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City offices will be closed Friday, July 3, in observance of the Independence Day

All City offices will be closed Friday, July 3, 2015 in observance of the Independence Day holiday.

Refuse, recycling and yard waste will be collected on your regular collection day. However, appointments for special pickups of brush, electronics, appliances, and bulky items will only be scheduled and made for Thursday, July 2, of this holiday week. You must schedule a pickup before setting your items to the curb. You may request a special pickup in three ways:

call Public Works at 240-487-3590
enter a request through College Park Central

For additional information call 240-487-3590 or email

After 17 Hours of Outage, Power Comes Back to 220 Hollywood Homes

Yesterday was quite a day for some 20 homes. They lost their power around Saturday midnight, after a huge tree on Edgewood Rd (near 53rd Avenue) knocked down the power lines and cased damages to several Pepco poles.

Pepco crew came to the scene after the incident and cut the large tree and cleared Edgewood Rd. However it took them at least 17 hours to repair the poles and restore power.

Several residents complained about Pepco’s repeated change of ETRs (Estimated Time to Restorations). when I asked our contact at Pepco, I was told that it sometime happens due to tasks of different nature. What was frustrating, however, was that there was no Pepco crew or truck to be seen working at the spot several hours the road was cleared. Repeated changes in ETR also caused inconveniences to residents as they could not plan if they should leave their homes and find alternate arrangements. One resident particularly complained to me about the difficulties hos ailing father had in running an artificial respiratory system at home. He also complained about loss of refrigerated food. Btw, here you can find more information on filing a claim because of yesterday’s power outage.

North College Park Crime Map: June 20-27, 2015

Stolen Vehicle
Event   Type    From    To      Location
[6/23/15] STLVEH   10:01    11:10    9300 Blk CHERRY HILL RD

Breaking and Entering
BREAKR   11:41    14:40    5100 Blk ODESSA RD,

[6/23/15] THEFT    14:15    14:44    9900 Blk RHODE ISLAND AVE,
[6/24/15] THEFT    10:00    10:19    9000 Blk 51ST PL,
[6/25/15] THEFT    14:01    15:06    9300 Blk CHERRY HILL RD

Theft from auto
Event   Type    From    To      Location
[6/24/15] THEFTA   15:09    16:25    5200 Blk MINEOLA RD,
[6/25/15] THEFTA   17:02    18:02    9800 Blk 49TH AVE,
[6/27/15] THEFTA   13:15    14:17    AMF FAIRLANES COLLEGE PARK,

Summer 2015 Qualifying Listing – New Neighbor Home Ownership Grant Program Qualifying Listing

Please see below the latest list of qualified houses available for the home ownership grant program. Please spread the word.

Summer 2015 Qualifying Listings

For more information contact: Theresheia Williams at 240-487-3538 or 
via e-mail at

Public Hearing and Discussion on the 2015-2020 Strategic Plan and Action Plan

The Strategic Plan has been updated based on public and Council comments in May, and City staff developed the Action Plan to identify the key steps required to achieve the plan.

The City Council is holding a Public Hearing in the Council Chambers at 7:00 P.M. on Tuesday, July 7, 2015 to hear comments on these documents, and will discuss them during the July 7 Worksession.

Click the links below, or stop by City Hall to pick up a copy.

2015 – 2020 Strategic Plan June 25, 2015
2015 – 2020 Action Plan June 26, 2015

Hogan Says Yes to Purple Line

Governor ogan today announced that he wants to move ahead with Purple line, provided the Prince George’s and Montgomery counties share some of the cost. Here is the complete news.

City to Publish Municipal Scene Online

Today, City has decided to move forward on an interim basis with an electronic-only version of the Municipal Scene that will be “published” monthly, beginning next Wednesday, July 1.

The municipal scene used to appear as a full page add every other week on Gazette, until it shut down last week.

Staff will prepare this July 1 version in-house, post it to our website, and circulate the link via Constant Contact and other means such as civic association and our listservs.

We’re still planning to discuss a more formal solution, such as a City wide newsletter. Using this interim solution will give us more time to explore longer-term solutions for future communication.

July Community Cleanup and Beautification

Please join us at our second 2015 Community Cleanup event on July 12. In addition to the usual trash-pickup, we’ll also do a beautification project through planting and painting business exteriors in the Hollywood Commercial District.

The event will start at 8:30 am with a FREE breakfast at the Dry cleaner (opposite to 7-11) and is expected to end by 11 am. Trash bags, gloves and other supplies will be provided. Please spread the word. Thank you!


Two 7-11 Stores Hit By Armed Robberies

We came to know this morning that the two 7-11 stores in College Park were hit by armed robberies last Saturday early morning at around 2:00 am. The stores are located at Edgewood Rd amnd Rhode Island Ave , and MD 193 and Rhode Island Avenue. Please find attached the reward posters

7-11 Edgewood Rd Dist I

7-11 Rhode Island Dist I


North College Park Crime Map – June 16-20, 2015







#L15168THEFT07:5508:479600 Blk MILESTONE WAY
#L15170THEFT07:0708:449100  Blk BALTIMORE AVE,
#L15170THEFT22:3523:39YUMS EXPRESS,

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