbors this question – “Who do you recommend to vote for our next Mayor in College Park?”
I must say we have two strong Mayoral candidates and I tremendously enjoyed working with both of them during my four years term on the Council. Regardless of what happens tomorrow at the poll, I hope three of us will still work together in some capacities to make College Park a better place to live for our residents.
College Park is going through a historic change, especially driven by University of Maryland’s investment near the campus area. While we are all excited about this investment, we also need to make sure our next city leader makes the best use of this investment without sacrificing the interests of the city and it’s long term residents. Mayor Pro-Tem Mitchell has always listened to the residents and she will guide the Council to charter its own course and preserve College Park’s long term interests.
College Park City Council is our highest decision making organization in College Park and the Mayor is the CEO of that organization. We need someone in the Mayoral position who can make up the most cohesive council body serving the interests of residents. Having worked with Mayor Pro-Tem Mitchell for the past four years on the Council, I’ve found her the most respectful to her fellow colleagues. I’m confident that she will be an excellent team builder and make a strong and functional Council government serving our residents.
Mayor ProTem Mitchell has always put residents’ interest before the interests of other interest groups. I never found her pushing her own personal or a special interest group’s agenda to the Council during her six year term on the Council.
Mayor Pro-Tem Mitchell is not a new face in our town. She has lived in College Park with her family for over 40 years. She went to area schools and came back to College Park after finishing College.
Along with me, Ms. Mitchell has been supported by former College Park Mayor Anna Owens, Maryland State Delegate (representing College Park) Joseline Peña-Melnyk, the current Council members Robert Day and Monroe Dennis, former Council members, John Krouse, Mary Cook, Peter King and Christine Nagle.
Please consider voting for Denise Mitchell as your next Mayor, when you will cast your ballot tomorrow. Thank you!
Please see below last week’s crime map and let me know if you’ve any questions.